In this health video you will learn whether multiple prescriptions safe to take.
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Mr. Lyle Hurd: We’ve been talking to Dr. Hyla Cass, I want to make sure that everyone sees this book, supplement your prescription and knows that it may be something that could be an absolutely important part of your life or the life of people that you are involved with. I need to ask you a question, I must set the book down for a second and I need to ask you a question. Your book implies that or says that I could be taking drugs for my cholesterol, astatine drug, they could cause certain depletions or actions in my system that might mimic another type of problem and so I could be put on drugs for that other problem and then what I would do with that. Now is that really the situation, I’m going to be taking three drugs because one drug gives me interactions, that’s absolutely astounding, and so basically how do I understand that that’s happening or what can I do about it? Dr. Hyla Cass: When people come to me on multiple medications, I’ll sort of tease it out like, what was the first issue that happened, what’s the first problem that occurred. I’m going to use the anti depressant analogy because that is an easy one, because I’ve had people come to me on Prozac for depression but then they where anxious and they couldn’t sleep. So they where put on a tranquilizer to help them sleep. But hen that has side effects, they feel kind of hang over in the morning, or even other side effects, weight gain, or if it was the benzodiazepine that are highly addictive. So here are these people, they start off being depressed and other on two drugs with side effects. And now with the Prozac or the SSRI you also get a loss of Libido, so that’s another whole issue and a kind of a flattening of your mood. So they’re feeling like zombies, they’re not very happy, they where depressed before but now they’re not happy, they just got depressed. And what I do then is have a look at where their neurotransmitters and either they could just take a quiz, and there are ways I hand out them questionnaire in Natural Highs. But I also take a history and also can do some lab test and test neurotransmitter levels and then give the right amino acid, vitamins and herbs that will help to rebalance their brain chemistry, and they don’t need to take the Prozac. So they don’t need the Prozac then they don’t need the sleeping medication. In fact, if I give them tryptophine, what that’s going to do is, raise their serotonin which then converts to melatonin, which helps them to sleep, it calms them down and it is a natural anti depressant. So it takes care of the anxiety and depression and sleep problem all in one natural amino acid; something that we ingest all the time in our protein. It’s in chicken, fish, turkey and milk. So tryptophine is a very important amino acid, we don’t get enough of it and when you supplement with it anywhere from say a thousand to even 3 thousand milligrams, either in a divided dose like 15 hundred 15 hundred or one thousand in the morning two thousand at night or all three thousand at night, add a little B6 and a little carbohydrate like a fruit juice to help it cross the blood brain barrier. It helps to get I across into the brain, then you have a very good natural anti depressant and you are not getting the side effects. Mr. Lyle Hurd: Well I definitely recommend that anyone who doesn’t know what’s going with their health, you can’t find out, takes this book to their doctor and says’ ‘maybe you could help me with this please would you?”, if they look at it we could begin to start to change the medical system possibly. Dr. Hyla Cass: Thanks I’m glad you mentioned taking this to your doctor, really important. I’m trying to educate doctors about this. Mr. Lyle Hurd: Great. I appreciate you. Thank you. Dr. Hyla Cass: Thanks.