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Empty Harvest: Understanding the Link Between Our Food, Our Immunity, and Our Planet
by Bernard Jensen 
Bernard Jensen (Biography)
|ABOUT DR. JENSEN |
Beginning his career as a chiropractor in 1929, Dr. Bernard Jensen soon turned to the art of nutrition in search of remedies for his own health problems. He traveled to over 50 countries, to study the lifestyles of the different cultures in an effort to understand the principles of long and healthy living. He visited Russia where he studied the long-lived people. The last man he met in Russia was 152 years of age. Dr. Jensen journeyed to New Zealand several times, stayed at Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram in India and visited Sai Baba, one of the masters of India. He met with the Dalai Lama and recently stayed with the King of Hunza Valley. Many of the spas and nature cure sanitariums in Europe were visited. Many constructive ideas were brought back to develop the Hidden Valley Health Ranch in 1955. It was a place for his patients and guests to come and learn how to live a healthy life. Hidden Valley Health Ranch served as a retreat for people from all over the world. The Kneipp water baths from Worishofen, Germany were established; the organic garden provided 60% of the meals served; lectures and demonstrations were given and the summer classes became a main attraction. Doctor Jensen concluded that the long-lived people live a simple life, in a moderate temperature, eat unprocessed foods, no fried foods, little meat, live a serene, contented life, maintain good posture and consistently live close to where the soil is black. Doctor Jensen believes humanity needs a formula for living successfully, healthfully and peacefully. He combines the elements of the physical, mental and spiritual in teaching people how to live..
Dr. Bernard Jensen died 25 Feb 2001, at the age of 93.
Subject: Dr Jensen
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 13:10:54 -0500
From: Marijke Vogel
To: John Morley
I was so sad to hear that Dr Jensen has left us yesterday. I hope that he did not have too much pain these last months. I am so glad I was able to join him and all of you in September last year. He is such a wonderful inspiration; he was such a fighter , no one can quite take his place.
I will never forget him, he will be forever in my heart and his work will
May he rest in peace
Subject: Bernard Jensen, Don Bradman
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 00:47:08 +0000
From: John Morley firstname.lastname@example.org
You may already have heard that Bernard Jensen died yesterday, the same day as Don Bradman.
They were both so completely different in their skills, inspiration and courage, and they lived in completely different worlds that probably never came close to meeting. Both were role models for me.
I got the news about Bernard Jensen from Marijke Vogel, who had the good sense and intuition to go to California in Autumn 2000 as soon as she heard that he was giving his last seminar. It was probably inevitable that at age 93 he might die any day, and that when he stopped working he might go sooner. I met him in 1981 when he came to England to teach. The group picture of that event includes a lot of people who have since become friends and work associates. I think I speak for some of them too, in saying that Bernard Jensen's inspiration gave me confidence to venture into areas that were not easy to navigate and not accepted at that time, and his work has shaped the future of Health Care for 2 or 3 generations of Real Health Professionals and the daily choices of 2 or 3 generations of people who knew that the natural way in daily life is the best way and were looking for clues.
Don Bradman, well, you dream from afar don't you really. "The most formidable cricketer ever to pick up a bat" said the obituary in The Week. "The most important Australian of all time," said Richie Benaud. He must have been larger than life yet so ordinary and with zero hype, an incredible inspiration for Australians during the 1930s, keeping a whole nation sane in the midst of depression, chaos and change. I've never thought of it before this moment but he has something in common with Miles Davis and Mose Allison in remaining aloof and just being judged by what he did rather than by journalists' interviews and prose.
Beckham has the equivalent talent to Bradman and Jensen but hasn't yet come close to either in terms of making a difference.
Team members, we are almost launched and the game is on, everyone else please keep tuned, ...........
In awe, gratitude and love