People are taking more and more responsibility for their own health. It’s understandable that this hasn’t been the norm until now. It wasn’t all that long ago that we really didn’t have many options for our healthcare. Taking control of our health usually just meant knowing whether or not to go to the doctor. At best it could mean considering whether to get a second opinion or not. But the past decade or two have seen some major changes.
Part of the changes are in regard to our resources. We now have far more resources for healthcare available to us than people have ever had before. At the moment we can hear about almost any natural remedy from human history and order it whenever we want. There is the occasional plant which has been lost to time. And likewise, we can’t always be sure of what plants people referred to in the most ancient historical records. But for the most part we have every natural medicine every thought of at our disposal. Even natural medicines from the other side of the earth are usually fairly easy to acquire.
But beyond that, science is also helping to inform our view of how human health should function. For example, we can actually study how organisms less removed from nature go about their lives. We can even study what happens when people return to those natural roots for a while. We see how it improves their mood in a multitude of different ways. And we can see evidence of how it affects their body as well.
But one of the most interesting things about the increased academic interest in natural medicine has come down to the things we all have access to already. For example, we’ve discovered what a huge impact even a …» Read more