In a recently published article about holistic and eastern medicine practices, journalist Jim Dobson recounted his experiences with alternative medicine and his discovery of the celebrity preoccupation with the practice. Dobson revealed that he had always held negative views about the validity and practice of holistic medicine. Because the mainstream medical community is known for its dismissive attitudes toward alternative medicine, an attitude likely rooted in the medical community’s high stake in the pharmaceutical industry’s continued prominence, Dobson had developed equally negative thoughts toward holistic healing. Dobson was forced to explore these options, however, after his mother was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of pancreatic cancer and was given very few options for healing treatments.
Although Dobson’s mother quickly died of the pancreatic cancer, Dobson spent her remaining months desperately searching for holistic treatments that could help cure her disease or ease her discomfort. During his search, Dobson discovered the fact that celebrities all over the nation were spending large sums of money to implement holistic medicine into their routines. Celebrities spent thousands of dollars on in-home health saunas, expensive vitamin IV drips, organic water wells, charcoal treatments, and the like to avoid preventable diseases during the previous fiscal year. Dobson noted that although the medical community was publishing no shortage of information to dispel any belief among the public that holistic medicine was effective at treating disease, a large percentage of the celebrities he met were completely ignoring this advice and spending small fortunes to remain healthy.
After seeking various holistic treatment, Dobson became aware of several treatments that were effective at eliminating certain diseases and ailments. After all, hospitals have only been in existence for the last hundred or so years, while thousands of years of human history have been spent developing natural medicines. Dobson then went on to discuss some of the more popular holistic remedies.