How do I explain that herbs and plants can be just as harmful as mainstream medications? A coworker started selling the "It Works!" line of body wraps and supplements. Apparently, the doctor who formulates the supplements told them all that one could double up on the supplements if they weren't working, that taking too many would be "like eating too much broccoli! It's natural!" Um. No.
Well, she gave me a sample of one of the supplements, and then told me that she is giving it to her three year old for his undiagnosed ADHD. It's an "anti-stress formula" that this doctor is also touting as an ADHD treatment. I just can't quite figure out how epimedium, goldenroot, siberian ginseng, schisandra, and tribulus terrestris are going to treat ADHD. They seem to be more for ... male enhancement.
Does anyone have any advice to pass on to her? She's very gullible and from meeting her son I can understand how she wants anything to help.
Edited by MariesMama - 7/13/11 at 11:52am