You have lived with your body 24/7 since birth. Therefore, you are in the best position to know how your body is likely to respond to changes in your diet and environment.
If the products that you take for your health are making you feel better, chances are that you should keep right on taking them. If they don’t help or make you feel worse, then stop. Pretty simple idea, eh?
Chances are, you wouldn’t try to drive yourself to a destination that you’ve never been to before without consulting a map. In like manner, take a little time to educate yourself about the potential side effects before you start taking a prescription drug or dietary supplement. Where possible, read product labels and ask your doctor about the risks. If you take product x with y, observe whether they work synergistically or not. Check out books and medical journals at your local library and log onto the Internet to learn what others have reported – both pro and con.
Several years ago, I underwent root canal treatment and the dentist wrote out a standard pain-relieving prescription. While I went ahead and had the prescription filled by a local pharmacy, I never took the medicine that was known to have several unpleasant side effects. Instead, I consulted with a friend who prescribed a standard homeopathic remedy that works to provide pain relief without the unpleasant side effects of this drug.
Knowledge is power, especially when your health is at stake.
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