much of it simply treats symptoms not the cause. You buy tylenol.. it makes the headache go away but it doesn't correct WHY you had the headache. Cough syrup removes the cough but doesn't treat the illness. I know someone personally that worked for a pharmaceutical company, and she told me they often WANT side effects, and they purposely don't try and fight the disease right on. With side effects, they can sell a new pill or existing pill, again to fight the symptoms.
If the pill actually cured you, these companies would make no money as there is no need to keep buying their medications unless you are sick ALL the time.
Here is a link for "Cancer Killing" aka, natural cures for cancer that don't destroy your body.. like chemo.
Homeopathics, and natural remedies (obviously within reason) should ALWAYS be sought, and over the counter medications should be a last resort symptom relief.
That wasn't even his argument.
and if my the paracet pills i take removes my headache untill it goes away, all good. usually you can't cure a headache anyway since it's caused by stress, pressure or other outside factors. for migraines they have working pills to some degree.
Cough syrup is to some degree unnecessary unless your cough causes you headaches, puking or other damage to the body. still it fixes or reduces the coughing. other medicines can treat some of the illness that causes the coughing unless it's the common cold.
non of these cause any side effects you need extra medication from.
and again, this wasn't his argument, you're making a completely different argument. and none of those medicines are based of guesswork. much less is any of the many cancer cures based on guesswork, they're based on science and they work. unlike the prayers and herbal teas these people want to try.
and if any of those natural cures work. why aren't they curing everyone, because they don't work. sure there's anecdotal evidence that the occasional person gets "cured" but there's no proof that it was because of these so called "natural" alternative medicines, because it wasn't, it was the body in one very rare occurrence managing to repair itself of the cancer. it happens, very very rarely, but it does.
and no homoeopaths shouldn't always be sought. in fact a lot of alternative "medicine" can reduce the effectiveness of real medicine, or even make a blood thinner to effective or worse reverse it and make it cause blood clots. The people you get these alternative "medicines" from they're neither doctors nor are they apotecharies, they don't understand how medicines and their herbs work together and often cause more damage than they do good.
If you're talking to a homoeopath or similar, you ALSO need to consult a doctors to make sure your humbug pills are safe with your real medicine that will actually cure you and not just make you feel better by thinking you're getting cure magically by nature.
His argument is in fact backwards, natural medicine is what is pure guesswork.