The divide between Western Medicine and so called alternative medicine is mind boggling. If you are a parent who chooses to follow the path of holistic health over the dominant cultural approach to health care you need a strategy. To navigate all the issues that you will inevitably encounter in your lifetime, you need what I call a "Natural Health Mindset."
Laying A Strong Foundation
In my post "3 Important Things You Need To Know Before Using Natural Remedies With Your Family" I shared two foundational elements for beginning the process of successfully building up your Natural Health Mindset.
1. Expect To Be The Minority
2. Do Not Do Your Primary Research Exclusively On The Internet
With this understanding, now let's look at exactly what a mindset is so you can successfully lay a strong foundation. A mindset is defined by the American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary as:
"A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations; an inclination or a habit."
The Value Of Developing A Natural Health Mindset
Without a strong Natural Health Mindset doubt, insecurity, fear, and uncertainty can and will haunt you. Whereas, a Natural Health Mindset grounds you into the holistic health knowledge you value. It also lays a very solid foundation so you can make wise decisions. No matter what your are facing or who opposes your choices, your mindset is at the root.
Building Your Foundation
How do you build this unwavering foundation? Knowledge is the key to building up a strong foundation for your Natural Health Mindset. Books are the best way to connect with the solid wisdom of knowledgeable people. A wise man once told me, "If you want to hide things from people, put it in a book, no one reads these days." In order for your family to enjoy remarkably good health it is essential that you understand the full scope of what's going on in medicine today, or what I like to call the "Anatomy of the Medical System."
Books That Fortify
Here are six books that will help you build a strong Natural Health Mindset, as well as understand the anatomy of the medical system in the shortest time possible. Keeping them in your library and reading them often will help you fortify your mindset. They are classics that belong in everyone's natural health library.
1. How To Raise A Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by Robert Mendelson.
2. Taking Charge Of Your Child's Health by George Wootan
3. A B C Herbal by Steven H Horne
4. Comfort For The Burned and Wounded by John W Keim
5. Smart Medicine for a Healthy Child by Janet Zand (for contrast and comparison)
6. Vaccines: The Risk, Benefits, The Choices by Dr. Sheri Tenpenny. (5,000 hours of research went into writing this book.)
Learn and Be Prepared
The most wonderful thing about knowledge and wisdom is gaining understanding of what you need to focus on to keep your family healthy. Once you learn what's supportive for optimal family wellness, it's time to prepare to be ready to remedy the situations that arise while raising a family.