From Mrs. Cog's Corner
As I strive to become more self sufficient I think it is safe to say that the future of trustworthy and/or affordable healthcare is precarious at best for many individuals. And as is the case with the current state of the global financial structure, regarding health and wellness I constantly ask myself "What can I do to be less reliant, or better yet not at all reliant, upon such an unstable system?"
Much to my delight and shock, after several years of ongoing study I have hit upon solutions to many viable alternatives that humans have successfully used for thousands of years before the founding of 'modern' Western medicine. Much of this ancient wisdom originates in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda from ancient India and certain Native American practices which all clearly sought to help a person become whole in order to heal rather than to treat the individual as dis-eased parts.
In addition to such ancient truths as 'you are what you eat' and 'food is medicine', an ever increasing number of modern scientific studies have revealed (although severely downplayed by Big Pharma) that a pleorthera of natural, inexpensive and obtainable substances and practices work to keep us truly healthy as well as to treat and even reverse many adverse conditions and diseases.
My purpose in posting this information is to share what I am learning so that you, the reader, may choose to investigate further and on your own if an idea appeals to you. Many of these concepts and methods were completely new to me and I am very happy to share what I have found.
Please join in the discussion because your wisdom is valuable and most welcome. After all, we are all in this together.