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The best common sense anti-pharmaceutical book I have ever read.,
This review is from: Folk Medicine: A New England Almanac of Natural Health Care from a Noted Vermont Country Doctor (Paperback)
A friend lent me this book to read and what a treasure. I had to have a copy for myself and bought one to add to my collection. I disagree with a previous poster that stated this book is "very archaic" - yes, this book was published in 1958, quite some time ago. But the essence is still relevant today - eat as one's ancestors ate. Dr. Jarvis, M.D. uses animals to clearly illustrate the point of survival of the fittest. Animals, unfettered by the politics of pharmaceutical companies, follow their innate instinct to eat foods of maximum nutritional value to nourish their bodies to carry their species into the next generation without disease and physical impairment. As Dr. Jarvis, M.D. states "... it makes a great difference to your heart whether you give it the natural sugar which is found in honey, or refined white sugar." A simple, yet profound statement having tremendous consequences on the population addicted to processed white sugar as we humans battle cancer, heart disease, and designer ailments (through the power of pharmaceutical advertising). The previous poster also states that "the information had no real research to back it up." I beg to differ. The lack of authoritarian research is not an indication of a lack of viable results. My own "personal research" is quite impressive. As a testament to my spouse and my understanding of the necessity of a proper diet, we raised our two children with the basic principles of good nutrition (that means NO DRUGS). As they make their way through college, their critical thinking just astounds us. How much easier it is for them to accomplish tasks at a higher intellectual level than most Americans will ever experience in their lifetime. This basic foundation of GOOD food from birth will carry them over into middle and old age free of the devastating side effects of pharmaceutical drug usage. And lastly, the previous poster states "It is silly." Since when is the principle "You are what you eat" ever silly? Dr. Jarvis, M.D. is necessary reading for all who want to get back to basics and live healthy and live long.
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Initial post: Oct 14, 2013 4:53:36 PM PDT
Ann M. Hollander says:
D. Varga - Right on! Those are the basic thoughts all should have to be and stay healthy. Today we are living in "Pharmageddon" - sad and sorry condition. I am a 78 year old woman. I juice and try to eat right, walk, get closer to God, have a sense of humor and drink lots of distilled water that I distill with my distiller to remove all the junk in our water. Also, reading and learning about herbs is fascinating. There is so much to be done with herbs both internally and externally. Looking forward to getting Dr. Jarvis's book.
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