Here’s yet another reason to consider alternatives to prescription medications, especially statins (Lipitor), anti-inflammatories (Celebrex) and antidepressants (Prozac, Cymbalta and Zoloft). The drugs are tainting our water supply, showing up in treated waste water which flows into rivers, lakes and oceans, harming fish and other marine life. Read more about this here.
At the very least, remember to dispose properly of your prescription medications by giving unused portions back to pharmaceutical take back locations and NOT by dumping them in the toilet. For specific government guidelines on how to properly dispose of your meds visit the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Better yet, visit a qualified licensed Naturopathic Physician www.calnd.org and try natural alternatives to your prescription medications which prove safer not only for you and your family but for our water supply and our planet. A good portion of my practice involves taking patients OFF of these drugs in order to promote true health and vitality. In Naturopathic Medicine we call this “removing a barrier to cure.” In most cases, prescription medications become the barrier to cure.
Dr. Gina L. Nick
President California Naturopathic Doctors Association
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