Jobs, Health, Education, Environment were the agreed upon four values upon which each of the state level Franklin County Democrats ran last November. I want to highlight two in this post:
Health and Environment. The two topics are inseparably connected!
Tonight I will be working with the Labadie Environmental Organization to do all we can to preserve the quality of our land, air, and water in Franklin County. We are doing all we can to stop the proposed changes to Articles 2 and 10 of the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Unified Land-Use Regulations. Commissioners now have to deliberate on the evidence and testimony presented at June 11th’s Public Hearing. There is also the Missouri Supreme Court ordered retrial coming up on MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015 in Judge ROBERT D. SCHOLLMEYER’s court at 9:00 AM.
Last night I went to an outstanding presentation on “Fight Cancer with Your Fork” by Dr. Susan Silberstein, PhD Founder / Educational Director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education. Just a few highlights of points made relating our health with our body’s environment:
The oft-repeated quotation: Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
A less known Chinese proverb: “Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother.”
Also Dr. Silberstein underscored the importance of our internal and external environment by relating the argument between two famous scientists, Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and Claude Bernard (1813-1878).
Their work overlapped. Their conclusions sometimes agreed and other times disagreed with each other’s. Pasteur adopted the germ theory while Béchamp formulated the cellular theory, which was quite at odds with the germ theory. Bernard’s work was aligned with Béchamp’s. Bernard described milieu intérieur, the environment within, which he and others also called terrain.
But on his deathbed, Pasteur said “Bernard was correct. I was wrong. The microbe (germ) is nothing. The terrain (milieu) is everything.”
Improve our biological terrain – improve our bioterrain!