When I first heard this quote many years ago I was like, wait, what? Ha! I was so confused! But now it makes total sense! When I was using tons of OTC medications, prescription meds, etc. I just assumed they were safe because they were allowed to be sold in stores and um hello DOCTORS were prescribing them. So they must be totally safe right? And those long lists of side effects, those they had to print just in case, but that never really happened, right?
Well you don't know what you don't know.
Turns out, that NSAIDS cause major GI track issues and are responsible for tons of other issues*. I used to pop 800mgs like candy! I also had a host of other medical issues and I was young! After becoming a Mom, and learning that you can't give babies anything, then I researched more and more once I had become aware of this entire lifestyle I was not aware had even existed. I was so surprised at what doctors were prescribing when there were so many other safer options available that worked just that same if not even better. How could they not know that? Well again, they don't know what they don't know. I just read that doctors don't get more than 20 hours of nutritional training during the 8 YEARS they are in school*. So if they aren't being taught about food and are just treating the symptoms of bad diet, too many NSAIDS, how can we expect them to know about all other natural solutions too like essential oils, herbs, and DIET.
Don't get me wrong, Doctors are amazing and I appreciate their knowledge and education, but they simply don't know what they aren't taught and let's be real, we know they don't have much time to learn these things because they are too busy with 100's of patients a day trying to plug up a sink with the faucet on. So if you find a progressive doctor that offers other solutions rather than taking out their prescription pad, that's like striking gold. I love when doctors are well versed in all aspects of medicine and treating the body. Often times, I will go to a doctor to get a diagnosis and then I will see how I could treat the issue with that knowledge. Now, we don't have any major health issues, thank goodness, but we also use modern meds when necessary, which more often than not, it is NOT necessary. And that was a HUGE revelation for me personally.
So these days, I barely take any ibprophen, I treat our families issues with essential oils, herbs and FOOD and the occasional doctor visit when necessary. I have to tell you, we are the healthiest we've ever been. I invite you to do your research and see what you find. It just might be the beginning to something great that can improve all aspects of your life! It's so empowering to have this knowledge and I love learning more each day!