Parker Posey is questioning conventional medicine after the pills she was prescribed failed to cure her of Lyme disease.
The Best In Show star was forced to pull out of an off-Broadway play earlier this year (09) to focus on battling the tick-borne illness.
Doctors put Posey on a course of antibiotics but when that failed to restore her health, she decided to try a holistic approach.
And she felt so much better after taking supplements and changing her diet that she's decided to lend her backing to new documentary, Rethinking Cancer, about patients who seek out alternative methods of treatment.
She says, "As someone who dealt with Lyme disease recently, I had the opportunity to approach it both with conventional medicine (antibiotics) and homoeopathic remedies and supplements. The first round of antibiotics did not destroy all the bacteria and I made a decision not to take them anymore and instead approach it purely holistically - through the help of my homoeopathic doctor, who guided me with my diet and gave me the natural supplements to bring my body back to its vitality.
"It raises the questions: How can a natural approach to healing oneself be considered so unconventional? Why do we think we can't play an active role in getting healthy? Why do we give ourselves away so easily to pharmaceuticals that deplete our system and confuse the natural healing process?"