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Folk Medicine: Total Sham or Pure Genius?

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Folk medicine is the compendium of wisdom that reflects not just the science of health but also the art and the method of these principles.

For instance, the nature around us in the area of living chemistry presents an array of non-toxic healing substances that are the Materia Medica of nature’s apothecary.

Whole foods provide a safe, living, energetic, “chemotherapy” if you will. Whole foods are the anatomica metabolic nutricon that constitutes folk medicine. Today, pharmaceutical science is jealous, envious and even hateful of plants and their attendant whole foods.  Whole foods and plants work. They not only work, they do their work, their magic and wonders, without doing harm. There is not one vaccine or drug that can do 
that.

In my mind, I can see a time coming early on in the“Age of Imagination” we are now in, when every man,woman and child embraces “Self Care,” by walking everyday, eating just whole foods and developing and maintaining a positive (inner sunshine) attitude. These things go along way to not only prevent disease but to remit existing conditions.

I believe that within this next decade the best of, modern medicine. Symptomatic response mechanism in the form of “first aid” will be joined with ancient natural principles of “folk medicinal cures” to form a hybrid, “in home (effective and cost effective) clinics of Self Care.” Whole food and fasting, working with nature’s air and water, sunshine and walking, pleasure of family and relationships and passion in creative pursuits, these are the bed rock of vitality into longevity; these are the seven Principles of Health.

As our modern societies very fabric seems to be fraying at the edges, it is obvious that the valuable heritage of natural healing preserved by “back- ward” (truly genius) people and their enviable lifestyle of simplicity through time, need to be not only applauded and honored, but fully embraced into the daily performances of our own individual existence. Self care.

There truly is no greater power than an idea whose time has come. Love, work, knowledge and wisdom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, are the wellsprings of our existence. They should also occupy, regulate and lead our lives. As these provide feelings of value, joy and pleasure and a sense of purpose for our having been here.

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A food label is your first warning sign

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When it comes to food there’s a certain amount of confusion that surrounds what we should and shouldn’t be eating, chances are you’ve heard some of the following;

Calories don’t count. Fat is a must for optimum health. Fat is bad. Cholesterol is not bad. Margarine is worse. Margarine is better than butter. Juice is super-nutritious. Juice is bad for babies. One bowl of enriched cereal is better than 20 bowls of whole grains. Whole grain cereals are twice as nutritious as “enriched” cereals

Suppose you owned a “Nutritional Lie Detector.” You could spot nutritional hype and misinformation in an instant! More importantly, you would know when somebody was telling you the truth about how to get healthy and stay healthy. Imagine that you had a “Food Analyzer.”  Before eating any food, you could place it on the “Analyzer,” and it would predict the positive or negative impact on your mental emotional and physical health.

Wouldn’t you like to know in advance if a food will boost your immune system or wreck it? If a food will make you feel great or give you the midday blahs? Aren’t food labels supposed to do that? No! They are frequently the source of nutritional deception.

A food label is your first warning sign that a food is most likely missing something as a result of some form of processing. Typically only imperfect foods have labels, which in turn creates imperfect health.

Think a minute about your spouse, a child, grandchild, or parent. Would their behaviour improve…would the number of annual colds and sinus infections diminish…. would they have more energy…would their life be more enjoyable – if they would eat more nutritious wholefoods?

The answer of course, is ABSOLUTELY YES.

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