Human Digestive System Essay

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The human digestive system is a very sensitive tract. With the immune system being found to develop severe illnesses, humans need to come up with a way that doesn’t harm the digestive system and helps empower the immune system (Haddad, Azar, Groom, and Biovin, 2005)(pp.513). This is why people are resorting to homeopathy because it is a safe form of medicine that heals the whole individual from the inside out (Lockie, 1989). According to Ody (2007), “instead of trying to obliterate symptoms when they become severe, we need to be sufficiently in tune with our bodies to recognize those symptoms as they develop and treat likely causes” (pp.7). But how does it work? Lockie (1989) states that remedies and symptoms share key features. For example, …show more content…
According to Haddad, Azar, Groom, and Biovin (2005), probiotics help the immune system mature, prevent allergies, and enhance the elderlies immune system. probiotics treat atopic eczema or known as dermatitis, and bowel disease, whilst green tea and soy products help lower risks of cancer and improves skin health (pp.517). “Voltaire’s insight still prevailed: a prescription was something prescribed by the doctor while waiting for nature to cure the illness,” (Avorn, 2005) (pp.41). Modern medicine succeeds with acute illnesses, but with more severe illnesses, that’s where it fails and people consider natural medicine (Haddad, Azar, Groom, Biovin, 2005) (pp.516). Transition from plant to pill ended up losing herbal art to modify toxicity instead of using whole foods, which contain chemical ingredients that reduce the risk of side effects (Ody, 2000) (pp.22). People need to consume healthy food in order to have a body that functions …show more content…
Pharmaceutical drugs aren’t just from plants, they are actual chemical compounds (Mills, Ramachandron, and Chaudhari, (1992). According to Avron (2005), the assumption “everything we get over the counter is safe…” is completely false. This is a story about Ethel. Ethel was perfectly healthy, she took over the counter medicine for a stuffy nose and later that night had bleeding from the brain (pp.5). And people still think that pharmaceuticals help people instead of hurt people? Well, guess again. If this could happen to a perfectly healthy person, just think about what could happen to a loved one at home. According to Bourdette (2013), in order to find out symptoms of placebo medicines, the FDA tests out the medication on healthy individuals. Shocking, right? Well, if that was surprising think about this: doctors can give someone “off-labeled” drugs in order to find out more about their medicine (Bourdette, 2013). Doctors go by the motto: “be neither first nor last to prescribe a new drug” (Bourdette, 2013). In order to actually get a full understanding on drugs, people have to let time happen for the symptoms to run its course (Bourdette, 2013). Even herbal medicine is considered a drug, but it is not manmade. “Plants represent a vast reservoir of biologically interesting chemicals” (Novella, 2008). Herbs and plants are considered drugs when they are used for medicinal purposes, they obtain little or no nutrition. The difference between herbs

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