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Give time a chance to aid healing

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief …

Now, that was good medicine and good doctoring. Basically a nice fuzzy aspirin with enough sodium bicarb to calm the stomach and a bit of medicine to take away that achin’ feeling. As those effervescent bubbles prove, the product had the power to calm the soul.

The added benefit, which just popping pills does not have, is that you have to prepare the concoction. That little bit of time makes a big difference because you are doing something actively for your own health.



As you watch it fizz, you can see how strong it is. You can think about how good it is going to be to down the potion, sit back, throw your feet up, and take a personal time out. It gives you permission to let those bubbles go to work polishing your insides clean. As you lay there surrendered to gravity, you say, “Wow, I really over did it that time. Man, that was wild.”

It is then a learning experience. So, by definition, that fuzzy aspirin was good medicine.




Today, with our hyperactive creation of information, we must evaluate thousands of therapies. My simple question is, does it work? Does it accomplish the goal at hand?

If it does, then you can look at other things, like proposed theory of action and destructive side effects. Then, of course, there are practical things, like cost. Personally, I think the best medicines are free, have no adverse side effects, and work.

In that light, I would like to point out some of the best medicine I know. In older days, doctors even had a name for this first one: “tincture of time.”

In medical school, we all laughed when the professor mentioned it. We knew you have to do something, take something, look outside yourself for the secrets of health.

But time is actually an excellent medicine. Specifically, it takes time to get out of time. You have to get out of time so that you can rest your brain. All parts of your body need rest. Rest is really not normally appreciated until you understand that it is as vital as food and air.

It is during periods (time) of rest that your neurophysiology shifts its chemical structures to activate the processes of repair and rebuilding. It’s really simple. We have to allow our repair systems to at least keep up with wear and tear. I mean, do the math – time is great medicine.

Another great medicine is almost too simple to understand. We have all heard a bit about toxic substances; lead paint and mercury come to mind. So if good health (a strong full sense of vitality, peace of mind, sustainable rejuvenation) is the goal then it makes sense to not put things into our life system that induce unhealthy physiology.

Sugar is an everyday compounds that should be considered toxic. In fact, if you get right down to it, it is probably more injurious than cigarettes.

Sugar is used as a preservative because bacteria cannot live in it. That should be our first clue. A little bit is fine, but in the large doses that we feed ourselves and our kids today, it is no wonder we are seeing more and more chaos everywhere.

Sugar is highly condensed life energy. As humans, we are drawn toward sweetness. That’s a good survival technique for babies seeking breast milk. But concentrated sugar depletes our body of essential minerals and trains us to want more.

More sugar and more things. More things outside ourselves. The unending quest for unsatisfied desire. If you want a group of people to start fighting among themselves for wanting what everyone else has, feed them sugar. If you want to be healthy yourself, don’t eat it, at least not at every snack and every meal.

My favorite free medicine is water, good, vibrant, clean H2O. The unique properties of water are a bit complex. For now, just picture Mickey Mouse’s head as the oxygen and his two round ears as the hydrogens.

This little foundation of life molecule picks up and holds vibrations. The more healthy the vibration, the more vital it is, and the better it is for you. So get those little ears shaking. Happy vibration hunting.

Daniel Allen is a doctor of osteopathy with a practice in Nevada City. Contact him at 478-5770.


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