In part 1 we talked about acute disease, which is the result of nature’s efforts to eliminate waste matter or poisons from the body to repair injured tissues.
If this acute condition is not allowed to run its natural course, or is treated with suppressive methods, like drugs, surgery, vaccines and the like, and is not allowed to fulfill its intended function of elimination, then eventually “chronic disease” will result.
In other words, when an organism has a lowered vitality due to the accumulation of waste materials and poisons effecting destruction upon vital parts of the body and organs, and has progressed to such an extent that nature’s constructive and healing forces are no longer able to act against the diseased condition to correct the condition, this is chronic disease.
So, chronic disease is much more permanent and will more often involve radical changes in the body’s structures and chemistry and despite the body being composed of many different types of structural units, each cell requires the same three factors to maintain life. These being Nutrition, Drainage and Coordination.
These three factors are essential for the health of the total organism, which depends upon the health of its individual cells,
Regarding Nutrition, the body is composed of a number of chemical elements which combine to form the basic units of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Proteins are built up from the building blocks called “amino acids”, eight of which are considered “essential” since they cannot be synthesized within the body and must, therefore, be taken in with the normal diet.
Carbohydrates are essential units, which must be supplied by the diet. Although complex by nature, the basic unit is glucose, which forms the major energy source for the body. Carbohydrates may be synthesized from proteins or fats within the body, but in the case of proteins, this is an energy expending road that yields less energy than required for the conversion and only functions when the body’s dietary supply of carbohydrate is absent. Simply put, energy comes from adequate complex-carbohydrate consumption, not protein.
Fats are basically used as structural and functional material and partly as a storage form of food. Fats can be synthesized within the body with food acting as the major source.
Three polyunsaturated fatty acids, linolenic, linoleic, and arachidonic, have essential fatty acid activity and in humans only, linoleic and arachidonic are considered essential because they play important roles in fat transport and metabolism and in maintaining the function and integrity of cellular membranes. They also act as precursors to prostaglandin formation, which is any of a group of very powerful hormones or hormone-like substances, found especially in semen and menstrual fluid that may be involved in control of blood pressure and other important body processes. And while the body can synthesize arachidonic and linolenic acids from linoleic acid, linoleic acid itself must be ingested and cannot be synthesized in the body.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to life and are used within the body’s various structures as building materials and are necessary for various bio-chemical functions. Normally they must be ingested although some may be synthesized within the body.
So for normal maintenance of health all of the above nutrients must constantly be ingested to provide the basic building blocks of life for the body’s tissues to be repaired and remade, and to furnish an adequate supply for the body’s actions and maintenance.
Proper Drainage of the cell is necessary to get rid of toxic end products of metabolism. If these wastes are not removed, the cell’s function is reduced, which downgrades the health of tissues, organs and ultimately the entire body, if affecting many cells.
Coordination, or harmony, within single cells and also within the total organism is essential for life. Intra-cellular regulation is controlled by chemical means while coordination throughout the entire system is controlled by both the nervous and hormonal systems. If either of these is not functioning properly, delicate balancing mechanisms can be upset, causing downgraded local or systemic health.
In health, all three of these essentials, nutrition, drainage, and coordination, are functioning and in balance. In disease, there is either disharmony or lack of performance of one or more of these essentials of life.
The body’s constant effort is to establish this harmony. If that harmony exists, inner vitality is then able to express itself fully with the outward symptom being the person having an unbounded source of life and energy.
In reality, very few people have this. Just as the quality of TV reception depends upon the TV receiver or antenna, so it is with the human organism.
The obstructions to the life force can be any one or any combination of the basic causes of disease. In order to relieve any diseased condition, it is necessary to remove from the body any obstructive factors, which interfere with its life force, allowing the body to heal itself.
As Patricia Bragg always says, “We are what we eat, drink, think and feel”. Health can only be attained and maintained by the coordination of our body, emotions, and mind.
True healing can only come from within with the healing power of nature freely flowing.
Ok, so we’ve covered the basic scientific approach to health or disease. But, practically speaking, what do we do on a daily basis that makes us healthy or diseased? And, if healthy, what do we do to maintain health and if diseased what can we do to get out of that condition? If healthy, what types of modalities are out there to make sure we stay that way and will they help us reverse disease?
Recently, there have been numerous articles about broccoli being extremely beneficial to health. It’s true because broccoli, which contains sulforaphane, is sulfur based. And, the sulfur heals virtually everything.
In essence, the human form thrives on alkalinity, which enhances the immune system. Plant-based foods are the rich alkalinity source. Acid eats away. Flesh-based foods are acidic. So, building or destroying is on you.
Stay tuned. Patience is a virtue!
“The Mucuskess Diet Healing System