An African Bush Doctor’s Prescription For Better Health

Bush Medicine is conventional herbal medication- the earliest system of healing worldwide. Bush medicine began in Africa about 30,000 years back. In the African-Caribbean culture plants are referred to as “Bush” such as “fever bush” or “toothache bush and are revered for their recovery and spiritual properties”.

Every culture in the world practiced and still practices bush medication to treat the physical, psychological, psychological, and spiritual issues of the people. Today 70% of the world’s population still utilizes standard herbal medicine (bush medication) as its main source of health care.

For the past 75 years, medical physicians and drug companies have actually tried to discredit traditional herbal medicine while at the same time sending ethnobotanists all around the world to obtain an understanding of regional plants from bush medical professionals in order to make new pharmaceutical drugs.

Frequently once a drug business has actually appropriated regional plant knowledge- normally without compensating the locals in any way, they patent the plants and pressure the federal governments into banning the regional population from having access to the plants they have depended on for millennia.

There is now an around-the-world effort underway to protect regional plant knowledge from dishonest exploitation. Because of the failure of pharmaceutical drugs to treat chronic health issues securely and successfully, individuals are returning to their standard herbalists.

I am from a long line of African bush physicians. My family has practiced standard natural medicine for numerous generations. My grandmother was a popular bush physician in Trinidad, the country of my birth. The African-Caribbean culture is a mostly intact culture where we have actually retained much of the understanding of our bush medical professionals. Here are some easy ideas for enhancing your health from me, Christopher Scipio- your friendly neighborhood bush physician.

1. Consume less. Unless you are really physically active you are probably eating third more calories than you require. Extreme caloric intake is one of the greatest factors in decreasing life span. Individuals eat too rapidly, chew their food less, and tend to take in fewer dietary meals when they are eating alone. Having a company provides lots of health benefits and is much better for your psychological and mental well-being.

2. Loud sounds, absence of a comfortable sitting position, too many interruptions, and a less than peaceful environment can all contribute to digestion problems and may cascade into other health concerns. Eating in a relaxed peaceful environment with excellent business is an excellent practice to get into.

3. Along with the style of eating less- use smaller-sized plates and flatware and consider using chopsticks or your fingers to eat with. I enjoy using chopsticks for lots of different kinds of meals and there is much sensual enjoyment in consuming with your fingers the method we Africans do.

4. Decrease your carbs, specifically bread and pasta. Weight problems and a lot of the illnesses that opt for it like diabetes were essentially unknown till we started taking in such large amounts of bread, pasta, and baked products. I suggest not eating bread or pasta more than 3-4 times per week and substituting beans and dishes like hummus as a replacement.

5. Get and utilize a juicer. The juice you purchase in a shop is dead. Many juice enzymes die within an hour of extraction. Many juices have actually been pasteurized to further diminish their nutritional worth. Making your own juice is a pleasure. I like beginning the day with a mix of carrot, apple, Hawaiian ginger, and beet juice, but there are so many juices to find. I suggest the book on healing juices by Heinemann.

6, Cook your own food. It is more than worth the time. I understand you are busy but you can work cooking into any schedule. Think about getting a slow cooker. Consider cooking large batches on your day of rest and keeping them all set in the freezer. Cooking your own food is the only method of knowing what in fact is put into your food, plus it sends the right message to your body that you care.

7. Do not presume restaurant food is healthy. Numerous dining establishments love utilizing iceberg lettuce which is very cheap and is usually grown in state-of-the-art hydroponic factories but has virtually no dietary worth and does not even ask about the chemicals utilized to keep lettuce looking “fresh”. A lot of restaurants do not use many dining establishments and organic components use microwaves to warm their meals. Just take a tour of the kitchen of your preferred restaurants and you might be horrified.

8. Bless your food and remember where it comes from. Often there is little thought provided to where food comes from, how it was harvested and processed, and by whom. Do you know where your food came from? 20 minutes a day in your own house of one of these practices and I’ll personally guarantee your health will improve no matter how healthy you were beforehand. You can go to classes as well but what I suggest is that you empower yourself by discovering how to do basic routines at the house so you are not dependent on a class.

9 Get and offer a massage a minimum of when monthly. Weekly is even better. Give and receive this crucial practice as typically as possible. Even a mediocre massage is much better than none at all so hire your partner or a pal if you can not access an expert and don’t be reluctant to lay your hands on others as well.

10. Love is the ultimate healing. Love your partner, love children, enjoy your neighbors, like your community, like the environment, like your God, like your life, and love yourself.

  1. Don’t forget to laugh. Laughter is great medicine.

Bush Medicine is a traditional herbal medication- the oldest system of recovery in the world. In the African-Caribbean culture plants are referred to as “Bush” such as “fever bush” or “tooth pain bush and are revered for their healing and spiritual homes”. Today 70% of the world’s population still uses conventional natural medication (bush medicine) as it’s the primary source of health care.

For the past 75 years, medical physicians and the drug business have actually attempted to challenge traditional natural medicine while at the very same time sending out ethnobotanists all around the world to acquire the understanding of regional plants from bush medical professionals in order to make new pharmaceutical drugs. Here are some basic pointers for enhancing your health from me, Christopher Scipio- your friendly area bush medical professional.