Plants help humans achieve better health. But when it comes to commercialized farming, when plants compounds are removed and altered, they actually result in illness. Plants are the main ingredients in our foods. Plant compounds are also the main starting point for drug development.    If ensuring a healthier food supply is higher costs of foods, then, that is a price we should be happy to pay. I am doubtful…
The Hippocratic oath represents the highest ideals that physicians should aspire to. It is presented here in its translation by Dr. Louis Lasagna. Physicians affirm this oath upon graduation from medical school. In fact, the term physician is derived from the Greek word for natural, physikos. The Hippocratic physician relied on common sense to treat ailments. They listened to their patients and recommended herbs, foods and rest to cure most…

Ancient Healing

The healing systems that developed in the Ancient world are divided into three major groups.   Greek, Chinese and Ayurvedic medical systems makeup what is called Traditional Medicine.   There are other medical systems that developed among local peoples that aren't included here. These three philosophies are in essence, opinions on health. This is in sharp contrast to Western medicine, which holds mathematics and science as facts . And although…