Tylenol’s Dark Side Just Got Darker
You may remember an older post related to Tylenol’s serious health effects in children: Tylenol’s Dark Side. Now a new study has revealed that mothers who consumed acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy have a greater risk of their children being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and requiring ADHD medications later on in life.
A couple of years ago researchers linked acetaminophen to the upsurge in pediatric asthma diagnoses since the 1980s, when Tylenol began to be used more frequently (in place of aspirin). A significant danger of Tylenol is that even a single dose significantly decreases glutathione, the master antioxidant in the body, and this may be what mediates the risks associated with its use. There’s also evidence that Tylenol may blunt the immune system’s ability to create an adequate response to vaccines.
With the sum of these ongoing studies, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to overlook the potential effects Tylenol can have on your child’s overall development and health – both before and after birth.
Our Safe Approach To Pain Relief.
At GetzWell, we discourage the use of Tylenol/acetaminophen. When it comes to managing the inevitable aches and pains associated with pregnancy and childhood ailments, our approach is to work closely with our families to find safe remedies and preventive solutions that are right for moms and babies alike.
Custom Care = Optimal Health.
The latest link between Tylenol and pregnant women speaks to the undeniable truth that a baby’s health and development is impacted (positively and negatively) by everything that enters mother’s body via what she eats, drinks, breathes, puts on her skin/hair/nails and even what she thinks and feels.
This is why we are very passionate about our custom “Greening the Womb” practice in which we evaluate your specific nutritional needs, toxic exposures, sources of stress, prenatal/perinatal psychology, family health history, exercise level, etc.—in order to deliver individualized recommendations for a safe and healthy pregnancy. Part of this process is safely helping you with pain management using natural remedies whenever possible.
By greening your body before pregnancy, you create the healthiest and most nurturing environment possible for your baby, all the while improving his or her chances of achieving and maintaining optimal health for a lifetime!
If you have additional questions about the dangers of Tylenol, safe pain relief alternatives, and/or our Greening the Womb process, please give us a call at 415-826-1701.