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Robert Scott Bell Takes on the Corporate Food and Medical Establishment

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Hemp is a multi-use plant that ultimately competes with modern day oil companies. Given that people like the Rockefeller family were neck deep in that industry, is it any wonder hemp, under the guise of the drug marijuana, became illegal? Its prohibition also coincided with the rise of plastics.

Control over the medicines, medical schools, and medical treatments available to us has been hijacked by the big pharmaceutical corporations, the sanctioned institutions, and doctors trained and constrained to follow the alleopathic straight and narrow. Robert Scott Bell proposes that we take back the health sovereignty that humanity enjoyed before doctors had the Church burn local healers as witches, and the further witch hunt, ferreting out alternative practices, sanctioned by the Flexner Report. Health sovereignty goes right along with food sovereignty, a rising concept worldwide that farmers, their patrons, and local officials should regain the control over our foods that has been co opted by big corporate agriculture.

As more people learn to grow, harvest, and decoct medicinal herbs, fewer of us will need to blindly accept medicines adapted from the munitions of the World Wars. We do not need government and corporate permission to take control over our own health. We can claim our own health sovereignty. This is the message that Robert shares with us, his radio listeners, and those who are attending a Wise Traditions International Nutrition Education Conference in November.

According to Robert, medicine is food and food is medicine. It is time we return to the wisdom of this ancient equation, before the corporations make us sicker, with ever more complex ailments.

I take this further for even when we take light waves in through the eyes, we are inwardly making an image based upon the vibrations of the external world. What do we see? A middle class neighborhood filled with cement and streets? Maybe in this case there are spots of woods every now and then. Or do we live in an urban area where trees are few and far between?

Do you see the big box stores that house our computers, clothing and medical needs as a beautiful scene reflecting progress? Or do you see it as a wasteland? Of course many see a natural area as a wasteland, and a box store such as Walmart as progress. And how does our corporate food system mirror all this? "We are what we eat," the ancient seers used to say. What, then, have we become through our diets? I leave that question ultimately for the reader to contemplate, for the answer lies squarely within his or her self.

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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At the age of 60, I spent most of my life eating m... by Burl Hall on Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 6:46:13 PM
This is an article founded on the interview Merry ... by Burl Hall on Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 6:48:37 PM
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