Health Tips

Herbs and Supplements Finding Their Place in Modern Medicine


If you’ve ever glazed over at all the herbs and supplements on health food store shelves, you’re not alone. As confusing as they may seem, there is a growing body of medical evidence suggesting that some of these therapies are effective when used properly.

UCF Health’s new integrative medicine physician, Christopher Smith, M.D., who is board-certified in family medicine, will discuss some of the following herbs and supplements at the June 17 seminar entitled “Are Alternative Therapies Right for Me?”

WARNING:  Before trying any new herb or supplement, discuss it with your physician since possible side effects can occur in people with certain medical conditions.

Dr. Smith’s seminar on Wednesday, June 17, will be held from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the UCF Health location in Medical City. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

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