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Knowledge Of The Past Says: Food is The Key To Health And Good Medicine

Apr 2, 2008
Have you ever heard of an ancient text known as "The Doctrine of Signatures"? It is mostly a spiritually based philosophy that simply implies that God provided us with visual clues (or signatures) of all elements that were placed on Earth for the benefit of mankind. Within the pages of this ancient testimonial is a reasonable system of identification tools that man could use to recognize the usefulness of every herb, plant food, animal, mineral, and quite possibly other related synchronous phenomenons by their shapes, forms, actions, how and where they grow, and reside.

For over 500 years, and well into the 19th century, this system was considered standard quo. It was a sound source of health wisdom, for the time, that crossed many cultural boundaries through the generations to be practiced by the Europeans, Native Americans, and by the peoples in the countries of the Far Eastern Orient. Although the Doctrine of Signatures does not provide us with the answers to everything, it should still be considered an excellent source of wisdom to reflect back on, as many different mixed societies considered it a highly revered system of knowledge. They used it often, and many times it worked quite well.

As the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark once observed, any sufficiently advanced technology is akin to magic, and attitudes towards new technology often border on superstition.

With this thought in mind, how do you feel about modern medical science's hasty dismissal of this sage wisdom of the past? Might not there be just a tad of prejudgment, and quite possibly some self-serving arrogance playing a role in the dominance for financial medical supremacy? No doubt there currently is a bloody battle being fought now, and has been fought for well over a century, in your right to truthful health knowledge, and thus your health freedom.

The passing of the last 25 years, or so, has made many of us ripe for recognizing health care changes that need to be made. After all, how many of you are questioning the, supposedly, new developments of previously unheard of diseases, super bacterial infections that are resistant to modern day antibiotics, and the nowhere money trail failures to healing cancer?

I borrowed this example of what the Doctrine of Signature's advice proclaims about the eating of whole foods, and the benefits they have in relation to specific body parts from Don Tolman's web page. Read on.

You Are What You Eat, So Eat Well My Friend...

A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called "The Doctrine of Signatures" was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater. Here is just a short list of of examples of whole food nutrition signatures.

A sliced carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye, and yes, science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and help the functioning of the eyes.

A tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in clusters that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function, and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, bok choy, rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are, amazingly, also 23% sodium as well. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, avocadoes, and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female-they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats just one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And, how profound is this? It takes 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Grapefruit, oranges, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears. which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

Bananas, cucumber, zuchini squash, and more target the size and strength of the male sexual organ. It's true!

Peanuts have a profound effect on the testicles and male sexual libido. Peanuts were once often banned as a food for males by the Church during the middle ages.

And again, how profound is this, most people don't realize that, arginine, a phytonutrient found in peanuts is the main active component of the drug 'Viagra'!

My, my will the wonders of nature never cease?

Where is the signature importance of water in relation to all living things? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? It seems to be the glue that holds all of this other stuff together. It also is the perfect waste carrying transport fluid to detox the body with. Dr. Masaru Emoto believes that water is a neutral substance by nature and has the ability to structure itself around any positive or negative forces in its environment. Do you think we ought not take better care of our precious natural water resources now, in being much more mindful about what undesirable forces we let influence its naturally, benign structure?
About the Author
Brenda Skidmore has spent the last five years actively researching natural health care alternatives. It is her sincere desire to empower others by sharing this important information. To improve your health today visit
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