All too often the list of side effects accompanying a chemical drug is ignored when a “quick fix” is all that is wanted.

In the last few years, the options for homeopathic or natural remedies, with no side effects, have greatly increased.  Understanding these alternatives and how to control your own health could make all the difference.

"Don't forget that in ten years you will be ten years older.  Take advantage of the healthy things available to you," said Mary Ann DeMartino, a certified herbalist and assistant manager of the health food store, Mother Earth in Gainesville, Florida.