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Things that Slow Down Building Healthy Nerves
that You Can Do to Lessen Neuropathy Symptoms
While working with clients to help
them build healthy nerves, we've learned some
things that can lengthen the time it takes to see an
One of the things we found is that
some people are unknowingly creating a
vitamin B deficiency as a result of their daily
B vitamins are vital for healthy nerves.
For example, some of the things that
cause a B vitamin deficiency are heavy drinking of
coffee, tea and soft drinks. This includes de-caffeinated
coffee, tea and soft drinks. These beverages act as
diuretics that cause the loss of both water and
water-soluble B vitamins from the body.
Also, heavy smoking or drinking of
alcohol, taking antibiotics, taking birth control pills, and stress
can all burn up B vitamins.
Sugar also burns B vitamins.
Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and
epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health,
said that the amount of sugar consumed by the American
public is too high.
"Itís just about
impossible," Hu said, "to know from food
labels what kinds and amounts of sugars are in a
product." Thatís why he thinks the FDA should
require food companies to list those amounts on all
food labels so people know what theyíre eating, in
what amounts theyíre eating it, and what amounts are
In other words, donít eat processed
foods, or anything that contains sugar. When building
health, sugar is detrimental.
The nervous system can be negatively impacted by sweeteners and additives contained in diet soda and processed foods such as MSG and aspartame, etc.
If you need a sweetener, stevia is recommened.
And there are many
prescription medications that lists nerve
problems as a side effect and this will slow down building
healthy nerves. Paresthesia, neuropathy, numbness,
tingling or any symptom of unhealthy nerves listed as a side
effect is something you want to avoid.
If you are taking one or more of the
medications listed below, it can greatly increase the
amount of time to build healthy nerves. If you are
taking any of these medications, you should talk to
your medical doctor to see if he can find an
The following blood pressure
medications are known to cause neuropathy as a side
Aceon, Altace, Hydrochlorothiazide (HCT),
Hydrodiuril, Lisinopril, Perindopril, Prinivil,
The following cholesterol medications
are known to cause neuropathy as a side effect:
Advicor, Altocor, Altoprev,
Atorvastatin, Baycol, Caduet, Cerivastatin,
Crestor, Fluvastatin, Lescol, Lescol XL, Lipex,
Lipitor, Lipobay, Lovastatin, Mevacor, Pravachol,
Pravastatin, Pravigard Pac, Rosuvastatin, Simvastatin,
You can also check any
medication you may be taking to see if nerve problems are listed in the
side effects. You can check on www.rxlist.com
Many people have unhealthy nerves, you can build healthy
nerves but knowing what can slow it down will help you get
healthy nerves faster.
To understand what is needed for healthy nerves go to What
it Takes to Build Healthy Nerves
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