Use Medications Wisely
- Do you have only one doctor who treats
your problems and prescribes your drugs?
- Do you usually have all your prescription
filled at the same place?
- Are you aware of the possible side effects
of any of your medications?
- Do you have the courage to ask your doctor
to explain anything you can't understand?
- Do you discuss ALL your drugs and supplements
with your pharmacist?
The answer to all these questions should be YES! You have
only one body and you need to keep it healthy. Having different doctors and
going to different pharmacies will only cause confusion and possible harm. By
staying with the same health professionals, they get to know you and your needs:
you get to know them and how to ask personal questions. Chances are you will
go through some very private examinations and you need to do that with confidence
Any kind of chemicals going into your body will cause a shift in the cell composition.
It doesn't matter if they are prescription drugs, "over the counter" (OTC) cough
meds, vitamins, or herbs. Even the word "natural product" doesn't mean harmless
or without effect. Use several of these and you can easily create problems for
which you will need some help.
Use your health professional wisely. Pharmacists are trained in everything to
do with drugs, including nutritional supplements. Doctors are trained in diseases:
body systems and functions. Use each one to maximize their knowledge and training.
One stop shopping is all right for food, but your body deserves specialized