Holistic remedies have been a huge part of my motherhood journey. I believe our body can heal naturally, without the use of harsh antibiotics or drugs. Granted, there are extreme cases when we do need the intervention of modern medicine, but today many have grown to trust their doctors advice for any over the counter medication they prescribe.
Melody Petersen In a recent study conducted by Melody Peterson they found that 100,000 Americans die each year from their prescriptions looked only at deaths from known side effects. She goes on to say – “That is, those deaths didn’t happen because the doctor made a mistake and prescribed the wrong drug, or the pharmacist made a mistake in filling the prescription, or the patient accidentally took too much. Unfortunately, thousands of patients die from such mistakes too, but this study looked only at deaths where our present medical system wouldn’t fault anyone. Tens of thousands of people are dying every year from drugs they took just as the doctor directed. This shows you how dangerous medications are.”
The truth is medications are dangerous. They have serious side effects that are not mentioned during the time a doctor prescribes them. I know so many children who have had terrible reactions to drugs like antibiotics and then are prescribed steroids. One after the other, our children can be bombarded with medication every time we visit the doctor.
The good news is we have options as mothers. I chose to look into the healing properties of essential oils prior to having my son a little over 4 years ago. I knew I wanted to be able to treat any minor aliment that popped up without having to take him to the doctor every time he had an ear ache or sinus infection. I also wanted to help calm his emotions, boost his immune system or even help his focus with natural plants and herbs.