Wednesday, May 23, 2012

tissue tonic: young organic coconut water, liquid kelp, holy basil in a plain kombucha mother, a packet of powdered organic gelatin. mix and drink immediately. 

benefits: alkalizes, replenishes electrolytes, detoxifies, anti-inflammatory, probiotic, protein enhancement, alleviates joint pain*, prevents muscle wasting during fasting or detoxifications, reduces the degradation of collagen in bones... for the pirate version, add some fresh lime juice and a little cayenne.

* Ball State University Newscenter: Gelatin found to reduce joint pain in athletes

Monday, May 21, 2012

in the same way the mind takes familiar experiences and sorts and interprets new ones in order to reinforce habituated expectations... things that have a 'first letter last letter' that evoke some past condition or learned behaviour are gonna be subject to our meaning-seeking minds and the way it likes to 'fill in the rest.' we are, for the most part, constantly mistaking what we 'see'. we rarely realize we're interpreting according to this developed human need to 'read' what's going on around us instead of participating in it from a place of agenda-less freedom...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"The organism will react in a purposive way to overcome the stress impinging upon it from the outside, and this reactive capacity is not determined by the physical structure of the body as expressed in its anatomy and its physiology. The body creates new modes of reaction in consequence to the challenge impinging upon it from the outside. In fact, the body can, as it were, create out of nothing (ex nihilo) a way of dealing with external stress."

Harris Coulter discussing vitalism in empirical approaches, The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 9, No.3, 1994
EVERY PERSON IS DIFFERENT FROM THE AVERAGE: "The primordial relationship in medicine is the doctor sitting on one side of the desk and the patient on the other side of the desk, or the doctor standing by the bed and the patient lying in the bed, or whatever. The patient tells the doctor a lot of things, and the doctor can see more with his (or her) own eyes. Also various tests can be done to develop data from and about the patient. The question is: What does the physician do with these data once they are available?

 "The Empirical physicians viewed these data as possessing ultimate value in and for themselves. They did not attempt to penetrate beneath the surface, did not attempt to speculate about what was going on inside the patient's body, but used the symptoms as the data upon which to base diagnosis and treatment. In other words, they mistrusted anatomy and physiology as sources of medical knowledge — because anatomy and physiology are general and, as such, run counter to the Empirical principle of individualization. Whereas certain physiological and pathological processes occur in humans as a class, the individual presenting patient may or may not represent that particular class of patients. Every person is different from the average. The average is an abstraction. Every patient is different and is unique — this was always the strong conviction of the Empirical physicians."

 Harris Coulter, The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 9, No.3, 1994
"Society today is paying a heavy price in disease and death for the monopoly granted the medical profession in the 1920’s. In fact, the situation peculiarly resembles that of the 1830s when physicians relied on bloodletting, mercurial medicines, and quinine, even though knowing them to be intrinsically harmful. And precisely the same arguments were made in defense of these medicines as are employed today, namely, that the benefits outweigh the risks. In truth, the benefits accrue to the physician, while the patient runs the risks."

Harris Coulter (Divided Legacy Vol 3)