I’m a non-pharmaceutical kind of gal. When we’re young, most of us are healthy and take no nutritional supplements. There is no need for pharmaceutical drugs. Most people don’t even take vitamins until prenatals come into the picture.
But as time passes, necessity sometimes demands that we take other medications. Women, for instance, take birth control pills or use patches. You get my drift.
By the time we’re in our Second Half the years of overdoing begin to catch up with us. We go to our doctor and he tells us we need to:
- Lose weight
- Lower our cholesterol
- Get more exercise
In “the old days” doctors didn’t just look for what was wrong with us. They also tried to find out the actual cause of what ailed us. In the modern world Western doctors (most of them) seem intent on one-size-fits-all diagnoses based on age and sex. Sometime they hardly look at the patient and rarely touch us. After drawing blood and having it analyzed, they begin to prescribe.
Taking prescription drugs to maintain optimum health is the opposite of Natural Health.
Finding the natural way to lose weight, lower our cholesterol, maintain heart and prostate health – this is a full-time learning job. And we don’t have to believe everything we read, either on the internet or in the library. We certainly don’t have to believe everything we see on television.
The good news is that most natural remedies are benign. If you use too much fiber, you may become uncomfortable or bloated, but you won’t overdose. Using teas and herbs and spices or OTC capsules will likely not cause you any permanent damage, unlike statins and pharmaceutical blood thinners.
My mother is a Cancer survivor. She made it through all the therapies just fine, but what doctors neglected to tell her was that some of the drugs they gave her must be taken for the rest of her life. When I saw her struggle with the drug issue, it made me even more determined to fight against that in my own life.
For more than twenty years I’ve been searching for alternative means of maintaining my health and mobility. I strive for Natural Health and I’m willing to share what I’ve learned with you. As I add conditions and my own experiences, they will show up in the navigation drop-down.
* Disclaimer: These are my own personal experiences and do not represent medical advice. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.