Dr. Stephen Alter
Nutrition and Herbal Supplementation:
The goal of most Americans is to be as active and healthy for as long as possible. Proper nutrition, as intended by nature, fuels our inner healing force with the right natural substances in order for the body to function at its fullest potential. Nature's resources such as whole foods, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and other natural bounties are designed for use in our immune systems. However, because most of us have a profound "lack of knowledge" as to what our bodies need to function properly, we find ourselves out of balance and susceptible to all sorts of illnesses.
Herbal Therapy has three main functions:
(1) Treating the immediate problem, such as killing bacteria or a virus
(2) Strengthening the body, helping it to recover
(3) Maintaining health
The reason Herbal Therapy experiences much greater success treating common diseases has to do with the nature of the herb itself. Herbs are effective for prevention and treatment of disease because they adjust one's energetic balance. Since this energetic balance forms the basis of the strength of your immune system, Herbal Therapy can help you recover from common ailments faster, getting you back to being your best and living your life to the fullest.