Why be sick … if you can be well?
These days, vast amounts of money are being spent on scientific research for the purpose of understanding why and how the body functions, whereas Traditional Medicine which is thousands of years old, has already understood the question of “Balance,” or Yin and Yang. Today Western Medicine is embracing some of the Traditional Medicine concepts, and is slowly understanding that given the right food, which is laden with live rich nutrients, the body can correct many of its own health problems. This brochure summarises some of the knowledge gained from Research, the Traditional and Scientific (Herring’s) Laws of Natural Healing, and Traditional observation theories developed over time.
Observation Theory 1. “There are only two causes of health problems - Toxins and Imbalance.”
Toxin is defined as any substance in excess, or primarily, harmful to the normal functioning of the body. Imbalance is broadly defined as the body not functioning to the optimum level as it should – this could include injury, and the failure of cells to operate properly. For example, the body must have a certain amount of sugar, but excess sugar is a toxin. The Pancreas may not function properly as an indirect result. The malfunction (imbalance) of the Pancreas may then lead to other health problems, such as digestive, eye, heart, foot or kidney problems. If one part of the body is not in balance, this can affect all other parts in some way – so the whole body (a mass of inter-dependent organs and systems) is in a state of imbalance. TheTraditional view of health problems is “holistic”, not “segmented.” Instead of saying “disease” as an isolated problem in the body, it would be more appropriate to say, “dis-ease”, meaning “out of balance.” As another example, the body makes phlegm to help expel germs or irritants in the lungs, but if all the phlegm is not expelled, it packs down into the lower lung and becomes a harmful toxin, because it restricts the lungs’ normal breathing. The lung is then in a state of imbalance (not functioning as it should). In severe cases, this may lead to chronic shortness of breath, and problems with other organs, by placing increased load on the heart and cardiovascular system for instance, or reducing the oxygen supply to the brain and other body cells. The body also absorbs toxins from the environment, via your breathing, incorrect food and drink choices, and absorption through your eyes and skin. It has three ways to deal with toxins: First, it will expel whatever it can by sweating or urine (for water soluble toxins) or by stools, vomiting, pimples, skin rashes etc (for non-water soluble toxins). Second, what it cannot expel, it will store, in an area that is temporarily harmless, such as around the belly, hips or in joints - wrists, knuckles, etc. - for later disposal. However, if the toxin intake continues to exceed the rate at which the body can expel them, eventually these storage areas also give problems; the soft fat becomes hard; the joints painful and difficult to move. When the sensible person corrects the imbalance, the body gathers the toxins together for disposal, and this can be painful at first. Third, it can form toxic cells into clumps known as tumors to prevent or delay the spread of these cells through the body. The cells may be toxic due to acidity, stress, virus, or other abnormality. The body tries to encase the tumours in a protective membrane or sheath, to further delay their spread; if successful the tumour is called “benign” – unlikely to spread – and if not, “malignant” – likely to spread. However, whilst sometimes necessary, surgical, radioactive or chemical treatment of the tumour(s) does not necessarily address the cause of the problem, which is why so many of this type of problem recur.
Observation Theory 2. “Correct nutrition supports the body, and the body takes care of its own health problems.” Symptoms are warnings. When you manifest a symptom of a health problem, your body is trying to tell you something is wrong.
We call this the “blinking light” concept. Just as in your car, a blinking light on the dashboard indicates a deeper problem elsewhere in the car, and you would not just change the light globe and ignore the problem, so too in your body when you have a symptom, it is a warning that you need to correct a deeper problem.
For instance, let us look at high blood/sugar levels. Why is there excess sugar in your blood? Possibly because you took so much sugar food that your cells, which need only a small amount of sugar to produce energy, have become clogged with it and no longer function properly. Your pancreas, which makes Insulin to help sugar (glucose) into your cells, no longer makes the Insulin because the cells cannot absorb any more glucose (so-called “insulin resistance”), so the excess sugar stays in your blood. It is so excessive your body cannot discharge it as fast as you are putting it in; and your ability to discharge toxins becomes compromised as well.
Or you have been eating too much unnatural food, lacking enzymes, and insufficient raw natural foods. Your pancreas also helps to digest your food. Cooked food (enzymes die at 60 degrees) is slow to break down in your digestive tract. If you eat too much cooked food, unnatural food, or eat too fast, you overwork the pancreas, and it no longer produces digestive enzymes or insulin. Caused by sugar-saturated cells, and undigested toxic waste, you may begin to show symptoms of imbalance all over the body, which may cease to function properly.
Diet choices, polluted or stressful environments, or emotional stress can make the body over-acidic, which results in cell malfunction. A desirable pH balance throughout the body generally is 80% alkaline and 20% acid. Once again, imbalance leads to health problems. This imbalance can be corrected; by supplying appropriate nutrients, helping the cells in your body to expel the toxins they contain, and then correcting your diet to one which contains 80% alkaline-forming food.
The body is programmed to maintain good health and so is always in a state of correction. As you live through the events of each day and night, your body is constantly trying to stay in balance, by killing germs or repelling toxins; but it is not always able to do this job without help.
Essential help may be provided to the body through nutrients, many of which can be found in plants that have therapeutic properties. Such nutrients are called “nutraceuticals.”
Here are some of the more prominent plant-based nutraceuticals:
Observation Theory 3. Your body is always trying to rid you of toxic substances, and balance itself. (Nutraceuticals do not cause this to happen – they simply help the body to do what it is always trying to do anyway.)
Three Stages of Becoming Toxic.
1. As toxins enter the body, they use various pathways – the digestive tract (eating, drinking) the respiratory tract, (breathing) or the skin (absorption). This may be accompanied by symptoms of pain, irritation, or discoloration - depending on the type of toxin.
2. If not discharged, they pass into the Matrix, the fluid-gel network of nerves, fibres and tissues in which the cells of the body reside. The presence of toxins in the Matrix can result in symptoms of tiredness, irritability, mood, headache, insomnia, nausea and many other symptoms. These symptoms may also be deceptively mild.
3. Again if not discharged, the toxins will then pass into the cells, building up until the cells can no longer function properly. The process of cell occupation will often cause pain from the surrounding nerves. Your body is trying to warn you of the danger. Don’t just dull the pain with medication - find the reason for it!
Disease is the next step.
Cells make up the organs in your body; they form the blood, bone, marrow, and any other body part. When these cells are so toxic they cannot function as they are supposed to, then symptoms of that malfunction will become evident. The heart may malfunction, or the blood cells may form a clot, or the liver may fail, or the kidney, or the pancreas, and so on. These symptoms of cell malfunction are what Western medicine calls “Disease.” Depending on the affected organ or part, and the type of malfunction, the symptoms are put into categories and given names.
But they are all symptoms of cellular malfunction,
As long as your cells contain toxins they must malfunction to some degree.
Only clean cells can function as designed, for optimal health and long life.
Three stages of De-Toxification.
1. As toxins exit the cells, the surrounding nerves in the Matrix will again cause the same symptoms as they did when the toxins entered. The entry of toxins may have been gradual, without much pain. The exit however, may be more concentrated so the pain may be more noticeable. Symptoms of your prevailing problem may appear – even if it is a problem which up until now has not been apparent to you. ***
(*** It is important that if you are concerned about any of these symptoms, you should seek advice from a competent and qualified health professional. Establish that your health professional understands what the symptoms of detoxification really mean. Surprisingly, many do not, and may mistakenly diagnose the onset of a disease. )
If this happens to you, you will know that you are in the first stage of detoxifying.
2. Once the toxins are back in the Matrix, the same symptoms as before may occur – tiredness, joint and back pain, irritability etc.
3. Finally, the toxins exit the body via the same pathways available to them when they entered. They may take the digestive tract (vomiting, loose motions, urine, constipation), the respiratory tract (coughing, cold symptoms), or the skin (pimples, rashes, sweating).
Observation Theory 4. “The amount of nutrients consumed is not related to the actual ‘disease’. ”
We do not need to relate the amount of nutrients consumed to the specific symptoms of the “disease”. Rather the
body can take care of its problem, with the assistance of the nutrients. Consuming more simply provides more
assistance. You are able to manage this by observing your own body, and its symptoms. Only you know just how
Once you have found the level of nutrients that helps your body to improve its health, then you can reduce to the
level that helps your body maintain its health.
Why is it that snakes can swallow and digest animals whole? How can a killer whale swallow and digest a whole seal? Why do humans have so much trouble with digestion, when the human digestive juices are stronger than the snake or the whale? The answer is that we humans are eating far too much cooked and processed foods. The animals eat raw food, which has enzymes, which help the digestive process. Cooking at 60 degrees or more kills the enzymes. Naturally, we do not eat raw meat. For safety we cook it; but we do not have to cook our fruit and most vegetables, and we should try as often as possible to eat these raw, and in sufficient quantity. Failing this we need to supplement with enzymes. Raw honey (6 months in the hive), or organic, naturally fermented vinegar, are good sources of enzymes but are not always easy to find. Look for rich sources of enzymes in your supplements! Picture, left – an example of enzymes at work. The natural action of enzymes is to break down food, fast. This means less work for your organs, faster metabolism, better health.
Once our cells detoxify, in order to remain healthy, they need daily doses of nutrients from our supplements, our food, our drink and our air supply. These nutrients are delivered to all the cells by red blood cells. Normally, red blood cells die off in 90 – 120 days and are expelled via the spleen, kidney and stools. Fresh cells should be made in your bone marrow– 200 billion of them – every day! To do this, you need sufficient amounts of Chlorophyll, which you get from a sufficient daily diet of greens. If you don’t eat the greens, you don’t get the Chlorophyll, and you don’t get the new red cells. When this happens, your body has to use old cells, which must be re-cycled through chlorophyll the body systems, so are less effective in delivering nutrients, and molecule eventually you may have health problems as a result. How do you know the greens you buy are full of the right nutrients? Read up on this - these days, with nutrient-deficient soils, GM foods and poisonous sprays or fertilisers, many of them are not. Even if you can find good quality, can you eat enough? Are they too expensive? Once again, there are problems. The solution is to supplement, especially with chlorophyll and iron.
There are many products in your home that may actually be adversely affecting your health, due to the addition of colourings, flavourings, preservatives, chemicals or the sprays and fertilisers used in their production.
You are responsible for what you eat, and for your own health.