Shortly after this experience I was awarded a scholarship of 10,000 crowns.
This money I put in the bank, because I definitely wanted to use it for at purpose that could benefit rheumatic patients.
And they were!
When I took over Brandal Helsehjem, I bought fine duvets in Oslo. And they have been for the benefit of all patients at Brandal.
My greatest wish now is that all this information will be put into the right hands, in the doctors’ hands.
And that the training of our physicians, which is not at all good enough when it comes to nutrition, will be changed.
Thorough knowledge about proper nutrition must be complementary to medical training to a much higher degree than it’s the case now.
It’s a shame for the people, if one prevents them from getting the real truth about what nutrition means for their health and they don’t get the help they want and need.
I must again make it clear:
– Nutrition is the foundation of our health.
What you eat today you will be tomorrow.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine said:
”Your food should be your medicine and your medicine should be your food. ”
The physician, who is no nutritionist, is losing ground.
He cannot fill out his place.
The nutrition physiologist will become tomorrow’s doctor!
But unfortunately it’s easier to write a prescription for tablets than it’s to get a person to refrain from all its old harmful eating habits.
To be continued …
This page is part of an ongoing translation of the Danish Book: Gigtens gåde er løst (the mystery of arthritis is solved) by Peter Laursen. The book was published in 1989 by the Danish publishing house Hellas, and tells the story of Alma Nissen, who for more than 30 years cured thousands of patients for amongst other things arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, pneumonia, herpes, gallstones and migraines with something as simple as potato soup and garlic, mild exercise, enough sleep and a lot of common sense. Through all those years Alma fought to make doctors put away their prescription pads and realize that drugs against arthritis are worse than the disease itself. The book – Gigtens gåde er løst – tells Alma Nissens story in her own words and gives us the solution, so we can help ourselves, when the medical establishment refuses to.
I think that this is one of those few books that really can have a huge impact on the life and health of the reader, and that’s why I translate it into English, so more people can get access to Alma Nissens wisdom.