Though science does not really want to acknowledge this, it nevertheless, had its humble beginnings in cultural lineages and traditions, or what is commonly referred to as folklore. Cultural “folk-medicines” have not been respected as science has developed, and even touted as evil and sub-standard, though many people have continued to develop and refine these original methods.
In response to the many changes Humankind is going through, we cannot look away from the decline in Health and Wellness and it's relationship to the seeming benefits of “civilized lifestyle.” While there are many new, creative and wondrous advancements that have come from our evolution and development as a species, we cannot over-look what we have over-looked along the way. Creativity has a strange way of distracting us from common sense, as we revel in the joy of many expressions.
When we think of improving our own Health and Wellness, we often have the perspective that has been given to us by the media, in other word there is more to consider than is socially/culturally recognized. For most of us, we are growing our understanding as more is being exposed due to the availability of the Internet. Still, marketing and advertising has learned to mask itself as “source information”, and while some of this is accurate, much of it is aimed at personal or corporate gain.
In a general way, we may consider ourselves to be a “higher life form” on this planet, which brings up the question of how intelligence is measured? All peoples are born with a certain amount of intelligence, what we may call “Natural Intelligence”. Then of course there is what each of us is taught or learns from our experiences. These two parts of our intelligence are different for each of us & so we have many expressions of what is considered to be intelligence.