Is it my imagination, or are people even more filled with road rage and/or hell-bent on tailgating than ever before?
This thought occurred to me recently as I was driving to the Albany area for a business meeting. I can’t tell you the number of close calls, cut-offs, flip-offs and tailgates that I witnessed on I-90.
And it’s not just on highways! I live in sort of a rural area and I get tailgated all the time on a quiet, 35-mph, 2-lane road near my house!
Are people just losing it?
Well, there may be another answer to consider…
Your daily dose of rage
While it’s true that some people may be stressed out or are just naturally maniacs on the road, it’s entirely possible that a good number of drivers are getting “help” with their rage.
As in pharmaceutical help.
After my Albany trip, I reviewed the package inserts for several common medications…and what I saw terrified me.
ALL of the following medications list aggression, aggressive behavior, agitation, irritability, actions that are out of control, loss of self-control, mental changes and/or mood changes as potential side effects:
Note that these also happen to be among some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world.
Plus, most are recommended to be taken long-term, especially ADHD drugs, anti-anxiety meds, antidepressants, acid reducers and immunosuppressive drugs.
Sorry, but I don’t find it a coincidence that we’re seeing increases in road rage, as well as school shootings and random acts of violence, while at the same time these medications are being taken in record numbers, and at younger and younger ages.
But wait! There’s more!
I searched a little further and found that (mental/psychiatric) irritation is a potential side effect of many popular flu shots!
Funny, you don’t see that anywhere on the signs that bombard you in drug stores telling you to “Get your flu shot!” or “Get a shot, give a shot!”
What you can do
The good news is there’s plenty you can do to help create a state of strong physical and mental health, safely and naturally, so that you are less likely to need prescription drugs to begin with!
Here are some smart strategies to try:
Have a diet of nourishing REAL foods
Nutrient deficiencies are a cause or contributing factor behind most illnesses.
For example, kids diagnosed with ADHD have been shown to be deficient in magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin B6.
Many people with depression are lacking B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, zinc and magnesium.
Cancer has even been shown to be linked to diet! Especially deficiencies in selenium, zinc, and vitamins A, D and E.
The answer here is simple—keep it real, as in meats, poultry, fish, fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, eggs and good fats (butter, coconut oil, olive oil and lard).
The late, great Jack LaLanne said it best: “If man made it, don’t eat it.”
And if you think your diet may be falling short or want to get a good overview of nutrients, a top-notch multi like Super Core can help ensure you have all bases covered.
Super Core provides a well-rounded, health-supporting blend of essential nutrients. In addition, since inflammation and free radical damage also play a huge role in disease, Super Core gives you the the extra benefit of natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories!
Support your immune system
Your immune system not only protects you against infections and viruses, but also cancer and heart disease!
You can pamper your immune system by having a healthy diet, limiting refined carbs and sugars, and supplementing with a high-quality probiotic like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula.
Super Shield’s full-spectrum blend of 13 well-studied probiotic strains can help support a healthy gut microbiome. Since your gut houses 80 percent of your immune system, it’s absolutely vital to keep your flora balance strong and able to fight off dangerous microbes and disease.
Drink enough water
Your body is about 75 percent water, so it only follows that drinking enough water every day helps make a healthier you.
Water is the primary component of all your body’s fluids—blood, lymph, digestive enzymes, urine, tears and sweat. Plus, it’s involved in almost every bodily function—circulation, digestion, nutrient absorption and elimination of wastes, to name a few.
Even your ability to heal from injuries depends on water! When you get hurt, your bloodstream carries its repair substances to the injury site, and that bloodstream is about 81 percent water.
When external toxins enter your body, they’re usually carried back out by your urine (95 percent water) or your sweat (99 percent water).
And of course, your skin needs water—it’s the best anti-aging skin “tonic” there is!
A good rule of thumb is to drink half of the number of pounds you weigh in ounces of water each day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking about 75 ounces of water daily.
Rethink flu shots
In addition to potentially making you irritated, flu shots also contain aluminum, which when injected can get into your bloodstream and head straight to your brain. Aluminum is neurotoxic and has been found in high concentration in the brains of Alzheimer’s and autism patients.
The good news is, vitamin D has been shown to be more effective than flu shots at preventing the flu!
Plus, vitamin D helps protect against cancer, heart disease and can even ease depression!
Unfortunately, vitamin D also happens to be a common deficiency, especially this time of year when our exposure to sunlight is limited.
You can help make sure you have healthful levels of this superstar disease fighter with Optimum DK Formula.
Each capsule provides a therapeutic 5,000 IU dose of vitamin D3, plus its partners vitamins K1, K2 and boron.
Medications do have a place in our society, and sometimes they are necessary. But we’ve gone WAY overboard and it’s getting worse.
So, DO YOUR PART to make sure your body and mind function like they are supposed to!
To your health,
To the holisticblends.com owner, Thanks for the detailed post!
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I agree with everything here… my question is what can be done for a young lady who is diagnosed as bipolar and in an alcoholic? Sober only a short time now. In therapy for traumas she has had. It’s a terrible struggle for her and family every single day. Please help us with any advice you may have.