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Guide to Herbal Supplements

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BONSAIAMAZONE

6/14/2010 5:23:12 AM

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Attention! Saint John´s Wart is known to interfere with birth controll pills and to heighten light sensitivity. Be sure to take measures to stay safe when using it.

DLPEDIGO

3/5/2010 1:55:41 PM

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Great info! God did provide all we need to live a healthy and productive life.

GOSHEN56

2/23/2010 1:33:09 AM

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Does anyone know abt a product named Under Way?

ANGELRAE76

2/11/2010 5:09:49 PM

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I would like to point out that consulting your Pharmasist may be a better choice than your Dr. as they tend to be better informed on drug interactions. My Dr. is very nice but had my pharmasist not caught it, I would have had a very bad reaction to the medicine my Dr perscribed for my cold due to a med I was already taking for another condition.

MICHELE140SOON

2/9/2010 9:43:40 AM

You're right about the industry not being controlled. I've researched and am very comfortable utilizing Shaklee supplements and products because of their 3rd party scientific proofs and their safety and efficacy commitments for 50 years. No other company has these standards.

KELLYTHEJERK

2/8/2010 9:57:40 PM

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Totally agree with Powerzone

We all have choices, even to disagree with our doctors and the pharmaceutical companies.

DBCLARINET

2/8/2010 4:09:50 PM

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I appreciated this article and the links it included for more information. Personally, I'm wary of drugs of any kinds, including pharmaceuticals. Actually, I'm especially skeptical of pharmaceuticals -- my husband and I love to point out all the commercials for new drugs that leave the whole "diet and exercise" element out, which is nearly all of them. If I can get healthy and stay healthy through diet, exercise, and maybe a supplement here and there, I'm happy. Either way, resources are good.

NJ_HOU

2/8/2010 11:36:39 AM

I agree with POWERZONE. According to the Harvard School of Medicine, at least 200,000 to upwards of 300,000 people die from drugs prescribed by doctors while under a doctor's care. My husband was one of these. You should educate yourself and ask questions of any remedy you use.

BESSIE1950

2/8/2010 9:18:57 AM

thanks for letting me know that some herbal tablets can have side effects as my doctor has just told me that i have liver damage betty mcdonald

RACHELLYNN12

2/8/2010 7:37:33 AM

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I rely on Shaklee supplements; they are tested, proven and unconditionally guaranteed! Love em!

ZONAHZ

2/7/2010 11:27:35 PM

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The truth about herbal supplements is that they are safe. Use common sense, consult with a herbalist if in doubt.

LEE2151

2/7/2010 10:58:20 PM

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Very good article; as a health care professional I often meet people who are taking a multitude of herbal supplements without realizing the potential health risks associated with them. Just because it is labeled "Natural" or "Organic" does not make it safe. Often these supplements come from unregulated factories where you have no idea how clean the facilities are, how much of the "active ingredient" they are putting in their concoctions or even if they are putting any in at all! Prescribed medications have been getting a bad rap over the last few years but individuals taking herbal supplements have to remember that their prescribed medications were originally developed from "natural" remedies and by taking a herbal supplement you could be taking a massive overdose of your medication without even realizing it. Be cautious everyone and ask lots of questions before you start to take any supplements.

MIDWESTARTSY

2/7/2010 7:43:39 PM

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One other contraindication that I just discovered. St. John's Wort can make contraceptives less effective. This is stated on the patient information insert of Nuva Ring.

MIDWESTARTSY

2/7/2010 7:37:49 PM

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Herbal supplements can be very effective in managing and treating a variety of diseases. However, they should be treated as any other drug. With caution, and do not take anything without educating yourself first.

MIDWESTARTSY

2/7/2010 7:36:23 PM

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It's just like any other issue, everyone has an opinion.

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