Medicinal herbs are plants that have been used in the treatment of just about every ailment known to humankind for thousands of years. It is believed by many traditional cultures, and by many sages as well, that for every “dis-ease” suffered by people, there is a cure in the natural world.
Studies show that about 25 to 50 percent of the prescription drugs dispensed in the United States contain at least one active ingredient derived from herbal material, either herbal extracts or synthesized to imitate a natural herbal compound. Herbs are extremely powerful medicine in their natural form. Herbal therapy is safe, effective, and a proven means to treat a variety of complaints.
Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic has one of the most complete herbal pharmacies in the area and is extremely diligent about the companies from which herbs are sourced – with a focus on laboratory-confirmed presence of active ingredients, purity and strength, from sustainable and organic sources. All herbs sold in this office are pharmaceutical grade.
Herbs can be magical medicines, but only if they are properly manufactured and contaminant free!
Americans are exposed to 80,000 – 85,000 chemicals every 7 days. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies, and the research also suggests that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems.
Livers become overworked, free radicals become common, weight gain, premature aging, and disease occurs because an increased burden is put on the liver, kidneys and digestive system to remove all the excessive free radicals. It is so important to be on a detoxification program that is tailored to the individual.
Certain people need a little more help cleaning out the liver, others need to remove toxic fat, and some people need to clean out their bowel. Most people need to do some sort of detoxification to combat the toxicity of the world lived in today.