By: Lana Woody
When I was younger, I was introduced to herbal supplements and vitamins. This started my obsession with finding out more about living healthy and exercising. I found it hard to eat right when I was working and going to school all the time, so I turned to vitamins and supplements to give me energy and help me stay healthy. People made fun of me in high school for not wanting to eat certain things and going to the health food store, so I learned to keep my mouth shut about different herbs that I took. Being excited about how two teas help reduce my dermatitis, I found others didn’t share in my enthusiasm and mocked me.
It seemed strange to me that this was occurring, and as I got older and worked in the medical industry I discovered why. You know all those commercials they put in between your favorite TV programs? Viagra commercials during prime time while your kids are watching seem odd. Then they have all these other drugs they push, and the side effects at the end usually last longer than the commercial, even though they say it as fast as they possibly can. Every time I hear one of these commercials, I shake my head thinking it sounds like the side effects might outweigh the reason to take the drug. Why is it that these drugs get passed, but we can’t get other treatments passed in the United States? Who is really controlling this situation?
Working at a medical facility taught me something priceless; almost every patient told me a sob story of how sick they were. A long list of ailments would spill out of their mouths. Sometimes their story was contagious; other people would hear it and be like, “Well, that is what is wrong with me too.” There were times I would feel ill just listening to how sick they were.
Patients would hold up a bag full of prescriptions saying, “My doctor told me to bring my medicine with me.” Then they would explain that this drug has side effects with that drug, but the doctor said to keep taking them. Then I saw people given a death sentence and sent to hospice, but would get better. You know why? Hospice would take them off all their medications and put them on comfort measures, and they got better! So, in my life, I found that even though getting treated by a medical doctor was necessary sometimes, I almost always did better taking herbs and dietary supplements.
I’ve seen doctors have a drug representative come in and in no time, every patient get put on that drug. Mainstream medicine has been bought out by companies that want to keep us sick. This really makes me sad. It makes you wonder why people who eat healthy and seek holistic methods are shunned so much by the average person. If you see someone getting well, not having to see a doctor all the time, wouldn’t you want to do the same thing yourself?
After traveling to other countries where they don’t put their elderly in nursing homes, and finding out that their food isn’t filled with steroids and preservatives I realized, America is in real trouble. This great country has been bought out by people who don’t want us to get better, they don’t make any money if we learn to maintain our health naturally.
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Thank you for reading this and let me encourage you to come by Herbs & More in Athens and visit us. I am there working Tuesday through Friday, and I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the right holistic approach to maintaining your health.
Simply go by Herbs & More in Athens or NHC Herb Shop in Killen or call 800-745-4408. To learn even more, go to www.nhc19.podbean.com and listen to Roy’s radio programs or listen live Monday – Friday at 9:00 a.m. on WBTG in Sheffield and at noon on WKAC in Athens.
Your Friend in Health,
Lana E. Woody