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Is it worth the risk?

Saturday, September 03, 2011

I have been wondering if it is worth the risk to take prescriptions to "cure or manage" our health problems. Wouldn't be safer to take a more natural approach to our health conditions? I know there are conditions that are severe but the prescriptions we are taking have some side effects that scare me.

Yesterday, a friend left work because she received a call telling her that her teenager tried to commit suicide. Thanks GOD there was an angel close to her and nothing bad happened. Her daughter has been under medical treatment for a neurological condition for more than 2 years now. This month the doctor has changed the medication 4 times. One of the side effects of the medication is that it "may cause suicidal thoughts". These are medications that she must take to control her health condition. I just pray God so she will be the happy and healthy girl she was.

When situations like this happen I think about how our great grandparents took care of their health. For example: Don't you dare to tell my grandmother that one of her grandchildren has ADHD because she will tell you "What he needs is a day with me and I will fix him" and believe me, she will... There were no pain or cold that she cannot cure with some plants and lemon. And if one of my uncles was having "behavioral problems" she will resolve it in a second.

I am not against science and doctors. But I believe that if we take a more natural approach, we could have better health and if we have a medical condition, we can manage it in a more effective way. I think that we sometimes see the prescriptions as the only way for a health condition and we may forget that the natural approach, maybe combined with the prescription, would be better.

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