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Introduction to Toxemia
Enervation Is General
The Causes of Enervation
FROM time immemorial man has lookedfor a savior; and, when not looking for a savior, he is looking for a cure. He believesin paternalism. He is looking to get something for nothing, not knowing that thehighest price we ever pay for anything is to have it given to us.
Instead of accepting salvation, itis better to deserve it. Instead of buying, begging, or stealing, a cure, it is betterto stop building disease. Disease is of man's own building, and one worse thing thanthe stupidity of buying a cure is to remain so ignorant as to believe in cures.
The false theories of salvation andcures have built man into a mental mendicant, when he should be the arbiter of hisown salvation, and certainly his own doctor, instead of being a slave to a professionthat has neither worked out its own salvation from disease nor discovered a singlecure in all the age-long period of man's existence on earth.
We hear of diet cures, dietitians,balanced rations, meat diets, vegetable diets, and other diets--chemically preparedfoods of all kinds. The reading public is bewildered with hundreds of health magazinesand thousands of health ideas. There are thousands writing on health who would notrecognize it if they should meet it on the street. Fanaticism, bigotry, stupidity,and commercialism are the principal elements in the dietetic complex that is nowbelaboring the public.
Cures are what the people want, andcures are what doctors and cultists affect to make; but at most only relief is given.
The periodicity which characterizesall functional derangements of the body lends color to the claims of cure-mongersthat their remedy has cured their patients, when the truth is that the so-calleddisease "ran its course." The truth is that the so-called disease was atoxemic crisis, and when the toxin was eliminated below the toleration point, thesickness passed--automatically health returned. But the disease was not cured; forthe cause (enervating habits) is continued, toxin still accumulates, and in due courseof time another crisis appears. Unless the cause of Toxemia is discovered and removed,crises will recur until functional derangements will give way to organic disease.
The entire profession is engaged indoctoring crises of Toxemia--curing (?) and curing (?) until overtaken with chronicdisease of whatever organ was the seat of the toxin crises.
THERE ARE NO CURES
Nature returns to normal when enervatinghabits are given up. There are no cures in the sense generally understood. If onehas a tobacco heart, what is the remedy? Stop the use of tobacco, of course. If theheart is worn out from shock, as we see it among gamblers, or among men who are plungingin the stock market, what will cure? Drugs? No! Removing the cause.
Every so-called disease is built withinthe mind and body by enervating habits. The food and dietetic insanity that constitutesthe headliner on the medical stage just now is causing the people to demand a dietthat will cure them of their peculiar maladies. The idea prevails that some peculiardiet will cure rheumatism or any other disease. Diet or food will not cure any disease.
A fast, rest in bed, and the giving-upof enervating habits, mental and physical, will allow nature to eliminate the accumulatedtoxin; then, if enervating habits are given up, and rational living habits adopted,health will come back to stay, if the one CURED will "stay put." This appliesto any so-called disease. Yes, it fits your disease--you who write to find out ifthe Tilden system of cure applies to your case. Yes; cannot you realize that lawand order pervades the universe? And it is the same from nebula to stone, from stoneto plant, from plant to animal, from animal to man, from man to mind, and from mindto super-mind--God. To use a blanket expression: Law and order pervades the universe,the same yesterday, today and forever, and is the same from star-dust to mind--fromelectron to mind. Toxemia explains how the universal law operates in health and disease.One disease is the same as another; one man the same as another; one flower the sameas another; the carbon in bread, sugar, coal, and the diamond is the same. Yes, onedisease can be cured (?) the same as another, unless the organ acted on by toxemiccrises is destroyed.
For example: If wrong eating is persistedin, the acid fermentation first irritates the mucous membrane of the stomach; theirritation becomes inflammation, then ulceration, then thickening and hardening,which ends in cancer at last. The medical world is struggling to find the cause ofcancer. It is the distal end of an inflammatory process whose proximal beginningmay be any irritation. The end is degeneration from a lack of oxygen and nutriment,and, in degenerating, the septic material enters the circulation, setting up chronicseptic poisoning called cancer cachexia.
Disease is a common expression of universalenervation. An understanding of physiology and pathology necessitates a firm gripon evolution as expressed in biology; or reasoning will go astray occasionally.
Modern cures and immunization are vanityand vexation; they are founded on the foolish principle of reasoning from effect,is disease, to cause. The organ which is suffering from many crises of Toxemia isdiscovered--it may be ulcer of the stomach, then the ulcer is cut out; it may begallstone, then the stone is cut out; it may be fibroid tumor of the womb, then thetumor or womb is cut out. The same may be said of other effects--the medical armamentis turned loose on a lot of effects. This is accepted by the public mind as efficienttreatment of disease, when in fact it is a stupid removing of effects. And that isnot the worst of such blundering. The operators have not the slightest idea of thecause of the effects they so skillfully remove.
In other derangements the same lackof knowledge of cause prevails. In the treatment of deficiency diseases, the lackingelement is supplied from the laboratory; but nothing is done in the line of restoringthe organ to normality. Why? Because medical science has not discovered why organsfail to function properly; and until this discovery is made, scientific blunderingwill continue.
THE WORLD NEEDS THE SCIENCE OF SURGERY
If mutilation (unnecessary surgery)is required in nine hundred and ninety-nine cases to perfect the skill required inthe thousandth case, the question of the need of high-class surgery must be answeredby the mutilated or vandalized class.
Is war necessary? What would be theanswer of the 7,485,000 who were killed in the late World War, if the question weresubmitted to them? Estimate $5,000 as the man-power loss for each man; then the worldlost $37,425,000,000 in this one item alone. Surgery costs the world, in vandalizingthe bodies of men, women, and children, as much every year. Is it worth that muchfor all the real good it does? Why is so much surgery thought to be necessary? Becauseof the ignorance of the people, egged on by a science-mad or selfish profession.It is more spectacular to operate than to teach people how to live to avoid chronicdisease and operations.
ARE PALLIATIVES EVER NECESSARY?
It is doubtful if the palliation whichdoctors and cultists give is worth the disadvantage that the sick habit taught thepatients by their doctor brings them.
The drug habit taught the thousandscertainly overbalances any relief given. Drugs to relieve pain are never necessary.Twenty-five years in which I used drugs, and thirty-three in which I have not useddrugs, should make my belief, that drugs are unnecessary and in most cases injurious,worth something to those who care to know the truth.
YES, VENEREAL DISEASES CAN BE CURED
I make no exception of syphilis, andstand ready to demonstrate the truth of what I say at any time and anywhere to acommittee of doctors.
Nature cures--nature can eliminatesyphilis, or any type of infection, if all enervating habits are given up and a rationalmode of living adopted.
STIMULANTS ARE SUBTILELY UNDERMINING
So insidious in their action are allstimulants that the unwary are surprised by finding themselves more or less slavesto them when they are not conscious of using them to excess.
The coffee headache is an example.A time comes when it is not convenient to get the usual breakfast cup. A dullnessor languid feeling appears three or four hours after breakfast, that cannot be accountedfor until some friend suggests that perhaps it is due to missing the coffee; butthe victim is not convinced until he proves it true by trying it out several times.Some develop a headache, and still others are troubled with gaping or yawning anda feeling of oppression, due to heart enervation brought on from the use of coffee.
At first stimulants gently remove awareness--removetire and actuate the mind and body. It should be obvious to reasoning minds thatborrowed activity must be paid for sooner or later.
Using nerve-energy in excess of normalproduction brings on enervation. Few people waste nerve-energy in one way only. Foodis a stimulant. Overeating is overstimulating. Add to this excess one or two otherstimulants--Coffee or tobacco--excessive venery, overwork and worry, and one subjectto that amount of drain of nerve-energy will become decidedly enervated. Eliminationfalls far short of requirements; consequently toxin accumulates in the blood. Thisadds a pronounced auto-toxin stimulation to that coming from overstimulating habits,and completes a vicious circle. This complex stands for a disease-producing Toxemia,which will be permanent except as toxin crises--so-called acute diseases--lower theamount of toxin, again to accumulate and continue until the habits that keep thebody enervated are controlled. Perfect health cannot be established until all enervatinghabits have been eliminated.
DEFINITION of Toxemia and crises of Toxemia:--In the process of tissue building--metabolism--there is cell building--anabolism--and cell destruction--catabolism. The broken down tissue is toxic and in health--when nerve energy is normal--it is eliminated from the blood as fast as evolved. When nerve energy is dissipated from any cause--physical or mental excitement or bad habits--the body becomes enervated, when enervated, elimination is checked, causing a retention of toxin in the blood or Toxemia. This accumulation of toxin when once established will continue until nerve energy is restored by removing the causes. So-called disease is nature's effort at eliminating the toxin from the blood. All so-called diseases are crises of Toxemia.
Introduction to Toxemia
Enervation Is General
The Causes of Enervation