Our Healing Birthright: Taking Responsibility for Ourselves and Our Planet

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9780892813766: Our Healing Birthright: Taking Responsibility for Ourselves and Our Planet

A First-rate Primer on Holistic Health and Environmental Issues.

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In today's world of stress, fast food, and polluted environments, few if any of us can claim to be in a state of perfect health. We are long past the initial stage of prevention - what we all need is healing. However, with a health care system geared to "curing" symptoms, we foster the dangerous illusion that we can keep doing everything wrong (to ourselves, to each other, and to the planet) and somehow get away with it. The result of this attitude and consequent lifestyle is that people are living longer but becoming less healthy.

In an impassioned plea for quality of life and for the preservation of our natural environment, Dr. Cort presents an alternative view of healing as the "fusing together of an open, active mind; a strong, receptive body; and a compassionate, conciliating heart, for the extraordinary task of self-transformation and world-transformation."

Chapters focus on the causes (sometimes deceptively simple) behind modern disease, a holistic approach to the AIDS epidemic, a responsible relationship with the environment, and an intelligent evaluation of alternative therapies, meditation practice, nutrition, and exercise.

The book offers a perspective on healing that extends from the intimate and self-nurturing to the broader expanses of human and planetary history. Its imperative is clear: our healing birthright is also our obligation.

About the Author:

Andrew Cort is a teacher, attorney, and doctor of chiropractic. In addition to 'OUR HEALING BIRTHRIGHT', he is the author of 'RETURN TO MEANING: The American Psyche in Search of its Soul', and 'FROM JOSHUA TO JESUS: A Brief Chronicle of the Kings, Empires, Legends and Ideas, that Paved the Way to Bethlehem'. He lives in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts.

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