The last time your doctor prescribed you an antibiotic, what directions came with the prescription? Most doctors and pharmacists will warn about the importance of taking the antibiotic prescription in its entirety, but have they ever recommended taking a probiotic along with the antibiotic?
For thousands of years, cultures world-wide have relied on consuming natural products such as food and drinks in order to sustain strong minds and healthy bodies. However, over the last century, nutritional supplements have been made available for consumption as an addition to the nutrients received from daily nourishment. According to a 2013 Gallup survey, half of Americans currently take a vitamin or supplement to augment their daily health care routine in order to assist them in maintaining a positive, healthy lifestyle.[i] How much do you actually know about the supplements that you are putting into your body? Could your “healthy” dietary supplements actually be doing you more harm than good?
As a freelance writer, I have had many interesting opportunities that have expanded my horizons and interests. During the time I spent blogging for a natural supplement company, I learned a great deal about the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries. Lately, I have seen a lot of misleading information floating around social media, so I wanted to share some of the knowledge I gained and what I took away from that industry.
Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.