“What causes one person to catch a cold or the flu and another to avoid it? Why, with serious outbreaks of infectious diseases, are only a certain number stricken, and of those, why do only some people die?”
This is how the new book I am reading begins. (The Immune System Cure by Lorna R Vanderhaeghe and Patrick J.D. Bouic, PH.D.)
This link will take you to a digital copy of the entire book: http://books.google.com/books?id=EDajgKKO1woC&dq=The+Immune+System+Cure+by+Lorna+R+Vanderhaeghe+and+Patrick+J.D.+Bouic,+PH.D.&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=hZZTS4b8Op2ssQOt2vD4DA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=The%20Immune%20System%20Cure%20by%20Lorna%20R%20Vanderhaeghe%20and%20Patrick%20J.D.%20Bouic%2C%20PH.D.&f=false
I love it! Can’t wait to see the details of this unfold, as I ask myself this question all the time.
When I started working full time this year in a school you wouldn’t believe how many people’s attempt to encourage me sounded something like this, “Oh boy! You are going to be so sick this year! The first year teaching in a new school – you’ll catch everything.”
I knew they were wrong but didn’t know exactly why. Why did the Swine flu not touch us? Why does strep rip through our school each year and my kids don’t get it? How can I be surrounded by kids with fevers, green snot, coughs, and everything else and remain healthy? Why has not one member in my family even had a cold this entire school year so far? We’ll probably get at least one cold this year…but some years that doesn’t even happen.
So, I plan to include you in this discovery – and maybe inspire us all to make healthy changes or continue doing some of the things we are already doing.
Opening poem in the book:
The History of Medicine
Here, eat this root.
That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this portion.
That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
That antibiotic doesn’t work anymore. Here, eat this root….