Curability Of Supposedly Incurable Diseases
( Originally Published 1934 )
The public and many members of the medical profession are laboring under the mistaken idea that many of our common and rare diseases are incurable; and that many operations are unavoidable and must be risked; they believe there is no other way out. These opinions were right, but with the newer knowledge of this system, they are no longer so. By these methods some of our most hopeless diseases can quickly be arrested or relieved and most of them cured; and by the same means an untold number of operations can be avoided. Chronic diseases of the kidney are far from hopeless; most of them can gradually and surely be cured by conscientiously applying the principles and means of this system. Of course one should not wait until the terminal or end stages of these diseases have been reached. The earlier this work is commenced in the course of any disease, the greater are the possibilities of a cure. Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) is another very common ex-ample. Many people think this is a hopeless condition, and that it must eventually destroy the patient either by leading on to strokes (hemiplegias paralysis of one half or more of the body), or by an attack of heart failure, both of which conditions are caused by the same mechanism —a blood vessel breaking or clogging inside the head or the heart muscle and thus causing death. All this can most easily and simply be prevented by the timely, proper and conscientious use of the treatments and other methods of this system of medicine.
Certain forms of rheumatism, especially the crippling forms with arthritis or stiff joints and limbs, are often considered hopeless and the patient and family are reconciled to the crippling, hopeless, progressive nature of this, disease and feeling that nothing can be done to ultimately arrest the disheartening progress of these ailments.
And so on down the line, many diseases can be mentioned to which the public is at present reconciled, with a hopeless feeling of resignation.
The same feeling holds true of many operations. The public in general feels that persistent severe gall bladder disease, or ulcers of the stomach and many other conditions eventually mean an operation; that prostatic enlargements, acute or chronic appendicitis, numerous female complaints must be operated on to obtain cures or relief. When judged from the possibilities of this system, these generally accepted beliefs are incorrect. These statements are equally true of the generally accepted opinion of the medical profession which has given us to understand that an operation was the only hope. If the principles, treatments and methods of this system of medicine are persistently, capably, carefully and conscientiously applied and followed, many of these mistaken ideas will be shown up in their true lights as the fallacies they are.
By these methods of common foundationing, it is easy to prevent death from acute respiratory infections (pneumonia) in the middle-aged or aging, or from some bad turn in a chronic disease from which these elderly people have been suffering. The same facts hold true of acute respiratory infections in the young or very young. If used in proper time, these methods will prevent heart-breaking calamities in these little patients even more easily than in older people.
The middle-aged man need not necessarily die of hardening of the arteries. By these means this hardening process can be interrupted and corrected for the better at any time. By the same means a bad cold, with heavily congested chest need rarely go on to pneumonia, whether in the young or old.
Operations of all kinds from the mastoid operation on the ear, to the gall bladder operations are not necessarily unavoidable. The vast majority, if not all of these operations, can be avoided by these comparatively simple, inexpensive means.
We may feel confident and happy in the thought that the human machinery has the right to expect to wear out and not rust, burn or be cut out. Barring accidents, the average person may feel that he has a reasonable right to expect to live out a healthy existence, free from a multitude of ailments, diseases and crippling operations ; and not live constantly in the fear and dread of disease attacking him at any moment, and this specter hanging over his head and the other members of his family like the Sword of Damocles, ever ready to drop.
There is always a reason for every complaint. It is often believed that the continuous and numerous complaints of many people are baseless. Most all repeated complaints have a basis. Attention to the patient's common foundation of disease will prove this; in many cases merely the daily use of the antisepticizing treatments and adherence to the dietary principles of this system will end these complaints.
The frequent complaint of elderly or old people, particularly when sickly, of feeling cold or chilly even when heavily clothed, and the complaint of cold hands and feet, quickly disappear after a few antisepticizing treatments administered daily. Again these pleasant results are explained by the increase in oxygen intake which the antisepticizing treatments quickly establish, the elimination of the toxins from the nasal sinuses and the other beneficial results induced by the antisepticizing treatments.
The explanation for insomnia in middle aged or old people can be found in the bad food these people eat. It requires hours of effort on the part of the body to control and overcome the effects of this bad food and neutralize its various injurious components. There-fore, it is usually well into the morning hours before this work has been accomplished by the body and the person will be able to sleep. This also explains why these people are sleepy in the daytime.