Alia Bennett


Western medicine puts a bandage on problems

It seems to be the American way to put bandaids on a deep wound instead of actually getting to the root of the issue. Americans spent a whopping $44 billion on over the counter medication last year according to The New York Times. That much money could be put towards teaching people how to live a healthy lifestyle rather than simply covering up symptoms. Having a cold around the winter is normal, but having a cold several times a year? That is a big issue and your immune system clearly isn’t in the best shape. Masking the problem with multiple doctor’s appointments and prescriptions is not the answer, getting to the root of the issue is.