Raw Food Diet and Health for Humans by Fred Busch
If the Tiger at the zoo falls ill, the first question that the tiger expert asks is “what are you feeding it” and if symptoms emerge for you, you should first ask yourself “what am I feeding me”.
So we know what we would do if we were the curator of the zoo and the tiger got sick. We would consult the tiger expert, who would ask about the diet of the animal, we would refine the diet to make sure it was the one evolutionarily suited, and go from there.
And so if we get sick and go to a doctor, we assume that we are going to a “human expert”. A doctor should be a human expert like a tiger specialist is a tiger expert. If a person gets sick, the doctor should be able to know what the requisites are for health in humans, ask the right questions and determine the CAUSE of the symptom or disease.
Instead of discussion of the cause of the disease, there is an atmosphere of medical drugging, where the theory remains that pills add to health and “now you’re sick,” “ now you are well.” But if a truly healthy person, or baby, took any of these pills, they would fall ill. As for the person with the “disease”, the trick, the key to Doctors “success” and the reason why people continue to seek their advice, is that lowering vitality ( an effect of drugs) can suppress symptoms.
This should be the only inquiry: What is the CAUSE of the imbalance. As Lewis Thomas explains in The Lives of a Cell, it is not inherent in the technology of medicine to be interested in the cause of the symptom, only its amelioration. He explains that most of medicine is caught in a kind of “half-way technology” which is at the same time highly sophisticated and profoundly primitive. While the media presents each new procedure as though it represented a breakthrough and therapeutic triumph, instead of the makeshift that it really is.
In a way the control of disease has become an industry like any other. The complex and expensive technology for the management of coronary heart disease provides an insightful example. Nearly everything offered today for the treatment of heart disease is at the level of this “half-way technology,” with the transplanted hearts and artificial hearts being the perfect expression of being both highly sophisticated and extraordinarily primitive. It is sophisticated gadgetry everyone can see, but a barbaric misunderstanding of the approach to health.
If the tiger specialist notices a problem with the heart of the tiger, he asks “ what has this animal been fed?” and does not ask teams of engineers to begin designing an artificial tiger heart. What is relevant is that experts in animal care begin with what is most likely causing the problem and eliminates that cause. If the tiger specialist learned that the tiger was eating a large deep dish pizza every day, the specialist would not then inquire into whether there was a pill to give the tiger that could make him healthy. That is impossible. Very simply the tiger would be taken off the deep dish pizzas FIRST. Then after the most logical possible cause has been addressed can more remote possible factors be taken into account.
WHY CAN’T OUR DOCTORS TAKE THE SAME APPROACH?
The reason is that unbelievably, they are not trained in the connection between diet and disease, like any other animal expert would have been.