Should I try this supplement or medication or regimen? - Aspire Natural Health

Should I try this supplement or medication or regimen?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses:
-One of the most common questions we get asked…should I try this supplement, or medication, or diet
-How to know if it makes sense to try something?
-When you shouldn’t try supplements or medications

Hey Folks,

It’s Dr. Gerstmar from Aspire Natural Health

And in this quick video I want to talk to you about a question we hear regularly. In fact, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about it right now.

And that’s…

Should you take a medication or supplement that you’ve heard about, or read about, or been researching?

It’s a great question.

If you’re suffering, we want to do something about it.

And there are a lot of possible options out there. The trick is to know whether what you’re considering is a good choice or not.

After all the Internet is fantastic. It gives us access to so much more information than our ancestors could ever dream of. Today it’s fairly easy to be informed about our health and what’s going on for us. The problem is that it’s really hard to tell what’s great information and what’s lousy information.

Trying to learn from the Internet is often like trying to drink from a fire hose. Sorting the good from the bad can be really hard, and a lot of people we talk to are confused and frustrated.

So we get a lot of people asking us in messages or in the comments to these vlogs, on Facebook, or on blog posts or our podcasts if they should take this supplement or that supplement.

Whether it’s probiotics or digestive enzymes or various herbs…

People send us messages asking if they should try it, or which one is best for them…

And the universal answer is…We don’t know!

If we haven’t done an evaluation of you, which is in-depth and comprehensive, I have no idea if any particular supplement, medication, or diet strategy is the right one for you.

So if you really want to know, let’s talk about whether an evaluation is right for you!

I’ve also written a number of free guides on various topics like autoimmunity, IBD, IBS, and heartburn or GERD where I list some of the supplement we’ve seen help many people with those issues, so if you haven’t, please go to the website at and at the very top of the page, you’ll see the tab for free reports and you can access any of those reports there.

Now as a general rule you don’t want to start, stop or change any prescription drugs without talking with your doctor first. Get their guidance. If you don’t like your current doctor, find a different one, and work with a doctor who feels like the right fit for you.

When it comes to supplements, the reality is that most are going to be much safer to
mess around with.

As a disclaimer I do need to say if you have a serious health condition, your health is very fragile, or you are a very sensitive person, you should not be self-experimenting. Get a health expert on your side to do it right.

But for most people, most of the time, the worst bad side-effects you’re going to get from most supplements is going to be an upset stomach, headaches or fatigue.

And if you notice those symptoms, then stop the supplement you’re trying and get some guidance before going further.

If you do try a supplement, most of the time you’re going to need to take it for 1-3 months to assess if it’s helping you. Depending on what you’re dealing with, it would be a smart idea to keep a symptom log. That would include what’s going on for you both before you started the supplement or regimen and what happened when you were taking it.

One of the challenges of being human is that we quickly forget how things were for us, and it can be surprisingly easy to fool ourselves into thinking that something is or isn’t working for us. That’s why having a symptom log written down, or having an expert on your team, can be so incredibly helpful.

So there you have it…

Should you try a particular supplement or medication or regimen?

Unless we’ve done a thorough evaluation of you, I have no idea. You either need to have an expert on your side to help you determine if it makes sense for you and what’s going on for you, or in the case of most supplements – which are quite safe – do an experiment and see how it affects you.

I know it can be really hard to find a good holistic doctor, and many people have no idea where to start. That’s why I’ve put together a guide on how to choose the right holistic or integrative doctor. All you need to do it fill out the short form below and we’ll happily send that to you for FREE. So click down below.

At Aspire Natural Health we are experts at treating digestive issues and autoimmune diseases. If that’s you, we’d love to connect.

We offer a no-obligation no-pressure chat to see if we can help you, and if we’re the right fit to work together.

If we are, we’ll move forward, and if we’re not, we’ll do our best to connect you with the person who can best help you.

You have nothing to lose, so call us now at 425-202-7849 or email us at

Until next time folks…Take care!


At Aspire Natural Health we are experts at helping people suffering with digestive issues and autoimmunity.

Are you looking for help?

Email us at or call us at 425-202-7849.

The first step of our process is to see if we’re a good fit for one another. If we are, we’ll talk about next steps. If not, that’s okay, and we’ll do our best to help you find the right person.

Everything is no-obligation and no-pressure, so you don’t have to worry. You have nothing to lose!

Call us at 425-202-7849 or email us now!

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How can you tell if the supplements you’re taking are working

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