A short history of modern medicine:
"Doctor, I have an ear ache."
2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!"
Not very infrequently do we hear this conversation between the parents and the expert general physicians.
But just ask your self a question that ‘what will get alright???’ the cough, the fever…. This cough and fever are the signs and symptoms of our body’s natural immune defense mechanism. Just think with the use of antibiotics are we strengthening the immune system to fight infection or are we suppressing the problem.
Children do get ill; it is an important part of building their immunity. What they do not need is an endless stream of prescriptions and over- the- counter drugs to suppress their symptoms and interfere with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Swedish doctors remarked in 1990, “We have lost the common sense and the wisdom that used to prevail in the approach to childhood diseases. Too often, instead of reinforcing the organism’s defenses, fever and other symptoms are relentlessly suppressed. This is not always without consequences………”
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