Sure, itâ€™s important to have remedies on hand for colds, upset stomachs, and minor cuts and scrapes, but now that the kids are in junior high, donâ€™t you think itâ€™s time to toss that teething gel? And do you really have plans for those decades-old prescription pills? The key to good home health care is focusing on what you truly need.
When writer Laurie Tarkan let an internist and a naturopathic doctor peek inside her medicine chest, she figured theyâ€™d find a few things wanting. What she didnâ€™t expect them to unearth were drugs older than her 9-year-old son, triplicate packages of decongestants, and enough Percocet to numb her brain for weeks. With Alper and naturopathic doctor Lysanji Edsonâ€™s guidance, Tarkan gave her cabinet a full-body makeover. Hereâ€™s how it looks today.