Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion.

 Michael Grant White

In 2000 I found my mom in a rest home in Bradenton Florida on 29 medications. She did not recognize her only son.  Moved her up to Waynesville, NC where they treat people like humans,  not guinea pigs.

There are over 500 studies reporting drug induced to nutrient depletion's which have been published in nearly 100 different medical journals over the past 50 years and although these studies get published, they very seldom get published to physicians; and most physicians don't have the time to get through the scientific literature to log in these studies.  Although this information is well organized in Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD’s handbook titled Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion it is a book most physicians do not have a copy, and many are not aware or only minimally aware of this body of knowledge. “Virtually all major classes of drugs, which include both prescription medication and over the counter drugs, cause nutrient depletion” Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD.

Pharmaceutical companies have enormous financial resources, but they are not interested in spending their money to fund a study that will announce to the world that their new drug is causing nutrient depletions.

Drugs are often on the market for a number of years before side effects, especially those caused by drug induced nutrient depletions, begin to surface, and get reported. Hence there is frequently a time lag before side DRUG INDUCED NUTRIENT DEPLETION effects began to develop .

I hope that one day, government authorities and or politicians will recognize the importance and seriousness of this topic and mandate that part of the FDA's New Drug Approval (NDA) process would require/demand that drug companies research and report on the drug induced nutrient depletions that their drug causes, however, due to the well known cozy relationship between drug companies and the FDA, I doubt this will happen in my or my son’s lifetime.

Factory farming, Fast and Processed foods, Polypharmacy (using 5 or more prescription drugs), Environmental: 85,000 toxic chemicals are approved for use in the USA and the vast majority have not been tested for toxicity.

Microbiome Disrupting Drugs
Is at last getting its much overlooked and deserved attention.  
Certain type of Drugs that disrupt the microbiome can also cause nutrient depletion because certain strains of probiotic bacteria synthesize the vitamins, vitamin K and various amino acids.

Antibiotics and acid suppressing medications and antacids create amore alkaline microbiome ecosystem which inhibits the growth of probiotic bacteria and promotes the growth of pathogens.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) inhibit prostaglandins where the protective mucosal layer of probiotics live. They destroy the home where the probiotics live.

Statins. Gastrointestinal side effects such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation are common.

Opioids. Can cause Constipation, bloating, nausea, vomiting and intestinal permeability aka leaky gut.   

Atypical antipsychotics. Drug induced obesity and changes in the gut microbiome.

Chemotherapy And radiation. Chemotherapy dysbiosis may well be a primary cause of the drug and radiation side effects.

Metformin. May cause beneficial changes. Lots still to learn about its pros and cons.

CoQ10 is one of the biggest losers. This is what I take.  

Why doesn't my doctor know about this? Why didn’t my doctor tell me about this? Like the ads say “’Ask your doctor”.

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion. A bit pricey.  Get one and pass parts of it around via Twitter, Facebook, blog whatever. 

For a quick reference guide to Drug-induced Nutrient Depletions email request to: ross@naturalpharmacist.net

Don't miss Prescription Drug Dangers https://breathing.com/blogs/traditional-medicine/prescription-drugs

Michael Grant White


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