My wife (an RN) brought your magazine home for me to read. More articles like “Herbal Remedies: Drug-Herb Interactions” (April 2002:22–32) are needed in today’s media. The author brought up many issues affecting over 40% of the US population, that is, those who take supplements.

I am a naturopathic physician, trained at a 4-year naturopathic medical school (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) and have consulted with many patients and their doctors on reactions and interactions of the supplements they are taking. The one problem with the article in the April issue that is consistent with other information from the conventional medical community is that people should not take supplements that may interact in deference to the drug therapy. We need a positive integration model, not one of “this or that.” For instance, omega 3 (fish oils) and CoQ 10...

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