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To Our Readers
Studies show that in recent years a growing number of people have turned to alternative methods of health care. In many cases, something about the traditional, mechanistic systems of material medicine had left them unsatisfied and unhealed. Some have felt that the mechanics, drugs, and chemicals were simply missing an essential part of their whole being. It somehow just didn't feel natural.
What is natural? What not only promotes health and healing but also brings a new view of our life and purpose? What is the truly natural way of healing that cures sickness and at the same time provides peace, joy, spiritual regeneration? In our Cover Story this week, Nathan Talbot explores these questions in "Natural and good medicine." His answers open us to the possibility of "discovering a whole new way of nourishing ourselves": a way of healing that "literally changes our thought—even the way we look at life itself."
In an accompanying sidebar, Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School comments on a recent report from Columbia University that raises issues for the medical community about the appropriate role of religion in conventional medical practice. This is a subject that will continue to spark debate among physicians and researchers in the years ahead as both patients and health care providers seek a more satisfying healing method.
To Our Readers
William E. Moody
with contributions from June Beckwith, Ronald G. Walker, Henry Louis Michel, Valmai Barker
items of interest
with contributions from Lou Marinoff, Paul Simon, Sharon Begley, Patricia Beard
Natural and good medicine
By Nathan A. Talbot
Discover your individuality, your gifts
By Judith Haugan Ryan
CLEAR THINKING AT EXAM TIME
Charles Edward Langton
Fighting for peace in Kosovo
By Rosalie E. Dunbar
What happened when I thought I had no friends
By Lesley E. Gort
Run the race with God, finish with joy
By Linda Gibson Saylor
You're God's masterpiece!
By Shirley T. Paulson
You belong to Me—your God
Kathie Ann Walter
Prayer ends grief over husband's passing
Judith L. Minor
Sisters share their healings
Cody Dawn Lewis with contributions from Jessie Lewis
Sudden illness healed
A life revitalized; malaria healed
Heavenly career guidance
By Ernest C. Pearson
GOD DOESN'T MAKE BUSINESS MISTAKES
Ronald Gray Walker
To be made new