– Anti Acids – reduce absorption of other medications (antibacterial,
antifungal, etc) and affect magnesium and iron
– Aspirin reduces Vitamin C absorption
– Diuretics affect calcium absorption.
– Anti Arthritic drugs impairs Vitamin C and Thiamine
– Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs actually speed up the
progression of arthritis.
So there are always more things that affect us than we realise and more than
we can control in our busy, stressed, consumer led, social lifestyles and we
can’t change it all. But I hope you can get the message that you can help
yourself with the simple things. A good healthy diet, cutting down on what
is bad for you, taking more exercise and relaxing more, and don’t worry if
you are not perfect – no one is!
I continue to advocate keeping things simple to benefit from the nutrition
diet. Eat more fruit and vegetables, cut down on fats, reduce meat
consumption, avoid processed and fast foods, avoid colas and fizzy drinks,
watch alcohol and caffeine consumption, drink more water and take more
If you want to know more there are plenty of books and the internet to get
more detailed information if you want to follow up on anything I have said
here. What I hope I have done is get you thinking about diet and nutrition
and how important it is. Also I hope you have learnt enough to question
what affects your diet. Whether it is medication, environment, pollution or
whatever. Don’t accept things without question – if you are ill and the
doctor prescribes medication, ok, but ask how it affects vitamins, etc in case
you need to help correct any imbalances that are made.
Many things interfer with nutrition and as already stated everything to do
with our health and lifestyle interacts with something else and that goes for
nutrition as well.