Being a baby-boomer “of a certain age,” I was beginning to feel the effects of what I wistfully describe as my “more active, younger years.”
To put it more bluntly, as I am aging, I am paying a physical price for all my years as an immortal fool when I abused my body in sports, climbing, skiing, jumping, running (and falling).
Funny thing about “modern” American medicine – corporate medicine – is that there are people with (maybe) a high-school education who are second-guessing the recommendations of our physicians (who have all spent a minimum of 11 years beyond high-school getting their medical education).
In other words, the only medications that worked for some of my injuries were denied by my insurance company. That forced me to buy my meds on the “gray market.” Pretty ironic: an MD/PhD, working in a great hospital system, chief of my division, forced to buy my meds on the international gray market.
So, I began looking around. Ever since my introduction to Integrative, evidence-based remedies by mothers of my patients, I have continued to research the medical literature for alternatives to pharmaceuticals and surgery; alternative remedies with strong supporting evidence from clinical trials.
Those studies led me to various “nutraceutical” alternatives to the medications I was buying on the gray market. And guess what … I found a regimen that works great! And – get this – with NONE of the adverse side effects that were associated with my meds.
During my search, I encountered the wonders of green tea, and also some surprising facts about the phytochemicals in both tea and coffee.
My regimen now includes a collection:
- serious daily workout, followed by
- yoga, followed by
The site, SacredHerbals.com, started with my old friend (don’t tell him I said he’s old), Al Collins, is a collection of tips that I have discovered in my search. I think that you will enjoy the articles there, even if you’re not an aging boomer like me. And if the site’s not “live” when you visit, please sign up to be notified when we officially launch!
And please, contact me any time: faust AT sacredherbals DOT com