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Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.” [Genesis. 1:29, NAS]

The LORD gave; the FDA hath taken away; cursed be the name of the FDA! [paraphrase of Job 1:21]

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates, the “father” of medicine (c. 460-375 BCE)

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” — Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

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Introduction to Natural Health Modalities
Chinese Medicine | Herbology | Iridology | Sclerology | Specialties

An Introduction to
Natural Health Care Modalities

Natural Health Care — sometimes referred to as Holistic Medicine, or better as “Wholistic Medicine” — is based on the concept that man is more than just a biological machine, and that true health is the result of a proper balance of all aspects of body, soul, and spirit.

As Bible-believing Children of the Most High, we categorically reject the New Age philosophy of holism (or more correctly, pantheism): All is god and god is all. We also reject the concept of an impersonal “force” that binds the universe together and flows through all of its parts (or, as some state, “a higher power, whatever you may consider him/her/it to be”).

Our philosophy of Wholistic Health, or the health of the whole person, assumes God’s personal and direct creation of man (as revealed in the Genesis account) as a tri-partite being composed of three aspects — body, soul, and spirit — which are by God’s design interconnected and interrelated, and that the well-being of the whole person requires the proper health of each of these aspects of the person. It includes the idea that the functions of the body, as a wonderfully designed electrochemical machine, of necessity include its immediately surrounding energy field, and that health and happiness are as much spiritual qualities as they are physical qualities.

Not only do we present information that we believe to be both beneficial and in harmony with our faith in the living ADONAI Our Healer (one of the names of God revealed in the Bible, Exodus 15:26), but we also provide information on practices that we believe are of occult origin and are to be avoided by those who belong to the God of the Bible.

The Use of Herbs to Treat “Dis-ease”

While most sources of information about herbs (including this website) speak to the historical or traditional use of herbs for particular ailments, this line of thinking is actually misleading. That’s because:

[P]lants don’t really treat diseases. In fact, they really don’t correlate very well with treating diseases at all.
What they do correlate with is restoring balance to the biological terrain, or internal environment of the body. Basically, all of the cells in our body live in an ocean of lymphatic fluid, and research has shown that as long as this fluid that the cells live in is kept in proper balance and at the right temperature, and is regulated correctly, the cells of our body will continue to live and reproduce indefinitely with perfect health.
It’s only when this internal terrain of the fluid surrounding our cells becomes upset that we actually get sick, because the cells no longer have the proper environment to help them be healthy. So the best way to understand herbs is to understand how they re-balance the body when the internal or biological terrain is out of balance.
Steven Horne, RH (AHG)
Past President, American Herbalist Guild
From a lecture: “Understanding Nature's Pharmacy:
Mastering the Unique Properties of Herbs” (2009)

Conventional Medicine vs. Natural Medicine

These are the fundamental differences between “Conventional” (Allopathic) Medicine and “Traditional” (Naturopathic/Holistic) Medicine:

Conventional Medicine
(Allopathic Medicine)
Traditional Medicine
(Naturopathic/Holistic Medicine)
Reactive philosophy — responds only after a health problem has been allowed to develop and appear Proactive philosophy — maintains the body in good working condition and prevents the development of health problems
Masks symptoms — assumes that if there are no detectable symptoms, there is no problem Heals problems — assumes that symptoms appear only after the underlying problem becomes severe
Equates symptoms with diseases — assigns a “disease name” to a symptom and then attempts to develop a chemical or surgical technique to remove the symptom Equates symptoms with underlying body imbalances and attempts to provide the nutritional elements that will correct the imbalance
Attacks symptoms — assumes that if symptoms can be made to disappear then success has been achieved Promotes healing — attempts to discover and correct the body imbalances that are creating the symptoms
Reacts to disease symptoms Prevents body imbalances
Uses man-made system and tools Uses God-made system and tools
Cuts and poisons the body Feeds the body, mind, and spirit
I give responsibility for my health to my doctor, follow his “orders,” and turn my life over to him. I take personal responsibility for my own health, consult with my physician, and turn my life over to God.
“Only an uneducated person would deny the existence of germs. We are prepared to admit that if the human body is in a debilitated condition, and a highly concentrated cluster of pathogenic organisms are placed in contact with a vulnerable portion of the body, certain reactions are apt to occur equivalent to the disease attributed to that type of organism. Right there, however, is the line of demarcation between orthodox medicine and natural healing. Orthodox medicine attempts to effect a cure by killing the infection with powerful inorganic drugs or by the injection of dangerous serums or vaccines. … The herbalist and natural healer, on the other hand, recognizes that disease, excluding trauma, is the result of violation, intentional or otherwise, of the laws of nature; that germs cannot exist in harmful numbers for any length of time in or on tissue whose life and vitality is high so that the only way the disease can be overcome is to aid nature in the healing process by the elimination of the poisons and toxins through the body’s natural channels and allowing the vitality to return to the body.” — Dr. Edward E. Shook, Advanced Treatise on Herbology, page 33

Originally posted on 21 April 2015

Page last updated on Sunday, 15 May 2022 09:32 AM
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Bibliography: Source materials used to develop the Natural Health information on this site.

The Center for Messianic Learning (CML) has provided this material for your information. It is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your primary health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with your health care provider. The mention of any product, service, or therapy is not an endorsement by CML.

Note Well: None of the statements about natural health on this website have been submitted to, or evaluated by, either the Food and Drug Administration or the American Medical Association. All consumable products mentioned in any context on this website are intended to be used as food only, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. According to the United States government, herbs are food or flavorings and cannot be used to treat or cure diseases. If you have a health concern, please consult your health care provider. Any mention of possible “health benefits” of any product refer only to its historical use in “folk” medicine.

All health information on this web site is presented for educational and/or religious purposes only, and is nothing more nor less than an expression of our religious belief that all healing is from God, that we can expect to have good health when we live a lifestyle that is in harmony with His universal laws (His Torah), and that He has provided mankind with certain foods and techniques that help the body’s natural healing processes. Regardless of the mistaken opinion of either the FDA, the AMA, or the FTC, this religious expression is specifically protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America!

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