Ibuprofen is gradually becoming a quick fix to pain and aches. No doubt, it is very effective and brings about an almost instant relief. Ibuprofen works by blocking pain and inflammatory mediators such prostaglandin and prostacyclin.
However, an over dependence on drugs takes a toll on the liver and heart.
Ibuprofen is metabolized by the liver. Constant intake of the drug strongly affects the liver causing injury, liver failure, or disease (jaundice) over time
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has also warned against the use of these drugs since 2005 because it increases your risk of heart attack.
Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug) can also raise blood pressure and cause heart failure, even with short-term use. This can be potentially deadly for people over 40, who have a much higher risk of heart disease than younger adults. And because it may take a long time to feel the negative effects of most NSAIDs, people tend to ignore such warnings and continue to depend on pills for relief from pain.
Instead of taking pills, an alternative is using TURMERIC
Turmeric usually serves as a spice but can be used to fight health problems such as fatty liver disease, arthritis, weight loss, depression and even cancer.
The active compound in turmeric, curcumin, has analgesic properties comparable to ibuprofen. It dulls the sensation of pain by triggering a response in the opioid receptors in the brain.
You can make your own turmeric supplement by using this recipe
v1/3 cup organic, ground turmeric
vbig pinch of ground blackpepper
v3 tbsp raw, organic honey
v1 tbsp melted coconut oil
vMix all ingredients together in a bowl to make a paste.
vTake pinches of the turmeric paste and roll them into small balls.
vPlace in freezer for about 1 hour and remove.
vStore in a glass container and keep it in your refrigerator.
vTake 2-3 a day.
vMix one tablespoon of turmeric powder, one cup of honey and lemon juice in a cup and stir the combination.
vAdd a teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of warm water or tea.
vTake the mixture three times daily.
You can ensure proper absorption of turmeric by mixing in a little bit of fats (like coconut oil) and some black pepper.