How do you deal with a common cold? In simple living, I tried everything. I tried zinc. I drank fluids. I got rest and ate well. Bottom line: sometimes you just can't avoid the inevitable. I have a cold and and ear infection.
So I went to the doctor and I am taking meds. I feel better.
Simply stated: I am not against modern technology, modern medicine or modern convenience. Simple living to me is keeping life less complicated.