I have spent the last thirty years since I graduated medical school reading incessantly on the subjects of health and human nutrition, learning all I could on the subject. My interest in the subject began in high school when I read Linus Pauling’s Cancer and Vitamin C. It was an eye opener for me and started me on a lifelong journey of alternative treatments for disease.
I perused used bookstores and bought old books on health and alternative medical theories and treatments. I taught myself everything about human nutrition and its relationship to health and disease.
I watched countless patients in my medical practice suffer the ravages of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, and others, due to the lack of adequate vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in their typical American diets.
I treated many patients with minerals such as zinc, magnesium, selenium, and others and watched their illnesses heal. Sadly, I also watched as the average medical condition of all the patient demographics in my practice deteriorated progressively, with skyrocketing levels of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, depression, and mental illness of all types, and wondered why.
At the same time I was studying gardening techniques and how to improve plant health and yields, and the answers to these medical mysteries simultaneously emerged. Providing plants with all the proper nutrients via healthy soil made them grow disease free and able to resist plant pathogens and pests of all types without “medication” such as pesticides, fungicides, and other chemical poisons.
Humans who practiced proper nutrition and ate foods grown on healthy organic soils also seemed to be healthy well into their eighties and nineties and appeared to be impervious to the chronic diseases ravaging others who were half their ages.