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Principles of Natural Health

Good health is the normal state of the human body, and this should continue
from birth until death under normal conditions.

When given the right conditions, the human body is a very efficient self healing
mechanism. The body’s ability to heal depends directly on it’s level of vitality.
The higher the vitality, the faster and more powerful the healing.

Improving lifestyle increases vitality and elimination of toxins, which may bring
about symptons. These are but temporary and are often wrongly interpreted as
a sign that the lifestyle changes are doing more harm than good.
We are often getting worse before we get better.

Infectious disease is not a change attack on the body by some foreign organism.
Generally speaking, it is part of the body’s defence processes at work.

The primary, underlying cause of most acute and degenerative diseases is
toxaemia as a result of our modern lifestyle. And repeatedly suppressing minor
ailments by drugs of the body’s efforts to cleanse itself from toxaemia
for many years with a lifestyle for which the human body was not designed.

The decrease in vitality as we grow older is compounded by the accumulating
toxaemia. There comes a time when our bodys no longer have sufficient vitality
to cleanse themselves with a cold, the flu or similar minor ailments.
The build-up of toxins escalates and eventually results in damage to organs or
other tissues. This is degenerative disease.

Depending on diet, stress, other aspects of lifestyle and inherited weaknesses,
the degeneration may manifest itself as arthritis, osteoporoses, gallstones, ulcers,
high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, nerve damage or a host of
other problems. By some mechanism that is now gradually coming to be
understood, the degeneration may ultimately result in cancer.

When we understand toxaemia, it is perfectly clear why rheumatism and arthritis
in their various forms are the most widespread degenerative diseases in Australia,
affecting one person in every six.

Fortunately, the same healing principles that apply to acute disease, also apply
to degenerative diseases. If the cause is removed and vitality subsequently
restored, the body will attempt to heal itself.
Generally speaking, provided there is no total destruction of tissue, it will do so.

The time required for full recovery may be a matter of weeks, months or even years.
Fortunately, the initial improvement is often immediate, which encourages
the person to persevere. As a rule of thumb, it takes approximately one month for
each year of age to restore a HIGH level of health. However, the return to
good health may be greatly accelerated by the use of USANA Health Sciences’
Nutritional Supplements.

Old age is not synonymous with disease. Disease is more common in older
people only because of the accumulated effects of our modern lifestyle.
For the the most part we have it in our own hands to maintain a high level of
physical and mental wellbeing to a ripe old age, if we choose what’s right for us.

Symptoms of Toxaemia

Toxaemia comes in different levels of intensity, ranging from minor to major.
The first thing people like to know is how toxic they are.
Unfortunately that is not easy to determine. It is quite possible to be in a ‘polluted’ state without being aware that there is anything wrong.

Iridology will probably give us the most reliable indication (analysis of the iris of the eye), when conducted by a skilled practitioner.

However, there are certain signs that a person can look for to get an idea.
Some of the most obvious ones that could be present are:

  • Constantly feeling unwell, of color, a bit ‘crook’
  • Always tired, as though your batteries were flat. The extreme case is chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Repeated minor ailments, like colds and headaches. You appear to ‘pick up’ infections easily.
  • It’s an effort to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and you need coffee to get going.
  • The breath is off and it’s not due to problems with teeth.
  • There is body odor that returns soon after showering.
  • The yongue is coated, especially first thing in the morning.
  • Wound healing is poor; the smallest cuts become inflamed and remain so for days.
  • There are persistent aches and pains that are not due to physical injury or muscle or joint strain.
  • There is degenerative disease.

Colds and flu are our safety valve.
If the toxins in our system would continue to build up, it would be life threatening at the end. But our well designed and incredibly complex human body will be able to cope with adversity and does not allow this to happen.
Instead, when its tolerance limit is reached, our body opens up an emergency channel of elimination to siphon off some of the toxaemia.

Usually, toxins are sent to mucous membranes in the nose, which are conveniently located close to the exterior. The mucous membranes become highly irritated, inflamed, swollen and painful, and mucus is secreted abundantly to literally wash wastes out of the body.
This process is normally called the common cold, or influenza, when more severe.

The same process can take place in other parts of the body under different names.
If it occurs in the voice box, it is called laryngitis; in the bronchial tubes, bronchitis; in the lungs, pneumonia ;in the stomach, gastritis; in the small intestine, enteritis; and in the bowel, colitis. These are all different names for the same basic process: an emergency elimination via mucous membranes. If the elimination is via the skin, where mucous membranes are not involved, the condition will be called dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and so on.

After the elimination has finished, the body is able to function at a higher level with more energy,  that means; more normally. The person feels better than before, as if they have had an inner spring clean – and that’s what happened indeed. The symptoms of acute disease are simply the external visible signs of tissue cleansing and self-healing at work restoring the status quo.

In my next article we will discuss what part germs play in the causes of disease.