North Central College in the News

North Central College professor featured on Edward-Elmhurst medical podcast

Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Ashwani Garg discussed herbal medicine and dietary supplements—the good, bad and ugly

Diet culture and overall wellness trends have been on the rise in recent decades. More than half of adults in the U.S. have reporter using supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc. But, are they good for you to consume? Does complementary and alternative medicine help cure diseases? Are multivitamins good or necessary for you to consume?

Dr. Ashwani Garg, medical director and clinical associate professor of physician assistant studies at North Central College, was interviewed on Edward-Elmhurst Health’s “Health 360 with Dr. G” podcast, where he discussed common herbal remedies, dietary supplements and alternative treatments and provided insights on how they can support wellness.

“As far as integrated medicine goes, many people find it not to be as profitable as they had hoped,” said Dr. Garg. “With integrated medicine there is a core that overlaps with lifestyle, which is low cost and high impact, and on some level, [people] can incorporate some herbal medicines to coincide with that.”

Click here to listen to the full podcast on Edward-Elmhurst Health’s website.