Why elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease
"When there is enough wrong with people to produce discomfort of mind or
body, they seek relief instead of seeking for and
removing cause. Physicians and surgeons palliate symptoms instead of removing causes.
The basic assumption behind the broad field of natural medicine
is that the human body has an inherent wisdom within it that
strives to defend itself and to survive. Symptoms of illness
are not simply something "wrong" with the person, but instead,
symptoms are actually responses and efforts of the organism
to defend and heal itself against infection and/or stress. Hans
Selye, MD, PhD, the father of stress theory, once asserted,
"Disease is not mere surrender to attack but also the fight
for health; unless there is a fight, there is no disease."
"Could it be that we're looking
in the wrong direction for the answer to the cause of disease? Dr.
Nancy Appleton's investigation led her to Louis Pasteur's germ theory,
and to the inevitable conclusion that this theory has overpowered
other ideas about the origins and development of disease. Might
disease be caused generally not by outside microscopic invaders,
as the germ theory states, hut by ourselves, in what we think, say,
feel, do, and eat?" Nancy Appleton, PhD
Our human body has survived these thousands of years because
of its incredible adaptive capabilities, and one of the ways
that it adapts is through the creation of symptoms. Whether
it be through fever and inflammation, cough and expectoration,
nausea and vomiting, fainting and comatose states, and even
the variety of emotional and mental states, each symptom represents
the best efforts of the bodymind in its effort to fight infection
and/or adapt to physical and psychological stresses.
Whenever possible, suppression of symptoms
is avoided, as this may interfere with the healing process.
Tolle Causam MD (Identify and Treat the Cause). Illness does not
occur without cause and symptoms (nausea, rash, headache) are
not the cause.
Symptoms are signals that the body is out of
balance. They are an expression of the body's attempt to heal
itself. Causes originate on many levels, but are more often
found in the patient's lifestyle, diet, habits, or emotional
state. When only the symptoms are treated, the underlying causes
remain and the patient may develop a more serious, chronic condition.
Prevention Is the Best Cure. Health is a reflection of how we
choose to live." Dr. Herbert Shelton MD
Health is not the absence of disease. Health is a universal good condition on
all levels--physical, emotional and mental. Disease or "dis-ease" is defined as a lack of health.
Disease results when any cell is not functioning 100% of its designed duty whether due to
trauma, toxicity, lack of communication or a combination thereof.
Standard Western Medicine strives to suppress the immune
response, working against the body. The immune system is not responsive to drugs for healing.
Antibiotics used to fight infections actually depress
the immune system when used long-term. If there is a
fever, lower it, if inflammation is present provide steroids
to remove it and of course if Western Medicine thinks a bacteria
or virus is present or doesn't know what is wrong, a dose of
anti-biotics is provided. This way of doing things can be effective
in the immediate term, and important in life threatening situations,
but potentially devastating in the long term especially when
Because, what eventually happens, is that immune
system becomes weak and ineffective or damaged and over-reactive
and disease is pushed deeper into the body to come back stronger
and more difficult to get rid of at a later date. This is called
trading ACUTE disease for long-term CHRONIC disease, and it
is one reason why so many of us are chronically ill today.
Holistic health care practitioner will not want to suppress
symptoms unless they view it to be absolutely necessary, because
those symptoms are a sign the immune system is working and doing
its job. Holistic remedies may include a change in diet, vitamins
and supplements to provide needed extra or missing nutrients
or herbal remedies like Milk Thistle to assist the liver with
cleansing toxins from the body.
If your tooth
hurts and we inject a local anesthetic, the pain goes away but
that does not mean the problem is gone! If we use medications
to suppress these symptoms then the vital force tries to create
new symptoms to compensate for the imbalance that is still there.
If the vital force is strong then the original symptom may return.
Otherwise, it may be unable to express on the same
level and create a symptom that is more interior and could be
much worse per Dr. Hering's Law. One example
is a skin rash that is treated with cortisone. The rash and
itching will probably go away quickly. Later the patient begins
to exhibit liver problems that "were caused by the cortisone".
The liver symptoms are actually an expression of this suppressed
imbalance on a deeper more interior level. Many things can be
suppressive. Vaccines and allopathic medications are a major
source of suppression where homeopathy is concerned, but herbs,
acupuncture and incorrect homeopathic remedies can also be suppressive."
"Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help
it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of
us is the greatest force in getting well.
Our food should be our medicine.
Our medicine should be our food.
But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness."
Hippocrates, Greek physician
(460 BC - 377 BC).
Disease is nothing more than the body responding to the wrong
we have done to it. It is the body's attempt at keeping us alive
in response to the wrongs we have inflicted on our bodies. Pathological
changes are the cell's response to stress. These changes or
compensations allow the body to survive - maintain homeostasis
- as long as the stress continues. These tissue changes which
result in disease, are the outward manifestation of internal
compensation to stress. Until the cause is removed, the condition
will remain in one form or another.
The word "holistic" means "whole". In providing holistic
care, the therapist addresses you or your animal not only from
the point of view of its disease, but also considers what may
have caused the condition. There are many levels to look at:
lifestyle, dietary habbits, emotions; these may all have a relationship
with the symptoms you observe. Believe it or not, our body knows
how we got sick, why we got sick and how to heal us. The reason
it doesn't do so is because of the stresses that we put in the
"You cannot poison your body into health with drugs, chemo
or radiation. 'Health' can only be achieved with healthful living."
Herbert Shelton MD - "Why do we expect to get well in a hurry of
a condition that requires a life-time for its development? Perhaps
one is fifty years of age and has had a chronic disease since
the age of thirty-five, the condition slowly becoming worse
during this time, despite (or because of) the faithful employment
of the commonly administered means of palliation. Before the
disease became apparent at the age of thirty-five, there was
a long antecedent series of developments that led up to the
Identify and Treat the Causes of Disease
Illness does not occur without cause. Causes may originate
in many areas. Underlying causes of illness and disease must
be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur.
Symptoms can be expressions of the body's attempt to defend
itself, to adapt and recover, to heal itself, or may be results
of the causes of disease.
Why "Cures" Sometimes Fail
by Dr. Leo Roy, M.D., N.D.
There are obstacles, barriers and impediments to healing.
Failing to consider obstacles to healing is possibly the most
under-considered and neglected aspect to getting well. Not considering
these obstacles sets us up to have potential cures fail, even
those that are the most perfect and effective treatments, those
that are most perfectly programmed to all our healing needs.
Healing isn't always simple, easy, painless or automatic. Problems
arise from many factors of which you are likely not aware.
Toxemia and Internal Cleansing
"Autogenous self-generated poisoning is what we call Toxaemia."
Hygiene holds that the one cause of all disease is the toxic
saturation at the cellular level of the bodily tissues, bloodstream,
and fluids brought on by the depletion of Nerve Energy reserves
through wrong living habits. This state of self-poisioning is
alternately termed "Auto-Intoxication," "Toxicosis," and "Toxemia."
There is really only one disease of the body. It is called Toxemia.
doctors of natural hygiene have proven this in their work,
but common knowledge of the way the body works, along with common
sense, will also support this statement. In his book "Toxemia
Explained" Dr. John Tilden explains the definition of Toxemia
as natures effort to eliminate toxins from the blood.
Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism.
Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches
right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Internal
Cleansing The first step in anyones health program is to clean
and open up all the elimination organs Weak and congested liver,
gallbladder, bowels or kidneys can be the cause of many chronic
health problems by causing toxic and putrid waste to be absorbed
into the rest of our system. Over the course of time, this effects
the functioning of every cell and organ in our body. It poisons
the blood, lymphatic system, nervous system and brain, while
clogging up the heart, vascular system, lungs and sinuses."
Many times the real cause behind sickness and disease is this
retention and reabsorption of these toxic wastes.
"The best of all medicines are rest and fasting." ---Benjamin
comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that
cleanse the body of toxins. Today, our environment is toxic
and the foods we eat, even the air we breathe and the water
we drink is laden with chemicals foreign to our system. Therefore,
everyone is undergoing some type of detoxification to maintain
life and health. Although basic detoxification begins with diet,
detox programs may include nutritional fortification for the
liver, lungs, kidneys, bowels and blood.
We will soon see why
these organs are so important in detoxification. Detoxification
for the body may refer to the cleansing of the bowels, kidneys,
lungs, the liver or the blood, since these are the organs involved
in detoxification of chemicals and toxins from the body. The
liver acts as an in-line filter for the removal of foreign substances
and wastes from the blood. The kidneys filter wastes from the
blood into the urine, while the lungs remove volatile gases
as we breathe.
What is a healing Crisis? Understanding the Healing Process
By Dr Stanley Bass
, N.D. D.C. Ph.D
You May Feel Worse Before You Begin to Feel Better... The Road To Better Health may Begin with a Healing Crisis
you move toward better health with natural healing programs
and better nutrition, healing begins to occur. As part of the
healing process the body will begin to discard toxic residues
which have built up in your body over the years.
process usually does not occur without repercussions. During
the initial phase of healing, as your body begins to clean house,
(detoxify) and your vital energy begins to repair and rebuild
internal organs, you may experience headache, uneasiness, flu
like symptoms and fatigue. It is important that you adequately
rest during this time.
These symptoms will pass as your body begins to normalize
to a new level of health. As you continue to improve, you may
begin a process called retracing.You may feel worse before
you feel better. For example, if you used to get skin rashes,
the rashes may reappear or get worse for a period of time as
your body eliminates toxins through the skin. You may also experience
an initial increase in urination, or you may feel more nervous.
In actuality, you are not getting worse, you are actually getting
better. Eventually you will reach a plateau of better health.
During the healing crisis, it is important to not suppress these
temporary symptoms with drugs or the healing
may become interrupted.
Understanding The Healing Crisis
Ginger Chalford, Ph.D
The body has an inherent desire for perfect health. We have
the ability to earn our way back to that state, no matter how
"normal" or bad our health is now. But in the meantime, the
body must go through an elimination process to achieve good
health. The elimination process is often referred to as the
"healing crisis." Once the healing crisis starts, reactions
may be mild or severe. Expect ups and downs as it takes awhile
to get good health back.
In a healing crisis, every body system works together to
eliminate waste products and set the stage for regeneration.
Old tissues are replaced with new. A disease occurs when the
body cannot make it through its natural healing crises for one
reason or another. The body is "locked" into a destructive and
shut down place, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Symptoms of the healing crisis may at first be identical
to the disease it is meant to heal. But there is an important
difference: elimination. A cleansing, purifying process is underway
and stored wastes are in a free-flowing state. The body, mind,
and spirit are no longer "locked." Sometimes pain and symptoms
during the healing crisis are more intense than that of the
chronic disease, but it is temporary and necessary.
The crisis will usually bring about past conditions and personal
issues. People often forget the diseases, issues, or injuries
they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during the
crisis so that they can heal their unfinished business. This
arises in whatever order the
body is capable of handling at
Physical reactions could include skin eruptions, nausea,
headache, sleepiness, unusual fatigue, constipation, diarrhea,
head or chest cold, ear infections, boils, or any other way
the body uses to loosen and eliminate toxins. An initial healing
crisis usually lasts around three days but if the energy of
the patient is low, it may last a week or more.
Your body needs juices, and especially water to help carry
off the toxins. This is a time for rest. Be kind to yourself
--- mentally, emotionally, and of course physically.
One crisis is not always enough for a complete cure. The
person in a chronic "locked" disease state will often have to
go through cycles of healing crises, with each one improving
the condition some. It has taken time to develop a chronically
diseased state, and time is required to let go of the "locked"
energy, piece by piece. It's like peeling the layers off an
Often the crisis will come after one feels their very best
and most energized, setting the stage for the elimination. The
whole body gets into action. Most people feel an energy boost
at the beginning until the toxins start dumping into the blood
stream for elimination. Go as slowly as your body needs so your
elimination is gradual and comfortable.
With a more serious condition, there may be many small crisis
to go through before the system can become healthily balanced.
Everything must be considered and given its proper place in
the build-up to a healing crisis. One should expect it and work
with the body, not resentfully against it.
A healing crisis is also known as the Herxheimer
Reaction which occurs when the body is detoxifying too rapidly
and toxins are being released faster than the body can eliminate
them. A healing crisis can result from any holistic/natural
therapy such as homeopathy, naturopathy, improved diet, etc.
The reversal process is another part of the healing crisis.
It is necessary to revisit each step the body has been through
that brought it to its current state of dis-ease. People learn
from an early age that symptoms are bad and should be stopped
or suppressed. They take all kinds of drugs to stop their bodies
from eliminating catarrah and waste. This is very confusing
to the body! Mucus production is the body's perfect mechanism
for taking out the garbage! If that process is suppressed, the
immune system is compromised and the next time it doesn't work
quite so well.
In the Hering’s Law of Cure, the healing occurs in a consistent pattern.
The body has it's own memory and it remembers
all the injuries and all the times it was suppressed. In the
reversal process these memories are brought to light in reverse
order from which they happened and people re-experience illnesses
and traumas in a phenomenon known as retracing. The difference
this time is that the symptoms come and go quickly and there
is an underlying sense that the whole process is not threatening,
that it is natural and health promoting. The healthy changes
people feel after a healing crises remain as long as a health
supportive lifestyle is embraced, as long as one continues to
honor the remarkable and extraordinary intelligence of the body.
Give the body what it needs to constantly create strong new
tissue and the reward will be wonderful health and vitality.
Shirley's healing crisis experience: "I suffered from
severe eczema since I was one year old. When I was 17, the doctor
prescribed cortisone to suppress the symptoms of eczema. Over
the next few years, I suffered severe side effects from that drug. My overall health was going
downhill fast. My immune system was blown out. I suffered numerous
infections which didn't even respond to antibiotics. In my early
thirties I began homeopathic
treatments, changed my diet, and supported my immune system
with nutritional supplements.
I experienced immediate improvement in my overall health - infections,
depression, back pain and other symptoms cleared up - but my
skin condition worsened dramatically. That was my healing crisis.
According to Dr. Hering (Hering's law of cure)
the healing occurs from the inside out, meaning that toxins
are excreted through the skin. This is especially true when
the liver, kidneys and lungs have been impaired to some degree.
Because of the huge amount of cortisone I took for 9 years,
the healing crisis was severe and lengthy. But the results made
it all worthwhile: optimum health and a beautiful, healthy skin.
Here's the detailed story of my journey
Herxheimer Reaction AKA The Healing Crisis
The Herxheimer Reaction occurs when the body is detoxifying
too rapidly and toxins are being released faster than the body
can eliminate them.[v] When this occurs, one will suffer from
headaches, nausea, vomiting, and malaise. Even though this is
but a short period of the health program, it can be severe and
deter one from reaching their intended goals. Also, the person
may not know what they are experiencing and think that they
To minimize the Herxheimer Reaction:
- Drinks lots of pure alkaline ionized water
- Get minimal exercise daily
- Lots of sunshine
- Take detoxification slowly ... one step at a time
- Don’t increase the dose of herbals
- Keep the organs of elimination (bowels, lungs, skin, kidneys) open
- Take detox clay baths
- Sweat by using exercise, saunas, baths, and herbs
- Avoid foreign chemicals and refined processed foods
If the Herxheimer reaction occurs, cut back on your health detoxification
program. Reduce the dose of herbs and follow the above outline
to reduce the symptoms of toxin elimination. The more toxins
there are to eliminate, the sicker one is when they come out.
Generally, one will feel better when all is over and health
is restored again. Just remember, don’t give up. Herxheimer
reaction is also known as a healing crisis.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HEALING CRISIS AND ILLNESS?
There are symptoms during a healing crisis that may be confused
with illness but the difference is that these symptoms are short
in duration and move from one part of the body to another, from
inside out and from top to bottom. There is usually a lack of
appetite and may be a fever. In Hering’s Law of Cure, healing occurs in a consistent pattern
Illness is a very different scenario
where one or more of the organs are not working well, causing
toxic build up of waste material that can't get out.
fear during illness, a feeling of being out of control as opposed
to the prevailing feeling during a healing crisis that underneath
all the symptomology everything is working just the way it should
and everything is really OK. The reversal process is another
part of the healing crisis. It is necessary to revisit each
step the body has been through that brought it to its current
state of dis-ease. People learn from an early age that symptoms
are bad and should be stopped or suppressed.
If I were asked which is the greatest misunderstanding and
confusion in the field of nutrition, I would respond, "to properly
understand and interpret the symptoms and changes that follow
the beginnings of a better nutritional program - (A healing crisis)"
Now, what happens when a person follows the rules and makes
a decided improvement in the quality of food consumed? Remarkable
things begin to happen to the body as well as the mind. The
amazing intelligence present in every cell of the body and the
wisdom of the body in its operation immediately becomes manifest.
The rule may be stated thus: When the quality of food coming
into the body is of
higher quality than the tissue that the
body is made of, the body begins to discard the lower grade
materials and tissues and makes room for the superior materials
that make new and healthier tissue.
What are the symptoms or signs that become evident when we
first begin to omit the lower grade food and instead introduce
superior foods-those that are more alive, more natural than
those we are accustomed to? When the use of toxic stimulants
such as coffee, tea, chocolate or cocoa is suddenly stopped,
headaches are common, and a letdown (healing crisis) occurs.
This is due to the discard by the body, of toxins called caffeine
and theobromine, which are removed from the tissues and transported
through the blood stream during its many bodily rounds. Before
the toxins agents reach their final destination for elimination,
these irritants register in our consciousness as pain-in other
The letdown is due to the slower action of the heart - the
resting phase that follows the stimulation of more rapid heart
action forced on the body by certain poisons called stimulants.
The more rapid heartbeat (or pulse) produces a feeling of exhilaration,
and the slower action produces a depressed state of mind. Usually,
within three days, the symptoms vanish and we feel stronger
due to the recuperation that follows. To a lesser extent, the
same process occurs when we abandon lower quality foods and
replace them with better foods. Lower quality foods have undergone
Spices, salt and other ingredients have been added, and they
tend to be more stimulating than less prepared and more natural
foods. Animal food, such as meat, fowl, fish etc, is more stimulating
than cheeses, nuts and vegetable proteins. Consequently the
withdrawal of stimulation, which follows the abandonment of
animal food produces a slower heart action, a resting phase
that registers to the mind as relaxation or a decrease in energy.
This initial letdown (healing crisis) lasts about ten days
or slightly longer, and is followed by an increase of strength,
a feeling of diminishing stress and great well-being. Now, let
us return to the symptoms that occur in the process of regeneration.
The person who starts a better diet, stays on it for three days
to a week and then quits, will say, "Oh, I felt better on the
old diet - the new one makes me feel weak". He failed because
he did not give his body a chance to adjust and complete its
first phase of action, recuperation. If he had waited a while
longer, he would have begun to feel better than before he started.
During this initial phase (lasting about ten days on the
average, to several weeks in others), the vital energies that
are usually in the periphery or external parts of the body,
such as the muscles and skin, begin to move to the vital internal
organs and start reconstruction. This shunting of much of the
power to the internal region produces a feeling of less energy
in the muscles, which the mind interprets as some weakness.
Actually power is increased, but most of it is being used for
rebuilding the more important organs, and less of it is available
for muscular work. Any weakness that is felt here is not a true
weakness, but merely a redeployment of forces to the more important
Here it is important for the person to stop wasting energy,
and rest and sleep more. This is a crucial phase, and if the
person resorts to stimulants of any kind, he will abort and
defeat the regeneration intent of the body. It is important
that he have patience and just wait it out and after awhile
he will get an increasing strength that will exceed what he
felt before he began the new program. Success in recovery or
improvement of health hinges upon the correct understanding
of this point - realizing that the body is using its main energies
in more important internal work and not wasting it in external
work involving muscle movements. Be wise - take it easy and
relax. Just coast in your work and social obligations until
you are out of the woods.
As one continues on the improved diet and gradually raises
the food quality, interesting symptoms begin to appear. The
body begins a process called "retracing". The cellular intelligence
reasons something like this "Oh! Look at all those fine materials
coming in. How wonderful - now we have a chance to get rid of
this old garbage and build a beautiful new house. Let us get
started immediately. Let us get this excess bile out of the
liver and gall bladder and send it to the intestines for elimination.
Let us get this sludge moving out of the arteries, veins and
capillaries. These smelly, gassy, brain-stupefying masses have
been here too long- out with them! These arthritic deposits
on the joints need cleaning up. Let us get these irritating
food preservatives such as aspirins, sleeping pills and drugs
out of the way, along with these other masses of fat that have
made life so burdensome for us for so long."
During the first phase of the healing crisis (called catabolism),
the accent is on elimination or breaking down of tissue. The
body begins to clean house - in short, to remove the garbage
deposited in all the tissues. Wastes are discarded more rapidly
and new tissue is made from the new food. This becomes evident
as weight loss. This persists for a while then is followed by
the second phase-stabilization.
Here the weight remains more or less stable. During this
phase, the amount of waste material being discarded daily is
equal to the amount of tissue that is being formed and replaced
by the newer, more vital food. This occurs after the excess
of obstructing material in the tissues has been removed. This
stage persists for a while and is then followed by a third phase
- a build up period (called anabolism), wherein weight starts
to go even though the diet is lower in calories than it was
before. At this point, much or more of the interfering wastes
have been discarded.
Returning to the symptoms that occur on a superior nutritional
program - people who have had tendencies in the past to recurring
skin rashes or eruptions will frequently tend to eliminate poisons
and harmful drugs through the skin with new rashes and eruptions.
If they go to a doctor now who is not familiar with this aspect
of nutrition, he will diagnose it as an allergy. They ask, "How
come I am eating better than I ever did before and instead I'm
getting worse?" They don't understand that the body is "retracing"
The skin is getting more alive and active. It is throwing out
more poisons more rapidly.
Headaches may occur at the beginning, fever and/or colds
may also appear, the skin may break out, there may be a short
interval of bowel sluggishness, diarrhea, feeling of tiredness
and weakness, disinclination to exercise, nervousness, stress, anxietay, irritability,
negativity, mental depression, frequent urination, etc.
However the great majority of people find their reactions
tolerable and are encouraged to bear with them. With some, colds
that have not appeared for a long time may occur, or even fevers.
Understand that these actions are constructive, even though
unpleasant at the moment. Do not try to stop these symptoms
by the use of certain drugs. These symptoms are part of a curing
process; so don't try to cure a cure. These are NOT deficiency
problems or allergic manifestations.
The symptoms will vary according to the material being discarded,
the condition of the organs involved in the elimination, and
the amount of energy you have available. The more you rest and
sleep when the symptoms are present, the milder they are and
the more quickly they are terminated. Be happy you are having
symptoms. Realized deeply that your body is becoming younger
and healthier every day. You are throwing off more and more
wastes that would eventually have brought pain, disease, and
following through to their successful termination, avoiding
some of the worst diseases that would eventually have developed
had you continued your careless eating habits.
Do not expect to go on an ascending scale of quality. Do
not expect that improving your diet will make you feel better
and better each day until you reach perfection. The body is
cyclical in nature. And health returns in a series of gradually
diminishing cycles. For example, you may start a better diet
and for a while you feel much better. After some time, a symptom
occurs - you may feel nauseous for a day and have diarrhea with
a foul smelling stool. After a day, you feel better than ever
before, and all goes fine for a while. Then you suddenly develop
a cold, feel chills, and lose your appetite.
After about two
or three days (assuming you do not take drugs or do anything
else about it), you suddenly develop an itch or rash. You still
do not take anything special for it. This rash flares up, gets
worse, and continues for ten days, and immediately subsides.
Immediately after this, you find your hepatitis is gone and
your energy has increased more than ever before. The rash became
an outlet for the poisons in the liver, which produced the hepatitis.
This is how recovery occurs.
You recover and go even higher. And so it goes - each reaction
milder than the last as the body becomes purer, each becoming
shorter in duration and being followed by a longer and longer
period of feeling better than ever before, until you reach a
level plateau of vibrant health. Let us give ourselves, through
our "healing crisis" a chance to experience what it means to
be really healthy and fully alive.
Hering’s Law of Cure
Constantine Hering, M.D. (1800-1880) observed that healing
occurs in a consistent pattern. He described this pattern in
the form of three basic laws which homeopaths can use to recognize
that healing is occurring. This pattern has been recognized
by acupuncturists for hundreds of years and is also used by
practitioners of herbalism and other healing disciplines.
- According to the first of Hering's laws, healing
progresses from the deepest part of the organism - the mental
and emotional levels and the vital organs - to the external
parts, such as skin and extremities.
- Hering's second law states that, as healing progresses,
symptoms appear and disappear in the reverse of their original
chronological order of appearance. Homeopaths have consistently
observed that their patients re-experience symptoms from
- According to Hering's third law, healing progresses
from the upper to the lower parts of the body. For instance,
a person is considered to be on the mend if the arthritic
pain in his neck has decreased although he now has pain in his finger joints.
As the symptoms change in accordance with Hering's Law, it is common
for individual symptoms to become worse than they had been before
treatment. If healing is truly in progress, the patient feels stronger
and generally better in spite of the aggravation. Before long, the
symptoms of the aggravation pass, and leave the person healthier on all levels.
Sadly, most conventional medical doctors treat each symptom as
a unique and unconnected phenomenon. A person's skin rash generally
would be treated with cortisone, thus suppressing it,and, possibly,
reactivating the person's asthma. The mentally ill person's new
physical symptom is also suppressed, leading to a relapse of the
By H. Reg McDaniel, MD
As you begin to change your diet and supplement your diet with
our exclusive health-building products, positive changes begin to
happen within your body. The ideal reaction is the gradual development
of an increased sense of well-being. At first you will notice that
you do not tire so easily. You will have more sustained energy during
the day, and you will not become tired so early in the evening.
As sense of well-being increases, you may begin to feel more emotionally
and psychologically secure. Little things do not bother you as they
once did. Your old patterns will begin to change from "grumpy" ones
to "happy" ones. However, in a significant minority, a number of
uncomfortable reactions may occur as you begin to physiologically
balance your body chemistry and revitalize your immune system through
the support of cellular communication. It is not easy for your body
to adjust overnight to a long history of inappropriate diet.
The longer the deficiencies have existed, the more prevalent
the response is likely to be. Corrective responses that may occur
are associated with: fever, rash or hives, excessive gas, runny
nose, headaches, insomnia, increased thirst, weakness, lethargy,
loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, fever blisters, dry mouth, canker
sores, constipation, dizziness, nervousness, and various body aches
and pains in joints and muscles. When these reactions occur, you
can be assured your body is making positive changes toward an improved
state of health. If you recognize these as the cleansing response,
it will be easier to accept them as steps on the road to better
health. These conditions are a small price to pay for long-lasting
Reasons for Reactions
Immune Response When your body is exposed to long periods of
emotional, physical and environmental stress (heavy metal, petrochemical,
other chemical exposures) combined with an inappropriate diet, your
natural defense system can become compromised and less efficient.
When the immune system is restored, the reactions may come in the
form of flu-like symptoms.
The human body has an amazing cleansing system for eliminating
toxins that accumulate in the body. This system can also become
inefficient and allow toxins to build up and be stored, especially
in body fat, rather than be eliminated. Once this natural cleansing
system begins to work more efficiently, reactions can occur. These
reactions result from the stored toxins begin released faster than
the liver, kidneys, skin and lungs can remove them from the body.
These reactions can include loss of appetite, nausea, headaches
and swelling in various lymph glands throughout the body.
These reactions can be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric
acid in the stomach and/or by dysfunctional or exhausted liver and
adrenal glands. An allergic-type reaction can include skin rashes
and shortness of breath.
What To Do
1. Attempt to drink at least one half your body weight in ounces
of water, or a combination of fruit and vegetable juices, per day.
This will help flush out the toxins and support the cleansing of
the kidneys. 2. Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, and
bran from cereals. This can help accelerate the removal of toxins
of any type. 3. Include an activity component in your daily routine.
Walking for 15 minutes is a good place to start. Exercise is another
good way to support detoxification.
If the reaction is too strong for you to tolerate, you can reduce
or even discontinue the supplements for a couple of days, and then
gradually build back up to the recommended amounts. ? This routine
may need to be repeated, depending on the depleted condition of
your body and the amount of repair needed at the cellular level.
The Healing Process in Veterinary Care
Dr. Bernstein DVM - "Modern medicine feels, in most
cases, that the elimination of the symptom is the same as elimination
of the disease. In allopathic medicine a symptom is usually
thought of as the patient's real disease and the goal is to
hold back, decrease or eliminate this symptom. This is often
done without addressing the underlying cause.
Typical healing crisis on a dog's skin level. The
18 month old German Shepherd I had adopted had a
hotspot on his left thigh, right were he had been vaccinated.
I gave him a dose of Lyssin 200c homeopathic
remedy to antidote the bad effects of rabies vaccine.
and I immediately began to transition him to
raw food diet. I also rubbed a mixture of golden seal extract
with flaxoil and evening primrose oil on his hotspot several
times a day to promote healing.
Within 2 weeks that hotspot
was healed but a new hotspot/eczema spot had developed in his
right thigh and just above his tail. I also noticed a little
growth on his right shoulder. I gave him a single doze of the
homeopathic remedy THUJA to antidote the bad effects of the
The new hotspot clearly was an indication of
healing-crisis on the skin level with inflammation, heat, redness,
oozing, bleeding and eventually scaling.
Vaccine toxins were coming out of
his body through his skin and I didn't use suppressive medicine
to suppress that discharge. I robbed a litte of the oil/goldenseal
mixture on the area to soothe the inflammation. Within 2 - 3
weeks that hotspot was healed and hair growing back in that
area. The growth on his shoulder disapeared.
Jeffrey Levy, DVM - "The greatest harm of drug treatment
is usually not so much the toxicity or side effects as it is
the effects of suppression. Allopathic (conventional Western)
medical thinking generally seeks immediate gratification: just
make the symptom go away. So the patient may be better in the
short term, but is usually worse in the longer term. Homeopathy
is just the opposite:
sometimes the symptoms are worse in the
short term (such as with aggravation or the reversal of a previous
suppression), but the real benefit is in the longer term. A
symptom, say itchy skin,
is the body's response to a deeper problem.
When a symptom is
suppressed, it is only the outward manifestation of the problem
that goes away. Since the deeper problem is still there, the
body may, in time, produce the same symptom again. Another possibility
is that, as a result of the suppression, the deeper problem
progresses to the point that a deeper, more serious symptom
is produced. So the itchy skin may go away, but then chronic
If the diarrhea is then suppressed as well,
it may lead to, say, liver disease. But hey, at least the skin
is cleared up! I see this pattern, or variations on it, very
frequently in reviewing the medical records of new patients.
It is the unrecognized, and often high, price that we pay for
the quick fix, for immediate gratification, for the shot or
pill that seems to make the problem go away."
Germs: The cause or symptom of a disease?
How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics Making Billion-Dollar Profits At Our Expense. A daily scan through
the news gives the impression that the world is constantly invaded
by virus epidemics. The latest headlines feature the human papillomavirus
(HPV) alleged to cause cervical cancer and the avian flu virus,
The public is also continually terrorized by reports about
SARS, BSE, hepatitis C, AIDS, Ebola, and polio. However, this virus
mayhem ignores very basic scientific facts: the existence, the pathogenicity
and the deadly effects of these agents have never been proven.
pharmaceutical companies and top scientists rake in enormous sums
of money by attacking germs and the media boosts its audience
ratings and circulations with sensationalized reporting (the coverage
of the New York Times and Der Spiegel are specifically analyzed).
"The primary purpose of commercially-funded clinical research is
to maximize financial return on investment, not health," says John
Abramson of Harvard Medical School. Virus Mania will inform you
on how such an environment took root-and how to empower yourself
for a healthy life.
Most of the diseases in modern society today are not caused by
the "pathogenic bacteria" that enter from outside us, as was taught
by Pasteur. Disease occurs as these endobionts are transformed from
the microbe stage to more virulent forms of life.
The state of development
of these organisms depends
upon the state of the medium in which the germ lives. In other words,
the microbes which live in our cells and assist the cells in maintaining
a healthy state will mutate into bacteria, fungus, and viruses when
the tissues of our bodies in which they live change to provide a
medium for their growth. They begin to become "pathogenic" when
the pH of the tissues becomes more acidic.
The immune system normally
responds to harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses and toxins
by producing symptoms such as runny nose and congestion, post-nasal
drip and sore throat, and itchy ears and eyes. An allergic reaction
can produce the same symptoms in response to substances that are
generally harmless, like dust, dander or pollen. The sensitized
immune system produces antibodies to these allergens, which cause
chemicals called histamines to be released into the bloodstream,
causing itching, swelling of affected tissues, mucus production,
hives, rashes, and other symptoms. Symptoms vary in severity from
person to person.
Jeffrey Levy DVM - "Disease is not caused by viruses or
by bacteria or by heartworm-bearing mosquitoes. Disease comes from
within, and one aspect of disease can be the susceptibility to various
pathogens. So the best thing to do is to address those susceptibilities
on the deepest possible level, so that the pathogens will no longer
be a threat. Most importantly, don't buy into the fear."
The authors of
Virus Mania, journalist Torsten Engelbrecht and doctor of internal
medicine Claus Köhnlein, show that these alleged contagious agents
are, in fact, particles produced by the cells themselves as a consequence
of certain stress factors such as drugs, malnutrition, pesticides
and heavy metals. The central aim of this book is to steer the discussion
back to a real scientific debate and put medicine back on the path
of an impartial analysis of the facts. It will put medical experiments,
clinical trials, statistics and government policies under the microscope,
revealing that the people charged with protecting our health and
safety have deviated from this path. To substantiate these statements,
the authors cite dozens of highly renowned scientists and present
approximately 1,100 pertinent scientific references.
- "Bacteria and virus are naturally present in the company
of degenerative tissue but not the cause of degenerative tissue.
They are the cleanup-crew for degenerative tissue. Do you blame
vultures, crows and worms for the death of the dying carcasses
they find and feed on?"
- " Louis Pasteur, on his deathbed, rejected his work against
microbes by stating that the environment that hosts microbes
is the problem, not the microbes."
- "The idea of eradicating microbes like salmonella is ludicrous
because they are ubiquitous. At University of Utah John R. Roth,
Professor of biology, has studied salmonella for 40 years. "[Salmonella]
is mostly reported as a pathogen but...[lives beneficially]
as part of the gut flora." He believes that the idea of banishing
it is absurd. "Salmonella is distributed pretty widely," he
says. "Sometimes it makes a mistake and gets across the gut
wall...This is an irritation at the gut wall...Symptoms can
range from a loose stool to more flu-like symptoms."
- "The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the
Arkansas Children's Hospital did a recent study of 50 Arkansas
homes where infected children lived. They found salmonella-concentrations
in 38% of the homes; on doorsteps, vacuum cleaners, the refrigerator,
and a pet lizard. (Richmond Times Dispatch, July 19, 1999; Salmonella
Bacteria Often Lurks Close By.)"
- "Rick Berman, Executive Director, Guest Choice Network,
Washington D.C. said, "For nearly three decades, [CDC] has been
whipping up fear over food while remaining virtually unchallenged
by the press or the scientific community. By generating more
heat than light, [CDC] helps create fear...over...food products."
- "I have witnessed approximately 34 cases from these so-called
risk-groups in which an amount of bacterial rich, aged (rotten)
raw food was consumed and successfully utilized to regain health
of bowels, digestion, liver and glands, and in many cases to
reverse disease...." The Chinese, using rotten eggs, and the
Eskimo, using rotten raw fish were cultures that successfully
used high-bacteria food as remedies and disease-prevention."
Through this remarkable story the readers also learn how Aajonus
healed himself of terminal cancer, diabetes, bursitis and psoriasis,
and how thousands of people have healed themselves of hundreds
of "incurable" diseases, simply by eating natural food prepared
in specific ways and in specific combinations. We Want To Live
also features a remedy section listing hundreds of diseases
and ailments with the foods that have healed them. Listed are
everything from aging, the common cold, beauty tips to cancer,
infant problems, and muscular dystrophy. These phenomenal results
with health, healing, and sensible disease-prevention are culled
from over 40 years of medical and naturopathic experience and
experimentation. We Want To Live is an impressive addition to
any health and medicine reference book collection.
Aajonus Vonderplanitz, scientist/nutritionist, is the Founder
and Executive Director of the consumer organization Right To
Choose Healthy Food which is trying to preserve fresh food.
His patients' rate of disease reversal is astoundingly high,
including for cancer and heart disease.
The Curse of Louis Pasteur
Nancy Appleton, PhD
Let Dr. Appleton show you: (1) A scientific option to Louis
Pasteur's germ theory; (2) Why some people get sick and others
do not; (3) Why medicines heal some people and not others; (4)
Why some people get well without medicines and others do not
get well with or without medicines; (5) How your body can resist
infectious and degenerative diseases; (6) The true cause of
disease, the true cause of healing; (7) Food plans and ways
to eat to enhance health and healing."
"Discovering this book was a great delight for me! It
provides a good beginning for enlightenment beyond the confines
of modern medicine. Its data is both informative and practical.
Appleton has taken extremely complex subject matter and made
it simple enough for any to understand. I have studied extensively
for over 20 years ALL of the material covered by this book.
There are no lies within its covers. Consequences today from
Pasteur's devious behavior and efforts in the previous century
make Adolf Hitler look like a Cub Scout by comparison!..."
an amazon.com reviewer
Alternatives to Antibiotics
"Towards the end of Louis Pasteur's life, he confessed that
germs may not be the cause of disease after all, but may simply
be another symptom of disease."
"Alexander Fleming, the scientist who discovered penicillin,
cautioned against the overuse of antibiotics. Unless the scientific
community and the general public heed his warning, Harvard professor
Walter Gilbert, a Nobel prizewinner in chemistry, asserted,
"There may be a time down the road when 80% to 90% of infections
will be resistant to all known antibiotics."
scientific community and the general public have ignored the insights of the late Pasteur and have ignored the importance
of host resistance in preventing illness. Most scientists broadly accepted the germ theory, while only rare individuals have since
acknowledged the importance of the ecological balance of microorganisms in the body. But the wisdom of Pasteur remains relevant, and
more and more scientists are beginning to acknowledge the importance of alternatives to antibiotics. Even an editorial in the prestigious
New England Journal of Medicine affirmed the need for the treatment of infections with "less ecologically disturbing techniques."Homeopathic
medicines will inevitably play a major role as one of these alternatives."
Officials from the National Institutes of Health and the
Centers for Disease Control have reported that the overuse of
antibiotics in medicine has created an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant
bacteria. Doctors fear that if antibiotic use is not curtailed,
we may soon approach the day when untreatable infections are
rampant. "After 40 years of pushing antibiotics for any ailment,
physicians are now confronting bacteria that have built defenses
against those same drugs. Some infectious bacteria that were
once treatable are stronger and often deadly. The reappearance
of highly infectious bacteria is caused in part by the overuse
and misuse of antibiotics, but the resilience of bacteria also
stems from the ingenious biochemistry of the microorganisms
themselves. To survive, microorganisms and fungi mutate into
Most modern maladies are caused by prolonged exposure to
a combination of negative lifestyles and toxic environmental
factors, including junk food and malnutrition, pesticides, antibiotics,
microwaves, chemical pollution of food, water and air, lack
of exercise and chronic stress.
factors are further aggravated by the failure of modern medicine
to recognize them as agents of dis-"ease" and death and the
consequent failure to take preventative measures against them.
By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease
disappears. If health and immunity are thereafter conscientiously
maintained, the individual is no longer vulnerable to disease.
The sort of health care required to restore immunity and
prevent disease begins at home, not in the clinic, by eliminating
factors which impair immunity and cultivating habits which boost
it. Though it requires individual effort, self-discipline and
personal responsibility, preventative health care is always
a good investment, in time as well as money, because once you
fall ill, it takes a lot more time and costs a lot more money
to acquire vibrant health again. Furthermore, every time you
lose your health, the road to recovery gets longer and rougher,
demanding a growing investment for diminishing returns. By investing
in your immunity now, you insure your future health and guard
your life at minimum cost.
Nutritional Influence On Health
and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price D.D.S.
This book should be part of the curriculum of every medical
student and in every nutrition library and be read by everyone
who values their health.
Dr. Weston A. Price travelled the world over in order to
study isolated human groups, including sequestered villages
in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos
and Indians of North America, Melanesian and Polynesian South
Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines, New Zealand
Maori and the Indians of South America. Wherever he went, Dr.
Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay,
stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters were
typical of "primitives" on their traditional diets, rich in
essential food factors.
When Dr. Price analyzed the foods used by isolated "primitive
peoples" he found that they provided at least four times the
water soluble vitamins, calcium and other minerals, and at least
TEN times the fat soluble vitamins from animal foods such as
butter, fish eggs, shellfish and organ meats. The importance
of good nutrition for mothers during pregnancy has long been
recognized, but Dr. Price’s investigation showed that primitives
understood and practiced preconception nutritional programs
for both parents. Special foods were often given to pregnant
and lactating women, as well as to the maturing boys and girls
in preparation for future parenthood.
These "primitives" with their fine bodies, homogeneous reproduction,
emotional stability and freedom from degenerative ills stand
forth in sharp contrast to those subsisting on the impoverished
foods of civilization-sugar, white flour, pasteurized milk and
convenience foods filled with extenders and additives.
POLIO Benjamin P. Sandler, M.D. The Lee Foundation for
Nutritional Research "Intensive research during the past
twelve years on the relationship between diet and susceptibility
to infection, not only in polio but also in common respiratory
infections and tuberculosis, has convinced me that the human
organism can protect itself against infection virtually completely
by proper nutrition."
Incredible Healing Powers of Raw (Living) Foods and Juices
The fastest way to restore wellness is to stop putting into
the body the things that have caused the physical problem to
develop in the first place, and then give the body the nutrients
it needs to repair and rebuild itself. The body is self-healing
when the infraction is stopped and proper nutrients provided.
Natural Hygiene Teaches Optimum Health, Longevity and the Art of Living including Raw Food Diet.
The secret of maximum health? "The last resort", this is what
Natural Hygiene has been called. - Why? - Because so many people,
who are sick or overweight, and have tried everything else without
success, - finally end up here, and usually manage to solve
their problems. The secret? - trust the body, let the body heal
without interfering. Plus an optimal environment: the best food,
sleep and exercise. Does that sound too simple?
to Expect When You Improve Your Diet
by Dr. Stanley S. Bass
"If I were asked which is the area of greatest misunderstanding
and confusion in the field of nutrition, I would immediately
be forced to reply that it is the failure to properly understand
and interpret the symptoms and changes which follow the beginning
of a better nutritional program. "
in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness is an important article explains the energy principle in healing
- a clarifying summary by Dr. Bass, of the findings of leading
Natural Hygienists over more than a century. It also shows the
continuing development of the hygienic diet based on these principles
- and most recently the essential role of Dr. Gian-Cursio, who
came to question the so-called truths of the then-popular Natural
Hygiene vegan diet, due to problems with his patients.
"After my fourth cleanse, every scare or cut that I had in
my lifetime, some over 20 years ago, suddenly opened and closed
again. This time they closed with pearl white pure clean skin...and
once healed the scars themselves disappeared too. Probably what
happen was when they occurred my body and cells were not clean,
but now the body was healthy enough to recognize that it was
carrying around sick, dirty skin and decided to throw it out
"Herpes was a problem I had prior to cleansing. During my
second and third fasts I had tremendous outbreaks. Two more
healing crises after that and since then they've become a thing
of the past." Excerpted from: New Age Alternative Health
Why "Cures" Sometimes Fail
by Dr. Leo Roy, M.D., N.D.
There are obstacles, barriers and impediments to healing.
Failing to consider obstacles to healing is possibly the most
under-considered and neglected aspect to getting well. Not considering
these obstacles sets us up to have potential cures fail, even
those that are the most perfect and effective treatments, those
that are most perfectly programmed to all our healing needs.
Healing isn't always simple, easy, painless or automatic. Problems
arise from many factors of which you are likely not aware.
Acid-Alkaline Balance and Your Health
Body acidity is quickly becoming a focus of research in the
prevention of many illnesses that result from an increased acidity
within the body. Scientists have found that healthy people have
systems that are alkaline. Optimum alkalinity at the cellular
level equates to optimum health. A healthy person's pH level
of their body fluids should be between 7.1 and 7.5 An imbalanced
pH can negatively affect the physical health of almost all body
systems and lead to diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis,
heart disease, kidney stones and many more. Because the modern
diet is so high in acid-forming foods, most people are exposed
to heightened levels of acid on a daily basis. The cells of
the body in health are alkaline. In disease the cell pH is below
7.0. The more acid the cells become, the sicker we are and feel.
We can remain in health by consuming a diet that is 70-80% alkaline
and 20-30% acid. Most raw-foods diets are
alkaline forming foods.
Sang Whang, in his bookReverse Aging, points out that toxins are acidic. If the
blood is already overly acidic, toxins will not be released
into the blood, which must happen in order to detoxify your
cells. This buildup of toxins causes acidic, poorly oxygenated
cells, which may, at some point, turn cancerous. He explains:
"In general, degenerative diseases are the result of acid waste
buildups within us. When we are born, we have the highest alkaline
mineral concentration and also the highest body pH. From that
point on, the normal process of life is to gradually acidify.
That is why these degenerative diseases do not occur when you
are young. Reverse aging requires two separate steps: chemical
and physical. The first step is to lower the acidity of the
body so that it can dispose of acidic wastes in the blood and
cellular fluids safely and easily. The second step is to physically
pull out old stored wastes into the blood stream so that they
can be discharged from the body."
Water The Great Healer and Detoxifier!
Water therapy has been used for centuries to heal the sick. Hydro-
and hydrothermal water therapy are traditional methods of treatment that
have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures,
including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan. Water therapy
has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks took therapeutic
baths. Water is an important ingredient in the traditional Chinese
and Native American healing systems.
F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. - "Every function inside the body
is regulated by and depends on water. Water must be available to
carry vital elements, oxygen, hormones, and chemical messengers
to all parts of the body. Without sufficient water to wet all parts
equally, some more remote parts of the body will not receive the
vital elements that water supplies. Water is also needed to carry
toxic waste away from the cells. In fact, there are at least 50
reasons why the body needs sufficient water on a regular, everyday
basis. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your
body's drought-management system kicks into action. The histamine-directed
chemical messenger systems are activated to arrange a new, lower
quota of water for the drought-stricken areas. When histamine and
its subordinate "drought managers" come across pain-sensing nerves,
they cause pain. This is what I discovered in my research that I
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to self-heal if we restore balance
to them and support them with the proper nutrition.
alkaline living water
us with an abundance of antioxidants, high alkalinity, oxygen and
super hydration. It rids the body of acid waste which compromises
Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D. - "Water has the ability to
attract and accumulate bio-energy. It also stores an energy memory
of harmful or helpful vibrations to which it was exposed in the
past. Chlorinated tap water is polluted with non-biological chemicals
and negative energy imprints. It is also devoid of bio-energy and
so may be regarded as being badly polluted as well as 'dead'. Alkaline
living water is regarded by a growing number of health care professionals
as the best water to drink and is listed as a medical device in Japan for the treatment
of degenerative diseases."
Joseph M. Price, MD - "Chlorine
is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious
Albert Schatz, Ph.D ;- " Fluoridation
is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has
been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has." Professor
Albert Schatz, Ph.D. (Microbiology), Discoverer of streptomycin
and Nobel Prize Winner
Matthew Silver, MD - "An associate in her early fifties
who had suffered for many years from the toxic effects of chlorine
poisoning from inhaling vapors from an over-chlorinated
swimming pool. This had resulted in many severe health challenges
including extreme chronic fatigue and breathing difficulty that
kept her housebound and dependent on oxyn. Even minimal exertion
led to extreme shortness of breath. After just three days of drinking
glyconutrients, she reported that all of her
symptoms improved dramatically and that she was able to leave her
house without oxygen and work in her garden, which she had not been
able to do in years." The sugars found on all Glyconutrients (saccharides)
also address the workings of the brain and nervous system – from
memory and sleep to anxiety and depression.
Safe, toxin and contaminant free drinking water,
helps to naturally flush toxins and acidic waste from the body and
is a powerful antioxidant. Ionized Water makes more oxygen available
to our cells than distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered only, bottled
or tap water and is the best possible drinking water. "Disease and
early death is more likely to be seen with the long term drinking
of purified water. Avoid it except in special circumstances."
Zoltan P. Rona M.D