'Natural' is a word that raises my hackles. A story is told of an old gardener who was confronted by the local parson who admired the garden.
"You and God have made a beautiful spot together." said the parson.
"Oh Ah," replied the gardener, "but you should have seen it when he had it to himself!"
Everything that's natural is supposed to be somehow superior, but even the bucolic scenes of yesteryear that we so admire were the product of technology. My attention was recently drawn to an aerial picture of the border between Israel and the Gaza strip. The land on the Israeli side has been tilled and planted, watered and harvested. The neat strips are the effect of applied technology. On the Palestinian side and indeed the Egyptian side, the absence of technology leaves chaos.
TB is natural and so is malaria. So is HIV. You don't need to postulate man-made global warming to inflict harm on the poor. Natural phenomena do it well enough.
Snakes are natural and so are crocodiles. So is the funnel web spider. The natural tiger will kill you given half a chance; so will the lion. Natural influenza in 1918 killed more people than the technological guns and bombs of the massed armies in Europe.
We live in a technologically replete world. There is no going back to horsepower, poultices and nightsoil. The chemicals we use are refined and pure, not the nasty, foul smelling mixtures our forefathers used.
Cold caves and contaminated springs are natural. We have insulated houses and clean water because of technology.
It seems that the world is warming. I would bet that it is a natural event rather than a technological disaster. The remedy won't be Luddism but technology.
CLL is a natural disease. The remedy won't be natural herbs, either as infusions or enemas, but technological chemicals cleverly directed at the natural disease by man's ingenuity.