First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone who sent me information and links last post. They really helped me go into the right direction. 

However, the war between Modern North American Medicine (Which I am defining as whatever your GP would recommend) and Naturopathy (Specifically traditional medicine and plant usage for one's well being) can be a messy battlefield. Naturopathy articles themselves can often be very questionable...

...so, I've created a chart to help me stay organised:

 

Cosmetic

  • Items or products recommended as makeup products.

Procedure

  • Surgeries or treatments performed by professionals, possibly in a hospital or clinic.

Treatment

  • Items or products meant to be absorbed and treat illnesses or imbalances within the body. Eg: Skin cream, Face masks, Witch hazel.

 

 

Cosmetic

Procedure

Treatment

Title

   

Journal

   

Citations

   

Size of Study

   

Peer Review

   

Date Posted

   

Conclusions

   

Criticisms

   

Authors

   

Funded by...

   

 

What do you think? I've already started to use it but I don't want to leave out anything important. I'll be posting my actual research soon so if anything comes to mind them feel free to comment about it in my later posts!

Original Post

 Hi Katelyn, 

 This is an excellent idea, I think organizing your information this way is very useful. I'm wondering, would prescription drugs for skincare treatments fall into any of these categories? I'm wondering if they would be more effective than naturopathy in terms of treating skin conditions. Perhaps they would have to have a category of their own. 

 Since naturopathy articles aren't always reliable, as you said, you could look at articles by professionals in the field, but you could also look at reviews from patients who have used naturopathic products versus patients who have used Modern North American Medicine. I think it might be less biased coming from a patient as opposed to a professional, since patients are the people these products are used to treat. 

 Good luck "sorting through the trash" as you mentioned! I can't wait to see what you find. 

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