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Health Care Reconsidered

The Contrary Perspective

The Fabric of the Human Body, by the great Andreas Vesalius The Fabric of the Human Body, by the great Andreas Vesalius

P.J. Sullivan

The controversy over health care in America misses an important point, that the human body is a self-healing organism. Americans think that doctors and medicines are the only options for the sick. They are not. There will always be a role for doctors, but the majority of illnesses are preventable and curable without them, simply by removing causes. Medicines rarely remove causes–they suppress symptoms, thus converting acute illnesses into chronic illnesses.

In his book, “Rubies in the Sand,” Herbert M. Shelton asks, how did prehistoric peoples fare before doctors and medicines became available? How did they care for their sick? He concludes that they did very well, until their “fatal breach with nature.” Because nature heals. All it asks is non-interference in its processes. Every cell in the body is endowed with an instinct for self-preservation. Harness…

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2014 by in Opinion Leaders and tagged .

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