14 things to never lie to your doctor about
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6. The supplements you take
Though you might think there's a battle happening between holistic doctors and primary care physicians, there's one big thing they all have in common: they want to help you stay healthy and happy.
Dr Dempsey says that sometimes patients are embarrassed to admit they are taking vitamins, supplements or herbs because their doctor might scold them for believing in natural remedies.
The opposite, actually, is true.
They need to understand what you're popping each morning to make sure they're prescribing you what's most compatible for your body.
"The truth is that many doctors believe vitamins are important for patients with vitamin deficiencies. Unfortunately, there can be interactions between certain vitamins or herbs and prescription medication. These interactions could lead to higher or lower levels of the medication they are taking, which could greatly impact their health. It is crucial for patients to be upfront about everything they are taking," she says.
Want to know what the experts avoid? Here’s the list of foods, processed goods, ingredients, and chemicals that nutritionists won’t put on their plates.