Fri, 25 Jul 14 19:54:54 -0500
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Disclaimer: Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplement or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
Much of what you say about Ted could be said about me as well. I have no medical background. (And, I don’t actually know what Ted’s background is.) I am an opinionated lay person. There is little to no medical evidence to support things that I suggest.
In fact, few EC posters have a medical background. There is little medical evidence for most of natural medicine, which is why EC is so helpful! Folk remedies, unlike expensive pharmaceuticals, are not profitable to research and study.
So many people have come to EC, having been failed by modern medicine and found help, relief and support by lay people sharing experiences, their own research, and their care for others. I agree that it is a risk to treat naturally. Wisdom is needed to decide when to pursue modern medical options. At the same time, I think the risk is less than the risk to submitting to modern medicine for everything. That has proven fatal to many. Robert Henry shared this morning of a man he knows who died at the hand of medical professionals. This happens all the time!
If it comes to pass where I live that I must be a medical professional to recommend a folk remedy, this means I will not be able to give my children nettles for asthma, Apple Cider Vinegar for Diarrhea, or use a charcoal poultice on an infection. It would be dreadful to have to submit to pharmaceuticals for all of these. I would have to deal with side effects and expense of these things, not to mention the common ineffectiveness of them.
Some people may misuse information on EC. Some may follow advice without thinking it through or doing research. But I am grateful for the stories, experiences and advice found here. No one is compelled to use any of it. But many have been blessed by it.
The nature of Earth Clinic is a forum and Ted has the right to share as we all do, within the guidelines of Earth Clinic.
~Mama to Many~"