I have been wondering what herbs, supplements, and/or vitamins people are taking and why? I don't mean your prescriptions - that would be too personal.
I bought a book called "Food as Medicine" and it recommends herbs, supplements, and foods for whatever condition a person has. I have had a doctor watch my thyroid (go to my "Let's Laugh" post for a funny about this) but never prescribed anything because it was never quite bad enough to do anything about. This book recommended taking kelp because of its iodine content so I do. I also take a fish oil supplement - cholesterol runs in the family. I take CoQ10 for the heart. I take a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement for joints, a multi-vitamin, Vitamin C, and zinc. I was taking a couple other things but ran out and didn't replace. The zinc is for blood pressure.
Some of the rationale is that our food is so highly processed that vitamins/minerals are lost so we need to supplement. Have any of you gone to organic food?
I would also be interested to know if any of you have ever taken these diet pills that are on the market or that we see advertised. What was your experience?
What are your feelings about this? Is this hard on the liver? Have any of you noticed that it did any good?