from Dr. Laurel Clark
I was privileged to attend the class taught by Dr. Fred and Sandy Weaver of the Tao Academy at the College of Metaphysics. This is part of the dream of the Health and Healing Center at the College – a place for experts in all fields of healing to bring their expertise and aid all of us to live more wholistic lives.
I learned of Dr. Weaver eleven years ago, through the Law of Relativity and the Law of Attraction. As one of my learning laboratories, I was serving as Senior Editor of Thresholds Journal. At that time, Thresholds featured interviews with experts in different disciplines. I learned how to conduct interviews from Dr. Barbara Condron (who has a degree in journalism), and enjoyed using this vehicle to meet people who are doing great works in the world. Dr. Timothy Yeh, a doctor of Oriental medicine who also has a Western M.D., sent SOM Publishing a proposal to publish a book on natural medicine. SOM Publishing only publishes books written by School of Metaphysics students, so Dr. Barbara, who was then Executive Editor of Thresholds, suggested I ask Dr. Yeh for an interview.
Food is not nutrition
Dr. Yeh lives in California so I interviewed him on the phone. He is quite a genius, very knowledgeable and generous in sharing his knowledge. He said many things that made great sense, including the following,
“Food is not nutrition. Nutrition is only the chemistry of food, but food has its biological effects. Food has its physical properties that we can use. So-called food is a complete science: it has physics, biology, and chemistry. So nutrition is one-third of food. We cannot rely only on the chemical analysis to guide us on what kind of food to eat. …for instance, chicken. Chicken has high protein, not fat, which is great. Only four words, right? I would say it has misled millions of people in a wrong way. … Chicken has its physical properties. It affects our liver system. It doesn’t go to our body equally; it goes to our liver system and stimulates our liver. So if we eat more chicken, our liver will be blocked. When the liver is blocked, the detoxification effect is gone. Liver is also very yang. [The expression, “running around like a chicken with its head cut off” describes the kind of frenetic activity of a chicken; when we eat chicken we receive this energy into our own system.] So for this reason, lots of ladies and girls, they eat chicken, they develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer or cysts, uterus cysts or caner or irregular bleeding, depression, many diseases will happen because the liver system is damaged.” (Thresholds Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 1997)
In the interview, Dr. Yeh, who is originally from China, said that being healthy includes “three parts – spirit, soul, and body. So we cannot look at disease only from the physical body. Also we need to think about a little more to the soul part, generally speaking is the mind. And then we can go a little more further into the spirit, hopefully people can understand the secret to make their spirit peaceful, their soul and mind be peaceful, and back to the body it is very easy to be treated well. And it can be kept in good shape.”
At the time, I was married to a man who was struggling with complications of juvenile diabetes. He was using intuitive health analyses and what he was learning with the School of Metaphysics, but western medical science, including drugs and surgery, had thrown his body way out of balance. John and I flew out to California to see Dr. Yeh, who was extremely helpful and kind. He has a strong healing presence. I asked him if he could refer us to someone near Windyville and his eyes lit up when he told me his “Number One Student” lived in the Kansas City area.
This is Dr. Weaver. John started going to Dr. Weaver whose comprehensive knowledge was extremely valuable. He always seemed to know what was causing the symptoms John experienced, even when the Western medical doctors seemed to only guess, or when all they could do was prescribe another drug.
At that time, I learned from Dr. Yeh and Dr. Weaver some basic principles of eating in a healthy manner. These principles understand the body as an energetic being more than a chunk of matter. Food, for example, nourishes the body according to different energies. The colors represent different elements of the light spectrum, and therefore, if you eat foods of all colors you will receive the complete spectrum, and nourish the whole body. In each meal or at least throughout a day, if you eat all the colors of the rainbow your body will be nourished. If you also include all tastes and textures, you can be sure that your system is well nourished.
Another principle of natural medicine is that the body resonates with larger cycle, such as seasons. In fact, Dr. Yeh calls it “Seasonal Medicine.” Foods have internal temperatures that are healthy in different seasons. This makes sense when you consider that food grow in different climates and different times of the year. Food also nourishes the body according to its structure. This is called the Doctrine of Signatures. Have you ever notices that walnuts look like the brain? Eating walnuts is healthy for the brain. Kidney beans nourish the kidneys. Celery, which has veins, nourishes the circulatory system.
Dr. Weaver teaches classes in each season to teach about the foods that harmonize with that season. In addition to nutrition, Dr. Weaver teaches Chi Gong, which he defined as “energy without heat.” I experienced the gentle Chi Gong movements like this: energizing and calming at the same time.
Dr. Weaver’s class is an intensive study of the body and its energies, the relationship of the mind and emotions to the energy system, the foods that nourish the body and energy field, and how to use Chi Gong for health and longevity. It is a wonderful complement to the teachings of the School of Metaphysics. Sandy Weaver, who is a dancer and movement therapist, is also an excellent chef and wonderful teacher in the kitchen. Spending the weekend with them is like a spiritual focus weekend, during which one lives the principles they teach, eating, breathing, and learning.• Vol 38, No. 11 VIBRATIONS