The efficacy of nonpharmacologic agents for wound care should encourage discussion of their usefulness and appropriateness in wound management.
Oral copper supplements are not recommended unless extensive metabolic testing shows a true copper deficiency.
Commercially prepared kefir is considered to be safe, mainly as a result of the pasteurization process that is required for dairy products.
Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid and has high concentrations of vitamins A and D.
Boron is found in small amounts in the earth’s surface and is thought to be produced by the collection of particulate matter of meteorites.
Coal tar products are commonly used as a treatment for psoriasis.
Long-term use of alfalfa has an immune-stimulating effect and can worsen autoimmune conditions such as lupus and multiple sclerosis.
Frankincense is one of a multitude of rediscovered botanical products being studied for use in a variety of diseases and conditions.
Holy basil’s protective mechanisms are thought to be due to the increase in antioxidant activity and alteration in gene expression.
Kratom’s legal future is uncertain, pending further review from the DEA and FDA.