Pasteur was ridiculed
For his ridiculous theory of "germs."
Right. Little, tiny, invisible creatures lurking.
Soap has a history that is very recent!
Kinda went with the germ theory.
Marie Curie and Radium.
She and her husband sorted through
literally TONS of soil to find a few grains
of something called "radioactive"
something or other...
The "Lady With The Lamp"
transformed the image and reality of Nursing
from a bunch drunken slobs ...
into a profession focused on compassion,
and total commitment to patient care.
Nystatin - discovered and developed by
Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Fuller Brown.
First isolated in New York - hence the name:
Robert C Atkins
was actually called up before Congress
to testify about not eating bread.
Malaria gets its name from "Bad Air"
[mal - aria]
And was never associated with vector-borne illnesses....
like a mosquito! Until it was proven!
BellaDonna - literally means "Pretty Woman" (link)
Came from ingesting large amounts of
Deadly Night Shade - a pretty toxic way
to get large, round pupils!
And now comes Omega 3's,
And the Essential Fatty Acids.
And the PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids!
All the micro-nutrients.
Perhaps we are at the beginning of a new
understanding of what we eat!
And how it shapes our lives.
Might be time to re-think some old ideas.
Might be worth looking in to!