The doctor visit and the pharmaceutical prescription usually get us back on the job quickly and with a minimum of inconvenience.
Modern pharmaceutical medicine is like the medical equivalent of fast food – it’s fast, it’s convenient, and too much of it erodes our health over time.
In contrast, at-home healthcare and natural remedies are like home-cooked, real food, in that they take more time and effort. They also work more slowly, and they work best if there is already a foundation of healthy living habits in place.
Home healthcare and natural remedies may sometimes be less convenient, but over time they build robust health on many levels.
Recently, one of our children had a bacterial skin infection called impetigo or “school sores.” It took several weeks for us to resolve it, and there was a point in time when I was not sure that home remedies were going to be sufficient.
In my search for solutions I spoke to women who have dealt with school sores in their family and community, I did lots of reading, and I made an appointment with a doctor. That was our first doctor appointment since well before my children were born more than 11 years ago.
Everyone I spoke to and everything I read told me that I’d end up using oral antibiotics,because that was the only alternative to a long, traumatic battle with a dubious outcome.
I’m relieved and happy to report that although we did go to a doctor and receive a prescription for antibiotics, we never had to use it.
The experience left me pondering the contrast between these twovastly different kinds of healthcare, which led to this article.
AT-HOME HEALTHCARE, VERSUS THE MODERN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
On the one hand, we have at-home healthcare.
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