I was working on a different topic when I read a comment that led me to this subject.
The simple answer is emphatically NO – NO Drug is safe to take – They are a foreign substance that doesn’t belong there.
Some are “safer” then others but any time you put something in your body that “doesn’t belong” you are taking some time and/or quality from your life.
So why then do we take any meds?
The simple answer is to lengthen our lives or improve the quality of what we have left.
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Holistic medications have their limits. In my 20's I even did acupuncture for various health issues I had at the time. I used Homeopathic medications the doctor prescribed also. I have JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) since age 15. All those extra measures I took helped for a few years, but as I have 18 diseases with no cure and 5 are autoimmune, after a while some of us start reacting negatively to everything, from holistic to homeopathic, to the real prescribed drugs. I was fortunate at the time to have a family doctor who believed I would benefit from Valarian, MSM, Genacol (collagen supplements) and many others, we used those after I reacted badly to pharmaceuticals and to give my body a break from them while my body recovered, I believe I was able to use those supplements for 10 years, once those stopped working we switched back to pharmaceuticals such as Vioxx (Cox2 inhibitor), until I developed severe side effects, the Vioxx was puled off the market about 3 or 4 months after we stopped it, it is still off the market as a few people actually died from those same side effects I had.
So yes there are advantages in trying to treat any diseases naturally for however long it works. Same with diabetes I was on diabetic medications for 9 months, stopped all diabetic medications been 20 months solo now. But should there come a time where diet alone no longer works for me anymore, then I will go back on medications. But what I have learned is that in the long run, for me at least, within 10 years of trying new methods or treatments, I often have to change as my body either reacts badly to them (atypical allergies from my autoimmune diseases) or they no longer benefit me. I now have allergies to 13 classes of medications, and 5 of those are different classes of antibiotics. Yes I have been on so many medications in my past due to lifetime health issues, which some I was born with. So some meds help, but can cause adverse reactions. So when possible try and manage diabetes as much as you can with diet, till you no longer can do so. For some medication is a must, it all depends on our pancreas and other organs such as the liver, adrenal glands, thyroid and other hormones also play a role. Diabetes is a metabolic condition for most, so as the systems in place start failing, medications will need to be added.
Exactly @A DiabetesTeam Member - there is no "cure"
Most medications are there to "manage the symptoms" to improve quality of life or lengthen it a bit.
At least with diabetes there is much we can do "ourselves" without needing meds and the more we do the less reliant we are on them.
None of these are a cure. You have to learn to manage it. Sometime it’s hard and frustrating
@A DiabetesTeam Member that is a dangerous attitude.
While I totally agree that a holistic approach may work well for some, to totally discount the use of pharmaceuticals (which you seem to be against) for many would equate to a death sentence before their time.
The biggest problem with attitudes is people want everything to be black and white - good and bad - absolute and that is very dangerous.
If your Holistic approach and attitude towards pharmaceuticals and vaccines fails to control your condition or can not stop it from getting worse or ultimately killing you, perhaps you will get to put an inscription on your headstone "held their beliefs until the very end", but not much more.
And you certainly must be aware that the use of pharmaceuticals are an important pillar of holistic medicine in addition to all the other body and mind components - right?
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