This week I want to take a deep breath and reflect with you on where we have been over the last twenty months. The newsletters covered many topics, exciting but also alarming. There is so much that needs to be done to improve our planetary conditions: to stop chemicals from pouring into our lands and oceans, clean our environment and food supply system, and so much more! I would like to just remind you of a couple important key issues and prepare us for our coming series of discussions—the medicinal value of using concentrated, pure, powerful foods. I will welcome you into the world of the Therapeutic Foods.
Scanning through the archives of our past newsletters, easily found in our home page under the Publishing Blog Tab, I was encouraged to revisit the wonderful people and organizations that are working hard every day to fight the good fight—saving our failing planet. I highly recommend you visiting the archives, and getting to know these wonderful workers. The links will illuminate the need for more of us pulling together to bring about the needed changes. I know it takes time—but it is important!
Being a zoologist and animal lover, it has been a joy for me to share with you my passion for the creatures of this world, including us human beings. Each week I get to go on a safari into my This Planet Earth DVD set, armed with my Apple iPhoto virtual camera to capture pictures of amazing creatures for us to study and appreciate.
We began our newsletters back in September 2008 with a statement summarizing the consensus of many of the world’s life scientists that,
We labeled this critical situation the De-Evolution of our planet, and for nearly two years have given you the evidence confirming it, citing those of us who are working to correct and reverse the de-evolutionary process.
In the last few weeks I introduced you to Janine Bunyus and her brilliant work at the Biomimicry Institute. Bunyus reminds us that,
Nature has had 3.8 billion years of evolution to figure out solutions for living. Her core idea is that nature has solved many of the problems we are grappling with— energy, food production, climate control, non toxic chemistry, transportation, packaging and medicine. We just need to tune into how her various animals and plants and life forms have done it.
Next weeks email will focus on highlights of the powerful medicinal properties of garlic. It has been used for thousands of years and deserves to be examined again. The garlic was the first of our Therapeutic Foods that we introduced six years ago. I am very excited to share with you details about this wonder plant.
I would like to quickly highlight the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula: Last week a patient told me that she had been suffering from a chronic urinary tract infection over the last year and a half. She had consulted with several doctors, even a urologist but nothing really worked well. Finally a month ago, one of her doctors sold her a bottle of our Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula which seemed to help a little at the recommend dose of two capsules per day. Realizing that this product is really a food, the patient on her own decided it would be safe to do some mega-dosing, and in her frustration took four capsules three times a day. It was like “a miracle after all my suffering”—she noticed a major difference in her urinary ease within 24 hours. She continued her dosing pattern for three days and her problem cleared up. She is still taking the product at a 2-4 caps a day. We will analyse the cranberry and pomegranate foods in the next couple of weeks.
The Last Quiz Answer: This amazing creature is the Emperor Tamerin. The tamarins are any of the squirrel-sized New World monkeys from the family Callitrichidae, classified as the genus Saguinus. Tamarin habitats range from southern Central America (Costa Rica) through middle South America (Amazon basin and north Bolivia, however not in the mountainous parts). They are diurnal and arboreal, and run and jump quickly through the trees. Tamarins live together in groups of up to 40 members consisting of one or more families. More frequently, though, groups are composed of just three to nine members. Tamarins are omnivores, eating fruits and other plant parts as well as spiders, insects, small vertebrates and bird eggs.