Know Your Supplements–Consult a Health Professional

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.

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