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All the Colours

Posted on 8th June 2022

In the garden

This year has been particularly good for azaleas and rhododendrons. The photos here were taken in Inchmarlo near Aberdeen just a few weeks ago. Exbury gardens locally are a similar example.

Inchmarlo Banchory

Foods of many colours = foods of many nutrients

The colours brought to mind advice for an anti-inflammatory diet given at a recent Pharma Nord presentation I attended. Here is the key slide:

© Pharma Nord

“Let food be thy medicine..” are words attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates (460 to 375 B.C.E) – he of Hippocratic oath fame. Whether or not he actually penned these words is open to question, but he surely recognised the value of diet in health as is nicely summarised here.

At any rate we should not underestimate the importance of diet, a subject I have touched on before.

Here is a nice website that allows you to explore the nutritional values of common foods, should you be interested.

The soil

Unfortunately it seems that the micronutrient content of our soils is not what it once was, though there are counter arguments. This short article from Scientific American makes the point. Selenium is but one of the micronutrients that are in short supply.

In the USA – home of ‘fast food’ – there is also a counter culture, and the Weston A Price Foundation is a well established example. You could spend quite a while on their website.

Simply put, there is a food chain from the soil via plants and animals (vegeterians excused) to our own tissues. Important? Well, obviously.

Botany and Biochemistry to Bio-Physics?

The homeopathic pharmacy is built on the energetic qualities or essence of the natural world.

Around two-thirds of homeopathic remedies are potentised ultra dilutions of plants.

The emerging evidence is that the nutritional value of food extends beyond the biochemistry into what might be described as bio-physics. That such view challenges conventional science is not in doubt…and much argument will result.

Be that as it may, we’d do well in the meantime to look after the soil and in so doing it will look after us.

society of Homeopaths

Disclaimer: I am a qualified professional homeopath and not a medical doctor. The NHS has many resources, and seeking the opinion of your GP is always of value.

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