Evidence be damned: Many immigrants are using homegrown remedies
“Faced with skyrocketing health care costs, lack of insurance and language barriers, many immigrants to American believe they are better off with homegrown remedies from their native cultures than conventional treatments . . .
. . .Dr. Marie-Denise Gervais, who practices at a free clinic in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, has seen poor patients jeopardize themselves by relying on alternative therapies, such as a woman with high blood-sugar who was at risk for a diabetic coma.
She had difficulty buying insulin but paid $50 for a homegrown remedy.”