Whatever the health condition, it’s probably best, in most cases, to seek the advice of more than one health care professional.
An MSNBC story mentions that only about half of Americans get second opinions, which are especially important in one of the following situations:
- When surgery is suggested
- If the condition is not getting better
- If medications are prescribed for long-term use
- If drugs are causing side effects
In many cases, there are several alternative practitioners who can help patients find safe, natural approaches to health care. It might be a good idea to consult with chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths or other alternative providers that recommend enzyme therapy, nutritive supplements or lifestyle changes for improved health.
As a safe alternative to NSAIDs, steroids and prescription medications, which often carry with them the risk of side effects, enzyme-based nutritional products can provide support for cardiovascular, colon, joint and digestive health, as well as several other concerns. Enzyme-based products also can provide inflammatory support. Digestive enzymes, in particular, can help the body better absorb nutrients and maintain a healthy immune system.