April 27, 2011

For people with cancer: to supplement, or not to supplement?

Posted in brisbane, health, life tagged , , , , , , at 9:30 am by Margi Macdonald

One of the things we know that people with cancer are likely to do, is seek out so-called natural remedies to ease side-effects of treatment, and aid recovery.

It’s imperative that people receiving all medically prescribed treatment understand that self-prescribing with supplements and herbal medicines is unwise and unsafe.

Buying off-the-shelf from the supermarket, internet or health food store without a personal, comprehensive consultation with a natural medicine professional is far too risky.

Before commencing supplementation, you MUST see an appropriately qualified natural medicine practitioner who will make sure your medical treatment and general health are not affected by incorrect or inappropriate use of dietary supplements and/or herbal medicines.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America provide useful information about this subject here.

In  Australia, natural medicine practitioners with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or Naturopathy are your recommended natural health professionals.

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