Survey by Traditional Medicinals Show Natural Remedy Use Increasing
As the baby boomers age, there seems to be an increase in their trust with standard medical routines as well as the lack of adoption of the massive amounts of medications that are being prescribed. This has led to increased awareness and adaptation to more natural and organic alternatives as well as a more integrative approach to health and wellness.
A survey conducted by ‘Traditional Medicinals’ is showing that there has been a significant increase in the use of natural remedies. Over 35% (one-in-three) of Americans are reporting that they actually do more today in the process of taking care of themselves via natural remedies than they did five years previously.
Some of us grew up with Grandmothers or Mothers that were very involved in the integrative approach, the United States has lagged behind Asian, European and even Canadian cultures in the use of natural remedies. In the U.S. there is a lacking of actual educational materials regarding natural remedies, although it does seem to be improving. Almost 39% (two-in-five) of those people that don’t already make use of natural remedies for their health and wellness would feel motivated to increase natural remedy use if they knew more about the subject.
Blair Kellison, CEO of Traditional Medicinals stated, "Habits rooted in nature like spending time outdoors have a profoundly positive impact on mood and spirit as well," We also found that more education is needed in order for more Americans to look to nature to improve their overall health."
Of the top cities in the United States that were surveyed, those people in San Francisco and Atlanta seemed to take the most control of their health and indicated that this aspect made a difference in their overall sense of well-being.
Fielded by Kelton, the survey also included the information that, while the average American spent almost one month (28 days) feeling unwell within the last year, those that spent a least one hour outdoors each week did report feeling more healthy than those that didn’t go outside (84% compared to 65%).
The trend to adopt natural, alternative and integrative treatments has been on the rise. This can be exhibited by the adoption of integrative approaches in the medical field that were previously not considered.
Always consult with a physician or primary care representative before making any changes to your dietary and physical regimen.