The Chicago Tribune ran this short, but interesting article about alternative medicines for children:

Alternative medicines can help, harm kids
By Julie Deardorff, Tribune Newspapers

Probiotic products
A growing number of parents are treating their kids’ colds or chronic illnesses with herbs, vitamins, acupuncture and other complementary approaches that are touted as “natural” and therefore less likely to have side effects.

But natural, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean safe. Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, meanwhile, have not been well studied in children. One recent report highlighted the potential dangers of CAM use, which can include adverse effects ranging from constipation to vomiting and pain…

Read the rest by clicking-on this link:  CAM Therapies May Harm Kids

Something to think about.  Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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