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Advice on staying healthy the natural way

If you are experiencing high blood pressure or cholesterol, joint pain, digestive distress or insomnia, Sherry Torkos might have an answer to help relieve your discomfort or overall health.

Torkos is the author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, which has now been published in a second, updated edition.

Torkos is a pharmacist by trade who has written several books on the benefits of using natural medicine rather than prescription drugs to solve our medical ills.

She will be the guest speaker on the topic of natural solutions to common health problems at a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Nature's Fare Market, 120-1876 Cooper Rd. in Orchard Plaza.

While Torkos says prescription drugs have their place in helping to eradicate our medical issues, she advocates for longer-term solutions that involve natural medicine applications.

"More and more people are looking for preventative measures to stop health problems before they occur. People are looking to do such things as take vitamin supplements, for example, because they want to stay healthy and avoid using prescription drugs," Torkos said.

"While prescription drugs can be helpful when you are sick, the problem is many of these drugs have side affects, so be solving one health problem you may be creating another."

If you want to reserve a seat for the Nature Fare Market presentation by Torkos, call 250-762-8636.

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