Hello, I am new to this board.
I am beginning my Nursing classes/program, soon, and the information on this site is amazing- thank goodness! It is good to see how the "real world" of Nursing vents, and what concerns come up, etc.
Recently, my honey had surgery, and his doctor told him to stop taking any and all suppliments. Ginko something or other was the number one item he warned against. And, of course, honey had just bought himself a new bottle of it a few days before his first appointment with the surgeon. Thank goodness the medical community is hip to "alternative" remedies, and knows to ask about home suppliments!
I don't think suppliments, in moderation, are a bad thing- I really have not seen much of a change in behaviors or symptoms based on "self-mediation of home remedies and herbal suppliments" but, then again, some people do believe in it- whatever floats your boat. But, I do believe it is crucial to know what a person ingests, in order to better treat that patient.