When discussing so-called “natural” remedies and “alternative” medicine, people often excuse the magical thinking that goes along with it by saying, “Well, so what if it doesn’t actually do anything positive? At least it doesn’t hurt!”
But it does. It so does. Especially if someone forgoes actual medical treatment so they can explore these other, non-medical options. But don’t take my word. Read this article by an actual doctor discussing exactly how dangerous these pretend remedies can be.