Drug Muggers

Common drugs that rob your body of nutrients and the supplements that can restore them

By Suzy Cohen. Copyright © 2011. Excerpted with permission of Rodale, Inc.

According to Suzy Cohen's Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients and Natural Ways to Restore Them, prescription drugs can cause all kinds of interference in the body's ability to absorb, use, and transport vital the essential nutrients we get from our diet. The excerpted chart below shows which prescriptions drugs deplete what — and the potential health effects from a deficiency. The chart that follows it tells you what supplements and nutrients can battle these drug muggers.

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Last Modified Date: January 10, 2014

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