Special Health Considerations
Special health considerations by definition are individuals who have health issues and/or are taking medication's that may have potential interaction complications with vitamins and supplements. Because you have special health considerations doesn't mean you shouldn't take supplements. Though some supplements have a less than favorable interactions with certain medications , in most cases supplements are a help - not a hindrance. Eastern medicine has used and utilized herbs and remedies found in nature and have done so successfully for over ten thousand years. As we all know Western medicine, with its love of pharmacology is in its infancy and the industry itself spends more time alerting people to side effects and secondary symptoms than it does creating anything that heals anyone. The last time the pharmaceutical industry created anything that cured anyone was Polio -in 1957 (though it didn't receive the official stamp of approval until 1962). The pharmaceutical industry discovered that there was no money in developing curative pharmaceuticals. The money is in continued and prolonged use dedicated to specific symptomalogical control. To that end the industry - with much hoopla and fanfare, touts the achievements being made from its respective Research and Development facilities offering formulations that make great strides in extending life (albeit often unpleasantly) - without actually providing a restorative and healthful outcome..
I find myself in agreement with an esteemed colleague Dr. Jim Howenstine, MD who has stated ......"the pharmaceutical industry has established the precedent with the state boards of medical license that any therapies that do not use pharmaceutical drugs are quackery which is dangerous to the public and should be suppressed"................
Dr. Howenstine was, in this case, making the statement while refuting some of the propaganda put forth by pharmaceutical companies supporting the "benefits" of statin drugs (which I intend to address in my "in the news" section found on this LifeBalance.com website).
In a nutshell we be believe so strongly in what we are offering our clients that we invite you to print out the supplement recommendation page that was generated for you and take it to your physician for approval.
Vitamins and medications both affect the bodies metabolic function - below are outlined some of the more popular medications with subsequent interaction concerns.
Dr. Conner O'Shea