At the meeting of Novosibirsk meditators was a medical doctor. As we discussed the energy-induced headaches that various people had gotten, and how drinking extra water helped, this doctor explained that headaches are a symptom of mercury poisoning, and that drinking water also alleviates those headaches.
She went on to explain that the reason the health and life expectancy of the Altai people is so poor is that mercury (among other things) is a common mineral in Altai. She discovered this as a result a relative of hers dying in Altai of mercury poisoning at age 46.
We understood that the minerals in the Altai Mountains were useful to contain the energy cache, and the mountains are well known to be rich in minerals. Another example: at the end of our ride across the Ukok Plateau, the Fellowship was VERY disappointed to discover that the “warm springs” at which we ended our trip were not warm in temperature, but warm with radioactive radon gas that seeps and bubbles up out of the ground.
Then she explained that, where there are minerals that are toxic to humans, HERBS grow that contain antidotes. She particularly mentioned “Golden Root,” which is a much sought-after liver tonic that grows only high in the Altai Mountains. She also mentioned “talkhan,” which is toasted, ground barley that is added, with local milk, to traditional Altai tea. However, instead of using local herbs for the tea, people are using black tea, which is counterproductive.
A couple of Altai elders have said to me that the reason the Altai people are so sick was that they have left their traditional foods
They are eating mainly sheep (which is traditional) and processed foods. Altai Mir University’s projects to support traditional Altai livelihoods (especially village food production of honey and herbs) have been based partially on this information. The projects are also based on the idea that an informed, healthy population base is necessary to support the stewardship of the sacred lands.
I was amazed at the simplicity and profundity of this doctor’s idea:
EAT THE LOCAL HERBS and get healthy!
I have put this doctor in contact with Svetlana Katynova, our Altai miracle worker, who has the contacts and influence to get the ear of the Altai Ministry of Health. Oh, such a gift this information is!!!