Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I avoid chemicals as much as possible in my food, my skincare and cosmetics as well as my medicine. Sometimes this poses a conflict with me being vegetarian.
image courtesy of the NY Times
I have been in extensive conversations with people especially involving my thyroid medicine which included almost being taken to court and threatened with incarceration by a wackjob endocrinologist. Her bullying did not convince me that synthroid was better than taking natural dessicated thyroid without corn fillers however, that is a story for another time.
Everyday we see commercials by law firms telling us that if we suffered X symptoms, had a stroke or heart attack or even died from taking FDA regulated medicine then we need to call them right away.
No thanks. I will exert a little extra time doing research and take something without all those harmful side effects. Such as natural medicine from Biotics Research. www.bioticsresearch.com/
Sunday morning, I awoke with sniffles so decided to take some vitamin C and zinc. Although it probably helped throughout the day, by the evening I had a major head cold. Biotics Ultra Vir-X came to my rescue and within 2 days, the cold is now almost gone. The only bad part is that most of Biotics capsules are made with gelatin which of course, is not vegetarian.
image courtesy of uncommon knowledge
After given this much thought, I decided a few years ago that the good of natural medicine outweighs the small amount of animal product within it and far outweighs the severe and potentially deadly side effects of some OTC and prescription medicines.