Healthcare is a hot topic in today’s economy. Whether you are in Congress debating the bill or a family forced to make healthcare decisions based on your financial factors, you have probably been touched by the crisis. One way families are saving money is by eliminating prescriptions.
Any unproven treatment for an illness or disease is considered an alternative medical approach by most American medical doctors. “Unproven” means there is not enough acceptable scientific evidence to show that the treatment works. The term alternative medicine refers to a wide variety of treatments considered outside “mainstream” or “usual” medical approaches in the United States today.
People often combine foods. For example, chocolate and peanut butter might be considered a tasty combination. But eating chocolate and taking certain drugs might carry risks. In fact, eating chocolate and taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, such as Nardil (phenelzine) or Parnate (tranylcypromine), could be dangerous.
If you are taking a medication, is it OK to drive? Most likely, yes. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises that it’s best to be absolutely sure before you get behind the wheel.