When I was 10 years old, Dad sent me out into the yard with a 5-gallon pail and a tool that looked like a broomstick with calipers on the end; it was a weed digger.
To use the tool, you would simply find a weed, stab the calipers into ground around the weed, step on the lever attached to the calipers, and cinch the calipers together by pushing forward on the broomstick-like shaft. The cinching action would trap the weed between the calipers, at which point you could simply lift the shaft, uprooting the weed.
Dad had me go around the yard with this thing and pull up the weeds, dandelions specifically. In fact, he was willing to pay me to get rid of them; I seem to remember the rate was a dime or a quarter for every dandelion I hunted down. As a 10-year-old, that was a pretty good deal.
At any rate, I began digging dandelions. After a couple of hours, having amassed quite a little profit, I looked into the pail of weedy booty and thought with my 10-year-old mind, “You know… we keep digging these up every year, but they keep coming back. I wonder if God is trying to tell us something? What if these weeds are not bad after all? What if they’re actually good for us?”
This was in 1981, when AIDS was the headline of the day, as was cancer (some 10 years after Nixon declared war on cancer, which didn’t seem to be going very well). As a 10-year-old, I had begun watching the news with Mom and Dad so I knew about AIDS and cancer, and I began to correlate these ubiquitous ailments with my weeding project.
“What if dandelions could cure AIDS?” I wondered. “What if dandelions could cure cancer?”
Well, guess what…
Dandelions have been used to treat certain types of cancer in China for centuries and are now being considered in modern, Chinese cancer research.[i]
Why hasn’t this knowledge been used in the United States?
Not to mention, in 2012, the Canadian government granted more than $200,000 to researchers to determine the feasibility of using dandelion tea to combat leukemia.[ii]
Let’s equate that.
The GDP of the United States is roughly 9 times that of the GDP of Canada.[iii] For Canada to spend over $200,000 on a dandelion tea study is like the United States spending over $1.8 million.
To spend that kind of money, do you think perhaps the Canadians are on to something very profound with something so very simple?
That’s just it. When it comes to health, we make things too complicated.
We keep looking to the latest drugs and all manner of manmade chemistry when the cure is growing in our backyard — and we’re killing it.
Yet, YeHoVaH is merciful to us in our misguided mayhem; try as we might to kill the cure, He keeps bringing it back. Do you think He’s trying to tell us something when, as we attempt to rid our precious lawn of weeds, we just can’t get rid of them?
It’s almost as if He’s saying, “Trust Me, you’re going to need this.”
What do YOU think? Are we complicating things too much? What simple things have you found that have improved your health?
Comment below — and let me know if you’d like me to write a book on this subject!
(PSST… That GMO book I hinted about writing in my previous blog post will be available from A Rood Awakening! International in November. Watch for details…)
[i] Zhao M, Zhou ZT, Zhang WD. [Antifugal susceptibility testing and antifugal traditional Chinese medicines screening of oral Candida isolated from head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy or chemotherapy]. Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Apr;24(2):131-4. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 16704090.