Basics of Health: According to Naturopathy.

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Basics of health in brief;
Q: What is disease? What causes it?
- Accumulation of waste in the body
- Non adherence to normal bodily cycle
- Taking non compatible food. Taking wrong food. The resultant toxicity
- External toxins
Q: How does the body respond?
- Body seeks to throw out the accumulated waste and resolve the toxicity through acute diseases like fever, cough, cold, dysentery, diarrhoea, skin problems etc
Q: What is chronic disease?
- When acute diseases are suppressed or interfered with and not allowed to finish their task the body gets confused and a chronic disease state results
- When waste accumulates the toxicity also affects the mind and induces negative behavioural change leading to wrong habits and lifestyle that further aggravates the disease state
Q: How to cure chronic disease?
- By reducing the toxicity and waste within by raising the body's vitality and inducing the cleaning process to begin again
- Providing nourishment after the detoxification to enable the body to repair and renew itself
- Teaching the affected person the basics of good health so the disease burden is reduced
Q: What are the obstacles to healing?
- Repeated suppression of acute ailments leads to layers of disease state that progressively become more and more difficult to tackle
- Toxic interventions that add to the toxicity within
- Wrong habits and lifestyle that deplete vitality
- Toxic interventions too burden the body and deplete vitality
- If vitality is excessively depleted cures become difficult
- The body then becomes infertile and then self destructs
- The chronic disease states are passed on to future generations. Usually the body tackles them in infancy and childhood through common childhood acute illnesses that are febrile, eruptive and inflammatory in nature. This is the reason why infants and children have passive immunity as that facilitates the process.
Q: How to know the body is healing?
- If the detoxification process begins again one can know the body is beginning to get rid of toxins/ accumulated waste. This is known as the healing crisis. If there is no healing crisis then the intervention has resulted in suppression, not healing
- The disease progresses from outward within, healing progresses from within outward. Generally healing ends by throwing the toxic load on the skin. The skin, nails and hair become affected. After the detoxification is over they return to normal state.
- This knowledge has been available to healers worldwide since ages
Q: Can the body heal itself?
- The body is always trying to heal itself. Acute diseases are the healing process.
- The body also constantly renews itself. The skin renews itself every day. You get new organs every 4 years. The entire body renews itself every 7 to 8 years.
- However the new cells contain old memories. Thus cellular health is extremely important. Acidity and lack of oxygen disturb their function.
Q: Why then are bacteria and viruses blamed?
- Our body is composed of trillions of bacteria and viruses
- Life has evolved from a virus. The combined bacteria and viruses ensure that we survive. After death these micro organisms ensure that the body decomposes and goes back to its elements; earth, water, air and space
- These bacteria and viruses are constantly engaged in a cleaning process
- Thus the role of bacteria and viruses comes after the accumulation of waste and toxicity
- They are the secondary and beneficial cause of dis-ease and contribute to the healing process
- External bacteria and viruses affect us only if we are susceptible. They cannot affect healthy people. Accumulated waste and depleted vitality attract them.
Q: How to stay healthy?
- Cleanliness both internal and external at physical, mental and emotional levels
- Maintaining good energy and vitality levels
- Being happy and contended instead of being anxious, stressed, harbouring anger and negative feelings
- Strict adherence to the body cycle - particularly time of hunger and sleep
- Ensuring safe, nourishing, real food compatible with body type and moderate exercise
- Staying away from the false promises of modern medicine. Almost all chronic disease states are their gift to humanity. Allergies, repeated infections and acute diseases result from interventions that attack and burden the immune system
- Ensuring clean and safe environment
- Staying close to nature. Trees have the ability to counter depression. The Sun, Earth, water, and air are the real healers.
- Ensuring that the animals, birds, reptiles and insects in our environment are well treated, well fed and happy
- Ensuring soil health through health of soil microbes for we are heavily dependent on clean, green, fresh, and nutritious food for health
- Good thoughts lead us to health, negative thoughts result in disease
- Ensuring the society is happy and well cared for
- Shifting our focus from pure materialism towards the goal of life. Life has a goal. Not working towards that goal creates an internal dissatisfaction that then attracts disharmony and disturbance.

Q: Why are children suffering so much?
- Children are being subject to intense medication
- These medications start at birth
- The process of giving birth has been medicalized
- Pregnancy and childbirth have become income opportunities
- Artificial baby food market is booming
- This process disturbs gut and gut microbes making the child crave sugar and junk food leading to a vicious cycle
- Interventions targeted at the immune system cause immune toxicity
- Immune toxicity leads to repeated infection like states as the body desperately tries to detoxify
- These repeated infections are suppressed with medications, fever reducers, steroids and antibiotics leading to serious chronic diseases and disabilities in children
- The present medical system has gone back on the established medical paradigm that pregnancy, childbirth, and childhood ought to be as natural as possible and kept away from medical interventions

Cure is Nonlinear

This is an aspect that needs a lot of discussion. Effecting cures or healing as it may be termed is not a straightforward process that leads to immediate disappearance of symptoms. There is usually a healing crisis or a temporary worsening of symptoms. Ayurveds, herbalists and naturopaths ascribe this to the release of toxins by the body that may find its way to the bloodstream to be eliminated by the skin, liver and kidneys. There may also be episodes of stomach upsets and diarrhoea. All the parameters of the body may go haywire for sometime as the body takes on a dynamic role - akin to a giant waking up and shaking off fleas. Dr B M Hegde refers to this as healing chaos which he equates with the re-establishment of the life energy. Homeopaths face a totally different situation where suppressed illnesses reappear in the same series as they had been suppressed. Ultimately the disease burden is thrown out on the skin. Whereas the movement of disease is from without to within, the cure happens from within to without, from the upper to the lower, from the more important organ to the less important. It is helpful to know and understand this process known as Herring's Laws of Cure. The healing crisis is also known as Herxheimer Reaction.
I may be corrected.