Wellness Wise Words

Wellness Wise Words

Jun 162016

To nurture one’s life and health is mainly accomplished by cultivating one’s mind. If the mind is calm and clear, the spirit is in a pure and healthy world. If the spirit is in a healthy world, how can illness enter you?
— Liang Wen Ke (Qing Dynasty)

Reference: Qi Journal, Summer 2016, page 7.

Feb 142013

(52) – “percentage of Americans who think figuring out their income taxes is easier than Knowing how to eat healthy. Go figure.”1

I don’t know what to say other then this is definitely pathetic! What and/or where do people think food comes from? It is just strange that generally Americans are out of touch with the earth and its gardens, and the bounty of it all, which sustains them. It is not only Taoist ‘to be at one with the earth’, to live within its greatness, it is plain necessary, so how can it be ignored, or more to this point, how can it be hard to eat healthy by eating the food from the earth’s gardens and animal abundance?

1From “This & That” of Relish Magazine (relish.com), p. 2, Feb. 2013 issue

Jan 202012

    A Short History of Medicine

Doctor, I have an earache

2000 B.C. “Here, eat this root.”
1000 B.C. “That root is heathen, say this prayer.”
1850 A.D. “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.”
1940 A.D. “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.:
2000 A.D. “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.”

Jan 202012

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
Sir William Osler (1859-1919), ‘best-known physician in the English-speaking world at the turn of the century’

(One of my favorite quotes – have displayed it in the office for years!)

Oct 142011

From Harper’s Index, October 2011:
‘Number of states in which less than 20 percent of adults are obese: 0’
Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta)

Sep 212011

“Health and healing is a constant day-by-day event. We never get there. Curing is actually a by-product of healing, not the goal.”- Don Campbell, author of Music and Miracles (from a calendar called ‘Wise Words’ on Sept 20). Indeed, wise words!