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"it practically suspends the operations of the body in throwing off toxins and repairing damage" Dr. Shelton
Do We Really Want Suppression of Disease Symptoms?
Why should we avoid (medical) herbs? The reason is central to understand the hygienic view on disease and health. It is the same reason as to why we should avoid drugs. It has to do with properly understanding disease symptoms, and the role these play in keeping us alive.
Do herbs really cure disease? Or do the toxins in herbs cause our bodies to suppress our disease symptoms temporarily? Listen to Dr. Shelton and Dr. Bass.
THE STRUGGLE TO CAST OUT THE ENEMY
Whenever any poison is ingested into the body - in this instance it is the caffeine in the coffee -
the presence of this dangerous enemy in the vital domain is spotted by the autonomic nervous system.
The nervous system sends a warning signal to the appropriate brain center, which tells the body that an enemy has invaded the household and to prepare for battle.
Since the caffeine is a poison and can damage the body, the brain center which is concerned with the survival of the body against internal enemies sends a signal to the heart, telling it to pick up speed
so that the blood will circulate more rapidly to the organs of elimination and thus discard this caffeine as soon as possible to avoid internal injury.
When the heart beat (or pulse) accelerates in tempo, this increases the blood circulation and
it registered in the mind as a feeling of exhilaration or wellbeing, such as the excitement we experience when we engage in sports or any vigorous exercise.
A waste of energy!
In its struggle to cast out the enemy, the body (through its increased heart and circulatory effort) has expended an enormous amount of nervous energy which it subsequently attempts to recuperate in order to preserve life. The heart which was overactivated now slows down, the blood circulation decreases and the nerves begin to rest. This registers in the brain as fatigue, weariness and mental depression. The more rapid the heart beat or pulse was, the more accentuated these feelings of depression are which follow as an inevitable consequence.
Dr. Stanley S. Bass: The Stimulation and Depression Mechanism (www.drbass.com)
"In its struggle to cast out the enemy, the body (through its increased heart and circulatory effort) has expended an enormous amount of nervous energy" Dr. Bass
"CURE/TREATMENT" = SUPPRESSING DISEASE SYMPTOMS - NOT A GOOD IDEA
A physician is called to see a sick man. He finds him in severe pain and administers an anodyne. This provides a temporary respite from pain, but it practically suspends the operations of the body in throwing off toxins and repairing damage.
If the case is one of pneumonia, and the cough is "relieved," the lungs fill with secretion and the patient dies; if it is one of diarrhea in an infant, and the diarrhea is checked, the infant may die of the "relief." Maltreated pneumonia may end in death or in tuberculosis.
Maltreated pleurisy may end in pyothorax (pus in the pleural cavity). If the pus is well drained, and the patient is otherwise properly cared for, he will make a full recovery. If drainage is imperfect, pus absorption follows and the patient will be kept in a state of semi-invalidism with the possible development of one or more abscesses in some vital organ or organs. In such a case, ultimate death from exhaustion is the contingency to be expected. ....
There is one important rule of life that all informed people should know and serve, and this is: When feeling bad, cease all eating, This is one of the most important rules that may be observed in the care of the ailing body.
Herbert M. Shelton: Healing Versus "Curing"
"There is one important rule of life that all informed people should know and serve, and this is: When feeling bad, cease all eating," Dr. Shelton