My exploration and formal education in herbal medicine began a number of years ago. What started as a way to help myself and my own health, has now grown into a business that does the same for others. (See the Herbal Products page.)
I, like many of the people I know, have grown weary of the health care system and its propensity to simply give us more chemicals to ingest for every little thing that is wrong with us. Doctors frequently don’t address the problem; they simply treat the symptoms with medications whose side effects seem to be worse than the original problem. That being said – there are many wonderful and valid reasons for going to a doctor when needed. Herbal supplements cannot do a lot of things and there are many things that modern medicine does much better.
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A lot of our health issues would be mitigated, if not eliminated, by dietary and lifestyle changes. There are a lot of problems – chronic and minor – that do not require ingesting chemicals regularly. In fact, it may very well be the ingestion of chemicals regularly that causes many health issues.
For instance, it isn’t necessary to automatically take an antacid every day, yet so many people do it. There is a reason your digestive system produces acid. It is needed for absorption of some minerals and it serves as a disease preventative. Completely suppressing that production of stomach acid all the time is not good for your digestive system. One of the latest fads is taking pre & pro-biotics (chemically produced, in pill form) to ‘fix’ our digestive system. A study should be done to see how many people in need of these pre & pro-biotics are also taking a daily (unnecessary) antacid. There is probably a connection there. We completely suppress one vital aspect of our digestive process – and then wonder why our digestive system isn’t working properly. It is so much healthier, cheaper, and easier to eat an apple and a cup of yogurt each day for your digestive system health and use ginger or peppermint for heartburn or indigestion when needed.
Although it isn’t always possible, I try not to eat any fake food – no artificial ingredients, no additives or fillers, no chemicals I can’t identify, and no processed foods. And I make many herbal preparations to take care of problems, whose symptoms were treated with drugs before. Keeping your body in balance, making the whole body healthy, and looking at the issues themselves instead of just treating the symptoms, is the way to a healthy life. Some might even say it is the way to an aeternus life. And that is the reason I selected the Latin word for eternal for my business and the motto: semper ad meliora … always toward better things. 😉