In the beginning of this lesson I mentioned the word “alternative” and intimated that its use is incorrect when referring to natural methods of health care such as herbalism, nutrition and massage. These natural methods have been around for thousands of years, even since the dawn of humankind, and so they can hardly be correctly referred to as “alternative.” The correct term is “traditional.” It is modern technological and pharmacological medicine, which has only been around for the past century or so, that is the alternative. Modern pharmacological medicine is an experiment that has largely failed with regard to prevention and treatment of chronic and degenerative conditions. It is time to take a new look at our health care system to decide what we should keep and what we should discard.
Do we need to provide free prescription drugs to the entire population, paid for by our tax dollars? The drug companies and their government cronies will have us believe so! But their interest is profit—not health. In fact, the sicker the population, the more profit there will be for drug companies. It is the lobbying and bribes by the drug companies that has convinced many of our politicians to support this immense boondoggle. But when we consider that Americans—especially our seniors—are already enormously over medicated, and that millions have already died from their prescription drugs, we can see the enormous folly of this line of thought.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, reactions to prescription and over-the-counter drugs kill more than 100,000 Americans and seriously injure an additional 2.1 million each year. This does not include prescribing errors, doctor and hospital mistakes, or drug abuse. This means that medications rank as one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.−even when we factor out drug abuse and medical errors!
Economists tell us that when a thing is subsidized you get more of it. Do we need more of this? Say “NO” to forced prescription drug coverage which has to be paid for with your hard earned money−money which you could otherwise use to make healthier food choices and to pay for the types of alternative health care that YOU choose, rather than that chosen for you by some government bureaucrat in the pocket of big pharma!
In this lesson we have discussed the tenets of Natural Health Philosophy. We have explored a new paradigm which has arisen from the grass roots level of the people, as more and more people, disillusioned with technological medicine, are taking a new look at traditional and natural methods for caring for their most valuable possession—their health.
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- extracellular fluid
- flower remedy
1. If you have not already done so, complete the online questionnaire, The Heart’s Key Emotional Assessment, to gain insight into your emotions. After completing the assessment you may choose to click on the appropriate Flower Remedy link(s) below to learn more about it:
- Be Courageous (Vented Fear)
- Be Response-Able (Suppressed Fear)
- Release It (Vented Grief)
- Open Heart (Suppressed Grief)
- Keep Cool (Vented Anger)
- Find Strength (Suppressed Anger)
2. Go back to the beginning of this lesson to take the Quiz for Lesson 2. (Required)
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