As a nurse and a naturopath I see the benefits in both conventional and natural medicine, each has its time and place and they can work well together. I have noticed a general rule of thumb can be that modern medicines excel in acute Emergencies and natural medicine excels in chronic conditions.
When I got my cancer diagnosis I made it clear to my medical team. I would take and do everything that was vital to getting rid of this cancer but I would not be taking all the extra medications prescribed for side effects if I had an effective natural treatment.
So far there are 5 extra medications I would be taking, that I have successfully replaced with a herbal or natural treatment. This for me means that my body has less toxicity to deal with, less to process and so that energy can go towards healing.
I am using a herbal remedy for constipation- cascara and Licorice
In event of constipation or Diarrhea- I use high doses of probiotics to balance to gut flora
For oral Candida /thrush – I use Udo’s super 5 oral probiotic lozenges
Part of the reason for my choice is:
· It helps me feel I have an element of control in a situation that is out of my control
· I have the knowledge to be able to and feel if I can help
Strengthen my body, mind and immunity in any way I will
· I will take vital medications but I don’t react well historically to medications (partly why I became a naturopath, nutritional therapist and herbalist)
These are my choices of how I face my own disease, from a place of knowledge on both sides of the medical fence. I hope it can help others see how all forms of medicine can work together for the benefit of the patient.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.