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Natural - Safe or Deadly

Posted Oct 23 2008 10:03pm

Just because "it" is natural doesn't mean "it" can't kill or cripple you.

Homeopathic remedies work because they are strong medicines that impact the body. Problems can occur when natural remedies are combined without consideration for the interaction of all those individual herbs. Most everyone already knows that you must be careful when combining a prescription drug and an over-the-counter artificial or herbal remedy.

The big problem as I see it is that what is used all the time becomes so common that we don't even think of it as an herb or drug. Is taking a Tylenol every evening just part of your day? Do you take a Ginkgo capsule everyday when you pop your vitamin complex pill or pills? Do you even remember why you are taking the Policosanol?

Do you take your herbal supplements as directed? Do you know which ones should be consumed with food and which ones work best on an empty stomach? Do you just take one of each bottle and swallow a handful of pills with a glass of water or orange juice?

Now, throw into this mix your prescriptions. Maybe you take a high blood pressure medication or a blood thinner. Did you tell your doctor about your herbal supplements? Do you know which of your herbal supplements can have a dramatic impact on your prescriptions?

Don't get discouraged. It really is not that hard to make sure you are protecting your health while you are improving your health........ read the rest at Herbal Remedies


Yes it has been an unexpected and prolonged ?vacation? One of those first one thing and then another. Exciting, disappointing, devastating, and just accept and move on.

so until next time -- smile


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