Drugs and anti-biotics: not what they are cut up to be?
I was hit with flu and was astonished to find out that I was able to buy a pack of paracetamol for 70 pence and apparently it can be even cheaper.
Now that the bottom has fallen out of this market, it represents a good time to question if we need it as much as we do.
The problem is that we often have a fever and a temperature as a natural bodily response to either fight off a virus, parasite, or bacteria the higher the temperature, the more lethal our defences can be.
If we take a paracetamol then as our temperature and fever is reduced, so is our bodys ability to get rid of the problem. So instead of a higher fever, and a short experience with the illness, we go for a lower fever and a longer experience of the illness?
I decided to avoid the paracetamol and I recovered quite quickly.
Needless to say I was coughing up large amounts of (apologies) green slime an indicator of a chest infection apparently, and I had been told that the only way to get rid of it is to take antibiotics. This has to be nonsense. Generating the mucus is a sign that the body is fighting the infection. Similar to what our nose does when we have a cold and it surely wont be long before we are prescribed antibiotics for runny noses.
The chest is clearing. No antibiotics were taken.
I am not recommending that modern medicine is to be avoided much of it is of course essential, and often life saving.
However, I believe that medicines that attack only the symptoms of a problem, can delay the ability of the body to solve the problem, and it is often better to go without them at all.
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