The first question you might ask yourself is who or what is the Maquis? The inspiration for the name of the blog comes from several sources. The Maquis were a group of French guerrilla resistance fighters during the Second World War. They were resisting enslavement by the invading German forces. In order to fight the Nazis, they had to be well organized and under the radar.
The second origin of the name comes from the fact that I am a Trekkie, which means I am overzealous nerd obsessed with Star Trek. In the Star Trek series, there is a group of resistance fighters also called the Maquis. These renegades not only have to fight the enemy but flee from their own countrymen who place bureaucracy and obedience to the system over what is right.
Both the Star Trek and Nazi examples are good analogies to the current state of affairs of the U.S. health care system. There are millionaire doctors who thrive while patients die waiting for treatment. Drug companies are lining the coffers of their bank accounts, yet no real cures for diseases are being found. Food allergies, diabetes, obesity are running rampant in our society…it is time for a revolution!
The goal of this website is resistance and liberation. Resistance to the status quo way of approaching health. If you desire to be well, you first have to decide to be free. Liberation from the enslavement to the Western model of medicine, freedom from the lies about nutrition and health, and free to choose to determine your own unique wellness path should be the right of every free member of society.
Here is an idea of what to expect from this blog:
- Herb and Supplement Reviews
- Weight loss tips
- Book Reviews
- Personal accounts about journeys to wellness
- Book reviews
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you decide to become a part of the resistance.