It was back in the early 1970’s. I had just lost my dad and in the process, learned a lot about taking care of my health and naturally, the entire family’s’. Back then I was really considered weird seeking out health food stores. They were scarce. I found a VERY small one on Flatbush Ave Brooklyn and would bring the goodies all the way home to Suffolk County, Long Island.
I was constantly ridiculed. One particular remark I always remembered, because it was constant “Harris – Do you think you’re going to live forever?”
My answer to that standard sarcastic question/remark was always the same: “Personally I think we all have a string, and when that string runs out, it ends. It’s just that simple. It’s over. However, although, I may not be able to lengthen that string, what I can do, is affect the quality of my life. I don’t ever want to know that I have a liver, a lung, a heart, a stomach, a head that aches with migraines or any kind of headache, kidneys, gall bladder and on and on. So what I am doing, I would say, is taking care of them, so that they will take care of me. A good deal I figured. I don’t mess with them and they won’t mess with me.
People would look at me like I was weird yet interesting in what I was pointing out to them.
Years went by and before long the same people who ridiculed me, were saying things and talking to me differently. They noticed that my family and I never got sick or got colds. Our kids were never absent from school like theirs. They would ask me, So Harris, what do you guys eat? My answer to that question is the same today as it was forty-four years ago. Read your labels. If you cannot pronounce it, it’s a good shot you should not be eating it. Visit the health food stores. Not so much for the products, but more for their bookshelves. Browse them and pick one that suits your fancy. Slowly put your toes into the waters.
It is extremely important that you understand this: You go to a Doctor to help you with your ill health. I’ll bet you wouldn’t take piano lessons from someone that cannot play the piano. Nor would you take Karate lessons from someone who cannot do karate. Yet for some strange reason, you go to a Doctor who cannot cure even his own ill health. When I say ‘Cure’, I mean exactly that. Not some drug to shut off the symptoms of your problem, but actually cure it.
I have always said, put a Doctor and a Nutritionist (at least the old timers I have met), next to each other. Each is an example of how they have lived and taken care of themselves. The Nutritionists I have met or knew of, lived long (although that was the length of their string), but most importantly, healthy lives. A Dr. Baum, living and working in the middle of Manhattan, was running a full time practice in his eighties or Dr. Max Warmbrand or Dr. Paul Bragg water skiing in his seventies, Dr. Max Gerson and the list goes on. Doctors? Well I’m not so sure how they would come out looking, health wise. I think they pale by comparison.
The point is, you have got to learn how to fend for yourself. Stop depending upon those that get the same sicknesses as you do, to cure you. They’ll give you some drug or pills to stop the symptoms, giving you the illusion of being better, but not necessarily curing you.
If YOU don’t take the time to care for you, who do you think is going to do it for you? Also, you are setting the stage for those little ones you are feeding and giving their eating habits to. Teach them to read the labels and understand what they should or should not be putting into their bodies. Eat corporate chemicals or real food? Teach them well.
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