WHAT NOHA MEANS TO ME
By Marjorie Fisher
NOHA has had an important influence on my life during the last fourteen years. First of all, I remember the excellent speakers – some of whom have inspired me to alter what I eat and drink – a very fundamental change. It delights me to believe that all NOHA members put together their own syntheses from our variety of speakers.
My first fundamental change came years ago. NOHA had a veterinarian speak on all the toxic materials from industrial waste, etc. that get into our drinking water. He vividly described changes in animal health from drinking polluted water. Soon after, we had an obstetrician emphasize the same problems. In the course of his lecture he stated that he uses bottled spring water. Since that time I’ve used glass bottled spring water for all our drinking and cooking at home. I also periodically ask for a lab report on the water. Before, I hadn't really thought about water. I imagine, like most people, I just regarded it as something that was there and available. Those NOHA lectures caused a fundamental change in my thinking – and action.
In regard to food, many NOHA lecturers have emphasized the importance of the particular nutrients which they have studied. I find myself much more conscious of the food sources of these nutrients, also, of life style changes, such as exercise and laughter, which are necessary for excellent metabolism of the nutrients.
Dr. Randolph, a founding member of NOHA’s Professional Advisory Board, gave a lecture in December, 1978, which inspired me to actually start the rotation diet. My personal name for it is the "Fish and Game Diet." I’ve had a great time trying new kinds of fish and wild game that I’d never tried before, as well as different vegetables and exotic fruits. "Enjoy Nutritious Variety" has been my motto for the past seven years.
"No, this is not what Dr. Rinkel meant by a Rotary Diversified Diet"
Finally, I want to say that the most important thing that NOHA means to me is wonderful friends. I thoroughly enjoy the NOHA workers and getting to know them better. As President I’ve had superb support in all situations – including major injury. I look to NOHA’s future with optimism. As we go into our fifteenth year we have a fine network of enthusiasm for mutual support and for our exciting function of bringing new scientifically based research to the attention of lay people and professionals.
Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. XI, No. 2, Spring 1986, page 1.