When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. ~Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb
- Whether this is true or not, it tells us nothing about the jump from the first state ‘diet is wrong’ to the second ‘diet is correct’.
- We can assume a person — you or me, a friend perhaps — who is ill in some way and taking medicine. We can sit back and say, well, if your diet was more correct, you wouldn’t feel ill, would you like a banana? How does this person regain their appetite, through a course of broths? Or, how do they change their brain chemistry , to favour adventure instead of pavlova? Is there a patient friend at hand, is there a chemical kick.
- The statement identifies two states, what about the process? Are we to sit around with the Ayurvedics or with Aristotle, Woody Allen, David Blaine, or your favourite fictional chemotherapist, and wait for diet to be correct.
- Let’s suppose we’ve mustered up the energy (sans medicine of course), to change our diet. Hmm, I do / don’t want to devour that avocado. Can I have a cranberry flavoured energy drink / can of sparkling elderflower — or is that medicine, o god, is ther ¥E AN ayurvedix to candy?