There are many different alternative medicines on the market at this time. They all promise great results, such as colloidal silver and colloidal gold. There are also herbal remedies. Do these things work? Let us take a look.With so many claims about alternative medicines, you may wonder whether they really work. After all, if they really worked, wouldn’t doctors be using the silver water, and dandelion?The answer needs a bit of investigation. For most of mans history, the use of holistic medicines was the main route to healing.However, science decided to take a turn in the late 1800’s and it has gone on to 2000. That is over 100 years, science didn’t hold holistic methods as a reliable healing method or is it?Only recently has medicine started showing its support for holistic practices. For example, some doctors are offering holistic medicines.The main reason for the change is the pharmacy companies can’t really patent a readily available holistic blend of ingredients. So even if it works better, pharmacy companies would never provide the holistic version. This applies to all different industries. For example, Coca Cola would never tell you the formula, even though it is literally sugar, water, and some other ingredients.As such, it is now a time of empowerment. People are reporting great and beneficial results with the right alternative medicines. For example – silver water has had rave reviews.Some people who really want the healing, and do more than just trusting a doctor, and actually go out and find a solution, usually find some great solutions which work.
So you have a beautiful brand new science kit, such as a chemistry set, and you want to set up a truly scientific experiment, something really professional, something tightly organized and keenly observed. Sounds like a great idea so far! So where do you begin?The first step, perhaps the most important step, is a well-thought-out hypothesis. This article provides instructions for how to make a great hypothesis.A hypothesis is just a question and what you think the answer is. It’s been called an “educated guess.” To write a good one, keep two principles in mind: your hypothesis should be precise and it should be simple. It’s usually written as an “If…then…” statement.Contrary to what you may believe, most science kit experiments are carried out with a pretty good idea of what will happen. The goal of the experiment is to confirm that idea. And the name of that idea is the hypothesis.So, if you look at your chemistry set or science kit sitting there with its brand-new bottles and think to yourself, “I’ll bet if I combine the ammonium nitrate with the water it will get colder, that’s what happens in those cold packs,” well, you’ve got a basic hypothesis right there!If you further start thinking and wondering, “I wonder what would happen if I added a whole bunch of ammonium nitrate to water. Would it get colder faster? Would it drop to an even lower temperature? How do they measure the right amounts to put in those cold pack things?” then you are really thinking like a scientist!You can expand your hypothesis to read something like the following, “This experiment will measure temperature effects across time from varying amounts of ammonium nitrate dissolved in water. Hypothesis: If a greater amount of ammonium nitrate is added to water, the temperature of the solution will drop faster, and the greater the amount of ammonium nitrate added to water, the lower the end temperature will be before stabilizing.”You will notice that the hypothesis is very precise, it states exactly and with no fuzziness just what the experimenter will be measuring and what he expects the results to be. A poor hypothesis would be the following, “Hypothesis: Adding ammonium nitrate will make the water colder.” It is not at all precise. Colder than what? It’s not simply water after you add ammonium nitrate is it? It’s a solution. What do you mean by “colder”? How are you measuring this? The above hypothesis answers all these questions with exactness.You will also notice that the original hypothesis is very simple. It uses as few words as possible. A poor hypothesis would be the following, “When I add greater amounts of ammonium nitrate from the chemistry set to the water to make a solution like in a cold-pack from the store, then measure the temperature as described, I expect to see the numbers go down quicker than they would with a small amount of ammonium nitrate. I also think there will be a point that the temperature stops dropping and levels off, but I think that point will be lower for larger amounts of ammonium nitrate.” The original hypothesis keeps things very simple.A good hypothesis guides your experiment. Every observation is taken with an eye to disproving that hypothesis. Yes, you heard right DISproving the hypothesis. A good scientist knows that the best way to prove the hypothesis is right is by trying to prove it is wrong.A good scientist is very, very careful and critical at each stage of the experiment, recording exactly what happens and noticing every detail that could potentially be impacting the results and disproving the hypothesis. A good scientist carefully repeats trials and reanalyzes data looking vigilantly for flaws. A good scientist uses all of the materials available in the science kit to test the hypothesis. In the end, if the results still match his hypothesis, then and only then can he begin to say it might be true. A good scientist still wants to see that this success is repeatable, so he may run the whole experiment again at another date, or ask a fellow scientist to do so.If the results do not support the hypothesis, then the scientist has really learned something! Is it time to get a new chemistry set because this one doesn’t give you the results you were looking for? No, that is not the right conclusion. This is where the most interesting part of science comes in, follow-up investigative experiments. The hypothesis is just your best guess, so you don’t really know whether or not it is true. This is where a science kit begins to have all the thrill of a detective novel as you the scientist carefully watch for clues, racks your brain for alternative explanations and likely culprits, or devise plans to follow up a hunch. In which case, you get to write another hypothesis!
Today’s medicine is the result of years of trial and error performed in the past in order to successfully develop medications which could prevent, counteract and alleviate ailments, while proves to be true, it is undeniable that several “experiments” are still being practiced at some level, all for the sake of science. Conventional medicine causes as much pain as it alleviates but it doesn’t just stop at the patient level, it extends to our society and affect our individual budget.In the past few decades, the pharmaceutical industry has grown in to a multi-billion dollar field which is projected to reach trillions in just a few years, these astronomical figures have been reached due to the fact that people don’t often take the necessary steps to prevent sickness and many times neglect their body’s real needs by consuming food which makes us sicker and which doesn’t provide the nutrients needed to sustain a healthy system.All of this facts can be added to the ongoing decay of drug standards, we have all heard the recall of millions and millions of dollars of drugs because they made people sicker that their actually ailment; and even drugs which are thought to be “safe” such as everyday aspirin, can have serious pancreatic effects, not to even mention drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, etc.The most important concept we must become aware of is that there are alternative ways to treat almost any sickness without involving expensive manufactured drugs and they are all available for free, provided by nature. Alternative medicine has grown dramatically due to the fact that natural treatments don’t have the nasty side effects conventional drugs have and it is a complete solution for our health related needs. Through a more holistic approach natural products such as herbs/plants and fruits can be used to treat any condition which doesn’t involve a major intervention such as as surgery. Our immune system can also be reinforced to resist the ever increasing number of superbugs which threaten our society in general.Besides being a great way to approach health it also saves us major dollars (euros, yens, etc) by lowering our dependence on the ever increasing healthcare costs, as we all know paying for healthcare is expensive, let alone not paying for it an needing the service. It is everyday news that people who need medical attention die because they weren’t insured, so we must become our own doctors and constantly practice natural/alternative ways to keep our health without recurring to the unsustainable healthcare system.