Our Common Foundation Of Good Health
( Originally Published 1934 )
A common foundation of good health is a certain, highly normal state and definite, symmetrical arrangement and construction of all the structures that go to make up the nose, the interior of the nose (the two nasal fossae) and all the surrounding structures these include all the accessory nasal sinuses. It is a certain type of arrangement of the nasal interior, and especially of the uppermost nasal interior, which should possess a distinct symmetry, normal width and equalization of the two halves of the interior of the nose. This symmetry, normal width and equalization of the interior of the nose, and particularly of the upper nasal passages, must be present if that person is to possess a common foundation of good health. All the nasal tissues and structures must be in a perfectly healthy condition or as near so as possible and perfectly arranged in order that they constitute a common foundation of good health.
Each and every one of us should possess a common foundation of good health. This common foundation of good health is an entity.
Definition of a Perfectly Normal Nose
A common foundation of good health should possess the following characteristics :
First, an absolutely straight and thin nasal septum (central partition between the two sides of the nose), one that possesses plumb line straightness from its uppermost limits to its lowest boundary, and is like-wise absolutely straight and almost as thin as a visiting card from its most anterior (forward) point where it joins the tip of the nose to its most hindermost (posterior) limits, where it joins the sphenoid bone and limits the upper part of the throat (epipharynx).
Second, two superior, middle and inferior turbinate bodies, one for each side of the nose, which are of proper size, shape and form and in their correct locations, both in relation to the nasal septum on one side and the external nasal cavity wall on the opposite side.
Third, two external nasal fossae walls (external nasal cavity walls) which are of proper shape and in the right positions.
Fourth, two perfectly free, wide and open upper respiratory passages, one on each side of the nose. These passages, properly formed, are the most important element of a common foundation of good health, since the proper action of the vagus nerve, the life nerve of the human body, depends on the proper state and width of the upper respiratory nasal passages, as will be shown.
Such perfect normality of the interior of the nose (nasal fossae) , and the surrounding structures (sinuses) as would be present in any nose possessing the first three above described requisites, presupposes the presence of two perfect upper respiratory passages. That is, wherein such perfect normality of the interior of the nose exists in any particular individual, that per-son must possess two perfect upper respiratory passages. These passages are known herein as the Gluck Respiratory Passages. The possession of such well arranged nasal fossae (nasal interiors), is a common foundation of good health. That is, as a general rule, good health of the whole body must automatically and invariably follow if the individual possesses such perfect normality of the interior of the nose and the immediate surrounding structures (sinuses).
Such perfect nasal fossae enable the individual to take in perfect amounts of air, and the oxygen in the inhaled air can then be properly prepared so that it is capable of absorption by the lungs in correct amounts ; and only when the upper respiratory passages are well formed can the person at all times inhale perfect amounts of air. Only such a well constructed nose can permit the free intake and outflow of the largest possible amount of air which any particular individual requires for the maintenance of perfect health. Only such correctly constructed nasal fossae are capable at all times of so preparing the inhaled air that it can be absorbed in sufficient amounts by the body. Such perfectly organized nasal interiors mean perfect aeration of the nasal sinuses ; as a rule this means the elimination of all nasal sinus focal infection and absorption. Such perfect nasal interiors mean the normal functioning of the vagus or pneumogastric nerve, and on the proper functioning at all times of this nerve the good health and longevity of the body depends.
The nose as a whole, including the surrounding structures (the sinuses) must be infection-free or rather as free of infection as possible; and this is particularly true of the upper nasal passages for the reasons of vital importance explained under the vagus nerve. A perfectly constructed nose will automatically free itself of most all infection.
A common foundation of good health is an ideal state of the nasal fossae which the medical profession must set itself to attain in the case of every one of us for the purpose of maintaining permanent good health, preventing sicknesses and enabling all to live to a ripe, old age, without the usual anxieties, fears, worry and heartaches which the constant presence of the sense of apprehension of diseases subjects us to. This system claims that every one must have a perfectly normal nose or as nearly so as possible, in order that each and every one of us possess lasting good health, be free of diseases and be healthy upon which, after all, most of the average person's happiness depends.
There are extremely few people who possess a common foundation of good health. Most of us are burdened with a more or less pronounced common foundation of disease. This explains why most people are afflicted with so much sickness throughout their lifetime and why so many people die so young, and so many others only too early in life.
In most instances, barring accidents, all people who possess a common foundation of good health and lead a normal life, must necessarily die of old age with all their mental and physical faculties preserved in good order to the end.
As a rule, the fortunate possessor of a common foundation of good health should remain in good health in other words, he should possess permanent good health. Barring attacks of indigestion or rather illnesses due to poor food, or mild attacks of colds or the grippe, from which such a patient should easily and quickly recover with the aid of cathartics and a few antisepticizing treatments, illness should be a rarity to such a person.
Upon such a state of well constructed, infection-free nasal perfection (or as near so as possible) this system bases most of its hopes. Such a state of the interior of the nose will present on careful examination, an almost mathematical equalization of the two sides and perfect symmetry of each side, especially as compared with each other comparable to the two halves of a Gothic arch. Any deviation from such symmetry or perfect equalization of the two sides of the nose gives us what is known herein as our common foundation of disease. The more inequality or lack of symmetry, the more is the interior of the nose (nasal septum, turbinate bodies, external nasal fossae walls, and upper nasal respiratory passages) twisted, distorted, crooked, and mixed up, and by the same reasoning the more pronounced and dangerous is the common foundation of disease which this individual possesses.
The simplicity of this system, the definiteness with which results can be obtained can only be appreciated by actually using these methods in the cases of sick people.
The generally accepted belief of the apparently insurmountable difficulties or impossibilities of obtaining relief and cures when confronted with so-called incurable diseases are exactly what this system wishes to fight against and correct; this attitude and feeling of hopelessness and discouragement which are entirely too general in both the public and professional mind, can undoubtedly be shown by this system to be unjustified and in its place a feeling of ability and optimism will be instilled when its principles and means are used. This idea of insurmountable difficulty which is often entertained by both the physician and the patient, will be found to be wrong when the efficiency of this system is known. When properly using the means of common foundationing, it will become evident to both the physician and patient that most of those diseases which are so often believed to be so difficult to cure as to amount to almost impossibility, can in reality, be nicely, easily and readily cured.
The following is axiomatic. Exactly in proportion as the interior of the nose opens up under this work, that is, as the swelling and congestion of the tissues and structures in the nose decrease, and the upper nasal passages are widened, just to that extent and degree will the patient get well, not only as regard diseases of the interior of the nose and the diseases the patient is suffering from, but also the entire body. For instance, the more the nose opens up and the swelling goes down, the better will the patient's color become; the hemoglobin will improve. The same is true of all the other physical characteristics of the patient; less wrinkles will be noticeable; sometimes all wrinkles will disappear ; the patient will be stronger, feel more peaceful with himself and the world, will be less nervous, sleep better, eat better, will experience a general feeling of well-being, and most all of the previous complaints will be gone and forgotten; the patient will even become better looking.
It is unbelievable how rapidly these methods (common foundationing) will make people well. The patients themselves are reticent to tell their friends how quickly they got well shortly after the use of these methods were started; they state plainly that they are not believed.
In fact, for the sake of simplicity, it can be said right here that as far as rapidity is concerned, that the sick patient will get well directly in proportion to the number of antisepticizing treatments and their strength, which he receives within each twenty- four hours, providing he has a fair common foundation of good health or it has been reconstructed to at least a fair state.