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Alternative Medicine was Mainstream Before the 1940s

Alternative medicine was once considered to be mainstream. For thousands of years the use of herbs, tinctures, roots and medicinal mushrooms were proven effective for medicinal purposes. Using Nature’s powerful extracts and herbal tinctures based with a long history of proven methods, Doctors would make house calls and traveling snake oil salesmen were able to effectively treat various diseases and disorders.

Just 100 years ago in the United States, medicine was not considered to be a profitable business. Disease and disorders such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis or Alzheimer’s were scarce and people were not pumped full of pharmaceuticals. There was not a problem with addiction to pharmaceuticals, there were no deaths as a result. People were cured with what is known now as alternative medicine.

Deficiency Disease

Deficiency disease was discovered between 1905 and 1912. Scientists had discovered that nearly all sicknesses and disease were caused by nutrient deficiency, with the recent discoveries of vitamins B12, vitamin A, and vitamin D proving it. After these discoveries, farmers began to fed cattle vitamins and trace minerals to prevent and cure disease. An appropriate amount of vitamin B12 is needed to maintain healthy red blood cells and nerve cells, as well as to make DNA. The immune system needs vitamin A to help cell membranes resist cancer and many other diseases.

Medicine in the United States

At one point our society had faith in visiting doctors and snake oil sales men, as medicine advanced in the United States those who practiced what is now known as alternative medicines were labeled as quacks and people lost touch with what once worked to keep them healthy and heal them from disease and disorders. For 40 years a man named Morris Fishbein led the American Medical Association (AMA) to label true medicine as quackery and convince the general public that pharmaceuticals, petroleum-based products, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation were all that could save them, turning it into mainstream medicine. Millions of Americans became convinced that natural remedies would not work and they turned to the new mainstream medicine to save them from sickness and disease.

Natural Remodies

Snake Oil – The combination of omega 3 derivatives, oleic acid and water snake oils, which works to decreased inflammation of muscles and induce relaxation.

Oil of oregano: Oil from the herb oregano is used to treat dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.

Blessed thistle (carbenia benedicta): Blessed thistle promotes healthy metabolic activities in liver cells and helps with toxin elimination. It has been used in the treatment of smallpox, fever, anorexia, dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation. Blessed thistle tea can be drunk to treat digestive problems, liver and gall bladder problems, headache prevention, respiratory ailments, memory improvement and external problems such as sores, boils and itchy skin.

Glutathione: Glutathione has a positive influence on cellular health, known to treat viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and pre-cancerous cells.

Mistletoe: Mistletoe has shown to have anti-tumor effects.

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