GalateaDunkel~ What happened? Did you read all the posts on this thread before spouting off your fear?
I do not only use 'nutrition' to keep my kids healthy. There are so many things that I do (or don't do) to make sure they have strong immune systems..... I have a sense for health. I have a lot of knowledge of herbs, and all sorts of healing methods... reiki, homeopathy, flower essences, and on and on....
It's failsafe, to me, barring a major illness that I don't know about. and if they did get some weird illness, I would just research it, figure out how they are imbalanced, and go from there. If they couldn't breathe, or something weird like that, I would definately go to the hospital. If it kept hanging on, and I couldn't heal it, I would bring them to a naturopath, or an ayurvedic/chinese healer.
I think if you post again to this thread, in 20 years, I will tell you that my kids have still never been to a medical doctor!!! they are healthy as horses.
I prefer to not live in fear for my choice to not bring my kid to the (practically useless) doctor. If I go to the hospital one day, I will not be investigated, because why they heck would they do that? I guess you are refering to american hospitals, hey?
*I* do have a doctor though, that I got because I want an IUD. If I had to go to the emergency room all disheveled with my hair up in curlers and everything, I would just say their doctor is that one.
My mom actually, was the one who started me on this type of thinking (waddya know, apple doesn't fall far from the tree) When I was growing up, my brother and I almost never went to the doctor. Why not? because we weren't sick, and if we did get sick, why would my mom bring us to the doctor, just so all the other people in the waiting room would catch it??!? She didn't know much about herbs, and healing methods like I do, but we would have chicken noodle soup, and ginger ale, and just wait it out. But then, when my brother got hit in the head playing street hockey, we brought him to the hospital to get stitches. there is a time and a place for allopathy.
Women who are smart, and strong enough to take care of their families themselves, should be applauded. What has this world come to?