The Complete herbal Guide Team: What should you be cautious about when buying a supplement?
Stacey Chillemi: CAUTION: Interactions with other medications - Some dietary supplements may interact with other supplements or prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Taking a combination of supplements or using the products with medications (whether prescription or OTC drugs) can cause dangerous interactions which could be life-threatening. Some common negative interactions:
- Calcium can interact with heart medicine, certain diuretics, and aluminum and magnesium-containing antacids.
- Magnesium can interact with certain diuretics, some cancer drugs, and magnesium-containing antacids.
- Vitamin K can interact with blood thinners like Coumadin
- St. John's Wort is known to adversely affect selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs (i.e., anti-depressant drugs), and birth control pills
The Complete herbal Guide Team: What other alternative methods do you find very effective for individuals suffering from diseases or disorders?
Stacey Chillemi: I find yoga and meditation to be an excellent resource for inner healing both mentally and physically.
The Complete herbal Guide Team: What are the benefits of meditation and yoga?
Stacey Chillemi: Meditation and yoga is recognized as providing broad-based benefit for numerous health conditions; from stress and anxiety to depression, addictions, immune system function, blood pressure, hormonal balance - and there’s much more. Meditation and yoga is a spiritual practice meant to deepen ones direct relationship with themselves and the world around them. Yoga and meditation also helps individual’s stay deeply in tune with their inner life and spiritual nature. They awaken to the reality of their soul. Such development manifests as increasing peace, calm, joy, love, wisdom, power - and more, plus contributes to general life and relationship enhancement. The greatest benefit of meditation and yoga, however, is experiencing unconditional love and joy.
The Complete herbal Guide Team: Do you have a website people can visit?
The Complete herbal Guide Team: Where can people find your book?
Health Expert, author, speaker, and health coach Stacey Chillemi is author of the new book, TheComplete Herbal Guide to Natural Healing: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body andMaintaining Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals,Fruits, Vegetables and Alternative Medicine. Chillemi’s passion is helping others discover the surprising secrets to healing the body and maintaining excellent health for life. Stacey has dedicated her life to the field of health, alternative medicine and herbal medicine. Stacey educates others and shares with them the natural remedies to stay healthy, restore health, and look and feel younger. If you have been on a roller-coaster ride of medical conditions, you will finally be able to heal your body, and maintain excellent health for life.