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Don’t Eat Like The Pharaohs

November 1st, 2010 1 comment

Many 2,000 to 3,500 years old mummies show obvious signs of periodontal diseases, abscesses and cavities.

After examining research of more than 3,000 mummies, anatomists and paleopathologists at the University of Zurich concluded that 18 percent of all mummies in case reports showed a nightmare array of dental diseases.

“Evidence of dental disorders is plentiful because usually teeth are among the best preserved parts of a body. As for other diseases, the published studies do not always provide in-depth details. Nevertheless, we came across some interesting findings,” senior author and medical doctor Frank Ruhli, head of the Swiss Mummy Project at the University of Zurich, told Discovery News.

Published in the Journal of Comparative Human Biology (HOMO), the review takes into consideration all studies published since 1977, when computed tomography was first applied to ancient Egyptian mummies.

Source: Bad teeth tormented ancient Egyptians http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34258529/

Comment:

Degenerative and infectious diseases were also very common. The most common cases included: Osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis (a hardening of the arteries), chronic infectious middle ear diseases, tuberculosis, gangrenous stomatitis, gangrene of the cheek and gums, and tumorous lesions were all found.

Just because the ancient Egyptians (and their mummified bodies) had periodontal diseases does not mean that everyone must get periodontal diseases. What this finding tells us is that we do not want the Egyptian life style, what they ate must have contributed to their tooth decay.

In other words, you may consider the ancient Egyptian civilization as a really ancient one, and the fact that even they back then suffered dental diseases shows that it is “normal” for humans to experience such conditions. This logic is flawed, what the mummies show us is that the ancient Egyptians (and their civilization) did something that had a negative effect on their teeth.

One must know that despite the Egyptian mummies having tooth decay issues, that Dr. Weston Price found many “uncivilized” tribes had immaculate teeth, other fossil records show ancient human teeth that are in very good condition; these people did not have brushes, tooth paste or mouth washes. They also did not live in what we term a “civilized” society, rather they had a natural diet and life style.

Both ancient Egyptians and the modern humans suffer from periodontal diseases due to their “civilized” diet and life style and not because it is “normal for everyone” to experience periodontal diseases as some would like to you beleive.

The Use of Heloptherapy and Sun Light Therapy In Ancient Greece and Egypt

May 7th, 2010 No comments


These clips show information about the use of sun light in ancient medicine. Very interesting! I highly suggest you watch these.

Recent findings in the field of human photobiology reinforce the knowledge of ancient cultures.

This lecture takes you on a journey through the ages, always with a close look upon the relationship between man and sunlight, closing with the up-to-date recommendations how to meet the healing light for cure and prevention.

Presented by Alexander Wunsch, Germany. Alexander Wunsch is an expert in vibrational medicine and photobiology. In his private medical practice in Heidelberg, Germany, he uses the Spectro-Chrome method in combination with electromagnetic fields, body sound application, Cranio-Sacral bodywork and Lüscher Color Diagnostic. He does research in the field of light effects on cellular levels and developed a number of devices for vibrational medicine, chromotherapy and electromagnetic environment testing. Alexander Wunsch holds a lectureship for “Health and Light” at the University of Technology, Business and Design in Wismar, Germany

Produced by Selim Özkan, Berlin