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How and When to Be Your Own Doctor - cover

How and When to Be Your Own Doctor

Lisa Bright

Publisher: Bibliomundi

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Do you know why you get sick? Would you know how to take care of a simple acne breakout on your face? This e-book covers in a simple and didactic way the whole process of getting sick and taking care of yourself, before you need to see a real doctor. The great maxim 'We are what we eat' is still valid! Therefore, you must learn how to feed yourself, fast and feed yourself, and learn about the foods that can heal you and make you sick. Here you will learn, among other things, about: Extending Life with the right foods Diet for a long life Diet for a healthy person Diet for acute disease Food to cure chronic diseases Diet for chronic disease Foods in the order of digestive difficulty Diets for healing people in critical condition Combination foods and 'Healthy Junk food And much more...  When my health began to slip I went looking for a cure. Up to that time the only use I'd had for doctors was to fix a few traumatic injuries. The only preventative health care I concerned myself with was to take a multivitamin pill during those rare spells when I felt a bit run down and to eat lots of vegetables. So I'd not learned much about alternative health care.Naturally, my first stop was a local general practitioner/MD. He gave me his usual half-hour get-acquainted checkout and opined that there almost certainly was nothing wrong with me. I suspect I had the good fortune to encounter an honest doctor, because he also said if it were my wish he could send me around for numerous tests but most likely these would not reveal anything either. More than likely, all that was wrong was that I was approaching 40; with the onset of middle age I would naturally have more aches and pains. 'Take some aspirin and get used to it,' was his advice. 'It'll only get worse.'Not satisfied with his dismal prognosis I asked an energetic old guy I knew named Paul, an '80-something homesteader who was renowned for his organic garden and his good health. Paul referred me to his doctor, Isabelle Moser, who at that time was running the Great Oaks School of Health, a residential and out-patient spa nearby at Creswell, Oregon.Dr. Moser had very different methods of analysis than the medicos, was warmly personal and seemed very safe to talk to. She looked me over, did some strange magical thing she called muscle testing and concluded that I still had a very strong constitution. If I would eliminate certain 'bad' foods from my diet, eliminate some generally healthful foods that, unfortunately, I was allergic to, if I would reduce my alcohol intake greatly and take some food supplements, then gradually my symptoms would abate. With the persistent application of a little self-discipline over several months, maybe six months, I could feel really well again almost all the time and would probably continue that way for many years to come. This was good news, though the need to apply personal responsibility toward the solution of my problem seemed a little sobering.But I could also see that Dr. Moser was obviously not telling me something. So I gently pressed her for the rest. A little shyly, reluctantly, as though she were used to being rebuffed for making such suggestions, Isabelle asked me if I had ever heard of fasting? 'Yes,' I said. 'I had. Once when I was about twenty and staying at a farm in Missouri, during a bad flu I actually did fast, mainly because I was too sick to take anything but water for nearly one week.''Why do you ask?' I demanded.'If you would fast, you will start feeling really good as soon as the fast is over.' she said.'Fast? How long?''Some have fasted for a month or even longer,' she said. Then she observed my crestfallen expression and added, 'Even a couple of weeks would make an enormous difference.'It just so happened that I was in between set-up stages for a new mail-order business I was starting and right then I did have a couple of weeks when I was virtually free of responsibility. I could also face the idea of not eating for a couple of weeks. 'Okay!' I said somewhat impulsively. 'I could fast for two weeks. If I start right now maybe even three weeks, depending on how my schedule works out.'So in short order I was given several small books about fasting to read at home and was mentally preparing myself for several weeks of severe privation, my only sustenance to be water and herb tea without sweetener. And then came the clinker.'Have you ever heard of colonics?' she asked sweetly.'Yes. Weird practice, akin to anal sex or something?''Not at all,' she responded. 'Colonics are essential during fasting or you will have spells when you'll feel terrible. Only colonics make water fasting comfortable and safe.'Then followed some explanation about bowel cleansing (and another little book to take home) and soon I was agreeing to get my body over to her place for a colonic every two or three days during the fasting period, the first colonic scheduled for the next afternoon. I'll spare y

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