A recent article in the Age Epicure tells us the food is the new medicine when in fact long before what we today call medicine was even thought of. Plants, the source of most of our food has been used in healing for thousands of years with the power to heal and also make us sick if not used correctly. As Henry David Thoreau said, ‘a weed is simply and plant who’s virtues have not yet been discovered’ and Aristotle wisely said, ‘Nature does nothing uselessly’.
There is great wisdom in looking to harness nature rather than manipulating it for our shortsighted objectives. Nature takes a bit longer but is far more superior in it’s efficacy. The quick fix mentality however is highly seductive. Check out the article online;
Disclaimer: the article was written last year and the terrible photo (confirmed by those who’ve seen me up close recently) was taken 3 years ago. I was overseas when they asked for a photo which we went to great effort to procure but in the end did not use.