I recently saw an article where a medical doctor was poking fun at a natural herbal cough syrup.
Intrigued, I looked up the product ingredients and saw it included the following:
- Rosemary—known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Chrysanthemum—loaded with flavonoids, chrysanthemum can help fight infections and ease respiratory congestion.
- Momordica grosvenori—a fruit extract that is used in traditional Chinese medicine to soothe coughs and sore throats.
- Honeysuckle—known for its expectorant properties.
- Citric acid—derived from citrus fruits, citric acid is a potent antioxidant.
My first thought was, “This looks great. If I ever get a cold or bronchitis, I’m trying this stuff.”
Then I was brought back to the doctor’s comments, and was quickly reminded of what is wrong with modern medicine.
It’s focused on MEDICINE to the exclusion of all else.
What is “medicine” really?
“Medicine” is defined as: Any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy.
I don’t see where it states that the “substances” have to be synthetically created in a lab by a pharmaceutical company.
The fact is, herbs and nutrients have been used as remedies for centuries, but once synthetic pharmaceuticals hit the scene over the last 100 years or so, these safe, natural substances have been unjustly cast aside and poo-pooed as ineffective or useless.
What boggles my mind is that drugs don’t actually “cure” a thing—all they do is interfere with, alter, suppress or thwart one or more of your body’s functions or processes in order to achieve a result (usually covering up a symptom or forcing your body to conform to some perceived “normal” ranges such as cholesterol or blood pressure).
And the only way to keep getting that result is to keep taking the drug!
Let me clue you in--you’re not creating health here. You’re creating a chemically-induced absence of symptoms and a nice revenue stream for drug companies.
Herbs and nutrients, on the other hand, help support your body’s efforts to heal itself and restore its inner balance to a proper state of function and health.
See the difference?
So quite frankly, for some mainstream doctors to think drugs are the ONLY answer and that natural solutions are quackery proves one thing—money talks. Remember that drug companies have deep pockets and heavily influence the curriculums in our medical schools, so from day one our doctors are being carefully swayed.
On the other hand, doctors take just one basic course in nutrition in their 4 years of training (and no phytotherapy that I’m aware of), so it’s easy to see why many of them believe these measures have no merit.
Get down to the business of creating HEALTH
While drugs are undoubtedly necessary at times, the fact is that we are far too dependent on them to create false health for us, and are opening up the door for dangerous side effects to boot.
But it can make an enormous difference to help your body along and supports its efforts to heal—in other words, work to create HEALTH!
1- Rely on the farmer—not the pharmacist
See what a difference it can make to use food as your medicine with the right diet and sound digestion!
I can guide you through this important step with my Great Taste No Pain health system.
Great Taste No Pain stresses the importance of wholesome real foods like fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, poultry and fish, real butter and healthy fats.
Plus it teaches you the science of food combining which shows you how to pair foods together in your meals to pave the way for smooth, comfortable digestion.
This is crucial because if your digestion is poor, in addition to gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation being your regular companions, you will not be absorbing nutrients like you should, and that sets the stage for disease to come knocking.
With Great Taste No Pain you'll also get menu suggestions, and a collection of delicious, easy recipes that make eating for great health thoroughly enjoyable!
2- Support your gut microbiome
Many pharmaceutical drugs can be murder on your gut microbiome—this is especially true of antibiotics, acid reducers, pain medications, antidepressants and steroids.
The beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract house 70 percent of your immune system as well as help keep your digestion smooth and efficient.
So if you're lacking a strong, healthy population of helpful microbes in your gut, your digestion is most assuredly compromised, and your immune function may be weakened—so you are without its vital protection against disease.
In addition to having a healthy diet of real foods, supplementation with a potent multi-strain probiotic like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula can go a long way in supporting a healthy gut environment.
Super Shield's 13 high-quality strains of potent friendly bacteria are ready to help strengthen your gut wall, enhance your digestion, encourage regular BMs and beef up your immune system.
And if you do need to take any medications (especially antibiotics), Super Shield can help counteract their harmful effects in your gut!
3- Make up for any deficiencies
To make sure you have all nutrient bases covered (and help compensate for the fact that our food supply is not as nutritious as it used to be) a high quality multi-vitamin like Super Core can help fill any gaps you might have with basic core nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
Most diseases are rooted in one or more nutrient deficiencies, so it’s essential to make sure your body has what it desperately needs.
Plus Super Core takes a huge step beyond most other multi-vitamin formulas and provides free-radical fighting antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories. Free radicals and inflammation also fuel the fires of disease, so Super Core helps you fight back at these health wreckers.
4- Get regular exercise
Pick an activity and do it at least 4 to 5 times a week. Even brisk walking is good and practically everyone can do that!
Just be sure to get your doctor’s OK before beginning an exercise program.
5- Reduce stress
Stress directly impacts your gut microbiome and weakens your immune function, so do what you must to reduce stress in your life.
Regular exercise has been shown to be extremely helpful, as well as counseling, prayer, deep breathing, massage, acupuncture, and even adopting a pet!
Take the steps you need to help create REAL HEALTH from within.
You’ll never regret it.
To your health,
The information in our articles are NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice.