Duke's Materia Tonica
Someone is overweight because their body is lacking nutrition and requires additional nutrients from food to maintain a healthy weight and perform. Being hungry and eating food with little nutrient content, such as empty calories, like sugar and junk or fast food, does not promote healthy weight and performance. Eating a complete diet of nutrient-dense foods, such as vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, and dairy, with additional supplements, promotes healthy weight and performance.
Food is what someone eats and drinks in their diet that is required for health, wellness, and well-being, such as water, beverages, meals, snacks, and dietary supplements. Food is best consumed in balance during meals. The body will have feelings of hunger when the body desires nutrition to function, recover, develop, and grow, which is satisfied by eating food and drinking water and beverages. Food is medicine to assist in healing the body.
At any age a healthy erection is a vital part of physical intimacy with a partner.
Recreational drugs are a classification of non-ingestible dangerous petrochemicals, plants, and drug compounds, such as cannabis, cocaine, steroids, opioids, and psilocybin which are not foods and not dietary supplements. Recreational drugs are incorrectly used, by self-medication, for pain relief or to incorrectly substitute the non-functionality of the body, including emotional and mental states, often with unsafe self-treatment of diagnosed diseases and conditions.
Intoxicants are alcoholic beverages, tobacco, various drugs, and non-ingestible items which are not foods and not dietary supplements; including the act of smoking and vaping, which are regulated because they lack health benefits and have adverse effects from consumption. Intoxicants are inappropriately used as substitutes to satisfy cravings of various types in the body, emotions, and mind, such as hunger for nutrition and nutrient dense foods or emotional connection, which may lead to a recursive craving for more intoxicants.
Cannabis flowers and leaves contain the approved medical drug CBD and are used as a recreational drug and intoxicant by many cultures for the narcotic properties that cause physical, emotional, and mental impairment. Cannabis flowers and leaves are non-ingestible plant parts which are not foods and not dietary supplements. The intoxicant and impairment side effects of cannabis are because the flowers and leaves contain cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, which may be abused.
A side effect is the risk of unwanted consequences from taking a medical drug. A side effect is an adverse reaction of abnormal functioning within the body, emotions, and mind that is an unintended result, different than the desired disease or condition treatment, which may be benign, cause injury, or death.
Hemp refers to the industrial use of the cannabis sativa plant for the fibers that are used in the manufacture of goods. Hemp seeds are used as food for nutritional reasons and their medicinal properties in herbalism and herbal medicine.
A prescription is an authorization that is prescribed by a healthcare professional for medical drugs, procedures, therapy, and counselling in the prevention, management, treatment, and cure of a disease or condition that has been diagnosed.
Why is the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) 1994 Important for Dietary Supplements? - Jason J. Duke
DSHEA (1994) is important legislation, passed by the US Congress, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (1938); further defining supplement industry standards, regulation, and safe manufacture. In 2000, further rulings for supplements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulate them solely as food and not drugs for medical use.
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