remedies are back with science's backing
towards the use of food as medicine as well as the use of natural
sources close to nature as remedies is gaining momentum,
especially in places where dependency on man-made drugs used to be
status-quo. No longer will you be stared at
or faced with gaping mouths when you said coconut oil relieved
you of your 'spare tyre'. View this link
understand an example of the extent of the growing interest in natural
The ebb and flow of natural remedies saw a sorry state of affairs
through the years. Many investors are only interested in
laboratory chemicals, vaccines, and what-nots. But now things
seems to be changing. Perhaps, there is increased awareness
that there is tremendous opportunities for money to be made and also
because some funders and investors are thinking out of the box.
Or could it be that conventional medicine are observably
impotent to the increasing recalcitrant trend of chronic
diseases. The comeback of natural remedies is now backed by
tests on paw-paw
Why should the use of food as medicine be sneered at or using natural
sources as remedies be thought of as primitive? It is
the medical media which have been doing a good job through the years to
brainwash minds, young and old, into thinking that pharmacies is where
you get your supply of panacea for every ill, and anything outside of
the pharmacies is mumbo-jumbo.
medicine is vital when it comes
to providing palliative
health care to help alleviate the debilitating side-effects of say
chemotherapy, radiation, or strong drugs. Health care
cannot be totally dependent on or become monopolised by one
of medicine alone. There has to be a holistic approach from
various disciplines such a natural remedies, traditional medicine, and
even therapies associated with facilitating the mind to aid the
sufferer in the healing process.
The popularity of natural remedies has
often been beaten down by commercialisation creeping in on
health care. Of course commercialization in the area of
health goes hand-in-hand with patents, standards, copyrights,
not to mention the failings and downsides of capitalism and
commercialization. In countries where interests in natural remedies is
watchdogs among the mainstream medical industry is sounding the alarm,
no less pinpointing the worldwide web as playing one of the
supporting roles for this trend.
of people suffering adverse effects of home self-treatments or
using medical advice from the internet to treat diseases is
used in a soft approach to discourage people from believing 'internet
medicine'. Though this is good advice, it still does not
people from surfing the internet to obtain third party opinions on what
doctors are prescribing as the solution to illnesses. In as
as mainstream medical care wishes to provide the best advice and care
to patients, it is still back to basics of the right of the patients to
seek third party opinions on what they are paying for.
The economic meltdown which is impacting every part of the world, not
to mention the ever-rising cost of living, could be one of the prime
movers of this trend. More and more people
are re-thinking where to turn to in cases where some
common-sense home remedy is better off than getting relieved, not of
illness, but of money in the usual centers of medical health care.
The convenience mindset still have sort of a firm grip when it
comes to using phyto-sources as medicine: You can
buy off-the-shelf mangosteen pericarp extracts, grapeseed extracts,
citronella essences, etc. However, don't forget that a cup of
freshly pressed or juiced raw phyto-greens is still the fundamental
goodness nothing can replace. Those supplements on the
shelves of health food stores are just the add-ons and secondary
sources for your needs.
However, a word of caution to those who wish to try natural
remedies or home remedies: The standard
advice is "when symptoms persist, please consult a doctor".
There are lots of other cautions and alerts and basically
these are meant to save people from making the wrong conclusions in
trying to diagnose the symptoms.of a disease. Still,
the best method is preventative health, which means you get informed of
the various diseases beforehand by learning, reading and surfing
websites with good repute in medical advice. Start now.