For many centuries the use of natural resources to cure disease was a way of life. Egyptian hieroglyphics, Indian and Chinese herbal books explain in detail the elaboration and use of remedies made from nature that show how following nature’s principles, as old as the Bible, cured various ailments. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be your food” stating that nature is the best source of healing and the key to living well. Over the years this idea was applied by many health oriented men. In Germany, Sebastian Kneipp used Hydrotherapy and Phytotherapy to heal the sick and Louis Kuhne used nutrition and sun light to treat patients. In 1866 in the United States Dr. John Kellogg founded the first Sanitarium in Michigan that relied only on natural therapies to cure its patients.
In spite the advancement of modern medicine, the World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the world’s population depend on natural medicines as their primary form of health care. In fact, it’s becoming a trend in developed countries where complementary and alternative medicines are now becoming quite popular. As the global use of natural principles are rediscovered, and new understanding comes back to light, the necessity for proper education in this area increases. Ellen White, a health writer wrote “Nature will want some assistance to bring things to their proper condition, which may be found in the simplest remedies, especially in the use of nature’s own furnished remedies—pure air, and with a precious knowledge of how to breathe; pure water, with a knowledge of how to apply it; plenty of sunlight in every room in the house if possible, and with an intelligent knowledge of what advantages are to be gained by its use”. This is why, in our pursuit of health and personal growth we would like to invite to come with us and learn the benefits of healthy living for yourself, to help those close around you or even make this part of your professional life.
Dr. Guillermo Bonilla