Sherry Torkos, Holistic Pharmacist
Sherry was Tonia's guest on Food Talk For Health


Why is it that some ancient remedies are constantly being questioned when they have been used to improve health for centuries? 

As Science Plays Catch-Up With The Power of Ancient Remedies, Where Do You Turn for Effective Healing?

Science has advanced medicine over the years, but do tried-and-true ancient remedies still endure?  “For centuries, certain remedies have been passed down from generation to generation to heal common health maladies and promote youthfulness and vitality,” said
Sherry Torkos, holistic pharmacist and author of more than a dozen books on
natural health and healing including,“Saving Women’s Hearts.” 
“Modern medicine constantly attempts to artificially replicate what nature has proven to do
flawlessly when it comes to natural health and healing. This dichotomy can lend itself to a
Lychee (from SherryTorkos.com)
public debate about the right course of medical action, but cutting-edge science is
caching up to validate that many of these age old remedies are quite effective.”

In fact, history shows us that in the 1500s “alternative” was actually the norm in
medicine. Women were charged with taking care of the entire family, which meant that
their kitchen often became their lab. 
Concocting cures naturally evolved into
distilling tinctures and other scientific explorations in the healing arts that are still used today in complementary medicine.

“What’s exciting is that many of these remedies are backed by solid science now,”said Torkos. “We don’t have to rely on ancient elixirs passed on by our mothers for improved
health and vitality, because reputable companies have put these natural antidotes to the test to prove scientifically what exact doses are needed and the correct delivery systems
required to make healing effective.”

Sherry Torkos, B.Sc.Phm., R.Ph., is a pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor and
health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others. She graduated with honors from
the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time she has been
practicing holistic pharmacy in the Niagara region of Ontario. Her philosophy of practice is to
integrate conventional and complementary therapies to optimize health and prevent disease.
Torkos has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care. As
a leading health expert, she has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and
the public. Torkos is frequently interviewed on news shows throughout North America and
abroad. She has authored 18 books and booklets, including, “Saving Women’s Hearts,” “The
Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” and “The Glycemic Index Made Simple        

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