℞ – Recipe

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

~ Albert Einstein ~


“Nature” refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general.

The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or “essential qualities, innate disposition”, and in ancient times, literally meant “birth”. Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord.

“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”
~ Hippocrates ~


“Pharmacy” is the health profession that links the health sciences (or health arts) with the chemical sciences involved in our bodies (food, water, sunshine, air and even exercise and emotions create chemical reactions in our body that effects our health).

Pharmacy it is charged with improving health via a “Recipe”.

The word pharmacy derives from the Greek: φάρμακον (pharmakon), meaning “drug” or “medicine” or “poison”.  (A recipe can be for good or evil motives.  Obviously, the use of Nature’s – having to do with life – in our name limits Pharmacy to only the good!  We do not endorse some current trends to try to heal the body by poisoning it for profit.)

Whenever a doctor cannot do good,
He must be kept from doing harm.

~ Hippocrates ~

℞ or Recipe Mix

When I see the “Rx” or ℞ symbol I always remember what my family doctor, Dr. Kaufman, told me it meant as a boy.  “The ‘R’ stands for ‘Recipe’ as in ‘Recipe for health’ or ‘Recipe for wellness’ and the ‘X’ just means to execute or do the recipe, to ‘Mix’ it.”  Smiling, he added, “Just remember ‘Recipe Mix’ and use the first and last letters!”  Dr. Kaufman was a kindly old fashion family doctor. He had known me my whole life, to the point of cutting my cord and signing my birth certificate.  I knew he always told me the truth.

“a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something”
<a recipe for health> ~ merriam-webster.com

℞ Logo

is an abbreviation of the Latin recipe, a symbol meaning “prescription” today.  It is sometimes transliterated as “Rx” or just “Rx”. This symbol originated in medieval manuscripts as an abbreviation of the Late Latin verb recipe, the imperative form of recipere, “to take” or “take thus”. Literally, the Latin word recipe means simply “Take….” and medieval prescriptions invariably began with the command to “take” certain materials and compound them in specified ways.

Today, when a medical practitioner writes a prescription beginning with “℞”, he or she is completing the command: Take… As in the humorous line…

“Take two of these, and call me in the morning.”
~ Mr. Freeze AKA: Dr. Victor Fries, in the movie Batman & Robin ~

The fact that a recipe (prescription) instructs someone to “take” rather than “give” is not a trivial distinction, but makes clear it is directed at the patient, and is not directly an instruction to anyone else.

Everyone has a doctor in him or her;
We just have to help it in its work.
The natural healing force within each one of us
is the greatest force in getting well.
Our food should be our medicine.
Our medicine should be our food.

~ Hippocrates ~

Write Your Own ℞

Each of us must “Take” charge of our own life, our own health, and not depend on either the food industry or the pharmacological industry or the medical industry or even the health industry, to make our decisions for us.  We must in effect, write our own recipe and make our own prescription based on the best knowledge we can acquire.

It is of interest that in the preceding paragraph the word “industry” four times.  Websters defines industry as:

“a distinct group of productive or profit-making enterprises”

<the banking industry> ~ merriam-webster.com

To put it another way, these four industries are primarily interested in the same thing, profit-making.  The means by which they use to make a profit are, at best, only secondary to their primary goal of earning more money, from you.

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
The former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

~ Hippocrates ~

Our Mission

Our Mission is simply to empower you with information, the truth of what works to help you write your own recipe for life.  For your life, and for the lives of the people you love.

To that end, and to good health and happiness, we wish you all the best.

“Prayer indeed is good…

But while calling on the gods

A man should himself lend a hand.”

~ Hippocrates ~

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