MSNBC has obtained a transcript of an interview conducted by a CNN reporter with an herbal medicine researcher.
The interview is titled “Herbal medicine: What it is, when it’s right for you, and why you need it.”
The transcript of the interview is available for viewing below.CNN’s Brian Stelter spoke with Dr. Dinesh D’Souza, director of the National Center for Integrative Medicine at Duke University.
Dr. Stelters interview with Dr D’ Souza is part of an ongoing series that explores the impact of alternative medicine.
D’SOUZA: There is a lot of evidence now that herbal medicine works, that it’s an effective medicine, that there are a lot more people out there using it than there are doctors prescribing it.
It has a very high uptake rate in terms of the populations that are using it, but the real question is, can it actually help people?
How do you convince people to try herbal medicine?STELTER: I would say, yes, it’s possible.
I think it’s a lot easier than many people realize, I think that there’s a huge amount of evidence to suggest that herbalism works.
I mean, the reason we think it works is because we have this incredible system of medicine that is based on the principle of bioavailability.
It’s the amount of nutrients that are absorbed by the body, the amount that is absorbed by your cells, the type of nutrients and compounds that you’re ingesting.
So it’s all about how much of that bioavailability you’re getting.
But if you’re trying to make a prescription, there’s always this risk that your body’s not going to be able to absorb the nutrients and the bioavailability, so that you might be getting a higher dose, and that’s actually a big issue for a lot, a lot if you want to make medical decisions.
So if you’ve got a disease, you want as much of the nutrition that you need.
And if you don’t, you’re going to get a higher-dose prescription.
But there are studies showing that if you actually have a drug effect, if you make a drug, you can actually improve people’s quality of life, so there’s evidence that it works.
And there’s even evidence that herbal medicines can actually help with some of the symptoms of chronic diseases.
So, I would definitely say that, yes.
But I think what people often forget is that we’ve always been on this frontier, and it’s just a really big, really exciting frontier.
So there’s lots of work to be done.
But we’ve got some pretty good data to suggest it can be done, and if we can find a way to use it effectively, it would be a huge benefit for the entire community.STELTS: Let’s get to the other part of the conversation.
What does herbal medicine do?
It’s known to help with asthma, some forms of diabetes, weight loss, and many other health problems.
How does it work?
The National Center on Biotechnology Information (NCBI) lists a variety of ingredients in herbal medicine that help with things like asthma, asthma medication, antifungal medications, and weight loss.
Some herbal remedies are also thought to help reduce inflammation, which is one of the things that causes inflammation and other diseases.
How do you know if your doctor is using these herbs?
I’ve seen it from my own experiences.
I’ve had my own asthma, and I’ve also had my doctor prescribe these herbs and take them out of my system.
So I’ve been really lucky in that I’ve never had a problem with them, and even though I have asthma, I’m not allergic to them.
I just find them a little odd.
But the other side of it is that I have a lot to learn about the science behind herbal medicines, and the FDA has actually been very open to my ideas, and they’ve actually gotten my data.
So that’s a great sign.STELS: Do you have any other tips for people who want to try the herbs?
There’s also a lot out there, and so I do have some tips for them.
There’s a few of them that I think would be useful, and a couple of others that I haven’t thought of yet, and just don’t know enough about.
One thing that I would recommend to people, if they have allergies to any of the ingredients in the herbs, to start with, especially the ones that are more toxic, then go and find out about a natural doctor.
That way you’ll know what they recommend, and you’ll be able do a little bit more research, and hopefully get some help.
You may be able find some really great products.
And I would also recommend that people talk to their doctor before they start using any of these herbs, and ask them what they know about the herbs and what they think about them, because there are some things that are really unknown about these herbs.