"We do not degenerate because we age - we age because we degenerate"

HEALING THE BODY

Initially, most health seekers are mainly concerned with overcoming a specific health problem, using a specific method or remedy that promises to give the quickest result. However, in the long run and as we get older, more and more health problems or diseases pop up and become increasingly more difficult or impossible to overcome by just using a magic bullet. This, then, makes the idea of serious lifestyle changes towards natural living and holistic healing attractive, which gives us a much better chance of becoming and remaining healthy and fit right into old age.

I have no doubt that it is our natural birthright to be healthy and that it is actually unnatural to have a disease. A disease means that we, or our parents, did not live according to our biological, social or spiritual nature. At present most of humanity lives in rather unnatural conditions surrounded by a minefield of technological and chemical health hazards.
Even worse is our ignorance about the nature of these hazards, which are mainly hidden from our awareness.

Therefore, in order to live more naturally, we need to become aware of the main health hazards in our environment and learn to avoid or minimise them. We can learn from our own experiences and from those of others, and we can also develop our intuition or ask for guidance through prayer and meditation. If in doubt about a choice, try to imagine which is the more natural one or more in harmony with our biological nature.

The main biological influences on our health are environmental factors, nutrition, exercise and how we use our body. In addition to improving these factors, there are numerous natural healing methods to help us in our quest. These range from cleansing, herbs and other remedies to working on muscle and bone structures, and using electro-, magneto- and vibrational medicine.

A highly recommended site for keeping up to date with new developments in natural health care and a large database on nutrition and treatment of diseases is www.mercola.com.
For Resources in Australia see Resources and for links to other interesting sites see my Links Page.

Some of these articles were published in various journals or are from individual chapters of my book HEAL YOURSELF, published by Penguin Books Australia in 1991 (now out of print).