Natural health has many skeptics, particularly when it come to western, conventional medicine practitioners. While western medicine has its positives, it predominantly focuses on downstream treatment (which is treatment of illnesses rather than prevention).
What natural health aims to do is to reach and maintain good health and lifestyle habits which prevent the development of disease and illness in the first place (the top five leading causes of death are now all lifestyle diseases). If there are any health concerns or issues that may arise, nutrition and sometimes natural herbs and remedies are used to strengthen the body and try and rectify the issue.
Natural therapies and treatment is holistic - focusing on the body as a whole, where as western medicine focuses on each part of the body independent of the other.
Which would you prefer?
Lifestyle disease: A disease associated with the way a person or group of people lives.