Are supplements safe? Of course they are when used properly, and with guidance from a doctor.
...Yohimbe, is a powerful herb that is an alpha two adrenergic antagonist, appetite suppressant, and an aphrodisiac to name a few of its actions. However, its side effects include: nausea, vomiting, mydriasis, weakness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, loss of coordination, diaphoresis, increased heart rate, tachypnea, tremors, respiratory paralysis, or cardiac failure...
A new study sheds light on the effectiveness of mindfulness when compared to antidepressants in treating patients with depression and anxiety disorders.
The study showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helped patients as much as antidepressants without the harmful effects that the medications can have.
Mixing supplements and your prescribed pharmaceuticals is a recipe for disaster without consulting your primary care doctor first.
...estimated that 23,000 people end up in the emergency room each year suffering from heart palpitations, chest pain, choking or other problems after ingesting dietary supplements.” This seems like a large number of people, and it is certainly nothing to ignore or take lightly, however it only accounts for about 5% of the number of ER visits involving pharmaceuticals by comparison...
It is allergy season again, which for some of us means dealing with runny nose, watery and bloodshot eyes, sneezing, congestion and itchy skin. How do we deal with the symptoms?