I think that my take on it beachbunny is that we have received a false impression that nobody is ever supposed to get sick or die. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. We are neither supposed to be always healthy or always ill. Germs and illness actually can help to build our immunity if they are met with a body that has been primarily active and well, and also had a nutritious diet. I've been at home with my daughter all weekend. She's been ill with cold/flu symptoms which have included everything from congestion, coughing and sore throat to vomiting. Normally she is immensely healthy. When she got sick she simply laid down and rested, blowed her nose, coughed and occasionally....cried. Then yesterday evening I saw her turning a corner and returning to health again. Her energy returned, she wanted to eat and be outside a bit. We're at home today again so she can have another day of rest before returning to school. It was funny that her body knew what she needed. Once I tried to get her to eat and take some medicine and it was after this that she simply threw up.
One of my big issues with modern medicine is that we have overmedicated. Antibiotics for every infection...which happen to cause diseases to mutate into more difficult to treat diseases. We've lost faith in the bodies fervent impulse to heal itself...when it kind of does quite well...particularly from viral issues. As a parent and a person I always live under the philosophy that my body...and my daughter's, is mostly strong enough to heal itself. In the case that it can't, a doctor/medicine may be needed. But in the last six years, neither of us has needed anything other than time, rest and very occasionally, some OTC treatment.