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Are the treatments of natural medication supporting doctors as effective as other doctors?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown.
Natural remedies can be marketed without any testing to see if they work or not, and most have not been tested properly.
The few exceptions such as melatonin have become part of regular medicine.

In brief: Unknown.
Natural remedies can be marketed without any testing to see if they work or not, and most have not been tested properly.
The few exceptions such as melatonin have become part of regular medicine.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Healthy Lifestyle
There is no question that most illness could be avoided if people would adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Even after becoming ill, adopting healthy habits with exercise, balanced diet, and stress reduction can have dramatic benefits. But don't rely only on natural medicines to treat serious problems after an illness sets in.

In brief: Healthy Lifestyle
There is no question that most illness could be avoided if people would adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Even after becoming ill, adopting healthy habits with exercise, balanced diet, and stress reduction can have dramatic benefits. But don't rely only on natural medicines to treat serious problems after an illness sets in.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
In brief: Variable
"Natural" therapeutic products are still chemicals and they are not regulated by FDA like prescription medications so there is no quality control.
They may also have other chemicals that are used to make the pill. The only OTC products I recommend are a balanced multi vitamin such as Centrum or equivalent and fish oil

In brief: Variable
"Natural" therapeutic products are still chemicals and they are not regulated by FDA like prescription medications so there is no quality control.
They may also have other chemicals that are used to make the pill. The only OTC products I recommend are a balanced multi vitamin such as Centrum or equivalent and fish oil
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Yes
I explained to my children - as a md i give medication for high BP knowing it is going to damage their kidney.
As a holistic physician i help them understand what caused the blood pressure and use remedy that resolves the problem. Only difference is insurance does not cover so it is cheaper for a patient to be sick, takes effort and commitment to be healthy.

In brief: Yes
I explained to my children - as a md i give medication for high BP knowing it is going to damage their kidney.
As a holistic physician i help them understand what caused the blood pressure and use remedy that resolves the problem. Only difference is insurance does not cover so it is cheaper for a patient to be sick, takes effort and commitment to be healthy.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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