...Herbal supplements and remedies have been around for thousands of years. In the early 1900’s, modern, or Western, medicine began to replace natural remedies. Colleges became more medically focused leaving herbs to only be a single part of a synthetically altered chemical called a “medicine”. These medicines simply masked the symptom of a dis-ease not truly curing it as holistic medicine did. Cancers started being treated with chemicals and radiation that would normally make a healthy man sick. Why would anyone do this? Because allopathic (Western) doctors hoped that it would eliminate the cancer before eliminating you. That isn’t always the case. In fact more people die from the treatment of cancer then cancer itself.
Viruses cannot be treated allopathically either because the treatment would kill you before the virus. So that’s where natural remedies come in. They build your immunity so your body is strong enough to fight off the offending bug itself.
Our bodies were created to heal themselves through proper nutrition. With all the unhealthy things we consume, sometimes we just need a boost or a cleanse. Supplements can do just that. They are mostly in forms that we wouldn’t normally eat like roots, bark, and flowers of plants and trees growing wild in nature. They can have a bitter or astringent taste that’s not very palatable, so they are now dried and placed in tasteless capsules or extracted in alcohol or glycerin bases. Much easier to take then chewing on the bark of a tree.
The epidemic of countless cancer cases didn’t start happening in the country until the introduction of carcinogenic chemicals in our water, food, and air supply. Farmers could be out in the sun from dawn to dusk and never get skin cancer before the use of DDT and other pesticides. Toxins like GMO or genetically modified foods are now plaguing our grocery stores. So when we enter that tanning booth or stay out in the sun too long, toxins we eat are raised from our blood stream to our skin and become cancerous.
Find out more about this and other topics in upcoming blogs. Let me know what you are interested in learning about and I will include it in my next blog....