The History of Medicine in 6 Lines (a crash course)

2000 BC: Here, eat this root

1000 AD: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer

1850 AD: That prayer is superstitious.  Here, drink this potion

1940 AD: That potion is snake oil.  Here, swallow this pill

1985 AD: That pill is ineffective.  Here, take this antibiotic.

2010 AD:  That aintbiotic doesn’t work anymore.  Here TAKE THIS ROOT!

Picture from : Dilston Physic Garden

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4 replies

  1. This is cute. We have come full circle, haven’t we? One of my clients is a Naturopath/Acupuncturist and he does wonders with a few needles, some supplements and recommendations for dietary changes. The thing I find most surprising is how shocked people are to hear that what they eat is at least partly responsible for their problems. Is it so strange to think that a diet of sugar, chemicals and grease might affect your health?

  2. hi there – just found your site – pretty nice – good info –

    just one thing – please do a check on your recommendation for the AGAVE SYRUP – the lowdown is that it is actually pretty bad hi fructose wise – but worse than that – the manufacturing/processing is really quite scary indeed – check with the extensive report on for the details –

    it’s not really a very good alternative (i know, i know – we all thought it was….)

    • Thanks for reading and the comment! As stated in the post, there is some concern about Agave, and as stated, it is sugar in the form of fructose, which again should be limited as all sugars should. Agave, being more concentrated, does not require as much, so prehaps that’s where the “limiting use” comes in.
      The manufacturing of Agave can vary, and with it, the amount of fructose contained. It seems the lighter syrups, can contain far less fructose as the darker. (it’s all in the way it’s processed) But I think you will see, now that Agave has “taken off” and people think it is “natural”, big companies will take over and I’m sure will market Agave as “nectar of the Gods”, while, you are right, it is just another sugar. (Companies are very sneaky….Cascadian Farm, for example, looks to be a wholesome organic food producer, but look a bit further, and you see they are owned by General Mills (Lucky Charms, Haagen-Das…..))
      The web site you listed is good, but it is a source where the web owner is selling his diet, so I have to take that into account. There were others that also had some similar info as that.
      Thanks for the comment! It’s through discussion and exchange of ideas that we can educate each other! I appreciate your time!

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