Poor Living Environment
While medical treatments have great potential to cure people of many diseases, it must be understood that if certain factors and circumstances continue to exist in the lives of people, good health will be very difficult to achieve.
The first of these things to take into consideration is the environment which people live in. If one lives in a damp house or has stinking sewage fumes entering one's rooms, one will not feel well. The same can be said about clothing. Clothing not suitable to the season will put the body under additional stress. Many people do not dress sufficiently in the winter months or do not guard themselves well from the fluctuations in weather in the spring and fall seasons. Having underclothing which holds close to the skin, for example, is important in preventing cold air circulate next to the body. There is a reason why the “common cold” has the word “cold” in it. Perhaps, it is also the reason why the search for the “cure for the common cold” will not be found in any drug. :-)
Sources: Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy, James Tyler Kent, MD and Who is Your Doctor and Why, Alonso Shadman, MD