I am several things rolled into one – Teacher (Linguistics and half a dozen languages), Naturopath, Poet, Flying instructor and more. If you can think of it, I've probably done it. I've worked underground (as a coal miner), on the ground (on farms, in vineyards, in offices, as a truck driver, a lumberjack, a carpenter and more), in the air (as a flying instructor and as a bush pilot), at sea (with fishing boats off the north-west coast of Spain).
I own a PhD in Linguistics and an ND, the naturopathic equivalent of an MD. In the first capacity, I have taught Linguistics and languages (Latin, English, German, Spanish and French) on four continents. As an ND, I have considered it my main mission to teach people how to live so that they won't need drugs or doctors.
That’s no foolish pipe dream but a very real option. Though I am pushing 85, I am on no drugs; in fact, I have not been on any drugs for more than forty years. And I don't know what it means to be sick. People tell me I am lucky but I counter, "No, it is not a matter of luck. I work for it. In general terms, I merely do what everybody should be doing – live according to the laws of nature, of OUR nature, instead of by the promptings of commercial interests that are not interested in keeping me healthy but very much interested in getting at my money. More specifically, in “Good Health without Drugs or Doctors,” one of two books I have written, you’ll find these four main points:
1. Regular exercise... I’ve been jogging for almost half a century and I still jog 5 km a day...
2. Good nutrition... for me this means almost exclusively raw food...
3. Stay away from doctors, especially from the drugs they so liberally prescribe...
4. Regain your faith in the self-healing power of your body, something the conglomerate
of Big Pharma and Mainstream Medicine has sytematically robbed you of.
Winter to pave my paths with snow,
Spring to set blossoms on the hedge in a row
Summer to meet you down by the sea,
Autumn to paint the woods crimson for me.
Thus the years roll on in single file:
Sometimes I whimper, more often I smile.