Are College Students More Open to Holistic Health?
As a young girl growing up in different areas of Florida, Daniela Scantlebury, a senior and pre-med biology major, was surrounded by holistic medicine. Her mom and dad, who grew up in Puerto Rico and Barbados respectively, adapted the practices they learned as adolescents and made them traditions for their own kids.Scantlebury’s grandmother made her dad and his siblings take castor oil, a pale, yellow liquid that comes from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis), to clean their systems of the garbage that accumulates. Scantlebury’s parents inspired her love for holistic medicine–and now she’s bringing that to UT.
“My dad used to buy books, little books about ways to really heal yourself from headaches or menstrual cramps, and from there I started researching, going on Google,” Scantlebury said. “Even visiting hospitals, I always asked if there’s a natural way of curing anything that I have or getting rid…
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