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Park Service Guide at Grand Canyon National Park, U.S.A.
Photo by Mark Lellouch, U.S. National Park Service
"Comparing Apples with Oranges?"
Fruit Market, Barcelona, Spain.
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The Truth About "Natural" Healing -- Ten Things You Should Know
1. What IS It -- REALLY?
Scientific "Alternative Medicine"? OR Psychosomatic Occult Superstition?
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2. The Issues --
Widespread Claims & Misconceptions
3. Is It Safe?
4. Is It Scientific?
5. Is It Legal?
6. What's the REAL Problem?
7. Is It Enough? --
Growing Up REALLY Drug Free - A True Story
8. Is It For YOU?
9. How Does It Work? --
Unconventional Concepts of Illness & Health - You May or May Not Have Considered
10. How You Can Learn More
-- Sources & Resources
Surely, such a vitally personal matter SHOULD be approached in a calm, sober, enlightened manner. Yet, even with all the apparent progress in recent years in the (at least superficial) acceptance of alternative therapies, there seems to be a deep-down, unexplainable, almost religious feeling in most of us, especially in the "Western world" - and that many of us would deny even having (but "actions speak louder than words") - that it's somehow immoral, unethical, or even illegal to undertake any form of health care without "consulting the gods" (the medical profession). On the "flip side of the coin" (anti-medical), if you've visited many of the alternative health information websites and you're like me, you could probably "feel the high voltage tension in the air" just reading some of them.
Understandably, it's nearly impossible for someone who has frequently witnessed prejudice first hand or been very disappointed with a certain medical treatment not to have SOME lingering negative feelings. But the intention HERE is to strive earnestly for less emotion and more truly educational information, presented (hopefully) in a manner to make learning enjoyable. ( If you're new to all of this, there's quite a bit to absorb - a brave new world for some; almost like the North American easterners who moved out west century before last - and, yes, some of THEIR friends and relatives thought THEY were "crazy", too.)
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DANGER! High Voltage!
Lightning; NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Photo by C. Clark.
On the "Oregon Trail" - Mid-1800's
U.S. National Park Service Photo - Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Conner Prairie living history museum, Fishers, Indiana.
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