Free supplement and drug interaction consultations take place on Wednesday in Edwards |

Free supplement and drug interaction consultations take place on Wednesday in Edwards

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Dr. Deborah A. Wiancek of Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic & Natural Pharmacy will give free 15-minute consulations on Wednesday about potential prescription drug/supplement interactinos. The clinic is located in Riverwalk in Edwards.
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What: Dr. Deborah Wiancek will review potential supplement and prescription medication interactions.

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

Where: Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic & Natural Pharmacy, Edwards.

More information: Please RSVP to the Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic at 970-926-7606.

EDWARDS — Naturopathic Medicine Week is this week. To celebrate, Dr. Deborah Wiancek at Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic is offering free 15-minute consulations on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. about potential drug and supplement interactions.

Are you combining drugs with supplements and herbs? Have you wondered if what you are taking is safe?

“Drugs can interact with foods, herbs, supplements, alcohol and other medications. This can be very complicated for the average consumer to figure out. Thus, Riverwalk Natural Health is offering free consultations to go over all medications, supplements and herbs that you are on to let you know if what you’re taking is safe,” Wiancek said.

The Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic & Natural Pharmacy is in Edwards, across the street from Starbucks. RSVP by calling 970-926-7606.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic doctors are primary care practitioners trained as specialists in natural medicine. Naturopathic doctors treat disease and restore health using therapies from the sciences of clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, exercise therapy, counseling, acupuncture, natural childbirth and hydrotherapy. They get to the cause of the problem instead of treating the symptoms with drugs.

In practice, naturopathic doctors perform physical examinations, laboratory testing, gynecological exams, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis, allergy testing, X-ray examinations and other diagnostic tests. They are the only primary care doctors clinically trained in the use of a wide variety of natural therapeutics. They tailor these treatments to the needs of the individual based on a cogent philosophy that acknowledges the patient as a participant.

A naturopathic doctor has a degree from a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical University. Naturopathic doctors must pass either a national or a state level board examination, and their actions are subject to review by a State Board of Examiners.

Wiancek is a graduate of Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine. She specializes in working with allergies, dermatology, gynecology, gastrointestinal and pediatric health care. Wiancek is author of “The Natural Healing Companion” and created one of the first CD-ROMs in natural medicine called “The Complete Natural Medicine Reference.” She is featured in the Idiot’s Guide to Natural Remedies and has been broadcasted by over 2,000 radio stations on various health topics. Wiancek has done various seminars including “The Latest Research in Breast Cancer Prevention” for the Betty Ford Breast Cancer Association.

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