FDA-Approved medicine is for suckers. In case you hadn't
heard...all-natural remedies are the wave of the future! Why go
all-natural? The reasons are so simple that even uneducated people who
don't believe in taking pills can understand them: Health and
Happiness. Studies have shown that those who use herbal remedies are
far healthier and far happier than those who use over-the-counter and
prescription drugs. If you don't believe me, you need only look to the
internet to find thousands upon thousands of poorly written Angelfire
webpages cryptically citing studies of indeterminate origin as proof
that herbal remedies are effective.
So since I'm such a huge proponent of haphazardly ingesting untested
substances to cure illnesses I may or may not have, I've decided to
make up this list of the ten best reasons to switch over to
10. Herbs are 100% Chemical-Free
Unlike pills, all-natural medicines do not contain any chemicals. This
is a very good thing, as chemicals are quite dangerous! Ammonia, for
example is an extremely dangerous chemical found in many laboratories.
But plants are always natural.
You'd be hard-pressed to
find a plant that could kill a person. It follows logically, then, that
consuming plants would be the safest way to cure any disease.
9. Many Remedies Include Words Like "Eastern" and "Chinese" in
This means the remedies are more effective, since Chinese people are
among the healthiest people in the world (they're ranked 108th in
life expectancy. Second only to Jamaica, Mexico, Kuwait, and 104 other
8. Herbal Medicines are Cheaper
Let's say you were suffering from allergies. Certainly this is no fun,
but many people immediately head right to the pharmacy to pick up some
factory-produced antihistamine in search of relief. This might be fine
if you like to waste money on a time-tested, clinically proven drug
which is known to be completely safe, but you should know that there
are other organic and natural alternatives which may sometimes be
For example: If you were to buy some Generic Zyrtec Antihistamine On
Amazon it would be likely to cost you
upwards of 5 cents PER PILL! Yikes. And
these pills only last for a day? Count me out. Alternatively, you could
buy 200 pills of Quercetin (a non FDA-approved supplement
which may or may not reduce certain
types of allergy symptoms for an indeterminate period of time) for only
15 dollars. That's a far better deal from where I'm sitting.
7. All-Natural medicines are NOT genetically modified!
I'm pretty sure I don't have to tell you that genetic modification is
terrible. Proponents of genetic modification claim that "we can only end world hunger by
genetically modifying food". Whether this is
true or not is beside the point. The real question is: Is it better for
these poor people to slowly and painfully waste away due to starvation
as free men, or to live as a slave under the oppressive reign of
genetically modified frankenfoods? I think the answer is clear.
We must fight to keep our food and medicines pure! If the lord god had
wanted is to splice genes, he would've given us test tubes for hands.
genetically modified corn!
6. No Side Effects
If you've ever seen a commercial for a drug on TV, then you're well
aware of the terrifying side-effects that will arise when you pop
prescription or over-the-counter pills. Another advantage of herbs and
all-natural remedies is that they cause none of these side effects. In
fact, they cause none at all.
Of course, there is still plenty of misinformation out there, such as
on this page, where somebody has listed
the "side effects" of more than 40
commonly-thought-to-be-side-effect-free herbs in a futile attempt to
discredit the alternative medicine industry.
Nice try fellas, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the
drug companies have hired someone to write a number of highly detailed
scientific articles condemning herbs and submitting them to
publications such as The American Journal of Medicine and The Journal
of Ethnopharmacology so that they can then proceed to cite them as a
source on a Wikipedia entry filled with scandalous lies!
It would only take me moments to discredit any of this nonsense, but
frankly I haven't the time right now (as I am currently locked into a
furious Kava Kava and Passionflower binge), but pay these charlatans no
5. Evidence Proves the Efficacy of Herbal Remedies
You need only to perform a quick internet search to find thousands upon
thousands of first, second, third, and fifteenth-hand
impossible-to-verify accounts vaguely describing miraculous cures and
recoveries which may be attributable to natural medicines or herbs. If
such evidence is to be believed, we stand at the precipice of a
medicinal revolution unlike any humanity has ever known.
Imagine a world where diseases like Polio and Smallpox are all but
eliminated. Imagine a world where most (if not all) of your children
survive past the age of two. Imagine a world where a man is able to
keep a substance in his very own home which, when ingested, would
alleviate the minor aches and pains of daily life with no adverse
effects whatsoever. Imagine this world, and you have imagined a world
brought about by all-natural remedies. You must believe me when I tell
you that creating such a world is not so far-fetched as it may seem.
(Shown here poisoning a small
4. Pharmaceutical Companies are Evil & Government Oversight is
Laboratory drugs like Tylenol and Advil are created and sold by
pharmaceutical companies. These companies need to make a profit and are
therefore nothing more than poison peddlers and body rapists. Most
herbs, on the other hand, are grown by bearded farmers in fields. You
can't really beat that for safety.
Not to mention that although there is no real evidence proving this,
it's pretty clear to most of us that the FDA is in bed with all the
drug companies. This means their so-called regulation of drugs and
foods is meaningless.
All-natural medicines, being entirely unregulated, do not have this
problem. Think of the current supplement market as a sort of return to
the "Good Old Days" when a man could put whatever he wanted in a bottle
and sell it on the street corner as medicine. You might think this
would be unsafe, but shockingly, it is even safer than the current
The people selling herbal remedies are honest, hard-working folk. If
their medicine turns out to be poisonous, dangerous, or even lethal
(forcing the FDA to step in and ban it for them out of concern for the
public's welfare) you can be darned sure they'll feel bad about it.
Many times they'll even issue a sincere apology, which is more than I
can say for most drug companies out there.
3. No Worries About Nutritional Information or Dosage
One of the most bothersome things about drugs, is the wealth of
information available to users of them. Every time I see someone
reading through the overly detailed pamphlets pharmacies are required
by law to provide to users of prescription medications, I just have to
roll my eyes. Don't these people realize that all this could be avoided
by simply taking an all-natural supplement?
Most herbal supplement manufacturers don't even bother to include
dosage amounts on their packaging. And why should they? If it works, it
works. There wouldn't really even be any way to verify that the
information was accurate anyway, so there's really no need for all
Most bottles will say something like "Take twice a day with food" or
"mash into paste and take with breakfast and dinner". This is really
convenient for people like me who dislike following instructions. I
normally just eat however much of the product I feel like eating. One
day I might eat an entire pound on an empty stomach, others I'll just
consume a single gram after finishing a huge steak dinner. It doesn't
I shall simply assume all these ingredients are harmful.
2. Educated Folks Won't Interfere in Your Life
Have you ever been to the doctor? If so, you'd know that today's
physicians are nothing more than a salesman with a fancy college degree
in "pushing honest folk around". Oh, what's that you say Doc? Sticking
a needle full of $260 saltwater into my body is going to ensure that I
don't contract diphtheria? Whatever.
Those who practice herbalism don't require inoculations. For your
information, I drink Ginseng & Magnesium tea. Ever heard of it?
It's been said to stave off viral infections of the body, but I'm sure
you knew that, seeing as you're a DOCTOR and all. In any case, I
haven't gotten diphtheria yet. Guess that just goes to show you that
inoculations are a scam. Nice try though.
1. Herbal Remedies are Ancient
From the brave and honest cavemen of the African Savannah to the wily
and inscrutable Chinamen of the Orient, Herbalism has been practiced in
some form or another since the dawn of mankind. It doesn't take a
genius to see that modern medicine is bringing us further and further
from this time-tested medicinal wisdom.
Instead of continuing to utilize the natural cures and grass-based
remedies by our forefather's forefathers, we are raping the
organic soul of humanity by poisoning ourselves with chemicals from a
science laboratory. Is this to be called progress? I think not.
Good job ancient China.
My hope today is that I have converted you into a believer in (if not a
practitioner of) all-natural medicine. Honestly, I feel sorry for you,
and I also do not envy the cold, logical, fact-based world of
"explanations" and "competent research" that you, the purse-lipped,
squint-eyed few, choose to reside in.
The bottom line is that if we humans hope to survive, we must return to
using herbal remedies! This is the one and only way we can share the
healthful, well-rounded lifestyles and 20-46 year life expectancies
that our streetwise herbalist ancestors enjoyed.