Recently, I have been thinking about the common elements of illness. In this article, I make the case for the most fundamental root cause of disease.
Amen. Our digestive system, including the gut bacteria, WANTS to work for its living. If we do all the work before the food hits the stomach, the system and the bacteria start making trouble, just as an unemployed city makes trouble. This principle was well understood 120 years ago. Dietician Ellen Richards wrote about 'sophisticated foods'.
Exactly. And that allows it to work above the confusion of the body, addressing the source of all healing. The best way to understand how homeopathy works, is to try a remedy on yourself. The "experience" for each person depends on how receptive and open they are to a holistic healing. I suggest subscribing to Dana Ullman's substack page https://danaullman.substack.com/p/disinformation-on-homeopathy-two?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=517471&post_id=123169941&isFreemail=true&utm_medium=email.
Dana Ullman is a brilliant homeopath who has been helping people for over 40 years. I am sure you know that homeopathy was the first form of accepted medicine in America before the Flexner Report in 1910. A true tragedy for human health and healing. There are homeopathic remedies for absolutely everything. I was bitten by a snake a few years ago which caused horrible clotting and inflammation (a long story) I took Lechesis 200 C potency, which is snake venom. I take Arnica montana before and after any type of surgery--healing much quicker. For covid Cinchona, which is hydrochloroquine; coffea cruda for depression and insomnia. . . . Well, you can explore and download the repertory from the Ainsworth Homeopathic Remedy page https://www.ainsworths.com/remedy-store/ . . .so impressive! Like all of the excellent alternative therapies which can help or cure chronic health issues, homeopathy is at the top.
I have become a big advocate of ending my shower with a 3 minute cold water rinse after reading its many health benefits. Yes it’s uncomfortable especially at 1st but by the end you don’t realize the cold as much.
On a side note. There’s a lot of Dr’s now discussing what role parasites play in cancer and most recently MS. Dr. Lee Merrick, a spine surgeon discusses this on her website and why parasitic cleanses should be done. I haven’t been brave enough to do this yet. But hopefully you will do an article on this because I’d love your perspective. Thanks
Unfortunately, yes it's true. Here's the source for both the Applebee's quote, and also the latest iteration I could find of the applicable FDA Regulations. Enjoy!
Here's some refinement for you, from Applebee's Menu Ingredients:
"Q: For some menu items containing soybean oil, why is soy not marked as an allergen?
The FDA exempts highly refined soybean oil from being labeled as an allergen."
You’ve “refined” the problem pretty well...😊. Pretty simple too: If it was created by an unnatural process, it will ultimately harm you. I have been focusing on food additives for quite some time since I discovered they caused my Migraines. But your inclusion of drugs, technologies, social interactions, etc. is a terrific observation, and food for further thought. Thank you!
I love your angle with this. Interesting synthesis or... refined... point of view ;)
I enjoyed this and think you are onto something - another, related, concept people have come up with is "hypernovelty" https://garysharpe.substack.com/p/book-review-a-hunter-gatherers-guide
Homeopathy takes a huge variety of natural substances and refines them through a series of dilutions which increase their potency and their energy. I believe that it isn't for everyone, especially if you have a toxic diet, as you refer to. Once someone is on the path of maintaining their health, doesn't receive vaccines, exercises daily and has a positive mind, homeopathy is the most non-toxic subtle intervention available. I have been taking homeopathic remedies for all types of issues since 1983 and have never once had a bad reaction. One's immune intelligence is activated and if you use the most appropriate remedy for the symptoms healing is usually quick! You can find volumes of Materia Medicine. Here is one of the best:
And an article from Vancouver Homeopath about Scientific Research of Homeopathy
Thank you for allowing me to comment and thank you for your article.
I agree wholeheartedly!
I've been saying for a while that most chronic disease is caused by our foods and chemical exposures (including pharmaceutical drugs). I hadn't thought about the mental and social aspects before, but I think you've made a valid point: anything unnaturally refined or processed causes chronic disease in the body because it must use an unnatural process to deal with it.
Hi remnant i would like to suggest for healthy living ideas so that we can work towards minimising risks for chronic diseases.
My overarching theory has ling been that the more processed, "refined", and shelf-stable something humans ingest is, the more that this something tends to kill you.
Here’s the mTOR hyper function theory.
A very interesting take, thank you! Food for thought, indeed. I have been wondering about sugar, and have been trying to cut that down significantly to try and avert the onset of arthritis (a family curse). Have also started to swop out sugar in my tea and coffee with honey. It seemed better to opt for less processed/more natural sweetness.
Wow. Great article. Very enlightening. I pretty healthy but I do like my cocktail hour. Uh oh.