Do you really need medicines?

Do you really need medicines?

There is hardly anyone who has not taken a medicine for some kind of ailment or the other. A medicine could be for something as ordinary as a light cold or can also be for some serious ailment like cancer. Some people suffer from certain diseases like blood pressure or diabetes and they have to take medicines on a regular basis. Sometimes, you might wonder, if we really need to take a medicine and if it did be possible to live without them at all? Let’s try to find it out.

Why we need medicine?

The first question, that arises is that why do we have to take a certain medicine at the first place? The answer to this quest is simple. If you are healthy, the you need not to take any medicine. However, when you get some kind of diseases, be it for whatever reason, then it is an indication that your body is presently not resistible against that disease. The role of a medicine in such a case is to provide that missing resistance till the time body recovers and develops resistance against it on its own. Once you become healthy, after that there is no need for you to consume more medicines.

So are medicines compulsory?

The problem with medicines is that most of them are chemical compositions and therefore they have some kind of side effects or the other. We take them because they are the requirement of the body at that particular time. However, if you can find a natural way to replace them then that would be better for the body.

For example, if you are having some kind of vitamins deficiency and are taking medicine to supplement it then an alternative for it would be to consume food that is rich in vitamins so that you can directly get that from a natural source.


Medicines are important in their own ways. Sometimes they act as life savers. A medicine can definitely help you to get well faster. On the flip side, most of the medicines have side effects and some of them can even become addictive, which is not good for health. Therefore, the best way is to try to avoid them as far as you can. If you can find their substitute in natural form of food or any other way then it would be better for you. The better way to lose weight is definitely by running and sweating out that to take weight loss pills!

Donald D. Hayden