Monday, February 04, 2008

Pharmacist bridges conventional medicine with natural remedies

From the Calgary Herald:
Necessity drove Sherry Torkos to explore natural medicine.

Torkos, now an Ontario-based pharmacist, became ill at the age of 15.

She was struggling with celiac disease, a small bowel disorder, but doctors misdiagnosed her condition.

For three years, her health suffered.

She lost her night vision, was covered in eczema and felt depressed. Her hair stopped growing completely.

When doctors finally diagnosed her with celiac disease and put her on a gluten-free diet, she felt better, but not wonderful.

"It wasn't until I started investigating the value in taking supplements and essential fatty acids to replace what I'd been losing for all those years, and taking therapeutic dosages of vitamins, that I actually started to feel better," said Torkos on a recent stop in Calgary. ...more

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