Monday, February 8, 2016

Two Schools of Thought

There are two schools of thought on health and healing and disease.  One school of thought believes that disease is caused by something external...whether it be a devil, a witch doctor, bacteria, or viruses.  Since it is caused by something outside, an external remedy is needed.  Over the ages those remedies have included magic, poisonous drugs, herbs, and surgeries.

The other school of thought believes that disease is the effect we suffer from breaking the laws of Nature. This group believes that healing will result when we stop breaking these laws.  This is called vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature.  This is the basis of Nature Cure, Natural Hygiene, and Biogenic Living.

Nature Cure is not alternative medicine.  It is an alternative to medicine.  Alternative medicine is still the practice of medicine, as even homeopathic remedies, herbs, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, and even foods can be used in a medicinal way.  The side effects of these natural medicines will be less harmful than pharmaceuticals, but, nevertheless, they are used to treat symptoms.  They make no attempt to remove the cause.  Just because it is called natural, even though it claims to help the body heal itself, it is yet treating an effect....not a cause.

Lunch:  It was Sunday so I took a fruit platter, goodie balls,  coconut, rice crackers, and raw milk cheese to the potluck at our church.  
I made crackers from carrot pulp and chia seeds.

Carrot Pulp Chia Seed Crackers
2 cups water
Carrot pulp from making juice using 2-1/2 small bags of carrots
1/2 cup chia seeds

Blend in Vitamix until smooth.
Spoon heaping tablespoons on Teflex sheets and flatten to about 1/4" thick.
Dehydrate overnight or until crispy.  Set temp on about 110 degrees

Making zucchini noodles to go in the salad.
Dinner was a salad made with lettuce, radish, onion, cucumber, and zucchini noodles.
I made a dressing to go on the salad. Recipe follows.   Also, I had raw milk cheese, rice crackers, and an orange.

Chili Sauce Dressing
6 Tbsp of date bits
1 roma tomato
1/4 cup raw cashews
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 Tbsp wakame seaweed
2/3 cup water
1/2 Tbsp chili powder

Blend in Vitamix until smooth.

I did not get my walking in because for some reason when we come in from church, I just want to crash.  It's crazy, but I have no energy to do anything the rest of the day.  I am working on building up my energy reserves.

Don't overthink things.  Sink deeply into your practice ...simply enjoying every moment.  Try to have fun with everything.  LIGHTEN UP.  LIGHT UP.   Letting your light shine may be as simple as having fun.  Enjoy!

To health and happiness.

1 comment:

  1. Herbal remedies play an important role in natural healing. Herbs can be used to help keep treat your body whenever you encounter any disease. Emotional balance in nature