Are Herbal Remedies Safe? The good news is that, in general, most of natural remedies won’t hurt you (although it can’t hurt to check with your doctor). And there may be several upsides to herbal supplements. “I believe that most of the over-the-counter products just mask symptoms, which is great to get you through the day,” Dr. Leopold says. “But many of the natural oral supplements are working more with the body, maybe stimulating the immune system and also helping… Read More
Herbal Products Overview
The use of herbs and herbal products has become broadly accepted. Consumer surveys consistently find that nearly half of all Americans now use herbs. (1) The decision to use herbs for their health promoting value is, as with all health decisions, a personal one. There are, however, many good reasons to consider herbal products as complements to your own health care. The best reason, however, may be the fact that herbs and herbal products provide real health benefits Most herbs… Read More
Natural Remedies – Are They Safe?
Any time you try a new therapy or treatment or take a new medication, you want to be sure it’s safe—regardless of whether it’s being offered by your regular MD or an alternative medicine practitioner. With your regular doctor, you know they have a license to practice and that any prescription drug is monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And there are similar safeguards in alternative medicine, according to Donald B. Levy, MD, medical director of the Osher Clinical… Read More