Recent findings have linked an herbal remedy used for weight loss to a type of bladder cancer. The specific point is to avoid supplements containing aristolochic acid (a constituent of wild ginger). The general point is the recommendation to consult a health care professional before starting many supplement regimes. I strive not only to provide appropriate remedies (botanical, nutraceutical, diet, etc.) but to steer patients to ethical manufacturers–those sold only through practitioners as well as over-the-counter.