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Mental and Emotional Aspects of Healing
by Ron Schmid, ND

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Originally published in Health and Healing Wisdom, the quarterly journal of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

Traditional Cultures

We often think of the mental and emotional aspects of healing as well as the physical. My purpose in this article is to consider the feelings and thinking involved in healing chronic medical problems, the unity of mind and body that we bring to bear on the healing process.

In his observations of indigenous cultures, Weston Price made some interesting comments about the relationship between the physical and mental aspects of people’s lives. He wrote of the Swiss people in the Loetschental Valley, “One wonders if there is not something in the life-giving vitamins and minerals of the food that builds not only great physical structures within which their souls reside, but builds minds and hearts capable of a higher type of manhood in which the material values of life are made secondary to individual character.”

Commenting on the eastern African country of Uganda, Price wrote, “The happiness of the people in their homes and community life is everywhere very striking. A mining prospector who had spent two decades studying the mineral deposits of Uganda was quoted to me as stating that if he could have the heaven of his choice in which to spend all eternity it would be to live in Uganda as the natives of Uganda had lived before modern civilization came to it.”

Price’s contemporary F.M. Ashley-Montagu, a world-renowned anthropologist and author of various popular and scholarly books, wrote in his article in the June 1940 issue of Scientific Monthly, “The Socio-Biology of Man”: “In spite of our advances, we spiritually and as human beings are not the equal of the average Aboriginal or Eskimo – we are very definitely their inferiors. We lisp noble ideals and noble sentiments – the Australians and the Eskimos practice them – they neither write books nor lecture about them.” Over six decades of genocides since those words were penned makes the truth of Ashley-Montagu’s statement ever more apparent.

In the years since Drs. Price and Ashley-Montagu made those comments, scientists have made great progress in elucidating the physical basis of thinking and feeling. While much remains little understood, it’s nevertheless fair to say that thinking and feeling may well be as biological as digestion. It’s undeniable that our physical state, and everything that affects it, especially perhaps our food, may have a profound effect on the processes we call mental or emotional. The opposite effect – that of our thoughts and feelings upon our physical wellness – is less understood, but equally accepted as being of great significance.

The effect of thoughts and feeling upon the process of recovering from chronic medical problems is what I hope to shed light on in this article. When someone is ill, he or she is rarely at peace with himself. Physical problems cause turmoil. Who hasn’t thought, when ill, “What’s wrong with me? Why is this happening to me?” The flip side of this is that turmoil may cause physical problems – a vicious circle.

Personal turmoil in so many people today is at some level a mirror of the turmoil in modern culture, which in so many ways is radically different from traditional cultures. The term “the diseases of civilization” reflects an understanding of this fundamental principle.

It follows that recovery from any of the diseases of civilization may be facilitated by embracing ways of thinking and living that have roots in traditional cultures. The dietary principles Weston Price elucidated are central to this approach. But how to apply traditional ways of thinking…what is one to make of this challenge? How might you go about changing the way you think to facilitate healing? It’s one thing to consider what we’ve learned from anthropologists about the way people in traditional cultures approached life, but quite another to apply any principles learned TO our lives today.

 

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