Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cough Medicine and Cold Medicines for Kids

Have you noticed that we are seeing more and more of this type of warning. It seems whenever we think we have found a great miracle cure in the pharmaceutical or medical industry we see quickly that it was too good to be true. Of course you will hear the occasional knock on natural remedies too. Many times when you try to find factual support for the arguments against the natural cures there is minimal substance. For instance, there were some claims two years ago that a specific herb had caused a basketball players heart to race and become irregular. This was splashed all over the national media outlets however it was never confirmed that the herb was the cause. With regard to say, cold and flu medications, there is actually injury or death in child cases on more than one occasion. Of course this is only the over the counter variety. My immediate question is: What about the prescription varieties ? These are brought up briefly in the news and are quickly buried with no thought as to responsibility for these injuries.

This is the reason that I use only natural and organic food supplements that are pharmaceutical grade. I never have to worry about someone eating too many whole organic beets for instance. Takes a big weight off my shoulders and lets me sleep easy knowing that I am not harming my patients now or in the future.

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