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Three Reasons to Avoid Nsaids such as Advil and Ibuprofen

There is a place and time to use NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti inflammatories), but not every day, and not long term.

  1. They will increase your sodium levels, making you retain water, which may lead to elevated blood pressure.
  2. They stress your heart ( your cardiovascular system )
  3. They stress your digestive tract, ( Food pipe, stomach and intestines )

I definitely recommend that we don’t load up on these drugs before performing an activity, or playing a sport, we know will cause aches and pains.

We typically evaluate your structure and function through a comprehensive evaluation of joint motion/gait/posture, and/or a comprehensive functional nutritional exam. In addition to bodywork and your prescribed exercises, below are some supplements to consider:

I recommend the following supplements for inflammation and body pains from exercise:

  • Turmeric Forte from Mediherb..THE most bio-available Turmeric in North America right now http://aggerchiro.com/turmeric-an-important-2018-update-on-the-spice-of-life/
  • Boswellia Complex from Mediherb
  • BioAllay from Biotics
  • Magnesium from either Standard Process (plant based source), Jigsaw health (bio – available forms ) or Apex ( mineral support)
  • Fish oils: Olprima high potency, Tuna omega 3, ( both small capsules, with no fishy taste ), Cod Liver oil from Standard Process

NSAID’s have a place for assisting with acute inflammatory processes that are not resolving with ice, stretching , sleep and chiropractic/massage/exercise. Often they may be required to assist with acute injury such as large strain/sprain injuries, in which case, they must be taken with food, to minimize digestive stress. In light of the research on heart stress, we should never push our exercise intensity while on NSAID’s.

For alternatives to NSAID’s and to decrease your aches and pains more naturally, ask Dr. Agger!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgxeNwE55Xw&t=34s

For nuts and bolts on understanding what NSAID’s can do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhZwzhQwr00&t=52s

For a brief overview of the factors influencing inflammation, watch Dr. Agger explain:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qEjHXIoYr8