Aug 11, 2011, 10:05 AM
I would like to hear opinions on the differences, and effectiveness of herbal supplements, treatments, etc.. vs. Pharmaceutical Medicines and treatments.. I would like to learn more about this topic. If you have any info, thoughts or opinions on this topic, please share.
Aug 11, 2011, 06:24 PM
Herbal supps are not meant to replace pharmaceutical drugs. At the same time herbals shouldn´t be understimated at all because some can be as potent or more than a specific drug with the difference that you know what to expect from the drug for the good and for the bad and you know it´s been created under strict control. On the other side with herbals you are somehow blind about interactions and side effects unless you´ve got some knowledge on it and their making process is generaly ok.
Self-research is needed if you want to start supplementing an herbal supp.
Sep 15, 2011, 02:11 PM
Cannot find where the UCLA Center for Clinical Nutrition is doing their press release stuff, but Dr. Heber is one on the most brilliant men I have ever met. Get a copy of his book if you would like to learn about nutrition.
Sep 15, 2011, 05:51 PM
If you were to take into account the studies surrounding placebos, you might acknowledge the fact that the person taking the cure has a lot to do with how the cure affects the body.... be it chemically manufactured or out of your own back yard garden.
Sep 15, 2011, 06:00 PM
Every study includes a control. Placebo generally accounts for about 30% of the effect either way. This applies to just about everything--aspirin include.
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