31 May 2019 at 14:58
Homeopathy: a greener way to stay healthy
Already used and trusted by 450 million people the world over, homeopathy is arguably one of the greenest and most sustainable healthcare options currently available.
Homeopathic remedies are made from natural materials and the repeated dilution/succussion involved in the manufacturing process means that literally thousands of doses can be made from a single sample of the original substance. It’s the ultimate in renewable medicines!
The findings of a new study commissioned by The School of Homeopathy reveals that three quarters of us think climate change is the biggest threat to humanity.
Other findings from the survey include:
• 71% would consider using homeopathy if they thought this could conserve energy and protect the environment.
• 48% are worried about the amount of chemicals in mainstream medicines and many would look favourably on medicines that safeguard the health of our planet as well as our bodies.
• 43% of people in the UK worry about their health due to the impact of climate change.
The survey, which polled 2,000 people across the UK, comes at a time when businesses are under increasing pressure to clean up their act and work towards a low-carbon future. Everyone must chip in. Yet the pharmaceutical industry, with its inextricable reliance on petrochemicals, seems to have escaped the scrutiny that other industries have faced. Extraction and purification processes for conventional drugs are complex and resource intensive; solvent use is widespread; and the ‘dumping’ of out-of-date and unsafe medications is contributing to our global ecological crisis. Mass over-prescribing and medicine hoarding are also commonplace.
Whilst conventional drugs bear a heavy cost, financially as well as ecologically, homeopathy offers a safe, low-cost and effective alternative.
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