Bio-strath, a wonderful plant tonic
It was 1 April 1985. I was being admitted to a city hospital for a kidney repair operation. I had known for many years that something was wrong, but only took action after my 5th child was born. All the pregnancies had taken their toll on my body and I had to do something to keep going with a houseful of children needing care. During that time, I was introduced to a homoeopath who did wonders with trace elements. She was a believer in good nutrition, leading to good health. My kidney disorder was not an illness as such, but a deformed and misplaced organ, which was struggling to function optimally. My supportive homoeopath had introduced me, 4 years prior, to the benefits of simple foods. Tissue salts and regular supplementation of trace elements. When I phoned her to tell her that the date and time had been set for the operation, she promised to visit me in hospital with a few of her trusted remedies at hand. And so she did. The operation went off well. The only hitch was the hospital food offered to a kidney patient! Eggs and bacon, macaroni and cheese, tea and coffee, and biscuits! I refused to touch any of these meals, insisting the hospital nutritionist should pay me a visit to sort out the food issue. She came, but the food which arrived stayed just the same! The only extra was bowls and bowls of water melon. To this day I find the look of a water melon difficult to bear!
My homoeopath arrived daily to help. She saw a bottle of tonic, prescribed by the urologist for this difficult patient, on my side table which had been placed there by the sister with instructions to take 1 teaspoon three times daily. On reading the label, my homoeopath was horrified to find that the preparation contained extracts of animal organs! As a homoeopath and vegetarian, she said emphatically. “Do not take any of this! I will bring you a tonic that is suitable for your needs ….” With that she walked out briskly, hair blowing backwards by the motion. And so she did. Bio-Strath, a herbal yeast plant food was brought and opened with a flourish, as only she could. “Now this is what will get you back on your feet!” she stated triumphantly.