Seems like everyone is viewed as some strange kind of creature when entering a doctor's office without a lengthy list of prescription medications - especially those over 50,.
I met a lady this week, 72 YO, that was on more than sixteen prescription medications. When asked what they were for, she recited a list of organs and conditions. She had been to see several different doctors over the years and it seems like each doctor added another one or two.
Folks, here's a fact -- there is NO medication that does not have side effects. Some are minimal, but others can be life threatening. While patients are rarely offered a choice between natural medications (botanicals) and prescription medications (synthetics), choosing a botanical with proven efficacy for a specific condition, is almost always the better move.
Unfortunately, few patients are offered the choice. I hope this newsletter will help make people more aware that there are other treatments aside from synthetic medications.
As always, feel free to slam or praise me with comments.