Re: Natural Suuplements
I am not convinced that the promotion of drugs and the suspicions of supplements is not just a very expensive campaign to encourage us to take the targeted product. For example, the study that discredited St. John's Wort was financed by a drug company. The long term effects of psychotropic drugs are also not known. Unfortunately, we take these things with the mistaken impression that they are not harmful. There have been many drugs taken off the market years after they were heralded as being wonder drugs, removed because of their dangerous effects.
I take 5-HTP for depression. It's a precursor to serotonin, found naturally in some foods. I have never had ill effects from it. Also, I take a homeopathic product v-C 15 by Dr. Reckeweg.
Daily exercise, sunlight, vitamins, minerals, avoidance of alcohol, carbohydrates, caffeine--it all adds up. It's worth a try.