The Best Medicine

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The Best Medicine – 26 April 2008

The March/April issue of The AARP Magazine featured an article titled The Best Medicine: “Once upon a time mainstream doctors looked askance at alternative treatments, especially when it came to chronic diseases. Now, the medical establishment is embracing a new way to heal.”

Sounds good, right? Well, that’s what I thought, too; until I realized that the “integrative care” this article promotes is mostly centered on yoga, healing touch, meditation, stress-reduction, herbal therapy – “feel good” remedies. As usual with most popular information today, the “v” word (vegetarian or vegan) is avoided. Instead, (as I’ve come to expect) such cowardly cop-outs as “a healthier diet” and “eating right” are recommended.

And as though that isn’t bad enough, gruesome research on mice is cited to try to prove the negative effect of stress! Anyone who isn’t a sociopath (lacking empathy) would think: There’s something very wrong here! How can you try to relieve your own stress while being aware of the cancers and stress inflicted on innocent animals in what really amounts to unnecessary sadism masquerading as “science”?!

As far as we’re concerned, we’ll just stick with what the father of medical science, Hippocrates, advised 400 years before the birth of Christ: “Let food be your medicine.”

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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