Nature Is Our Blueprint For Health
Montecito Wellness is devoted to research in the areas of human physical, emotional, and environmental wellness, using Nature as the template.
As opposed to using the medical arts and modern technology as a starting point, the fields of anthropology, ethnobotany, sociobiology, paleopathology, zoopharmacognosy, ecopsychology, and primatology become the jumping-off points to find answers. The results are often quite startling, run counter to many established protocols, and are sometimes described as disruptive innovation. Montecito Wellness conducts independent research and funds university research programs to promote its mission. Montecito Wellness also publishes books and donates copies to public and university libraries, provides commentaries to the press on health matters, conducts lectures to bring its research results to the public, and licenses its technology to industry. Profits from the sale of books and health-related technology licensing go back into funding additional research in the fields of wellness and illness prevention.
The founder, Roy Mankovitz, has written several books on the subject of illness prevention, including The Wellness Project: A Rocket Scientist’s Blueprint for Health. This book describes a plan for healthy living that is designed by nature and intended to help prevent and reverse human illness. The book The Original Diet – The Omnivore’s Solution contains the diet sections of The Wellness Project, and the book Nature’s Detox Plan – A Program for Physical and Emotional Detoxification contains the detoxification and lifestyle sections of The Wellness Project.
A major goal of The Wellness Project is to minimize the intake of toxins and maximize the elimination of any toxins already in the bodyâ€””put the good stuff in and take the bad stuff out”. The author lays out a diet (The Original Diet) and detoxification process to accomplish that goal. The research explores many areas that have been ignored or overlooked in the medical and health fields today. For example, The Original Diet is designed by Nature to be the lowest in natural toxins, and the most ecologically sustainable. It is also intended to work universally by bringing an individual’s current lifestyle into alignment with her or his evolutionary heritage.