Everything we do carries some risk and potential consequences. That’s particularly evident when using medications – I’m sure you’ve heard the long list of potential side effects they rattle off during the TV drug commercials. Medications work because they might enhance or suppress a process or biochemical reaction in your body that’s causing a problem, and that’s good in that it causes relief of the problem. However, just because a specific process or reaction is causing harm one place in your body, that doesn’t mean it’s causing harm everywhere else in your body. Unfortunately, we’re not yet at the stage where we have a drug that only affects the process/reaction in the area where we want it affected. But we’re getting closer…
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