Sunday, April 10, 2011
Treating Mental Illness The Medieval way
.....I have been reading Bede and his account of St. Oswald and the many miracles effected by the dirt on which he breathed his last. When one considers the demons and illnesses that a handful of dirt placed in a cup of water and drunk has cured, one has to wonder how much illness was due to micronutrient deficiency especially of minerals. It makes a case for orthomolecular psychiatry. As I often say, one has to eat one's peck of dirt before one dies.