I am looking for a web source of information that combines western medicine, herbs and minerals and common sense. It is relatively easy to find one source with the last 3 parts but to find western medicine knowledge with common sense....well, I think it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.... I find a lot of good information on this forum but I am dealing with a rather tricky health problem...and NO, it is not going bald! That is just nature's way of revealing beauty :)
this infographic's got a few herbs, quite a few minerals, and various other supplements. the main idea is a meta-analysis of journal articles for substance. click around to read about their methodology and decide if it satisfies you.
Tom Connolly wrote:but to find western medicine knowledge with common sense....well, I think it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle....
I don't want to get apple cores and have this thread moved to the Cider Press, so I won't take the bait there. Suffice it to say, I find a lot of common sense in evidence-based medicine. Some years ago, I was hospitalized with acute E. coli. Now, western and holistic medicine are 100% in agreement as to the prevention of E. coli, but when it is too late for prevention and the patient is already down with it, then what? What herbal or holistic treatment could have saved me? But under the care of western medicine, a diagnostic test revealed a high white cell count, which in turn indicated that antibiotics were called for, and I was put on erythromycin.
It should be pointed out that erythromycin exists as a medicine because Merck Corporation employs bioprospectors all over the world, one of whom sent a sample of Philippine Islands forest soil to the Merck labs. I am alive today thanks to Big Pharma. Needless to say, that colors my views when people try to demonize it. The search for medicinal compounds in nature (in this case, one produced by a soil fungus) -- is this not common sense?
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