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Holten: The new miracle medicine

One never knows where they might learn the shocking truth. That's what makes life interesting. Allow me to elaborate.It has long been my theory that ancient civilizations might have been more intelligent than ours in a variety of areas. For examp...

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One never knows where they might learn the shocking truth. That’s what makes life interesting. Allow me to elaborate.It has long been my theory that ancient civilizations might have been more intelligent than ours in a variety of areas. For example, we consider ourselves to be medically superior because we can transplant hearts and create drugs that’ll reduce cholesterol. Centuries ago, they didn’t need to transplant hearts or reduce cholesterol because they didn’t eat the same processed goo that we do. So who is more intelligent?
If you look at photos from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s in the United States, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is overweight, because apparently food wasn’t their fetish. Today, in any group photo, unless you’re looking at a soccer team, basketball team or track team, almost everyone is stretching the fabric around their waistline.At some point, we as Americans have evolved into a pill-popping, quick-fix society that eats, drinks and does what it wants and then depends on pharmaceutical companies and surgeons to bail us out of whatever health issues arise.With this as my mental backdrop I found myself, two weeks ago, visiting with a chiropractor in Littleton, Colo., who revealed to me that he has found the miracle cure for the common cold. I’m expecting it to be some elaborate and expensive drug. Instead he tells me it’s baking soda. I find this interesting, so I do a little more research and discover that baking soda also has many more health advantages. Did you know that baking soda is a renowned antacid that, if you add it to water, will form bubbles that’ll relieve a bloated stomach because it triggers burping?In addition, baking soda is also a mild antiseptic capable of killing selected types of parasites, molds, fungi and bacteria. And if you add a teaspoon of it to your shampoo, it’ll leave your hair squeaky clean by ridding it of all mousses, conditioners and sprays, discoloration and dullness.Now if uric acid should accumulate in your blood, urine and tissues, it forms a type of arthritis called gout. But drinking baking soda can balance the pH of your body and help with that. And if you have a urinary tract infection, baking soda will help the body fight the infection by reducing the acidity of your urine.If you gargle with baking soda water several times a day or brush your teeth with baking soda toothpaste, it will protect the enamel of your teeth. Or, if you have a painful sore throat and gargle with baking soda at least four times a day, it will neutralize the acid that is causing the pain.Also, instead of using creams that are filled with chemicals to relieve a sunburn, you should instead mix a half-cup of baking soda in bathwater and then soak your body in it and then air dry it for relief. But most important, if you want to detoxify your body, soak yourself in a mixture of apple cider and baking soda and this will give you a spa-like bath that detoxes your body and eases aches and pains. While at the same time it’ll clean your bathtub and drain.For most diseases, conventional medicine treats symptoms alone, usually with drugs or surgery. While that is sometimes necessary, this can lead to an improvement in symptoms at the cost of side effects, which often require more drugs.Naturopathic medicine, on the other hand, attempts to treat the root cause of the health issue so that the body can ultimately heal itself, because, believe it or not, the body is a great healer.So maybe Paracelsus, a Swiss German philosopher, physician, botanist, astrologer and general occultist, who is the founder of toxicology, said it best back in the 1500s when he said, “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.”Holten is the executive director of the North Dakota Cowboy Association and writes a weekly column for The Press.One never knows where they might learn the shocking truth. That’s what makes life interesting. Allow me to elaborate.It has long been my theory that ancient civilizations might have been more intelligent than ours in a variety of areas. For example, we consider ourselves to be medically superior because we can transplant hearts and create drugs that’ll reduce cholesterol. Centuries ago, they didn’t need to transplant hearts or reduce cholesterol because they didn’t eat the same processed goo that we do. So who is more intelligent?
If you look at photos from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s in the United States, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is overweight, because apparently food wasn’t their fetish. Today, in any group photo, unless you’re looking at a soccer team, basketball team or track team, almost everyone is stretching the fabric around their waistline.At some point, we as Americans have evolved into a pill-popping, quick-fix society that eats, drinks and does what it wants and then depends on pharmaceutical companies and surgeons to bail us out of whatever health issues arise.With this as my mental backdrop I found myself, two weeks ago, visiting with a chiropractor in Littleton, Colo., who revealed to me that he has found the miracle cure for the common cold. I’m expecting it to be some elaborate and expensive drug. Instead he tells me it’s baking soda. I find this interesting, so I do a little more research and discover that baking soda also has many more health advantages. Did you know that baking soda is a renowned antacid that, if you add it to water, will form bubbles that’ll relieve a bloated stomach because it triggers burping?In addition, baking soda is also a mild antiseptic capable of killing selected types of parasites, molds, fungi and bacteria. And if you add a teaspoon of it to your shampoo, it’ll leave your hair squeaky clean by ridding it of all mousses, conditioners and sprays, discoloration and dullness.Now if uric acid should accumulate in your blood, urine and tissues, it forms a type of arthritis called gout. But drinking baking soda can balance the pH of your body and help with that. And if you have a urinary tract infection, baking soda will help the body fight the infection by reducing the acidity of your urine.If you gargle with baking soda water several times a day or brush your teeth with baking soda toothpaste, it will protect the enamel of your teeth. Or, if you have a painful sore throat and gargle with baking soda at least four times a day, it will neutralize the acid that is causing the pain.Also, instead of using creams that are filled with chemicals to relieve a sunburn, you should instead mix a half-cup of baking soda in bathwater and then soak your body in it and then air dry it for relief. But most important, if you want to detoxify your body, soak yourself in a mixture of apple cider and baking soda and this will give you a spa-like bath that detoxes your body and eases aches and pains. While at the same time it’ll clean your bathtub and drain.For most diseases, conventional medicine treats symptoms alone, usually with drugs or surgery. While that is sometimes necessary, this can lead to an improvement in symptoms at the cost of side effects, which often require more drugs.Naturopathic medicine, on the other hand, attempts to treat the root cause of the health issue so that the body can ultimately heal itself, because, believe it or not, the body is a great healer.So maybe Paracelsus, a Swiss German philosopher, physician, botanist, astrologer and general occultist, who is the founder of toxicology, said it best back in the 1500s when he said, “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.”Holten is the executive director of the North Dakota Cowboy Association and writes a weekly column for The Press.

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