Western versus Alternative Medicine


HealtheSolutions-Planning-Western versus Alternative MedicineWestern versus Alternative Medicine – Today, most people who visit a doctor’s office don’t give any thought to the type of doctor that they’re going to see. The traditionally trained doctor in the U.S. is trained one way whereas holistic doctors, also known as natural medicine practitioners, are trained in a completely different way. Many of us trust our doctors implicitly, so when we are prescribed a pharmaceutical, we simply fill the prescription and take it as we are told. The truth is you can’t assume that your doctor always gets it right. It is very common for doctors to misdiagnose patients and prescribe them medications that they don’t need.

Western medicine

It is an unfortunate but true fact; traditional doctors are not required to have [virtually] any training in nutrition. This makes little sense because the large majority of the illnesses these doctors will attempt to treat are caused by a lack of nutrition. And unsurprisingly, the best treatment for them is proper nutrition. These doctors are taught to see the body as a collection of organs that are independent of one another and thus, must be treated as such. This is why most of the pharmaceuticals used in Western medicine cause so many nasty side effects. They only focus on healing one particular part of the body, while neglecting the body as a whole and even causing damage to other parts of the body.

Alternative medicine

In contrast to Western medicine, alternative medicine treats the body, mind and spirit as a whole rather than so many separate parts. Alternative medicine is all about finding balance and harmony. Unlike Western medicine, alternative medicine rarely creates unwanted side effects. Pharmaceutical companies have convinced people that side effects are just a normal part of medicine, when the fact is they should not be. Natural medicine practitioners work with the entire body.

Making the switch

It is unfortunate that the vast majority of us are unaware of just how effective natural medicine is. We have been convinced that pharmaceuticals are the only “real” medicine and that any natural remedies are just a bunch of “Hocus Pocus.”  The next time you need a doctor, you may want to look up your local natural medicine practitioner and try something new. You will most likely be very pleasantly surprised.

Health-e-Solutions Comment

We think there are great doctors in both natural medicine and Western medicine. The bottom line is that you must be convinced which doctor is best for your care and healing, regardless of their training and practice modality. You are responsible for your care, so pick a doctor that fits your needs and provides the best opportunity for you to heal or properly manage your chronic condition for optimal health.

With the Roman Diet and Health-e-Solutions lifestyle, we manage the body as a whole through optimal nutrition for blood glucose control. However, we believe that near-normal blood glucose control is more important than adhering to a particular treatment modality. If it requires insulin to achieve great glucose control, then so be it. We would still include a lifestyle that can put our body in a position of strength for long term health and better living.

Health-e-Solutions-Planning-Targeting-Success-Western versus Alternative MedicinePlanning and preparation makes this lifestyle #PracticalLivableSustainable. Being purposeful & organized helps you persevere and #MasterDiabetes when motivation runs low. The old saying is true, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  Our downloadable, printable e-publication, “Targeting Success” provides you with resources to target long term success following the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle.

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