In these degenerate times, it is easy to see that our diet is getting worse and worse every year. In America, it is clearly evident we are getting heavier; while mental and emotional disease is on the rise. To stay ahead of the game, one must look to the causes and conditions of these problems and know exactly what method is a suitable antidote. Whether you practice hatha yoga, vipashana meditation, or pranayama it is wise to know the root cause of physical disease and the proper method to get back to basic health and well-being.
There is a unique Master Herbalist who calls himself MH. He has created one serious formula called the Spice 4 Life with the more advanced formula called the 2010 Longevity Spices that I have been self-experimenting with. When you take a tablespoon of this by mouth you can sense immediately that:
- it cleanses the lymph nodes
- and infuses the whole body with the nutrients
Within as little as three to five days you can directly see the results that the hair and nails are revitalizing and getting stronger. MH states that:
“Cancers and all diseases most likely ALL START when the stomach fails, I have read many times the kidneys fail first, but ODDS are the kidneys failed first because the STOMACH was adding acids to the body that over whelmed the kidney function.
This is why some of the best Professors of health from Germany many, many years ago stated to HEAL THY STOMACH and you have healed thy body.
The Japanese method of an herb drank after each meal with allot of water to expand the stomach in an attempt to revitalize it propably was not a popular idea, but according to the author, a MD, he claimed he could cure all the cancers, etc.
I also found this author mentioned in the Dr. John R. Christopher informational CD of papers never put in book form by Dr. Christopher and the ONLY proof I have ever had that it works is the Theory behind the Amish Healers Formula I call Spice 4 Life or what I have ended up with that I call Longevity Spices. The Amish Healer having the patient drink a large amount of water after each meal with a spice formula that it’s base is the herb that was used by the old Japanese MD.
“IS” it “WISE” to try to restore your health this method? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a method for those who “REFUSE” to eat correctly and would otherwise eat them selves to an early grave; it is a desperate option and this is exactly the history behind the Amish Healers theory of using such a thing. The Japanese MD never wrote anything about correct eating, etc.; he was a true believer in the herb GARLIC and even built a machine that sprayed garlic juice all over your body as a cure for all diseases, etc.”
One has to admit that this is a very interesting theory. After self-experimenting with his formula, I did some research on what the dharma had to say about health. In one of my favorite books, “Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel” I came across a relevant passage. It says:
“The nutrition extracted from food in the stomach passes through the “vein which seizes the distilled essence” to the liver, where it is assimilated by bile, phlegm and air (the three humours). Refined nutrition forms blood, and refined blood forms flesh while the unrefined blood forms bile.” ~ p. 248
There may be a connection between what Tibetan Medicine has discovered a long time ago and what MH is presenting today. From a physical point of view, the stomach must heal first before one can experience proper regeneration happening before their very eyes.
There are two ways to get back to health – one homeopathic and the other abiding by nature. Homeopathy goes against nature. However, without first “obeying nature” it is rather difficult to know what your natural health-state really feels like.
Since the physical body is just a vessel for our spiritual development it makes sense to master it in order to have a body that functions efficiently. With the right attitude we won’t get carried away into a sort of spiritual materialism. Therefore, we don’t want to overdo these herbs and cleanses by grasping at the needs of the body in exclusion to enlightenment. Nonetheless, it is still beneficial to learn to handle the body in such a way that it doesn’t become an obstacle to our practice.
The order of importance:
- Energy-work (ie. reiki and chi-kung) yields much quicker results than physical work alone.
- Mind training (shamatha) is more important than the body and energy-work alone.
- Advanced contemplation (vipashana) is what leads to a lasting and permanent happiness – enlightenment.
In the end, it is best to lead a simple life free from self-grasping to this physical body. Therefore, in order to go beyond the dependency for herbs one must know what the Buddhist dharma equivalent is in relation to regenerating the body. Under the guidance of a qualified teacher one can learn the breathwork and the proper method for this advanced type of training. You are simply moving from outer yoga (fasting and herbs) to inner yoga (tummo-fire) practice.
If you are fortunate enough to undertake initiation and learn the yoga of inner heat (Tibetan Tummo) you have the opportunity to take care of the body with skillful means. It will definitely strengthen the whole nervous system with single pointed concentration. This way you are “killing two birds with one stone” by keeping the body fit as well as having a practice that progresses towards enlightenment. I hope this inspires some people to look into this and achieve complete success on their spiritual journey.
With that said, I would encourage you to start learning what MH is doing and discover the two most important holistic doctors of the previous century: Dr. Hay and Dr. Christopher. Even though MH gets criticized by many proud, educated people he has many PEARLS OF WISDOM to share that you will find useful. Since he always talks about how the number 108 magically appears in his life, he seems to be inspired and guided by the Medicine Buddha himself. He has a forum at the CureZone called: ‘Ask Barefoot Herbalist’ linked below: