Used to be you were defined by how well you handled pain — not how quickly you ran from it.
This country was built on the backs of hard-working men and women who didn’t stop to gripe about sore backs and creaky knees. And when it came time to defend our freedom in far-away battlefields, no one crawled around the trenches looking for some Tylenol.
I’m not saying you need to simply deal with pain of any kind, but today’s “adults” reach for the pill bottle for every little stubbed toe.
We’re becoming a nation of wimps!
Now, the latest research shows just one way the quest to ease pain can hurt you in other ways — because it turns out taking Tylenol can transform a careful perfectionist into a mistake-prone klutz.
The drug doesn’t just dull pain. It dulls the BRAIN so much that you could turn into a world-class screw-up without even realizing it.
In the new study, volunteers were given either 1,000 mg of acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol) or nothing at all, then given some reaction tests.
They were plopped in front of a computer, connected to a brain scanner and told to hit a certain button whenever the letter “F” came on the screen, and NOT hit the button if it was the letter “E.”
Of course the folks messed up at least some of the time. But the ones on Tylenol didn’t seem to realize it. When they hit the button at the wrong time they had lower levels of the brain waves we get when we know we’ve screwed up.
This is just a silly test on a computer. But it begs the question: What the heck goes on when you take the med and step outside in the real world?
The possibilities are limitless, from saying some dopey thing you’d normally know you shouldn’t to stepping off a curb and in front of a car — and that’s hardly the only way the drug messes with your mind.
Studies show the drug an also turn you into an emotional zombie, turning down your feelings until you’re duller than an old butter knife.
And let’s not forget how easy it is to OD on the drug, which can lead to liver failure and even death.
All for a drug that doesn’t work very well anyway — because studies show it’s practically worthless for common pains such as backaches and arthritis.
Fortunately, you’ve got better options — painkillers that work without turning your mind to mush.
For life’s every day aches and pains, I recommend Soothanol XL, made by my friends and affiliates at NorthStar Nutritionals. Just a drop or two rubbed into trouble spots can chase those troubles away!