Actually, effective 2007, medical students ARE required to learn about the natural benefits of alternative medicine. It's all about keeping your mind and options open.
Even though many of the prescription drugs are created based on mother nature, they are still man-made chemicals. Most prescriptions treat the symptoms - they don't go after the 'cause' to fix the problem. They seem to create side-effect after side-effect - which is where they make their money. Do you honestly believe that if they DID have a cure for cancer - that they would actually sell it to us? No way! They need to keep us coming back - over and over and over. Seem repetitive? Yes, that's the idea.
Does this mean you should never go to a doctor? No way! There will always be a need for the medical profession. I just wish they didn't try to load us up on unnecessary drugs.
But the good news is that people are opening their eyes and becoming aware that the "Wellness" industry is available to them. Many people are now opting for natural solutions to their problems. People are now trying to STAY healthy - by watching their diets, exercising and living their lives better. They are taking the necessary vitamins and minerals that their body needs in order to maintain their immune system.
Remember, your body was made to fight its' own infections - it's called an "Immune System." So, whatever you can do to supply your body with the necessary nutrients, it will respond favorably.
· 1 decade ago