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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The 18-month-old developed breasts: Complementary medicine

Dr. Lester Hartman's warning:

Cautions on herbal medicine in the hands of unqualified people: Remember "Ma Huang," also known as ephedra [which was banned by the FDA in 2004]. I saw kids taking this stuff "for energy" and come in shaky and hypertensive [with high blood pressure]! I had one mother use some type of "benign" Evening Primrose oil, only to have her 18-month-old baby develop breasts, as it contained estrogen. Remember Foxglove gave us Digitalis, and when a doctor played around with it he discovered that at a certain dose the patient’s leg swelling went away – but a higher dose, and the patient died….

Read another story about dangers of non-prescription medicines. Thanks to Dr. Lester Hartman as the source.

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