House of Horrors

The following is a guest post by long-time reader and fellow former-Christian Scientist Dr. Spock. For more, please visit the Guest Posts & Contributors tab at the top of the page. I frequently visit Victoria, British Columbia, a place that stirs a lot of memories for me, and I recently got back from a week … Continue reading House of Horrors

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Germs – Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi & Antiboitics

This post was inspired by a comment on a previous post about how  "it is common medical advice not to prescribe antibiotics for common ailments such as a sinus infection especially in light of the dangers of antibiotic resistant viruses." I agree, a responsible doctor won't prescribe antibiotics for a virus because viruses don't respond … Continue reading Germs – Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi & Antiboitics

Coughing, coughing, and coughing from Untreated Allergies

The following post is part of the on-going “I went to the Doctor” series, which details first hand experiences of Christian Scientists and former-Christian Scientists who sought medical care or treatment outside of Christian Science. Today’s post Coughing, coughing, and coughing from Untreated Allergies is by former Christian Scientist Rogue Sheep. The coughing started one … Continue reading Coughing, coughing, and coughing from Untreated Allergies

(ex-)Christian Scientist Health Care- Patent Medicines and Natural Remedies

This was left a as a comment on my Christian Science Health Care: Stocking the medicine cabinet post, I though it was worth sharing further!

Understanding Mortal Mind

Kat at Kindism wrote a very good post describing the common patent medicines for everyday physical problems under the same title I am using here. This strikes me as a very practical thing to do. Please read her article. Then underneath in the comment section I added the following remedies, which I am taking the liberty of re-posting here.

First, let me say that I treat all patent medicines with great wariness and respect. I call anything manufactured by a drug company out of chemicals and targeted to one type of symptom, a patent medicine. Believe me, they are all patented. The drug companies are a powerful, organized force and have taken allopathic medicine to incredible heights. Sometimes power and greed overshadow the quality and leaving CS should not give to permission of use remedies without learning about them.

My basic rule: I try to use only generic medicines. These…

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Hi Kat: I’m so grateful to know that I can turn to evidence based medicine for healing

The following is an e-mail I received from a reader that I have shared here with their permission. I don't often publish e-mails from readers, but when I do they'll be categorized and tagged "Hi Kat e-mails." I was dealing recently with the apparent belief a very sore foot that suddenly became alarmingly swollen and … Continue reading Hi Kat: I’m so grateful to know that I can turn to evidence based medicine for healing