Sunday, January 11, 2009

Build your team...


As Se'lah mentions in her comment on the Neem Tree article, it is a very good idea to check with your doctors about the use of herbs. However, keep in mind that some/most doctors that practice Western medicine may know little about herbal medicine, from my experience, and they are taught to only rely on and promote medicines from pharmaceutical companies. When asking questions about herbs or anything not labratory medicines, you may get a response that may shock you. I know I did. My physician proceeded to stay, "You should be careful of THAT "stuff" you are doing because I know a woman who did that kind of stuff and died and she had two small children." Wow, that was encouraging! It’s interesting that I just asked a question about holistic care in general and his translation was, "stuff."

So, be proactive and consult with holistic doctors, herbal doctors as well as medical doctors. Create your team of doctors and work as a partner with your medical doctor, but understand that we must be bold and proactive to ensure that we are nourishing our bodies while our immune systems conquer some of the foods we eat, the environmental pollution we breathe and the medicines we take.
Se'lah, thanks for your valuable input! One Love...

2 comments:

Se'lah said...

Well said !!! From my experience, medical doctors are quick to prescribe pharmaceutical medicines, whether needed or not. Perfect example is the overuse of antibiotics and the residual effect it has now had on evolving health of the human population. You are your best advocate.

vchelle said...

Yes, indeed you are....