I'm so tired of prescribed meds causing more problems than they cure - one prescription leading to side-effects that lead to another prescription and on and on. Antibiotics are a perfect case in point - they kill all the good bacteria and yeasts in your gut - totally vital to your health, totally. Not only will dentists and doctors fail to tell you that their medications are going to destroy your system, if there is a natural way of treating the problem, one that works BETTER than a prescription, they won't tell you. A) They probably don't know about it, any more than they know what the full effects of the medications they prescribe, and B) Even if they know about the natural treatment, there's no possibility that they can get a financial kickback if you buy the natural treatment.
Case in point, fresh raw garlic is a fabulous antibiotic. It stings at first, and it stinks, but it works amazingly
well... just try it- a slice of raw garlic wrapped in a bit of gauze placed between the lip and gum over a tooth abscess, within 45 minutes the pain will be gone, with repeated application so will the infection. Your dentist will NEVER tell you about that one.
If you want your eyes opened, visit www.naturalnews.com . If you use Facebook you can "like" their page and you will get regular updates to your home page. Also www.earthclinic.com, just amazing what natural substances can do!
I am using regular doctors (M.D.'s are allopathic physicians) as little as possible now. I can't afford an N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor) so I'm getting my information online, it's easy to find but you have to use your own common sense and do a lot of research before your act. (Case in point, I didn't read the bottle and used grapefruit seed extract - a natural anti-bacterial/anti-fungal alkalai - full-strength in a poltice over an abscessed tooth and burned my mouth - the bottle said don't use it full strength in the mouth but at 3am and in great pain I short-cutted the recommendations I found online and I didn't read the bottle.) Also, natural rememidies in the health food store can be very expensive, so look at the ingredients and see if you can make it yourself using the raw materials - for example, instead of clove oil or extract for tooth pain, get ground cloves and mix with your choice of oil or a little edible alcohol - all easy to find and cheap. Furthermore, if you look closely at the healthfood store you may find that they sell herbs and spices in bulk. What costs $5 in a glass bottle may be way more than you need and the amount you need in a platic bag may cost only 35 cents.
I can take ordinary codeine (a controlled substance requiring a prescription - such as Tylenol3... four of these were no help with the 3am tooth abscess), but synthetic codeine (Vicodin and others) give me migraine headaches when they wear off. I'm finding this to be true of other synthetic medicines.
The female homones that have caused such controversy... the only way the pharmaceutical companies could patent them was by coming up with a molecule that wasn't natural to the human body. So all those hormone prescriptions were based on pregnant female horse urine... now they're trying to enter the bio-identical hormone market by transmuting natural substances (wild yams, for instance) into molecules identical to horse homones -- in other words, they'll call them "natural" (not "bio-identical") and continue to sell their cancer-causing poison. Interesting, huh?
I'm really new to this, but I think it's the medicine of the future. It was the medicine of the past before pharmaceutical companies started getting patents and got the M.D.s in their pockets (it really got its boost from penicillin, when they figured out ways to make synthetic penicillins they could patent).
There's a reason why people who eat highly spiced foods have good teeth and don't get sick as often - it's in the spices. There's a reason why people (most of the world) who poop in a squatting position don't have colon cancer and other digestive ailments (I just got a LifeStep - worth every penny).
It's time we took our healthcare back from the pharmaceutical companies and their insurance company and M.D. puppets. That time is now.