My Rolfer handed me a magazine while I waited for his previous victim to exit the exam room. He said, "Thought you would be interested in this" and handed me an issue of Cosmo. "I told him that my heart was getting too old to look at that!
"Not the mag, you idiot, the article I have marked. I hope I am not plagiarizing or anything like that, but it is from Cosmopolitan January 2011. the juice of the grapefruit contains chemicals that block enzymes in the digestive system. It messes up the way your body metabolizes Rx's such as Valium, Xanax, Zoloft & Lunesta. It tends to intensify the side effects such as nausea, dizziness, confusion, diarrhea and/or constipation. So, I do not know how many other drugs in these classifications (anxiety, anti-depressants, & sleep aids) also mess this up, but you will want to read that info pamphlet that comes with your meds.
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