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"The sick animal refuses all food"|
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST REQUIREMENT IN DISEASE?
ANSWER: REST, REST, REST
The evidences of a developing disease are indications that vitality, and its expenditure should be cautiously guarded. ...
If appetite continue, it is permissible to eat lightly and to be lightly active. However, a quicker recovery will be made and a more comfortable sickness will be experienced if one ceases even these. ---
"Keep still". says Dr. Jennings, "Rest, rest, REST, is the great panacea".
Dr. H.M. Shelton, 1928
WHY DO WE REST?
ANSWER: TO SAVE & RE-GENERATE ENERGY
SLEEP & REST
Sleep and rest are two essentials of life.
"Why do we sleep?" is a question most commonly asked. The correct answer is because it is the normal process of life. Sleep represents phase of life when the living organism renews its energy to revitalise itself for its other phase, that of activities. ...
If functional activity of our organs is to be maintained, if our tissues need repair and replenishment, then it is neccessary that we have sleep and rest.
Just like an electric storage heater stores energy during the so walled "off peak" periods and then discharges that energy during the peak periods, so in sleep. All that is constructive and building goes on during sleep. It is truly a "silence with things going on". Sleep represents recuperation; activity exhaustion. ...
"How much sleep do we need?" is another common question.
Our needs depend on several factors, but the basic factor that of exhaustion. If we have exhausted our energies by various processes of enervation then we need a greater amount of sleep, than if we have husbanded and conserved our energies.
Dr. Keki Sidhwa, The Quintessence of Natural Living,1994
VACATION & REST & RENEWAL
Very few realise what a vacation is for. ...
A vacation should help you build up your body, rest your mind, fill your entire being with
energy, pep, good health and increased strength.
A vacation is not just a period of pleasure.
It should a rest, a change, a time to renew physical abilities.
Even if you feel that you are equal to James Bond, dear reader, do remember that M packed off Bond to a Nature-cure resort
because he too couldn't stand the pace
of such living it up. - Dr. Sidhwa
WHEN SICK - GIVE YOUR BODY A VACATION
AND SAVE ENERGY!
Here are some ways to give your body a real vacation (& save energy):
- relax in bed, sleep & rest more =less energy to muscles
- be in a calm, happy, supportive environment =energy-saving
- eat less =less energy to digestion
- eat easier-to-digest foods (raw) =less energy to digestion
- eat more nutritious foods (raw) =less energy to digestion
- stop all toxin intake (from junk food, herbs, teas, condiments etc.) =less energy to daily detox
- stop all drugs (if on prescription drugs, ask a doctor for help) =less energy to drug detox
- don't poke & prod & irritate the body (no acupuncture & massage, except mild touch) =energy-saving
- think positive thoughts =energy-saving
ALL THIS MEANS: MORE ENERGY TO REPAIR & DETOX
MINIMAL ENERGY TO REPAIR & DETOX
MAXIMAL ENERGY TO REPAIR & DETOX
REST, REST, REST
SAVE "BODY ENERGY"
AUTOMATIC RE-DIRECTION OF "BODY ENERGY"
(to healing, repair & detox)
WHAT IS THIS: BODY ENERGY?
ANSWER: IT USUALLY (e.g. above) MEANS ELECTRICAL ENERGY
THERE ARE THE 2 MAIN TYPES OF |
ENERGY used by THE BODY:
1. chemical energy (fuel) and
2. electrical energy (battery)
1. OUR FUEL comes from food,
=mainly fat & carbohydrates
and may end up in our fat-layers (fuel-reserves)
2. OUR BATTERY is re-charged during sleep|
=our nerve energy, =life force, =electrical energy, = vitality
WHAT IS THIS: NERVE ENERGY?
ANSWER: IT IS OUR LIFE FORCE, OUR BODY BATTERY, OUR VITALITY = OUR ELECTRICAL ENERGY
OUR BATTERY = NERVE ENERGY = OUR ELECTRICAL ENERGY IS MOST IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH & HEALING!!
TOO LITTE NERVE ENERGY = NO HEALING
ZERO NERVE ENERGY = DEATH
lots of nerve energy
"The body is strong or weak, as the case may be, depending entirely on whether the nerve energy is strong or weak.
And it should be remembered that the functions of the body are carried on well or badly according to the amount of energy."
John H. Tilden:
Toxemia - The Basic Cause Of Disease
no nerve energy
IS THERE A DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN SAVED ENERGY AND HEALING?
ANSWER: YES, ALL SAVED ENERGY WILL AUTOMATICALLY GO TO HEALING -----
(UNLESS WE WASTE THE ENERGY!!)
GOES TO HEALING:
2. TOXIN & WASTE REMOVAL|
WHAT GIVES THE MOST COMPLETE REST?
(especially of the digestive system)
ANSWER: FASTING --- (UNLESS WE FAST INCORRECTLY, WASTING ENERGY!!)
THERE ARE NO CURES
A fast, rest in bed and the giving-up of enervating habits, mental and physical, will allow nature to eliminate the accumulated toxin; then, if enervating habits are given up, and rational living habits adopted, health will come back to stay. This applies to any so-called disease.
Yes, it fits your disease.
Yes; cannot you realize that law and order pervades the universe?
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 - from electron to mind.
From time immemorial man has looked for a savior; and, when not looking for a savior, he is looking for a cure. He believes in paternalism. He is looking to get something for nothing, not knowing that the highest price we ever pay for anything is to have it given to us.
Instead of accepting salvation, it is better to deserve it. Instead of buying, begging to stealing a cure, it is better to stop building disease. Disease is of man's own building, and one worse thing than the stupidity of buying a cure is to remain so ignorant as to believe in cures.
John H. Tilden:
Toxemia - The Basic Cause Of Disease
FASTING IN DISEASE, IN NATURE
I need devote but little space to a discussion of what every one already knows: namely, that the sick animal refuses all food. The farmer knows that his "foundered" horse will not eatis "off his feed," as he expresses it. The sick cat, dog, cow or other animal refuses food. Animals will abstain from food when sick for days and weeks, refusing all food that may be offered them until they are well.
Macfadden and Oswald (1900) say: "Serious sickness prompts all animals to fast. Wounded deer will retire to some secluded glen and starve for weeks together".
Arthur Brisbane disapproved of fasting and took Mr. Sinclair to task for advocating it. After a lengthy correspondence about the matter, Mr. Brisbane acknowledged that "even dogs fast when they are ill." Sinclair retorted, "I look forward to the time when human beings may be as wise as dogs"(1911).
A dog or cat, if sick or wounded, will crawl under the woodshed or retire to some other secluded spot and rest and fast until well. Occasionally he will come out for water. These animals will, when wounded or sick, persistently refuse the most tempting food when offered to them. Physical and physiological rest and water are their remedies.
A sick cow or horse will also refuse food. The author has seen this in many hundreds of cases. In fact, all nature obeys this instinct. Thus does nature teach us that the way to feed in acute ''disease'' is not to do it.
Domestic cattle may often be found suffering from some chronic "disease." Such animals invariably consume less food than the normal animal. Every stock man knows that when a cow or horse or hog or sheep, etc., persistently refuses food, or day after day consumes much less than normally, there is something wrong with that animal. ...
It is said that the elephant, if wounded, and still able to travel, will go along with the rest of the herd and can be found supporting itself beside a tree while the remainder of the herd enjoys a hearty meal. The wounded elephant is totally oblivious of the excellent food all around him. He obeys an instinct as unerring as the one that brings the bee to his hive; an instinct which is common to the whole animal world, man included. ...
Under all conditions in which animals fast, the internal resources of the animal are drawn upon to nourish the vital tissues and carry on the indispensable functions of life.
In sickness, or when severely wounded, when no food can be digested, the organism also draws upon its internal store of supplies for these same purposes. Fever, pain, distress, inflammation suspend the secretion of the digestive juices, inhibit the muscular actions of the stomach and take away the desire for food. In such conditions there is but one source from which food can be drawnthe reserves.
The ability of an animal to fast, even for long periods, under many and varied conditions and circumstances of life, is a vitally important factor in survival. It is nature's best established method of dealing with certain physiological and biological problems.
Dr. H.M. Shelton, 1934
FASTING = COMPLETE REST OF OUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM = SAVES A LOT OF ENERGY = WHICH CAN BE DIRECTED TO HEALING & DETOX
Read more about fasting & rest here by Dr. Shelton
FROM CHRONIC DISEASE TO HEALTH - THE NATURAL (HYGIENE) ROAD TO RECOVERY