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Edible wild plants

Includes: Buckwheat • Cat’s Ears • Chickweed • Chicory • Cleavers • Clover • Common mallow • Dandelion • Dock • Milk Thistle • Wood sorrel • Plantain • Purslane • Sheperd’s Purse • Sow Thistle • Stinging Nettle • Violet […]

Albert Howard

The Soil and Health

ALBERT HOWARD


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A new edition of an important work by Albert Howard, one of the leading figures of the British organics movement.

This is a detailed analysis of the vital role of humus and compost in soil health — and the importance of soil health to the health of crops and the humans who eat them. The author is keenly aware of the dead end which awaits humanity if we insist on growing our food using artificial fertilisers and poisons.

“Agriculture is the fundamental industry of the world and must be allowed to occupy the primary position in the economies of all countries.” – Albert Howard

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The Wheel of Health

GUY WRENCH


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“Why not research health, rather than disease?”

The Hunza of northern Pakistan were famous for their extraordinary vitality and health. Dr Wrench argues that in part at least, this is because their food was not made ‘sophisticated’, by the artificial processes typically applied to modern processed food. How these processes affect our food is dealt with in great detail in this book.

The answer that Dr Wrench uncovered in his researches goes deeper than just the food, though. The real answer lies in what was special about the Hunza’s water supply.

A new edition, illustrated.

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Articles and extracts

Bacteria are microzymas

Alan Cantwell


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A century and a half ago, Antoine Bechamp declared the microzyma is the essential unit of life. He observed tiny, round granular bodies within the cells that glistened as tiny sparkles of refracted light. He was not the first to see the granules, but he was the first to suspect these ‘little bodies’ might hold the key to the origin of life.

Bechamp taught that all life arises from microzymas. After many laboratory experiments and microscopic examinations, he claimed that microzymas were capable of developing into common living organisms that go by the name of bacteria. Some of these intermediate bacterial stages were regarded by experts as different species, but to Bechamp they were all related and derived from microzymas. […]

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Some Statistics

R. Pearson


Extract from the book ‘Bechamp or Pasteur?’

In any discussion of the value of a remedy or preventative for any disease, actual statistics of the results that have followed the use of such remedy or preventative in the past should be of great value in judging it, especially when the trend over a long period of years can be charted graphically.

Hence it seems proper to consider what a chart showing the death rates both before and after the introduction of some of these biological treatments, might indicate; especially when the results can be compared with the general trend following other methods of treatment of more or less similar diseases.

For this reason, this chapter contains several charts showing the death rates of several diseases both before and after the use of biologicals, as well as some of the death-rates of similar diseases with and without the use of biologicals. […]

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The Cult of the Microbe: The Origin of ‘Preventive Medicine’

Ethel Hume


Extract from the book ‘Bechamp or Pasteur?’

Hume describes the origin of the cult of the germ theory of disease. It was at the beginning of 1873 that Pasteur was elected by a majority of one vote to a place among the Free Associates of the Academy of Medicine. His ambition had indeed spurred him to open ‘a new era in medical physiology and pathology’, but it would seem to have been unfortunate for the world that instead of putting forward the fuller teaching of Béchamp, he fell back upon the cruder ideas now widely known as the ‘germ theory’ of disease.

It was at the beginning of 1873 that Pasteur was elected by a majority of one vote to a place among the Free Associates of the Academy of Medicine. His ambition had indeed spurred him to open ‘a new era in medical physiology and pathology’, but it would seem to have been unfortunate for the world that instead of putting forward the fuller teaching of Béchamp he fell back upon the cruder ideas now widely known as the ‘germ theory’ of disease. […]

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Second Thoughts on Disease

Dr Archie Kalokerinos & Dr Glenn Dettman


Aboriginal infant mortality in Australia associated with immunizations meant to save them, and other doctors’ findings concerning the value of megascorbic therapy, as treatment. This is relevant to Bechamp’s science. […]