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Published:May 29th, 2009 15:46 EST
Are Pain Killers the New Epidemic?

Are Pain Killers the New Epidemic?

By SOP newswire2

Expert Reveals Natural Methods For Treating Pain
Celebrities like American Idol`s Paula Abdul and radio host Rush Limbaugh aren`t the only ones who fall victim to the dangers of prescription painkillers. According to the federal government, nearly 7 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2007 " more than those who abused marijuana, cocaine, heroin and Ecstasy combined.
It represents a more than 80 percent increase in such abuse since 2000, but it doesn`t have to be that way.
Treating pain with painkillers is like taking over the counter medicine for a flu, " said nutritionalist Robert Redfern, and author of the book The Miracle Enzyme Is Serrapeptase from Naturally Healthy Publications ( The drugs mask the symptoms, but do nothing to cure the infection or prevent further infections. Pain in general is caused by excessively inflamed tissue, dead tissue or scar tissue. Swelling may accompany the pain especially in cases of acute pain such `after an operation` or a sports injury. Even excessive inflammation in the arteries and veins can cause pain (as in vascular migraines). The point is, there are natural ways to actually control the excess inflammation itself to relieve pain, instead of numbing your brain and nervous system with dangerously addictive drugs. 
So, instead of treating the pain " a symptom of inflammation " with drugs that have dangerous, long-lasting side effects and addictive properties, Redfern believes the solution is to treat the excess inflammation that causes the pain. One natural remedy is the use of an enzyme called Serrapeptase, which has had wide clinical use by doctors spanning over 25 years throughout Europe and Asia, according to Redfern.
Serrapeptase has been used as a viable alternative to salicylates, ibuprofen and the more potent NSAIDs for years,  he added. Unlike these drugs, Serrapeptase is a naturally occurring, physiological agent with no inhibitory effects on prostaglandins and is devoid of gastrointestinal side effects. Histological studies reveal powerful anti-inflammatory effects of this naturally occurring enzyme. 
According to Redfern, Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the micro-organism Serratia E15. This enzyme is naturally processed commercially today through fermentation and was originally discovered in the silkworm.
Serrapeptase digests non-living tissue, blood clots, cysts, and arterial plaque and inflammation in all forms,  Redfern said. The late German physician, Dr. Hans Nieper, used Serrapeptase to treat arterial blockage in his coronary patients. Serrapeptase protects against stroke and is reportedly more effective and quicker than EDTA Chelation treatments in removing arterial plaque. He also reports that Serrapeptase dissolves blood clots and causes varicose veins to shrink or diminish. Dr. Nieper told of a woman scheduled for hand amputation and a man scheduled for bypass surgery who both recovered quickly without surgery after treatment with Serrapeptase. 
More importantly, he added, the enzyme can be a non-addictive, non-narcotic solution for chronic pain sufferers who don`t want to become a drug abuse statistic.
About Robert Redfern 
Robert is a health expert and nutritionalist who co-developed the HealthPoint™, the world`s foremost electronic acupressure device. This was based upon the electronic waveform research of Dr. Julian Kenyon, M.D. This has become the Gold Standard Electro-Acupressure device and is now successfully used by tens of thousands of users throughout the world and in many hospitals by physiotherapists. After that experience, he began studying systemic enzymes and their health benefits, incorporating them into his life, leading to his writing The Miracle Enzyme Is Serrapeptase from Naturally Healthy Publications ( Robert`s health plans have been followed by tens of thousands of people and the majority that stayed with their program have reaped tremendous benefits.

To interview Robert Redfern contact Rich Ghazarian at (727) 443-7115 ext. 203 or email

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