What we've thought was for our health and that of our pets, has actually been for profit (among other things) under the guise of healthcare delivery. The name for it in Greek is Pharmakeia.
STRONGS NT 5331: φαρμακεία
φαρμακεία (WH κια, so T (except in Galatians 5:20; cf. the Proleg., p. 88); see Iota), φαρμακείας, ἡ (φαρμακεύω);
a. the use or the administering of drugs (Xenophon, mem. 4, 2, 17).
b. poisoning (Plato, Polybius, others): Revelation 9:21 (here WH text Tr marginal reading φαρμακῶν; many interpretations refer the passage to the next entry).
c. sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it: Galatians 5:20 (where see Lightfoot) (Wis. 12:4 Wis. 18:13; for כְּשָׁפִים, Isaiah 47:9; for לָטִים, Exodus 7:22; Exodus 8:18; for לְהָטִים, Exodus 7:11); tropically, of the deceptions and seductions of idolatry, Revelation 18:23.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
From pharmakeus; medication ("pharmacy"), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively) -- sorcery, witchcraft.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
Please note that these audios were recorded with my colleague and former podcast co-host, Dr. Jeannie - between 2005-2018, as well as other veterinary contributors.
Before we begin I just want to make certain you understand my role and some legal poop. Also a lot of material in this course was used at the former school in Animal Naturopathy of which I was co-founder.
You'll be learning a lot of what we taught our students who were certified in animal naturopathy as practitioners. So just be aware of that when you hear us mention things about the former coursework. The education shared is evergreen material which means it is still valid today and what I still teach to clients.
The information contained in this course is not meant to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is provided for educational purposes only. The focus is on natural, whole health for dogs.
I do not tell anyone how much of said remedy or supplement (for example) to give to his or her animals or how often. This is considering prescribing which I cannot do.
I do not tell anyone what is wrong with their animals whether I am asked in person or through photos or correspondence of any kind. This is considered diagnosing, which I cannot do.
I do not tell anyone how I used various methods to heal my dogs as this is considered curing.
I do not tell them all the ways illness can be prevented – disease and illness prevention is allowed only within the parameters of licensed doctors such as veterinarians and chiropractors.
Do I know that my approach brings wellness to animals? Yes. The difference is I focus on wellness not dis-ease/illness.
My role is to encourage, empower and guide people in order for them to have the knowledge to make their own informed decisions for their animals. My role is to point and direct them to resources as well including those that have helped me in our own quest to support my dogs so they thrive.
As an independent representative of the company (Young Living Distributor/Member), I am subject to commercial speech. This means that all of the information included in this club will be “above the wellness line” to remain compliant. This means I will not be discussing disease and illness or how to treat it. I'm all about whole health here!
Please note that the essential oils and any products mentioned in this course are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This wellness plan is meant for educational purposes only - the choice to use this information is entirely up to you. If your or your dog is pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or has a medical condition consult your physician /veterinarian before using these products.
Statements included here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained in this plan is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions for your dogs based upon your own research and in partnership with your natural animal care provider. Make your own informed decisions through your own personal responsibility and due diligence.
PS I am required by law to share all of the above.
PSS Yes, I am a Christian so my faith is entertwined into all I teach.
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