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Category Archives: Traditional Medicine

DIETARY MUSINGS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

I spent a few days for Christmas with my sister in San Francisco. My sister and I have often had many heated arguments about dietary matters. Back when my mother was alive, both she and my sister would frequently go on the low carb, high protein Atkins diet in order to lose weight. The Atkins […]

PERSPECTIVES ON THE DR. OZ AFFAIR

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a name that is so trusted for health advice in our media these days.

ALCHEMICAL REFLECTIONS

Alchemy is a very misunderstood and unappreciated art.  When the word “alchemy” is mentioned, ,most people simply shrug it off as some sort of superstitious medieval hocus pocus about turning base metals like lead in to gold.  But this notion is but a prejudicial caricature of an art and a science that was very influential […]

GREEK MEDICINE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

On October 25th of this year, I saw, right here in Bucharest Romania, and extreme weather event that I never thought I would ever see.  For two days straight, we were snowed in by a huge blizzard.  My landlady here told me that she had been listening to the news, and that the blizzard came […]

HEALING WONDERS IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS!

I just returned from a trip to Athens Greece, in which I ran across several interesting herbs, honeys and other healing wonders.

THIS COLD SEASON, FIGHT BACK WITH BERRY POWER!

I still vividly remember what was the coldest night I ever spent in my life.  It was in a little country cabin in Romania, in a small town in the sub-Carpathian region, in the middle of January.  I was snowed in, and the temperatures got so cold that night that the gas lines froze, and […]

FOOD VS. MEDICINE – AND SO MUCH MORE!

I recently received an email in my inbox from a follower and admirer of my blog posts.  She was from the website www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com, and was presenting me with a link to an educational infographic entitled, Food versus Medicine.  I present you with the link to it below: http://www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com/food-vs-medicine/ I believe that I had received solicitations from this organization […]

THE MYSTERIOUS SPIKENARD OIL AND AROMATHERAPY IN HERBAL MEDICINE

All four of the Christian gospels tell the story of the anointing of Jesus’ feet with precious Spikenard Oil, or ointment.  Here is the version from the Gospel of John: Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.  There they […]

THE MARCH OF MEDICAL PROGRESS – BUT TO WHERE?

The evolution of medicine and healing down through the ages, and through various civilizations, cultures, and traditions is indeed a spectacular and panoramic thing to behold.  It is forever spurred on by man’s persistent drive to find new ways to relieve suffering and disease, and to heal the afflicted.  One can only marvel at the […]

Greek Medicine for the Greeks? What a Novel Idea! After Its Long Odyssey, Will Greek Medicine Finally Come Back Home?

Over the years here at GreekMedicine.net, I have heard from various people in Greece, and many of them were seeking to revive or resurrect, in one way or another, various aspects of Greece’s glorious past and hallowed wisdom and traditions.  Most recently, I heard from an American expatriate living in Greece who was interested in […]