Herbs and Supplements
Why do we all need herbs and supplements?
We all know our bodies need nutrients to function properly. But how do we know which nutrients we need and in what amounts?
If we all ate a perfect, organic, plant based diet, and were not exposed to environmental toxins, emotional stresses or have problematic family histories, then there would be no need for supplements. However, no one can meet all those criteria. We all need nutrients at higher levels than what we can get from our imperfect diets. For example, it is not possible for an individual with a strong family history of cancer to eat the large quantities of certain vegetables that would be required to afford maximal cancer protection.
Herbs and supplements make up for dietary inadequacies and genetic predispositions, and allow us to consume adequate amounts of nutrients without requiring us to eat unrealistic amounts of certain foods.
I've just discussed how I recommend herbs and supplements to make up for dietary inadequacies and to offset the often toxic environments that many of us live in. I also prescribe herbs and supplements to treat and prevent disease and troubling symptoms.