In order to distinguish between “medicine” referencing the practice of diagnosing and healing bodily ailments on the one hand and specific remedies such as prescription drugs and dietary products on the other, the following definitions are proposed. The term “medicine” should apply to the practice of medicine specifically and the plural form “medicines” to remedial substances. Consequently, the subject title “True Medicines” refers solely to remedies.
Since the dawn of human existence, there has been an instinctive and observed realization that survival depends on food in its available forms. Hunting and farming provided a means of maintaining and prolonging life while defending against predators and the environmental hazards of the times. For our forebears as for us, food provided energy, physical mass and defense against disease through a biological immune system. Read More