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Ecuador shamans help us have inexpensive natural health care.
One reason to know more natural health tips from ancient wisdoms such as Ecuador shamanic nutritional ideas is exemplified inan Economist March 17th 2011 special report entitled “Patient heal thyself”.
Here is an excerpt from that report: In any discussion about the role of the state, one subject soon dwarfs all others: health care. McKinsey points out that American spending on this has grown at an annual lick of 4.9% over the past 40 years, whereas GDP per person has grown by just 2.1%. Pessimists are convinced nothing can be done to restrain it.
A refreshingly different perspective is provided by Sir John Oldham, a British doctor who is clinical lead for productivity in the
National Health Service.
His view of what he calls the coming tsunami is as pessimistic as anybody’s. Health costs, he points out, are determined by long-term conditions—things like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and lung disease, which are usually linked to lifestyle and diet. Some 15m Britons suffer from such conditions, which take up 70% of “bed days” in hospitals.
The numbers of cases in other countries are equally worrying. They explain why America, which currently spends 16% of its GDP on health care, is theoretically on track to spend 100% of its GDP on health care by 2065, followed soon by Japan.
China too has seen a huge rise in such conditions. They are no longer diseases of the old: in America, says Sir John, the Facebook generation is picking them up so rapidly that it might be the first not to live longer than its parents. But they are still mainly diseases of the poor, who live less healthy lives, smoking more, drinking more and consuming more salt and trans fats in processed food.
One obvious way to alleviate this problem is to tax the things that are causing it: when governments are having to strengthen their ambulances to cope with heavier patients, it is time for a levy on cheeseburgers. But Sir John reckons that getting patients to help manage their illnesses might be even more promising.
Sir John suggests that the NHS should set up an incentive scheme for its workers to lead healthier lives that would create rewards (or, as he likes to call them, “care miles”). That would set a good example. But for the biggest employer in the country it could also save a lot of money.
Here is an Ecuador shaman’s health tip. Here’s a Delicious Spring Cleaning Tip.
Twice a year (spring and fall) I remind readers about the excellent book, “The 3-Season Diet”, written by a long time acquaintance, John Douillard. You can order it at John’s website. John has worked with Merri and me and we have attended several of his courses. He is a former professional athlete, helped train Billy Jean King, is a consultant to the New Jersey Nets and runs an Ayurvedic and chiropractic sports medicine practice in Boulder, Colorado. www.lifespa.com
This book is an excellent health generator on how to lose weight, beat food cravings and get fit. The 3 Season Diet points out that there are three growing seasons, spring, summer and fall. We should have three diets we vary through the
year, low calorie-low fat in spring, high carbohydrate in summer and high protein in winter. This creates a food supply that fits the body’s requirements as it shifts to adapt to each of these seasons.
So it’s time to be switching our eating routines. At the beginning of the switch it’s also a good idea to do a bit of purification. Ayurvedic healers recommend internal cleansing at the change of each eating season.
Digestion is vital for good health. Spring, is thought the ideal time to rejuvenate digestion, as this is nature’s time for rejuvenation. With the melting of the snows and the thawing of the ground, the fluids in the body also start flowing more freely and performing an internal cleansing routine can help flush toxins out of the body.
One way to get cleansing started is to eat plenty of cooked apples and pears to get elimination going in the morning. Prunes, pineapple, papaya and pomegranate are other fruits that aid digestion and cleansing.
One trick Merri and I learned from a healer in the Andes is to eat just pineapple for an evening meal (eaten on an empty stomach). This is a great and enjoyable cleansing.
Ecuador shaman’s health is inexpensive.
It costs a lot less to enjoy healthy food in Ecuador. A pineapple in Ecuador is 50 cents. Here, $4.99. Down south we can buy a large bag of pears (perhaps 12 to 15 pears) for $1. Here, two pears (not so fresh either) cost $2.29.
Whether you are in North America, Ecuador or wherever…Spring has sprung… so take a look at your diet. Do some spring cleaning and eat lighter foods now.