Common painkiller found to damage mental and emotional wellness
(NaturalHealth365) Are aches and pains or a headache keeping you from enjoying life? It seems like a harmless solution to a common problem, but grabbing a painkiller like Tylenol to relieve minor pain or fever could do more harm than good.
Researchers have found that over 600 medications pushed by big pharma containing acetaminophen not only cover up symptoms, but also trigger negative emotions and prevent people from feeling positive emotions like, joy. So, most people are left unaware that taking these seemingly ‘harmless’ drugs could be affecting their mental and emotional wellness.
Painkiller has unwanted emotional side effects
In a study published last year in the journal Psychological Science, acetaminophen was found to be not only a pain reliever, but an “emotion reliever” as well. In the trial, half the participants took a dose of 1000 mg of acetaminophen, which is a recommended amount, while the remaining participants were given an inactive placebo.
After allowing about an hour for the medication to take effect, both groups were given identical tests. They viewed a number of photos specially designed to cause various positive and negative emotions. However, the scientists found that participants receiving acetaminophen didn’t react to the same highs or lows as the people who did not. The drug dampened both positive and negative emotions.
Drug-induced ‘zombie state’ leads to relationship problems
In another experiment using the painkiller acetaminophen published in 2016 in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 80 college students took part to determine the effects of the drug on emotional health. Again, half received a dose of 1,000 mg of acetaminophen and the other half received a placebo.
Participants were then read a series of stories about people going through pain and asked to rate the pain of those in the stories. The study’s results found that those given acetaminophen consistently gave lower pain ratings for people in the stories compared with those receiving placebos. Hence the suggestion that these students are turning into ‘zombies’ – after taking a common painkiller.
Do painkillers destroy our ability to ‘feel for others?’
Participants also had the opportunity to empathize with someone going through a socially painful experience. Those given acetaminophen continued to show less empathy and were less likely to be concerned about the rejected person’s feelings. The study’s authors stated they may perform a similar study using ibuprofen instead.
The results suggest that those taking acetaminophen may unknowingly be less responsive to the pain of others they interact with in personal and workplace relationships. The result could be a breakdown of healthy relationships simply because of taking acetaminophen for a headache, minor pain or fever.
Avoid toxic painkillers by choosing natural remedies
Commonly used painkillers have been linked to a dangerous list of health problems in addition to these latest studies on the effects on emotional and mental health. Liver damage, impaired brain function, increased risk of heart attack, addiction and increased pain are just a few of the side effects you could suffer from by taking over-the-counter and prescription pain medications.
But you do have some natural alternatives to these dangerous medications, including: vitamin C, willow bark, turmeric, and cloves, as well as holistic treatments like acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology and massage.
GMOs & Dangerous Chemicals
Natural Health 365
Natural Health 365 is a premium source of trending and popular health-related news, science, testimony & research articles on the most up to date and relevant natural health information. The articles on GMOs & other Dangerous Chemicals found herein are meant to inform and advise our site visitors on steering clear of foods and other consumer products that contain Genetically Modified Organisms and/or Chemicals that are DANGEROUS to human health.
Join thousands of daily visitors staying informed and involved on Natural Health 365! We seek out scientific solutions with proven results and it is our mission to keep you up to date on the latest information! Articles range in topic from vaccination overviews to linking specific, common vaccines to the development of autism. We also aim to educate the public on the dangers of vaccines and provide in depth analysis of political vaccination bills.
Read Some of Our Most Popular Articles
Consumer Alert: GMO Apples & Potatoes are a Public Health Risk, Roundup Herbicide & GMOs Destroy Your Digestive System, US Senate Votes to Shut Down GMO Labeling Bill, Monsanto Lies Revealed.
GMO & Dangerous Chemicals are two of our major post categories on www.naturalhealth365.com and contain over 90 articles that cover a wide range of subjects; including but not limited to…
GMOs & Dangerous Chemicals
More Articles on GMOs & Toxic Chemicals
In addition to publishing articles concerning the most up-to-date information on GMO Foods, Research, & Toxic Chemicals that have dangerous and unintended consenquences, we also aim to connect healthy lifestyles, non-GMO diets and balanced consumption of dietary supplements to lifelong health and adding happy years to your life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Monsanto is one of the most profitable entities on the planet, while the farmers that make them so successful are barely able to feed their families? Or that mono-cropping erodes our top soil so that no vegetables, grains, or fruits will grow in the wake of a mono-cropped field? Perhaps you didn’t know that organized events to protest Monsanto and their signature chemical, Roundup? You can find all of that information and more right here on Natural Health 365.
Join Our Email List
Each day, visitors sign up for our weekly informative news sent directly to their email or RSS feed agregator. We send out three weekly emails keeping you informed and involved on the latest Natural Health News, information about our FREE SHOWS and updates on your favorite topics including Food & Nutrition, Cancer & Heart Disease, Vaccines & Autism, & – of course – GMOs & Dangerous Chemicals!
You can also check out our VIP member area, The Inner Circle, where you get access to thousands of recorded interview (audio/video), pod casts, & literature by some of the worlds foremost experts on Natural Health and Treatments that could save you thousands! Learn how to REVERSE disease without the use of toxic and expensive medications.
Natural Health 365 also is a venue for webinars on various topics, has a flourishing e-commerce store where you can purchase vitamins, pro biotics, supplements and unique products such as Grazing Goat Whey Protein.
Grazing Goat Whey Protein™ is formulated exclusively for the health-conscious consumer looking for the finest whey protein nutritional supplement on the planet.* Best of all, this goat whey protein comes from goats that graze – 365 days per year – on pesticide and chemical free pastures. No hormones, antibiotics or pesticides are used – ever. This product is non-GMO and gluten free.