Anthroposophical Aspects of Diabetes Treatment
By Ross Rentea, M.D..
Issue: Winter 2006: Gratitude and Love - Issue #46 Vol 11
Medical doctor Ross Rentea invites us to explore some of the deeper causes behind diabetes. Probing the relationship between our physical condition, cultural influences and our soul and spirit, he explores how an anthroposophic physician treats the individual with a diabetic condition. When it is generally acknowledged that high blood sugar, obesity, high blood pressure and high blood fats have reached epidemic proportions, it might behoove us to ask whether, beyond the individual predilections, might we be exposed early in life to cultural factors that predispose many of us to exhibit these prevalent problems later in life.
Significantly, Rudolf Steiner explained in the 1920s1: “Imagine that you are stressing the memory capacity of the child excessively around the ninth or tenth year of life, that memory is used too much as a means in education. The consequences of this will show themselves only when the human being is in his thirties or forties or even later. Then the person will become either a sufferer of rheumatism or diabetes. Precisely when memory is used inappropriately around the ninth or tenth year of life, then this overwhelming of memory in childhood will show itself later in excessive deposits of metabolic products ... On the other hand, when the child is required to use too little memory – when we are appealing too little to the child’s ability to remember – then we will call forth in later life a tendency for inflammatory processes of all sorts. To understand how the bodil Continue reading