Friday, April 13, 2018

Free Book

Susan's Search is a novella about one woman's search for the answers to her health issues and her family's search for her.  From May 1st through May 5th it's going to be available as a FREE download on Amazon at .


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Harry Potter and English History

I saw a fascinating TV show last night about a new exhibit at the British Museum on J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series of books.  The exhibit connects her work with the history of magic around the world.

What I found particularly educational was the part about Nicholas Culpeper, was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer. His published books include the Complete Herbal (1653), which contains a rich store of pharmaceutical and herbal knowledge.  It seems the "doctors" who graduated from the Royal Academy of Medicine weren't too happy about his book since they had been the sole source of medical knowledge.  Prior to the book's publication they tried to label him a witch, without much success.  Since their charges for service almost amounted to extortion they didn't want knowledge out in the marketplace where people could find their own medicines.  But once it was published, the cat was out of the bag.

Seems like doctors really haven't changed in hundreds of years, have they?  They want to control all medical knowledge and charge exorbitant amounts of money.  Fortunately CAM practitioners work hard to keep knowledge available to all.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Time Will Tell

Mainstream medicine laughs at complementary and alternative medicine saying that it's not scientific.  They act as if they know everything and have all the answers.  They don't.  Recently a new study announced that there was a new organ in the human body called Interstitium, one of the body's largest organs.  It may explain how cancer spreads so quickly.

Just last year an Irish surgeon discovered another new organ called the Mesentery which connects the intestine to the abdomen.

If mainstream medicine knows so much how come they're still learning about the human body?  Why don't they already know about all of these organs?  Or are they afraid to admit all of their "science" doesn't know as much as they think it does?

Complementary and alternative therapies that have been beneficial for hundreds, even thousands, of years clearly have something to offer.  Maybe one of these days mainstream medicine's science will begin to understand and appreciate CAM.