I respectfully disagree about her being a voice of reason. Conventional medicine tells me I am to 'trust' them (pharmaceutical company's, doctors, actual meds themselves) because they are regulated by our 'government'. Ha. That is the main reason to NOT trust them in my humble opinion. =)
I go to the conventional doctor and get prescribed some fancy and expensive medication to help clear the allergy levels from my blood. It is $2100 per shot and it is recommended to take for 6-12 months. With insurance, I may pay $150 per shot. I look up this drug and guess what? It is made from CHINESE HAMSTER OVARY. Xolair. Look it up. Anyhow, I have to keep going to this doctor monthly for the shot and follow up. $$$$ in her pocket, the pharmaceutical pocket so on and so forth....
I go to doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and she teaches me what I can safely take, how to take it, and when to take it. She writes it out for me. In the future, when I have this problem, I know what to get, how to take it and get better. Money in MY pocket.
I go to a specialist of Naturopathic Medicine like many other people do to get professional advice on herbs. I believe the herbal products are safe.
Of course, trying to take a herb one knows nothing about can be unsafe. It is best to pay a doc of Naturopathic Medicine to get one on the right track.
- 2/7/2011 7:12:41 PM