In his book Battlers of the Barkly, Alf Chambers documents an old patriarch ‘failing fast’.
The patriarch says, ‘It’s nourishment I need at my age… good rich food, plenty of sponge cake, plum pudding and sweets’.
The time was the 1940s – the time of diptheria, polio and tuberculosis. My parents said that in the Depression years just previous to this, a meal was often bread and dripping (animal fat).
Ignorance about what constitutes a human diet is barely less today. At the end point of disease where cancer occurs, there are examples of humans curing themselves, often with a major strategy of a raw, vegan diet.
Juicing with organic fruit and vegetables allows for consumption of far larger quantities of nutrients because fruit and vegetables are deficient in the nutrition present years ago.
Naturopathic doctor Karyn Mitchell in Raw Nutrition, documents mineral deficiencies in commonly consumed plant foods. An apple in 1914 for example, contained ‘almost half the daily requirements of iron’.
Today 26 apples would be required for the same amount.
Sickness in the society is a reflection of sickness in the conventional medical industry where it doesn’t look for the causes of disease.
The industry has forgotten the father of modern medicine, Hippocrate’s dictum, ‘Let food be your medicine’.
Immunisation is just one of the potions sold to an unsuspecting public.
They, like the Barkly patriarch, largely have forgotten the immune system will heal all diseases provided it’s fed properly.
Geoff Dawe, Uki