I have been exploring holistic health and natural healing remedies for a few decades. In fact, I’ve spent a good amount of time “self-diagnosing” myself for many years and using holistic healing approaches to help whatever ails me. Part of this was born out of necessity. We have always had health insurance, but it was the high-deductible/large out-of-pocket type because it was the most affordable plan for our family. We rarely saw a doctor for anything and, thankfully, have been relatively healthy most of the past 20+ years.
On top of that, I have played the “if I ever ______, this is what I’d do” game. We have all done it at one time or another, whether it be in the workplace, at home, about our health, or about the car who cut us off in traffic. “If I ever had cancer, I’d take this supplement and that supplement and the other. I’d request alternative healing approaches. I might even seek out holistic health facilities that focus on the type of cancer I have.” Etcetera and so forth.
Sometimes, we win the game. Sometimes, we lose. Sometimes, we don’t even need to play.