“But I’m not sick, Daddy. I just can’t breathe.”
“That’s still like being sick, honey. Your body probably doesn’t want you to breathe something that’s bad for you.”
"But it's allergies! How can plants be bad for me?"
"Your body knows what’s best for it. It's an amazing machine. It has evolved throughout thousands of years to care for and heal itself. Don’t fight it.”
Year after year, allergy season after season, that conversation repeated.
Dad and Mother were parents who flouted conventional science and treatment options, favoring instead unproven faith or non-chemical cures. With enough faith or time, they believed that God or the big Juju in the ether or nature would heal the affliction.