As someone who has taken natural, "alternative", and homeopathic remedies for a long time now, I can tell you without a doubt they are far more
effective than their Pharmaceutical counterparts.
My mother has a master's degree in herbal science and practiced as a clinician as part of her degree program. The 30 odd patients she saw almost
universally were amazed by the improvements to their myriad conditions, ranging from mental health, the effects of lyme disease, respiratory problems,
weight control, and more.
I was a longtime sufferer of severe allergies. A homeopathic regiment cured me of this within 6 months, something that doctors said they might be
able to accomplish after 14 years of regular injections.
It seems really easy for people to discount the entire concept of there being any sort of alternative to "conventional" medicinal practices, but the
question you should be asking is why were hundreds of years worth of material on the subject of herbal and natural cures suddenly discounted and
tossed aside like so much rubbish.
I took antidepressants for a period of time. I don't need anymore proof that modern medicine often does much to hurt, rather than help.
Surgery has come a long way though! Can't knock that. The anesthesia is killer on the body however, same with the painkillers.
You have only yourself to hurt by not investing time into understanding herbal remedies and you only prop up Pharma companies at the expense of many
people's well being by not doing so.
edit: noticed someone mentioned something about pets! my dog was diagnosed with a supposedly incurable, hereditary hip condition that would require a
2000 dollar operation to fix, with no guarantee that he would live, much less be back to his normal self post operation. We put him on a raw food
diet and gave him herbal supplements and he was walking on his bad leg again within a few months. Less than 9 months later, he no longer limps at all
and can now outrun me and jog alongside me like when he was younger.
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