Prince Charles

By: Dr. Paul Mach, DN

“ I have often thought that one of the less attractive traits of various professional bodies is the deeply ingrained suspicion and outright hostility which can exist towards anything unorthodox or unconventional. I suppose it is inevitable that something which is different should arose such strong feelings on the part of the majority whose conventional wisdom is being challenged, or in a more social sense, whose way of life and customs are being insulted by something rather alien.

The modern science of medicine still tends to be based, as George Engel writes, “on the notion of the body as a machine, a disease as the consequence of breakdown of the machine and of the doctor’s task of repair of the machine.” By concentration on smaller and smaller fragments of the body, modern medicine perhaps loses sight of the patient as a whole human being, and by reducing health to mechanical functioning, it is no longer able to deal with the phenomenon of healing.

And here I come back to my original point. The term “healer” is viewed with suspicion and the concepts of health and healing are probably not generally discussed enough in medical schools. But to reincorporate the notion of healing into the practice of medicine does not necessarily mean that medical science will have to be less scientific.

Through the centuries, healing has been practiced by folk-healers who are guided by traditional wisdom that sees illness as a disorder of the whole person, involving not only the patient’s body, but his mind, his self image, his dependence on the physical and social environment, as well as his relationship to the cosmos…It is well to remember that those sort of healers still treat the majority of patients throughout the world. Some of them, in the form of Black Christian Bishops of Africa, are subjected to the most appalling kind of misinformed abuse and censure, which so characterized the worst elements of missionary activity among populations whose childlike acceptance of the symbols of life and of nature is one of their most endearing and vital qualities.

I would suggest that the whole opposing edifice of modern medicine, for all its breathtaking successes, is like the celebrated tower of Pisa slightly off balance. No one could be stupid enough to deny the enormous benefits, which the advances of medical science have conferred upon us all. If disease is regarded as an objective problem isolated from all personal factors, then surgery plus more and more powerful drugs must be the answer. Wonderful as many of them are, it should still be more widely stressed by doctors that the health of human beings is so often determined by their behaviors, their food, and the nature of their environment.

The last word on this subject remains with Paracelsus, whose name should be synonymous with common health, which I have been asked to taste this evening. He hoped to show above all, that the “light of nature” was in the hearts of man, not in books. With all the conviction of a man who follows his inner voice, he made a desperate supplication that “would we humans know our hearts truth, nothing on earth would be impossible for us.”

Excerpted from a speech by Prince Charles

Presented to the British Medical Association on the occasion of it’s 150th anniversary


Thank you Prince Charles for a most enlightening speech. It is exhilarating to share a system of universal values. As Prince Charles states, The Little Prince, from the novel with the same title states, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Natural Hygiene is non-intrusive and simply prepares and sets the stage for the body to heal itself. The body has the innate wisdom to prosper and flourish, if we would just stay out of its way. God’s perfect design was to allow health to be not just our birthright, but to remain throughout our lifetime. It is only when we impose our will and insatiable desires, along with the other perversions subjected upon us by Madison Avenue and Corporate Consciousness that we encourage breakdown and bodily decomposition to occur while we are still trying to live.

It was Will Rogers who said, “The trouble with (medical) experts is that so much of what they know just isn’t so.”  Such is the current state of affairs in the healthcare field. It isn’t health care. It is breakdown and sickness care. We have so many experts, with strong financial backing, spouting off their advertisements and marketing for drugs, surgeries, removals and more prescriptions that the American public has been bamboozeled. We have given up God’s greatest gift, our freedom of choice. To think and live through our connection with him and the divine energies that flow through each of us. We need to reconnect to our own heart and intuitive nature.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of  “Snowball”. A program offered at a local H.S. to encourage young adults to act and think out of their hearts. To say no to drugs and cigarettes because these are known carcinogens and poisons. They will kill you. Informed choices and decisions are important for our youth. Be strong, be radical, be smart and follow your heart. Always acting out of love and compassion for yourself and others. As Jiminy Cricket said, “Let your conscience be your guide.”

As parents do you follow your heart? Do you take care of your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health the way you know you should? Or do you shirk this responsibility and suppress your heart and conscience? Do you frown on adolescent smoking and drinking and complain about it while sitting in the bar? Do you practice what you preach? If you tell them not to lie, do you lie? If you say don’t shoplift, what have you stolen from work lately, was it tangible or only time? And as for a drug free America, remember, it’s not pot, heroine or crack that is the third largest killer in this country, it is prescription medications. I don’t advocate drug use for anyone. Yes healthcare necessitates it frequently, but if you are taking prescribed medicines to “cure what ails you” without following what you know you are responsible for (diet and exercise perhaps), what kind of an example is being set. You are responsible for your health and your life. Do not shirk this responsibility. You would have a ship fit if your kids did it. Do not throw stones until your slate is clear. I believe they call this hypocritical.

Look into your life and do what you must to have a clear and blameless conscience. It will allow the body to heal, a better nights sleep and a fuller capacity to love and serve yourself and ultimately others. Be the image you want to raise your child in. Then our future will be in good hands. The only way to break the cycle of insanity out there is to encourage our youth to live from their hearts and the only way to encourage them to do this is through example.  As we said in the 60’s Peace and love.