“No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature.”
Ok, I have to tell you that I love natural supplements. Sometimes. For limited time use. If we use natural supplements as a replacement for medications over a long period of time, we have to know there are some risks too. Even natural supplements over time will take a toll on the liver and kidneys (the organs metabolizing and eliminating these supplements). Many people choose to work with natural supplements as they believe there is no harm from them. If you have limited function of these organs to begin with, the natural supplements will create more strain on them. So it’s always best to get blood tests regularly to make sure your organs can handle any new vitamin, mineral or herbal supplement.
The bigger concern I would like to remind you about is the dependence that can happen on even natural supplements. Like people who cannot have peaceful sleep or regular bowel movements without their daily magnesium. The intention for natural medicine originally was to help people’s bodies have some assistance for a short time for a symptom, and then re-train the body to take care of normal function again. So many people have just replaced a dependence on a pharmaceutical medication to a dependence on a natural supplement. And we’ve forgotten to work with the healing power of nature to help the body get back to best function.
In my office, I work to help people re-train their mind-body connection for optimum functioning. Our symptoms and signs are often the body’s way to let us know what needs more attention and focus. Many times the messages are about repressed feelings and emotions. I believe the body and mind are always letting us know what they need for our best health. The question is – are you listening? I help you listen to your own body/mind messages and help direct your efforts accordingly.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-920-8975 for some guidance to hear your body/mind messages.