I have a few conventional medicine doctors. They are great and work in an environment where actual "talk about it" time is abundant for the asking. We can also email back and forth. This stands true for my young child and wonderful bride.
Only real problem there is billing -- duh, medical care is expensive.
But we are way into natural remedies and preventative eating and enjoying foods and activities that are healthy. Things like alkaline balances, and fibers that ensure no build up of toxins in the bowels. Tumeric and lemons are huge around here. Certainly some illnesses happen and age creeps in. But to us the key is prevention through homeopathic methods and let us see about cures.
When I look into concepts like, is this best for me cooked, raw or dried I do full searches and always compare three or four opinions/publications.
Western conventional medicine seems to lack in two distinct ways. Lack of prevention and treatment of the illness and not the body.
My elder son is way into homeopathic stuff. (note that to us we do not call it "medicine") And he insists that the most important part of a homeopathic life is staying way way clear of poisons like processed sugars and sodium benzoate.
If someone wants something really fun to have as a hobby or area of study or just something that is interesting as hell. They should start today and explore our wonderful world of the natural.
A great place to start is looking up Homeo and looking up pathic.