Recently, a member of our church passed away due to Paracetamol toxicity.
My uncle also died from complications with OTC pain relievers.
Do you know what that scary-sounding condition is?
Paracetamol toxicity is a lethal buildup of acetominophen (Tylenol is a brand name we all know) in the body.
Paracetamol, acetaminophen, or APAP, chemically named N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, is a widely used over-the-counter analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer).
Do you have a bottle in your cabinet right now?
Too many of us live in constant pain, and in a desperate desire to alleviate the soreness, aches, and function, we often turn to cheap and easy OTC meds to block the symptoms.
His body could take no more and he collapsed and was then rushed to the hospital. He spent about a week in ICU, in a coma.
Our church prayed and visited and played music for him in his hospital room, while he was attached to a respirator and wires and tubes, in futile attempts to save his life.
A few days ago, he awoke and everyone thought it was a turn for the better, an answer to prayer. But, it was just a an opportunity for loved ones to say goodbye.
His liver and kidneys shut down. The toxicity levels were so high he experienced irreversible brain damage.
He has two teen daughters.
From major medical websites: “Acetaminophen is used in all stages of pregnancy and is the drug of choice for fever and minor pain in pregnant women. Acetaminophen is excreted in breast milk in small quantities. However, acetaminophen use by the nursing mother appears to be safe. The most serious side effect is liver damage due to large doses, chronic use or concomitant use with alcohol or other drugs that also damage the liver.”
Drugs are telling lies to your body. God doesn’t stir us up into confusion; he brings us into harmony. 1 Corinthians 14:33
Drugs are major cause of serious illness because they confuse the body’s 100 trillion cells so they cannot work in harmony and health any longer. p.46 Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart, Ph.D.
Last week, I spoke to our church women’s ministry about essential oils.
It was God’s timing. Many of the women in attendance had never thought about the medicines they take daily.
God moved in that room as I spoke about the dangers of modern medicine and how we’ve moved away from welcoming God and asking for His help for healing. We turn too often to man’s medicines.
After our oils class, I was asked specific questions about how we use oils for this or that. Aaron and I were able to give our testimonies about how we use the oils for our family. We don’t use OTC or prescription medicines and we only use natural cleaners in our home. We also take many natural supplements and eat real foods.
The other day, while purging in preparation for our move, I threw out all the medicines in our cabinet. It took me a year to get to that point.
How much money is all that worth?
I used to give those things to my children without a thought. I followed the dosage on the box or bottle and never prayed. I assumed there was no other way than to treat my kids’ symptoms.
Most of us have been brought up to trust doctors implicitly and to take medicines prescribed without question.
Pharmaceuticals are designed to block receptors and pass false information to your cells to trick your body into giving up symptoms. “Opposing symptoms” is what “allopathic” means. Symptoms are messengers to get our attention so we can deal with the problem. Allopaths mistake the messenger for the problem.
It’s the old adage: “No one loves the messenger who brings bad news.”
While I understand there are times when God uses doctors and modern medicines to help and heal, I think we too quickly jump over God’s guidance and immediately trust a doctor’s worldly wisdom without even allowing God into the equation or asking for a second opinion.
Please be aware what you are putting into your body. Know what you’re giving your children and why and monitor dosage.