Trying out a new audio player. It is good to try out new things but with Botanicals and Herbal Supplements you want to be extra careful.
In this week's show I focus on what you need to know and three or more places to visit to gather facts that can help you make decision about how you want to proceed.
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- StatNews on Sleeping Medications for Older People http://www.choosingwisely.org/patient-resources/treating-insomnia-and-anxiety-in-older-people/
- Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Ingredients page http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monosReq.do?lang=eng&monotype=single
- Herbs at a Glance https://nccih.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm
- Mayo Clinic – Herbal Supplements What To Know Before You Buy http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/herbal-supplements/art-20046714
- The National Institute of Health has a specific page about botanical and herbal supplements; it is Office of Dietary Supplements. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/BotanicalBackground-HealthProfessional
- National Institutes of Health’s Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine website: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/supplements/wiseuse.htm
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