The Nature Doctor
We have a lot to learn from the so called primitive people whom I consider to live very much closer to nature. Often, they are more sensible than we are, especially in the food that is eaten.
They take their food just as it grows and prepare it simply, preserving its nutritive value. They are often free of modern ailments. Doesn’t this give us something to think about?
New drugs are being discovered every day, but do we see a decline in the incidence of disease generally? Far from it. Certain diseases are becoming more prevalent than ever, especially those connected with the metabolism of cells and the degenerative diseases.
Degenerative changes in the cells of the body occur chiefly among those who live on a de-naturalised diet. There are other diseases as well that cannot get a foothold in certain cultures simply because the inhabitants live more naturally and therefore have sufficient resistance to them.
It is only whole food that offers real sustenance and protection and this is shown by the example that whole rice, commonly only known as brown rice, provides. Everything offered by nature consists of an integral whole and if, through human folly, only a fraction of it is removed, whatever it may be, we are deprived of something that would otherwise provide us with complete health.
Quite a few of those who once mocked the idea of eating ‘rabbit food’ (raw food) are now beginning to realise that there may be, after all, something in it.
The antibiotic properties of food, the vitamin and mineral content and probably many other unknown properties are preserved in raw food, but are destroyed in cooked food.
For the body to receive all the protective substances it needs, everyone should take a certain amount of fresh raw vegetables or fruit and perhaps even cereal daily, to effectively resist disease. Those with gardens could also ensure their supply of organic raw food.
All those who advocate health from herbs and natural foods, especially raw foods, may justify their convictions with the time honoured German proverb ‘Why seek afar when the good lies so near’!
Nature has been my most influential teacher and cherished university. It has been my endeavour to observe it and to listen to it, in order to learn how to treat it and how we can use it beneficially.