With the rising cost of prescriptions, worries about health care access, valid concerns of serious side effects, and the general lack of information about what happens when several prescriptions are combined, it's no surprise that people are looking for a better way to maintain their health. And while there's a lot of great information floating around on the internet, there's also a lot of misinformation that will only serve to confuse people looking for reliable answers to their questions.
As a member of the team at one of the biggest herbal medicine and supplement stores in the Northeast, I, along with my colleagues, have spent almost 40 years being a source of advice and information regarding herbs and natural remedies. And while we are not doctors (so we cannot diagnose or prescribe) we can provide information and instructions on how to make educated decisions for yourself.
Over time, we have narrowed down the crucial information one must take into account when switching from prescriptions to natural remedies. Here's our best advice on switching from drugs to herbal remedies: