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Two Philosophies

In December 2010 I received a copy of an email message that has been floating around the Internet for several years, purporting to be a “Cancer Update” from Johns Hopkins. While the information in that email message does, in fact, accurately represent much of what many natural health practitioners teach about cancer, the email is, in fact, a total fraud. According to the Johns Hopkins website, “Johns Hopkins did not publish the information, which often is an email attachment, nor do we endorse its contents.”

After reviewing both that email and the Johns Hopkins response, it became apparent to me that these two documents rather clearly demonstrate the significant difference in philosophy that exists between “orthodox” or “allopathic” practitioners (the form of medicine practiced by all MDs [medical doctors] and many DOs [osteopathic doctors]) and “traditional” or “naturopathic” practitioners (the form of health care practiced by reputable NDs [naturopathic doctors], DCs [chiropractic doctors], herbalists, and many DOs).

I realized that I have been remiss in providing my readers with vital information regarding these widely different philosophies, and in this section of the website I will attempt to rectify that oversight.

Please note that in the paragraph above I made reference to “reputable” NDs, DCs, herbalists, and DOs. I feel that this reference is necessary due to the fact that there are presently no licensing provisions or other restrictions that control who may lay claim to being a natural health practitioner. Accordingly, and unfortunately, there are those charlatans, quacks, and snake-oil salesmen who dispense both information and product with no regard whatever for either truth or integrity. There are also those who delve into areas of the occult, which God specifically prohibits, in the name of “natural health.” These practitioners should be avoided like the plague!

However, I believe that this is not altogether a bad thing. It demonstrates that even under the current repressive government we still have some few liberties remaining. (As I write this, there is legislation pending that would severely restrict freedom of speech on the Internet, radio, and television; there is also legislation pending that would actually give the government the power to regulate the very food that we may eat!)

Benjamin Rush, MD, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and America’s first Surgeon General said:

“Unless we put Medical Freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship and force people who wish doctors and treatment of their own choice to submit to only what the dictating outfit offers. … To restrict the art of healing to one class of men, and deny equal privilege to others, will be to constitute the Bastille of Medical Science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a Republic. … The Constitution of this Republic should make special privilege for Medical Freedom as well as Religious Freedom.”

Apparently Dr. Rush was a prophet, considering what the Obama Administration and the Obama Supreme Court has imposed upon the American people against their will.

As citizens of a free society, we should be able to do our own research and decide for ourselves, without the interference of government, what we choose to do to maintain our own health and quality of life. It is not the legitimate function of government to censor or to limit our access to information. Furthermore, if we choose to believe that we are created in the image of a benevolent Creator God, and that He has given our bodies to us at the “temple of the Holy Spirit” (1Cor. 6:19), it becomes our religious obligation to take responsibility for that body and to maintain it as best we understand His divine instruction, without the interference of government.

One of the most frequent frustrations that visitors to my former natural health web site expressed to me was the lack of information available about the “medicinal use” of herbs. They called me on the phone and asked me, “What do you recommend that I take for …” and I was forced to tell them that federal law prevents me from suggesting any herbal product or supplement for a particular ailment. This is because federal law prohibits anyone who manufactures or sells herbal products to make “medicinal” claims for herbs or food supplements. Manufacturers and distributors of herbal products may not say, “Take this product for ...” However, the Creator’s specific instruction is that “to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).

This is an extremely fine line to walk, one which has put me at odds with the government more than once.

However, “disinterested” third parties who have no financial advantage may describe the ways that herbs and supplements have been used historically. Any and all information on this site that speaks to specific historical medicinal use of herbs is taken directly from the publications of those third-party authors. And since I no longer have any financial interest whatsoever in herbal products or other food supplements, I am now free to provide information previously prohibited by the federal government.

According to the federal government, herbs are foods or flavorings only, and may not be used for the prevention, mitigation, or cure of any illness or disease condition. Any substance that may be used for the prevention, mitigation, or cure of any illness or disease condition is by definition a “medicine” and must be controlled by the Food and Drug Administration, which is an arm of the pharmaceutical industry functioning with the authority of a government agency. The FDA (and the current First Lady) are currently actively engaged in an attempt to actually control as “medicine” the very food that we buy at the grocery store or order at a restaurant.

In the simplest possible terms, the differences in the two philosophies may be expressed as follows:

Allopathic philosophy is to make symptoms go away through introducing chemicals (mostly poisons of one sort or another) into the body, or by removing “defective” body parts surgically.

Naturopathic philosophy is that God created the body and designed it to function within a specified set of rules. When those rules are intentionally or accidentally violated, the “body machine” gets out of balance and starts to malfunction. Health is restored by providing the body with the nutrients that it needs to repair itself.

It is your God-given right and responsibility to decide for yourself which of these two philosophies, or which combination of the two philosophies, you choose for your own health management.

For a table listing some of the differences between these two widely-divergent philosophies of healing, click here.

Originally posted on 21 April 2015

Page last updated on Saturday, 23 September 2023 01:34 PM
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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.

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