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by Lisa C. Cohn, MMSc, MEd, RD

Herbal GardenMany of my clients arrive seeking natural approaches to their problem. Having suffered side effects of medication or not gotten results, they seek information from their physician but often resort to seeking further information and advice on their own. Here are 3 reasons to Go Herbal but with guidance:

1. Herbal remedies are not always straightforward in their application. Many require preparation and hard to locate herbs. I suggest you consult on with an herbal medicine specialist before treating yourself for a more serious condition. Ask your physician to speak with the herbal specialist and bring written information on your personal health with you to your visits. Acupuncturists, Herbalists and Naturopathic Doctors can be good resources. Health food store or Asian market sales persons may not be most informed.

2. Do not assume that herbs are natural and thus harmless or safe. In fact, they are not. Herbs in various forms can interact with medications and can cause serious side effects. Read more on Herbal: 3 Reasons To Go with Guidance…

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In our current society, it seems as if people are always looking for the magic bullet that will transform their lives and give them exactly what they want.  Unfortunately, this search will always be fruitless because there is no such magic bullet, at least not for goals worth attaining.  This is especially true when it comes to health and wellness, where a complete and integrated approach is necessary. Read more on A Complete Approach to Health and Wellness…

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