– My View
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Stomach
Acid is Good for You – Fix Your Indigestion Naturally
to be greatly misunderstood. Either that or most people do not think
of health like I do.
One of the
first ways that people think when they want to restore health is
allopathically. Allopathic means that a disease or condition is
treated with a substance that causes the opposite effect of the
symptoms as in modern conventional medicine.. Examples of
allopathic remedies include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, beta
blockers, proton pump inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, COX-2
If you are
over 50, chances are you are on one or more of these allopathic
remedies also known as pharmaceutical drugs. Allopathy works to
address symptoms. Symptoms are the bodys way of reporting
an imbalance. Merely treating the symptoms does not address the
cause of the imbalance. Treating just the symptoms tends to result
in greater imbalance sometime in the future.
Yes, I did
say that treating just the symptoms tends to lead to greater imbalance
in the future meaning that you are not getting well by taking
an allopathic medicine. Now there are cases where the allopathic
medicine helps you have the quality of life you want and it can
hold life threatening symptoms at bay, but allopathic medicines
do not restore true health.
If you follow
my column, or have visited with me, surely you know that I am interested
in why your body is functioning the way it is and what is causing
that ie. finding the underlying cause. In searching for answers,
I always think of the confession in the Episcopal prayer book. What
has been done that should not have been done and what should have
been done that was left undone?
I tend look
at issues nutritionally, because that is what make sense to me.
(If I were a surgeon, I might have a completely different approach.)
The answer for most health problems typically involves more than
just one simple pill. The issues tend to be complex and unique for
each individual. In other words, your high blood pressure has a
different underlying cause than my high blood pressure.
From my perspective,
if you give the body concentrated nutrition that helps correct deficiencies,
the body balances itself over time. I like herbs, vitamins and minerals
because they can help restore health to organs and glands and help
the body work better.
Part of the
reason that the natural remedies seem to be so confusing is that
what works for one person may not work for another. Natural remedies
work when they correct the underlying cause of the condition and
not because they are working to suppress a symptom of imbalance.
natural remedies were not meant to be used allopathically except
in certain acute situations. Herbs are natural, concentrated packages
of particular nutrients that help correct the result of imbalances
in nutrition. Specific herbs have an affinity for certain dandelion
cleans the blood; red beet root cleans and nourishes the liver,
very safe when used correctly. Naturopaths and herbalists spend
years studying herbs and other natural remedies. If you are unsure
about usage, talk to someone that is qualified.
July 1, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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