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Natural Medicine/ Scotland & Egypt Connections

Date Wednesday - February 15, 2017
Host George Noory
Guests Dr. Joanne ConawayLaird Scranton

In the first half, practicing naturopath physician Dr. Joanne Conaway, who rejected the conventional approach of treating symptoms with pharmaceuticals, discussed what she believes are more effective methods of restoring health. Doctors typically don't try to make people well using nutrition because they can't write out a prescription for it, she remarked. She argues that a healthy gut and microbiome promotes normal gastrointestinal function and provides protection from infection. Regarding the rise in hip and joint replacements, she said that many cases are related to obesity, as well as nutrition problems brought on by eating the wrong foods such as gluten products, and GMOs.

For dealing with high blood pressure, losing excess weight, and taking calcium and magnesium supplements can be helpful, she advised. There are many benefits to getting exercise through walking, she continued, as it stimulates cardiovascular flow, and burns up fat. Drinking ice water impacts the digestive system, so it's better to drink water minimally chilled or at room temperature, she noted. Conaway also detailed how taking a whiff of black pepper essential oil will sometimes reduce or stop addictive cravings.

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Author Laird Scranton has written several books on African and Egyptian cosmology and language. In the latter half, he spoke about his latest research on the striking similarities between the Scottish megalithic site of Skara Brae and the traditions of pre-dynastic ancient Egypt that were shared by the Dogon people of Mali. The Scottish site, which is located on Orkney Island, was inhabited for 600 years, from 3200 BC to around 2600 BC. After that, the village was covered over and remained buried for more than 4,000 years until a portion of it was revealed by a series of storms in 1850. Though they practiced agriculture, there is no official theory as to who the people at Skara Brae were, where they came from, or why they left.

Some of the megalithic stone sites near Skara Brae resemble Dogon cosmology, and there are linkages between the Orkney Island site and the Egyptian mythology of the Field of Reeds, suggesting that the ancient seafaring Egyptians may have traveled to Scotland. Interestingly, the Dogons claimed that some of their knowledge, such as astronomical discoveries, came from a non-human/non-material source. Scranton has also found similarities between Skara Brae and the mysterious Gobekli Tepe site that was covered over for thousands of years in Turkey.

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