Many people are finding themselves without a job and health insurance with the rough economy but some are finding there are ways around an expensive doctor visit.
The jobless rate is still on the rise and more and more people in the Grand Valley are getting stuck without health insurance.
But for a growing number of people there is an alternative, they are skipping the doctor to save a buck and looking for a natural remedy.
Experts say natural therapies are something that work long-term and you can sometimes reverse illnesses with them.
At Vital Earth Minerals business is looking up 30 percent as they say many people are turning to supplements to trying to get healthier.
And healthier immune systems mean fewer trips to the doctor’s office.
Dr. Christopher Lepisto says natural medicines are extremely safe and that it’s hard to kill someone with natural medicines.
Lepisto has been in business in Grand Junction for five years and this has been his busiest year so far as an increasing number of people are doing research on their own and finding some surprising results.
Even though he strongly supports this new trend he says there are times you may need to break down and bite the bullet and see your doctor.