Tend to your body just as you would your garden

Tend to your body just as you would your garden

Imagine for a moment that someone has bought a wonderful house, but one in which the garden is an untended wilderness filled with weeds, long grass, brambles, climbers and various shrubs and sapling. They want to restore it to a healthy garden. What do they do?


Option one is adopted by the amateur gardener. One who is keen to get started and sure of how to clear the ground. They don protective gloves, invest in a sharp pair of secateurs and cut back everything they can. They rush at it on the first free weekend and are keen to stop any further growth (chemo to reduce tumour size), but by the end they are left with a few patches where they can see the earth, stubble of weeds and many tangles of interwove brambles, climbers and a few thick branches that cannot be cut. The second weekend they arm themselves with a pair of heavy-duty long-handled secateurs (radiation to reduce size). With these, they can clear a lot more of the weeds but again realise that with this it is impossible to cut down everything. The process is repeated the next weekend using a hand saw, but they are reluctant to pay the cost for anything more expensive. But again, at the end of the weekend, they are still frustrated and realise that clearly, a chainsaw (major surgery) is necessary to cut away all the larger growth. They succeed and relax to celebrate. Everything is now cleared down to near ground level with the hope that the weeds won’t grow back (a recurrence). New plants are purchased and optimistically planted (reconstruction). They are placed into the few available cleared patches, hoping that in the spring they will grow and take over the garden and that the stubble won’t grow back. It does, of course (recurrence). Even some of their own plants may have been swamped by the weed regrowth (growth in scar tissue), and so the next year they will need to start over (allegedly a recurrence or a new tumour).

Option two is adopted by the more thinking gardener who realises that just cutting off the tops of the weeds, and removing the parts that can be seen above ground will not be sufficient. To have an optimal garden (optimum health) the roots lying below the ground (pervasive and systemic toxins) will need to be cleared in addition to what is visible above ground (obvious symptoms). They will need to add fertilisers, NPK or nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (correct types and amounts of fats, proteins and carbohydrates), and ensure that these will be suitable for the terrain or nature of the ground (Unique Metabolic Needs or UMNs). The ground will need to be aerated (oxygen, via protein-oil mixtures, hyperbaric oxygen and several other techniques) and the levels of trace nutrients (vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients) will need to be restored.

In the next year, there will be an excellent crop with very few weeds, and this will be able to be maintained without using harmful sprays.

Every good gardener understands this in relation to their land and plants. Why is it so difficult to understand this in relation to our bodies?


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