Thursday, November 11, 2010
"Conventional" versus "Natural" Medicine. How Do You Decide?
I love going to the naturopath and having them look for the "root" cause of a problem such as a dietary allergy rather than just treating the cause. I must say though there is an increasing vision of this in the medical community at large. Not only in the natural community. The danger lies not in conventional or natural medicine but in excluding them from each other. Our responsibility is to learn the advantages of both systems and incorporate them BOTH into our lives. We should treat food as medicine but know it isn't the only medicine.
Honestly it takes a lot for me to go to the doctor. There has to be a good reason for me to go but when I do go I have always been listened to and treated with respect. My advice is do your research, choose your practitioner wisely and ask ALOT of questions. How do you decide to go to the "regular" doctor versus a "natural" one?