I’ve never been a fan of proton pump inhibiters (PPIs) – quite the opposite in fact. They were originally marketed as medical miracle drugs for conditions related to the over-production of gastric acid. But since PPIs first came on the market in the 80’s, the stuff has gradually revealed itself to be far more dangerous than anyone could have originally imagined, as indicated by the more than 15,000 lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of both prescription and OTC versions of PPIs.
Until we get a handle on the pandemic, we all need to give our minds and bodies extra TLC and engage in just about any and every activity possible that can contribute to supporting our well-being through these tough times. Good sleep, healthy foods, no sugar and regular movement – these are all essential parts of the self-care package, but don’t forget one of the most under-rated wellness habits: spending time in nature.
Though it may be harder to come by these days, laughing it up does wonders for your health, so I urge you to indulge every day. Just like getting good sleep, eating your veggies and daily exercise, laughter is an essential, particularly now, when it’s so easy for our chaotic world to drag spirits down.
Now, millions of people are rushing to upgrade their health habits to build immunity so they’ll be ready to fend off the next viral spike should it come (and it probably will). That’s at least one positive sea-change to come out of our current pandemic era. A great way to start is by removing the toxins that undermine it, and topping that list are the endocrine disrupters (EDs).