Everyone loves a shortcut.
Sometimes, you get where you’re going a whole lot quicker. And sometimes… well, you end up in the middle of a lake.
Your doc is like anyone else. He LOVES a shortcut, which is why he’s so quick with the prescription pad. Tell him what’s wrong, and before the last word has left your lips, he’s probably already scribbling away.
Now, new research shows how his favorite shortcut is ruining lives.
Some of the meds docs turn to most often for today’s most common complaints (anxiety, sleep troubles, and more) can lead directly to something a whole lot worse than the middle of a lake.
They can trigger ALZHEIMER’S disease!
Didn’t see that coming, did ya? Neither did he.
He’s not TRYING to ruin your brain, after all… but he’s got insurance companies breathing down his neck, hounding him to cut appointments down to just a few measly minutes each so he can cram more patients into every day.
Gotta keep that line moving!
He doesn’t have enough time to dig down deep and find the REAL causes of anxiety and sleep disorders. He barely has enough time to dig down deep in his pocket to find that prescription pad and pen.
As a result, benzodiazepines and Z drugs have taken off like they’ve got turbo boosters on them.
Maybe you’ve taken them yourself. You almost certainly know someone who does: Some 13.5 million Americans take benzos such as diazepam and alprazolam every year, and many millions more take Z drugs such as zolpidem and zaleplon for sleep.
Taking ANY of these meds or others in these two drug classes can modestly increase your risk of Alzheimer’s, the study says.
Don’t you love that word, “modestly?” Might as well say that the drugs can make you a little bit dead!
I sure as heck wouldn’t like a “modest” increase in my own risk of dementia, and I’m pretty sure you feel the same way.
So, here’s the deal: If you want to protect your brain from this risk — modest or not — INSIST on taking no shortcuts when it comes to your health.
And especially when it comes to issues such as anxiety and sleep disorders.
Make sure your doc gives you the time you need – the time you DESERVE – to figure out why you’re having one of these problems. Then, get to work on fixing them the right way.
And if you want to take matters into your own hands, herbal remedies – including teas – can often knock out both issues at once, easing anxiety and helping you sleep better at night without putting your brain on the line.