Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Harm of Alternative Medicine (Picture of the Day: 6/17/13)

Homeopathic and alternative medicines. Source
This topic is too big to just be a "Picture of the Day", so I will be writing a full article on the subject later, but I thought this too important to go unmentioned until that post, so I'm writing about it now. The topic that I want to talk about is alternative medicine. All through the United States there are individuals selling herbal, homeopathic, or other "natural" treatments that they claim can boost a person's health or even cure diseases. The problem with all of this is that most of the time these treatments don't work, allowing the disease that they were supposed to treat to go unchecked, and oftentimes they can even be harmful themselves. When you think that you might have an illness, it is important to visit a trained medical physician and to take their advice for treatment. But even beyond that, it is always important to know what you are putting into your body. If you are prescribed a medicine or you want to take a supplement, do your research. Make sure that it has been FDA approved and that there is sufficient scientific evidence to say that it really will help you.
I very much recommend reading this article to get the scoop on harmful alternative remedies. 

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