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CDC Warns Doctors Away From Prescribing Pain Medications

Pain Meds Kill

Dangerous Drugs – Risks Outweigh the Benefits

Prescription pain medications pose a major health risk. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 40 Americans are killed daily from overdosing on prescription painkillers. An estimated 1.9 million people either abuse or are addicted to prescription opiates like Vicodin and OxyContin. Recently, the CDC posted new guidelines warning doctors to limit the use of these medications in the management of chronic pain conditions. CDC director Thomas Frieden states – “We know of no other medication routinely used for a nonfatal condition that kills patients so frequently… We hope to see fewer deaths from opiates. That’s the bottom line. These are really dangerous medications that carry the risk of addiction and death.”

What Does Pain Medication Have to Do With Gluten?

As a primary driver of inflammation, gluten has been studied and linked to a number of painful chronic autoimmune conditions. Consider the following: Gluten sensitivity and arthritis - NO Grain No Pain That’s not all. In addition to the above diseases, you can add migraine headaches to the list as well. And let’s also not forget that for many people, gluten causes malabsorption of iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B12. All of which are known to contribute to or trigger muscle and soft tissue pain when deficient.

Now if you are thinking that you will grab a bottle of aspirin or ibuprofen instead, consider this:

Common over the counter pain medications are no safer. Remember the statistic above – opiates kill 14,600 people a year. Well NSAIDS kill even more – an estimated 16,500 people die annually from their use. These drugs can also cause stomach and intestinal bleeding even in low doses. These medicines are one of the greatest inhibitors of healing for those with leaky gut (intestinal hyperpermeability).

Painful Grains

What’s The Solution For Chronic Pain?

Well…I did recently write a book on this topic 😉 I will dive more into this next week. In the mean time check out this in depth look at how prescription pain medication can actually create a vicious cycle of pain. This post also includes foods that trigger pain and foods that fight inflammation. Always looking out for you, Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior

18 Responses

  1. Lately many professional people have typos and grammatical errors in their blogs.
    Perhaps they aren’t hiring proofreaders!
    But I do agree that it doesn’t change the value of it’s content!
    Thank God for His findings and sharing.

  2. This really hits home as I have been on pain meds now for 15 years, was diagnosed with celiac just 5 years ago, and I do have trouble with staying healthy, low iron and b vitamins. I am having the nerves in my lower back, and Si joints, and my neck, the doc is going to do nerve blocks, and I am really excited as I hope to not have to take pain meds anymore!!!, God bless nerve blocks! I am not sure celiac was caused by pain meds, but you never know!

  3. Great FREE article. Thank you very much for the effort it took to formulate your information and thoughts, type them up, post them to your site and pay for an email provider to get them to me. Thank you too for the fees you pay if your website is hosted on a server or for the personal server costs you pay. Thank you for paying your editor, your employees, your office rent, your electrical bill all so I can have a FREE information I can’t even get from my doctor whom I PAY. Your work was FREE to me, but not to you, and I am grateful. Your passion and determination has helped save my life. THANK YOU!!

    1. J.Davis
      Thank you for posting such a great comment!
      I too appreciate Dr. Osborne’s FREE to me information. 🙂

      Dr. Osborne if you were closer I would be a patient. Next best thing; I bought your book. 🙂
      Too, I take full advantage of all the wonderful FREE to me information/videos you provide on
      the internet.
      Curious if you have dealt with patients that have natural food chemical intolerances? Meaning histamine and or, salicylates?

      Thanks so much!


  4. I encourage EVERYONE to read Dr. Osborne’s new book. Through him I have recovered my health as well as my son’s health and we no longer take any medications as all of our health issues have resolved through changes in our diet. Thank you Dr. Osborne!

  5. Thanks Dr. O for the great info you give us daily. All through your busy day you find time to give us great information that help to allow us to live healthy lives. Fantastic, I love it. Keep it up. A big thank you.

  6. I am 59 years old and due to an accidental conversation I decided to look into grain intolerance. I had been sick for a long time and medicine only made me worse. When I had enough information about grain intolerance and found the web site from Dr. Osborne I went gluten free for a month. My IBS went away in 2 weeks. My brain fog got better week by week. My acid reflux went away, and I had more energy than I had in a long time. I ordered the genetic test. I was positive for grain intolerance. I have used the vitamins from Dr. Osborne’s web site. They work and don’t make me sick. He has helped me learn all the things that grains are in and I have had great success in regaining my health. I was becoming allergic to everything. Now that my stomach is healing and my intestines have been healing I am able to tolerate things that made me ill. Even the spasms in my throat have stopped. I use to get them all the time. Now only when I accidently eat something with grain does it happen. Some of us need the research that Dr. Osborne has done. If I hadn’t gotten curious about someone’s else’s problem with grain I would still be very sick. I am glad that this information is out there. Living grain free is expensive. But my health is worth it. And information is scatter and takes a long time to research. I am still learning about it and it’s been a year. Grain is in everything. So many hidden and misleading terms on the back of all products. You have to be well informed to catch it all. So for those who have the information keep writing your books to help those who need it. Thanks

    1. I’m almost 79 and could have written your comment, except that I became familiar through another gluten-free advocate. It was definitely through Dr. Osborne, however, that I found some really important information. I can’t thank him enough. Interestingly, it turns out that for me corn is worse than “ancient” flour, which seems to be okay if I use it very sparingly. I’d been eating corn and corn products as long as I can remember (it was my go-to comfort food!) and realized only in the last 6 months or so that it is toxic for me. What’s going on–and not going on–in Washington is truly scary.

    2. Wow is great to hear this you’re a lot better wow thank God for Dr Osborne
      Now one thing
      For me I know my body is sensitive to almost e but is so hard to stay completely away from gluten and grain when family eat everything
      I hope I can do this with the help of all this very important information and God always
      Thank you so much

  7. I am very interesting in having your Glutenology Health Matrix System but I am unable to view all of the material online since my PC does not allow me to do such things. My question is this: Would it be possible for me to receive your material in the format of a dvd or cd? Please tell me that there is a way for me to benefit from your program since I am in dire need of it.

    I have been diagnosed with IBS (1985), Fibromyalgia (2002); Thyroid disorders (2005 — surgical removal of the right side); Osteoarthritis (2007) and I have had many decades of suffering with depression and anxiety. However,for the past 2 years I have been dealing with extreme intestinal pain and doctors cannot find any reason for that being true.

    In February 2015, I made the decision to lead a gluten/wheat free life and that has made an immense difference inside of me. At that time,I had already been a dairy-free individual for nearly 5 years.

    As you can see, I have lived with many mental and physical issues for most of my adult life. It is my desire to be able to learn all that I can to improve my health (in all ways).

    Thank you for all of the information that I have received through the “Gluten Free Society” and for caring about all of us.

    Take Care and May God Bless You,

    Linda Kingsbury

  8. I developed chronic diarrhea about 10 years ago, and after tests and doctors, there was still no solution found. Lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance were suggested and I tried eliminating dairy and going gluten-free, with no success.
    But by surprise, when traveling out of the country I noticed to my delight that the problem rapidly cleared up with no change in diet, although it rapidly came back once I was back in the states.
    Anyway – the detective in me finally led me to suspect that it is the glyphosate-treated wheat in the US that was causing my problem – with or without gluten, and since I sadly stopped eating ALL wheat products, viola! No more problems.

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