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The Cause Of Disease

Categories: The Nature and Cause of Disease
Sources: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor

Ever since natural medicine arose in opposition to the violence of

so-called scientific medicine, every book on the subject of hygiene,

once it gets past its obligatory introductions and warm ups, must

address The Cause of Disease. This is a required step because we see

the cause of disease and its consequent cure in a very different

manner than the allopath. Instead of many causes, we see one basic

reason why. Instead
of many unrelated cures, we have basically one

approach to fix all ills that can be fixed.

A beautiful fifty cent word that means a system for explaining

something is paradigm, pronounced para-dime. I am fond of this word

because it admits the possibility of many differing yet equally true

explanations for the same reality. Of all available paradigms,

Natural Hygiene suits me best and has been the one I've used for

most of my career.

The Natural Hygienist's paradigm for the cause of both degenerative

and infectious disease is called the Theory of Toxemia, or


Before explaining this theory it will help many readers if I digress

a brief moment about the nature and validity of alternative

paradigms. Not too many decades ago, scientists thought that reality

was a singular, real, perpetual--that Natural Law existed much as a

tree or a rock existed. In physics, for example, the mechanics of

Newton were considered capital "T" True, the only possible paradigm.

Any other view, not being True, was False. There was capital "N"

natural capital "L" law.

More recently, great uncertainty has entered science; it has become

indisputable that a theory or explanation of reality is only true

only to the degree it seems to work; conflicting or various

explanations can all work, all can be "true." At least, this

uncertainty has overtaken the hard, physical sciences. It has not

yet done so with medicine. The AMA is convinced (or is working hard

to convince everyone else) that its paradigm, the allopathic

approach, is Truth, is scientific, and therefore, anything else is

Falsehood, is irresponsibility, is a crime against the sick.

But the actual worth or truth of any paradigm is found not in its

"reality," but in its utility. Does an explanation or theory allow a

person to manipulate experience and create a desired outcome. To the

extent a paradigm does that, it can be considered valuable. Judged

by this standard, the Theory of Toxemia must be far truer than the

hodgepodge of psuedoscience taught in medical schools. Keep that in

mind the next time some officious medical doctor disdainfully

informs you that Theory of Toxemia was disproven in 1927 by Doctors

Jeckel and Hyde.