I got the post done for chemistry yesterday so now I just need to do the essay, discussion post and quiz for homeopathy. This is going to require some serious textbook reading. I need to figure out how to do that. Ugh. I did get the references section updated yesterday to reflect the new text books. My daughter ripped 2 of my books yesterday, one was a textbook... Not happy but I have no way to keep them out of her hands. She is an adept climber. I just need to find the tape and repair them as best as I can. I already checked my tinctures for the day. Feverfew wasn't done but I have a 4 oz. bottle of lavender now. I need more bottles and more alcohol but it all has to wait. Maybe next month I can spend school money on school supplies. One can hope. I think I may actually be able to the way things are looking. My son told me done this morning when he was asking for breakfast. I'm glad he has a new word. Now he needs to learn how to use it... LOL The goal for today is to learn the history of naturopathy so I can do my discussion post then I can do the essay. Maybe I should do the quiz first... That actually sounds better. I may be able to learn enough to do my post from that instead of fighting the kids to read my book. I was able to read the first sentence last night while they watched Lilo and Stitch. I learned that naturopathy means "nature's cure". Sounds legit. Only 30 more pages to go... LOL I still need to get to the store to buy peanut butter. My daughter will not be happy if she runs out. Maybe I can get that done today. We'll see. Today, I leave you with a post on parasites. The world is full of them. I view this as an important topic. Have a great day!
The prompt for this was an article on parasite infestations in America, the most common demographic was the poor.
I'm hoping this post makes sense. It's been a hell of a week. Something happened to my power line so we were without power for 3 days while the repair technicians worked with the power company. I have not read the other posts here yet but I find this timing of this topic quite interesting. Just a few weeks ago, a friend contacted me saying her daughter reported worms in her poop. She wanted to know what to do so I looked through my books and gave her advice. She took her daughter to the doctor the next day to see if she could get something through the medical system and their insurance since she's pretty broke. The end result was a prescription that cost nearly $1,000 and was not covered by their insurance. Needless to say, she bought some natural things (not sure which method she chose to use) and a few days later, there was nothing living found in her daughter's defecations.
As I read the article, I began to wonder a lot of things as it seemed to focus on specific races. While my friend is quite poor, and has owned a cat so the worms could have come from there (she didn't describe them or any symptoms so I have nothing to go on to determine exactly which issue it was), I wonder if the issue is more wide-spread than is being credited. I see supplements being marketed all over for parasite infestations. They are MUCH cheaper than the prescription offered in my example. I have heard stories of misdiagnosis where the issue is parasite infestation but it's diagnoses as something else. This assignment was to discuss what I “you think this means to the American healthcare system and how you think herbal medicine may be helpful”. I'm sorry to say I'm very jaded against our healthcare system. I had chronic illness for years before the healthcare system acknowledged it. I have endured so much testing only to be told, in the end I had what I told the doctor I did 3 years earlier. I think our healthcare system needs to focus less on what drugs to prescribe and more on listening to patients and providing what is best for them. In my friend's case, the doctor wanted her to give her child a medication that was financially prohibitive when the cure could have been growing in her garden had she chosen to grow one. I don't think doctors are 100% useless but I do think they would do better to follow the German model and get an education like this one before practicing. I think they would have happier patients if a “whole body” method was used to determine illness and treatment.
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.