Thursday, June 15, 2017

Why is it important to recognize old knowledge?

Why is it important to recognize old knowledge?
This from Dr William Osler
  1. But to consult old books gives us more than a literary or an ethical satisfaction. The study of old literature teaches us many things:
  2.  They knew things.
  3. If they had been remembered much labor would have been saved.
  4. They would teach us modesty, proving that much that is called "new" is very old indeed.
  5.  They would give us respect for our ancestors and predecessors.
  6.  It makes us respect our race of all ages, and appreciate the slow but steady progress to which 1000 men contributed almost everything, and we only a mite.
  7. Let me give you a few fragments of ancient medicine. You will find much in it that you have considered modern. You will have to excuse, however, the fragmentary character of all my tales. My first reminiscence concerns hydrotherapy.
  8. The Cleveland Medical Journal, Volume 5
  9. Dr William Osler FRS FRCP

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Investigate Botanical Energetics Let Medicine Be Your Food

Investigate Botanical Energetics Let Medicine Be Your FoodAvailable on Amazon Kindle.

  If the physician is able to treat with foodstuffs, not medication, then he has succeeded. If, however, he must use medications, then it should be simple remedies and not compound ones. Rhazes
Food and drink are compound drugs. The underlying principle is the concept of temper. Temper means to bring the Five Fold Temperaments of Medicine into an even state by a neutralizing or counterbalancing botanical. Attaining the temperate state preserves the body temperature, conserves strength and restores health. For those in a weakened unbalanced state, choose a therapeutic regimen using hygiene (food, drink, exercise, drugs).
Follow Avicenna’s Three Basic Principles of Treatment with Medication:
1. Select foods, drugs whose properties are opposite to those of the ailment.
2. What is the degree of heat, cold, humidity, and dryness of the medication?
3. Establish the drug dose.
There are external factors when choosing a botanical:
1. Know the seasonal differences.
For instance, in summer with hot temperatures, you want to eat cooling foods—cucumbers, melons, ices, lettuce, etc. In winter choose warming botanicals—allspice, nutmeg, garlic, onions, etc.
2. Consider your age, constitution to personalize your choice of diet.