Tag Archives: herb

Infants are being given potentially harmful herbal supplements

About one in ten infants are given unregulated and potentially unsafe herbal products or teas by their moms.

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Infants are being given potentially harmful herbal supplements

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 7 – The Bottom Line? The Risks Are Simply Too Great for Children

In general, we believe that alternative medicine is inappropriate for children.  Why? The potential risks are too high.

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Children's Health, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 7 – The Bottom Line? The Risks Are Simply Too Great for Children

Problems Persist With Ginseng Supplements

Long-time readers know of my fondness for ConsumerLab.com. Their independent testing of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) guides my teaching and my prescribing. Now, a review by ConsumerLab.com finds 45% of ginseng products don’t provide the full amount of … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Men's Health, Woman's Health | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Problems Persist With Ginseng Supplements

Herbals and Heart Health

The folks at Natural Standard recently sent out a notice of a significant review in the cardiology literature on the potential interactions between herbs and heart medications. A news release on the study can be found here. This new analysis suggests … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Heart Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Herbals and Heart Health

Newly released test show most Milk Thistle supplements are substandard

White Plains, New York — December 2, 2009 — A recent review by ConsumerLab.com of ten milk thistle supplements showed that only one met ConsumerLab.com’s quality standards.  Two products failed to properly list the part of the milk thistle plant … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Nutritional Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments