Friday, March 23, 2007
"There's An Epidemic in America"!
Many recall a time when your mother or grandmother gave you a daily dose of Cod Liver Oil and an occasional dose of Castor Oil as preventative health care. Many of our wise elders also administered blood cleansers and formulas to De-Worm the children. Most of us are clueless concerning the magnitude of benefits that these remedies bestowed upon us. They were a wonderful mix of Prevention/Treatment. Although most would probably say that the Cod Liver Oil and Castor Oil didn't taste good, let's look at the end results. I can recall the elders of those generations living to ripe old ages of 90's some even 100 or more in good health and without devastating disorders like Alzheimers or Parkinsons, and bare in mind that many of these elders smoke, drank, ate pork, etc. Why is this? Why are diseases escalating instead of decreasing (with the advanced scientific discoveries in medicine)? In the U.S., we spend Trillions on Medical Care - yet we are the sickest! Cancers are on the rise, Auto-Immunity(Lupus, M.S., Sarcoidosis, etc.), Heart Disease is our #1 killer, Diabetes brings with it vision problems or blindness, kidney failure as well as cardiovascular complications, Arthritis is on the rise - and have you noticed that we've been told that there are NO CURES for any of the aforementioned?PEOPLE, IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP!!! Let's take a look at our life and lifestyle today and compare it to the days when we had healthy longevity. We must look at our food first. Today our meats are pumped with Hormones to plump them, and Antibiotics to keep them free from diseases. In addition to this we've recently been informed that they are now Cloning the animals!!! The foods we eat are bombarded with Preservatives, Additives and Chemicals! Our lifestyles have become much more sedentary, no recesses in schools, video games as opposed to playing outside and once you get a car, walking becomes almost a thing of the past. I could go on and on on this subject, but you get the picture. The irony is that things are really backward, back in the day we didn't need the Prevention/Treatment to the defree that we really NEED it now! However, because we do have the myriad of obstacles stacked against us today that we didn't have then, there is a need not only to utilize the old tools of the trade for prevention, but we have to 'up the anty': WE HAVE TO CLEAN UP OUR PAST! This is why I have been constantly talking about System Cleansing for the past 15 years, on my radio show, Ask the Herbalist and my TV show, Herban Renewal , teaching classes at Northeastern Illinois University (CICS) for the past 4 years (Herbal/Nutrition Courses) as well as doing private consultations/evaluations. I heard a report in the summer of 2006 on the news that basically stated that in the U.S. , the children of this generation aren't expected to outlive their parents due to their diets!!!!!!!!!! If the true stats were revealed of the number of people on pharmaceuticals and why, it would blow your mind. I can however give you some real stats: 700,000 patients go to the hospital every year due to the complications and side effects of drugs. Approximately 285,000 DIE every year due to the side effects and complications of drugs every year! Pharmaceuticals are in may cases life savers, but clearly are not THE SOLUTION to the epidemic that is spreading across the U.S. without any signs of reversing. What good is wealth, fame or power without your health, or the health of those you love? It's absolutlely worthless! It's time for a Health Revolution and it's simple, start by cleaning up your past and building for a brighter future. Time is not in our hands, it's in God's hands, but the QUALITY of life is in your hands. The foods you put in your mouth have an effect on your mind & body just as the thoughts that are in your mind effect your mind & body - the river runs both ways. Contact us here at Herban Renewal to get some help and guidelines and learn how to clean up the past. Until next time, have a blessed and productive day! Medna J. Nance, Certified Herbalist, Health Consultant and Natural Health Teacher