Debunking Common Myths About Natural Medicine

Debunking Common Myths About Natural Medicine

Natural medicine has roots in many healing systems from around the world. In fact, the practice borrows from the best of traditional and science-based practices to offer many benefits to patients. 

At Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Melita Tate and our healthcare team combine their medical backgrounds with a more natural approach to wellness to help you enjoy the best health possible. From nutritional changes and supplements to natural hormone replacement, natural medicine uses many therapies to address different wellness concerns.   

Natural medicine offers tremendous benefits. But many myths still circulate, causing some to fear or distrust this holistic approach to wellness. Keep reading as we explore the top three myths about natural medicine and give you the facts instead. 

Myth #1: Natural medicine doesn’t use science.

FACT: Natural medicine doctors use practices supported by research-based science to foster the best healthcare treatments possible.

Science and natural medicine aren’t enemies. In fact, many peer-reviewed scientific journals have published research that supports natural medicine therapies, such as interventional lifestyle changes, healthy diet, physical activity, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and other behavioral risk reduction techniques. 

Instead of opposing conventional medicine, Dr. Tate and the healthcare team at Grassroots Healthcare know that many times, the most effective treatments involve a combined (integrative) approach. 

For example, if dealing with high blood pressure, your provider may recommend natural medicine therapies, such as dietary changes, stress management, mindfulness practices, and regular exercise to heal the underlying cause of your condition while prescribing a medication to treat the associated symptoms while you make these changes.

Myth #2: Natural medicine just means taking vitamins and supplements.

FACT: Supplements can play a role in natural medicine, but the practice includes developing a comprehensive treatment plan that considers many aspects of your health.

Good nutrition is the foundation of good health, and as such, your natural medicine doctor may recommend taking vitamins and supplements if you show signs of key nutritional deficiencies, like the majority of Americans. However, natural medicine is so much more than supplements alone.

At Grassroots Healthcare, your provider develops a comprehensive treatment plan to help maximize your health by considering many different aspects of your wellness, including your environment, lifestyle choices, stress, and more. 

Using natural medicine, our team can help you manage and reverse many debilitating chronic health conditions, including but not limited to:

Your personalized treatment plan is designed to help address the underlying issues contributing to your symptoms or condition and reduce your reliance on pharmaceutical drugs.  

Myth #3: Natural medicine isn’t effective. 

FACT: Decades of research-based studies prove that natural medicine can be effective in treating and preventing many health conditions and concerns.

Many research-based, peer-reviewed studies show that natural medicine can be as or more effective at both preventing the onset of and treating many different health conditions. For example, evidence from multiple studies and trials shows that type 2 diabetes can be reversed using natural medicine therapies, such as:

Not only do the natural therapies facilitate a reversal in type 2 diabetes, but they’re linked to longer-lasting weight loss, better nutritional status, and improved overall health markers — all without the serious side effects prescription medications can bring.     

Get more facts about natural medicine and how it can benefit your health by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

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