Is Placing All Your Faith In Modern Medicine Bad For Your Health?

Modern medicine has made huge progress in improving our health and extending our life span, but is our total faith in modern pharmaceuticals causing more problems for us to deal with?

Do you run to the doctor or pharmacy for every ache and pain, or do you have some natural therapies that you try first?

Almost two decades ago, my first daughter made her early arrival into the world and I was instantly besotted. I only wanted the best for her and her health. Like most little ones, she had her fair share of sore throats and ear infections. I would run to the doctor’s for anti-biotics so that she would be well again as soon as possible.

At the same time I started to do some research into possible natural treatments for these common childhood ill’s as I had read enough about giving children too many drugs and that natural resistance to common bugs and viruses are reduced if the body never has to fight them.

I discovered the amazing world of Aromatherapy, herbs, vitamins, massage, reflexology and all sorts of other natural therapies that have been used for centuries to maintain good health!

Now don’t think I am going to spend the next few hundred words telling you to never go to the doctors again, because I won’t! I have great faith in my doctor for things that I know need medical intervention. You won’t see me trying to mend a broken arm with essential oils and a bandaid!

Now don’t think I am going to spend the next few hundred words telling you to never go to the doctors again, because I won’t! I have great faith in my doctor for things that I know need medical intervention. You won’t see me trying to mend a broken arm with essential oils and a bandaid!

What I would love to do, is open your mind to the possibilites that are available to anyone and why you should consider looking into alternatives that will not only save you money but can help you improve your health or help you maintain it.

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Nobody wants to be in pain. It makes perfect sense to take action and get help to fix what is wrong.

A quick trip to the doctors will normally result in a prescription for medication, but when you take the tablets home, do you actually sit and read the leaflet that lists all the possible side effects that might occur when you consume that drug. This is the biggest issue with modern day pharmaceuticals, they cause problems whilst fixing another. Obviously if you have a life threatening condition, looking to alternative medicine for a quick fix is just down right dangerous and you would have rocks in your head if you took that path.

Insomnia is a nasty beast that attacks all of us from time to time. Lack of sleep is so debilitating, and any mother of young children will vouch for how horrible it is to function when you are bone tired. Medication can be prescribed to help induce sleep, and that is a godsend, but those drugs can take hours to leave your system the next day making it unsafe for you to drive. With a few small dietary changes and pure essential oils massaged into your feet each night, will help your body find it’s own natural sleep pattern, drug free.

Stress affects us all at times. We live busy lives and try to achieve so much every day. Stress can be very detrimental to our health both mentally and physically. Medication can artificially trick the body into relaxation but at a cost of other side effects. Adding a magnesium supplement, finding a little ‘me time’ everyday, cutting back on foods that contain stimulants and pure essential oils can naturally increase the amount of seratonin that is moving through your body and this happy hormone will help you deal with everyday pressure so much easier.

One of the most versitile pure essential oils that should be in every house is Lavender. This oil can be used for a multitude of things such as bites, burns, colds, stings, flu, dry skin, nausea, sunburn, hayfever, nosebleeds, relaxation, stress relief, sleep, calming, viral attack, cold sores, acne and more. The list goes on and on. This one little bottle is one of the best aids you can have in your medicine chest.

Pure essential oils are natures pharmacy that modern technology has managed to capture in a bottle. Whilst some essentials must be used with caution during pregnancy or with people suffering from high blood pressure for example, investing in a book from your local bookstore will help you discover how easy and wonderful essential oils truly are. You can slash your medication bill by using pure essential oils for many common ailments.

With so many people turning to convenience foods to put food on the table, and with crops being grown in nutrient deficient soils, it is no wonder that our bodies are lacking in the basic nutrients required for good health. Even the simple step of adding a good quality multi-vitamin to your day, can have profound benefits for your general well-being. Consult a qualified naturopath if you would like to discover more ways of assisting your health naturally.

Good health is one of the greatest gifts we can travel though life with. The body can heal itself in amazing ways if given the right conditions. Letting natures gifts help us achieve this is great for the bank balance and our longevity. Start in small steps. Borrow a few books from the library and start learning. Your health will thank you for it.

I would love to hear your views on natural medicine, and if you have any favourites that you would like to share, please do!

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