I am currently watching from afar as someone I love dearly is suffering thanks to big pharma. This person has had a stream of horrible reactions to commonly prescribed medications. Each time she has reported the side effects, her doctors are branding her a kook, a hypochondriac and worse. She is now disabled, depressed, and has ended up in the emergency room almost monthly thanks to the 'side effects' of the medication she has been prescribed.
I have explained to her the dietary changes I know from personal experience will reverse her condition. I have offered her the phone number of a natural health practitioner in her area with over three decades of experience who reversed my symptoms that were like hers. Each time she argues that these things aren't "safe." She then tells me about her latest visit to the emergency room thanks to her supposedly "safe" prescription medications.
There is a place for BOTH prescription medication AND natural healing. Many conditions respond great to natural methods - dietary changes, herbs, homeopathy, gentle exercises, changes in habits. Many others do not and require a prescription medication of some sort.
But we need access to natural health and educated consumers who understand the risks and benefits....who are willing to do the work that natural healing methods sometimes require (changing your diet is HARD - believe me, I know - I am expert at changing, failing, and starting fresh.)
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