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STUMPER: These last posts have been very interesting to read. I also think you are a little hard on suppliments. Many work as well as prescribed drugs and in fact some are from herbs themself. Red Rice Yeast is a mild form of Lovastatin and believe me Red Rice Yeast has been around long before the statins. We have poo pooed the Asian countries medicines until lately and now we are using them. I myself have controlled my Arrythmia with cheap priced magnesium with only good side effects like heart health and lower blood pressure. Now I could have taken a drug with terrible side effects. Also when I had badder infections I cured them with Olive leaf extract and corn silk caps. I could have taken some antibiotic and killed all the good bacteria in my gut but why when I get great results this way and no bad side effects. Doctors who are pill pushers don't take time to look into these because they have to answer to clinic boards and they are not going to promote herbs. No company is going to give them "perks" for suggesting herbs. But I will tell you should you be so unlucky to end up in the emergency room with a full blown heart attack guess what will be in your interveinous drip "Magnesium". ;)
[QUOTE=gardeninggal]STUMPER: These last posts have been very interesting to read. I also think you are a little hard on suppliments. Many work as well as prescribed drugs and in fact some are from herbs themself. Red Rice Yeast is a mild form of Lovastatin and believe me Red Rice Yeast has been around long before the statins. We have poo pooed the Asian countries medicines until lately and now we are using them. I myself have controlled my Arrythmia with cheap priced magnesium with only good side effects like heart health and lower blood pressure. Now I could have taken a drug with terrible side effects. Also when I had badder infections I cured them with Olive leaf extract and corn silk caps. I could have taken some antibiotic and killed all the good bacteria in my gut but why when I get great results this way and no bad side effects. Doctors who are pill pushers don't take time to look into these because they have to answer to clinic boards and they are not going to promote herbs. No company is going to give them "perks" for suggesting herbs. But I will tell you should you be so unlucky to end up in the emergency room with a full blown heart attack guess what will be in your interveinous drip "Magnesium". ;)[/QUOTE]



Gardeningal,

Just keep in mind that whatever you take in the form of supplements only has claims, nothing more unless they have been evaluated by the FDA. This is stated on every bottle of supplements.

When I was growing up I used to get severe sore throats. Very very severe. One time I had one so severe that I develped a pocket of pus in the back of my throat about the size of a large half dollar. My mother pushed and pushed the vitamins with massive amounts of vitamin C down my throat at which I could hardly swallow or open my mouth much more than my thumbs thickness.
I was 15 at the time and finally got up during the night went down to my parents bedroom and cried and told them I could not take it anymore. My dad (and hero) popped a cork, lit into my mother and demanded to take me to the hospital. My mother actually fought with him telling him that I needed more time on the vites. My dad didn't buy it (thank God) and very angrily at her was getting dressed to take me in. My mother FINALLY succombed and said no, she will take me in. She did. I went in through the emergency recieved two lage shots in my butt (LARGE SHOTS) liquid penecillin AND they wanted to actually lance that pocket of pus in my throat. My mother also recieved a rebuke from the doctor for neglecting the situation that needed REAL medical treatment. Withing 48 hours I was much much better.
Don't get me wrong, I loved my mother but in many cases supplements will not cut it as they are only claims. My mother loved her supplements but she was somewhat blind to real needs because of it.
I very easily could have developed scarlet fever with heart injury over something like this.

Unless supplements have been tested and ran through trials they are only claims, nothing more.
Meds have clinical research behind them and are known to work.

What would make you think that supplements have no side affects? I knew someone that actually turned "orange" from drinking to much carrot juice.





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