Tylenol Can Blunt Emotions

Posted 09/02/2015 | By HealthCorps

Acetaminophen, available over-the-counter and also an ingredient in over 600 medications including Tylenol, is mostly recognized as a pain reliever. A new study suggests acetaminophen may also block or limit emotions.

The study involved over 160 adults who were placed in two groups. The group which took Tylenol before viewing photos, showed fewer negative and fewer positive reactions to the photos that were specifically elected to elicit a response, compared to the control group. The acetaminophen group was perceived to experience a “blunting of emotions” impact as a direct result of the drug. It’s important to realize that all drugs, including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, have side effects. Consult with your health professional if you use an OTC like acetaminophen on a regular basis.

Why You Should Really Follow the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet has been linked to reducing the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. The Mediterranean-style of eating which emphasizes fish, olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and a modest amount of wine, among other foods, is also probably beneficial for your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome refers to the unique balance of various organisms in your stomach. Other food products that support a healthy gut microbiome include fermented milk products, supplements with live cultures, kimchi, berries, green tea, cinnamon and asparagus.

The Mediterranean Diet is considered healthy for individuals of all ages.

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