Hello! Welcome to Natural Alternative Remedy.
We are your source for interesting and useful information related to natural remedies for your home, health, and happiness.
We take great pride in providing actionable advice to help you and your family lead more naturally healthy and productive lives. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic illness or simply wish to turn to natural home remedies as a first line of defense, we hope that your path to natural wellness starts here.
It is our mission to contribute to and affect change in the conversation about health and healthcare. We support the advancement of truly holistic, integrated medicine which relies upon natural remedies and treatment options and the advances of modern medicine and pharmaceuticals when appropriate. Most importantly, we hope to empower readers like you to take an active role in your health and wellbeing from the treatments you use to the home products you buy.
If you’re new to natural remedies, be sure to check out our FAQ page for answers to some of the most important and basic questions surrounding natural alternatives. Our thoughtful answers will also provide you with a sense of the philosophy that drives our content.
A Note on Our Sources
Over the course of our site’s lifetime and as our readership has grown, we have received comments and questions from readers about our sources and supporting evidence (or at times, lack thereof). We thought it prudent to address those concerns and questions here, the place where we introduce ourselves and what we’re about. While we do the best we can to cite appropriate scientific studies as evidentiary support for the remedies we discuss, there are several obstacles we and other homeopaths, naturopaths, and herbalists face today.
First, our western society has been slow to adopt (or re-adopt) many of the natural and traditional forms of medicine that have been used for centuries in the rest of the world. Though interest in these practices is growing (thanks in part to readers like you!), still there is limited scientific evidence to support many natural remedies due to a lack of recognition of these practices as legitimate forms of medicine.
In the same vein, most can agree that our western medical system is inherently flawed. With a focus on treating symptoms rather than the root cause and treating sickness rather than promoting wellness, we find that the bulk of the focus (and investment) is on the research and development of single-effect pharmaceutical drugs rather than the study of a more holistic approach and the safe adoption of natural remedies both as primary and complementary treatments.
That is not to say, however, that evidence does not exist. For some natural remedies, reliable and documented scientific evidence does exist, and when it does, we will certainly make every effort to cite it for our readers. But we take issue with assuming that a lack of scientific evidence innately means that a natural remedy has no value. In fact, it was attentiveness to the healing power of natural remedies that has led to the development of many of the life-changing modern drugs conventional medicine now relies upon.
So we attempt a balancing act between evidence- and experience-based content that has yet to be perfected.
Even in the face of these obstacles (and perhaps in part, in spite of them), we will continue to seek appropriate evidence for the articles we write. We will continue to rely on our team’s own experience, the experience of trusted practitioners and other natural remedy enthusiasts, as well as supporting or even inconclusive scientific evidence when possible.
As always, we like to note that our site is meant for informational purposes only. We do not make any claims of medical advice. Instead, we encourage our readers to take an active role in their health and wellbeing along with a trusted physician (who hopefully embraces the powerful integration of traditional and conventional medicines!). For more information, you can always refer to our Disclaimer Page.
Thanks for stopping by, and as always, we hope to hear from you. It is your comments, questions, and stories that keep this unique resource alive.
The Natural Alternative Remedy Team
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