Yes, in my opinion there is only one disease. You may say, “Wait a minute, what about heart disease or cancer? They are not the same thing.” My answer to that: they are all symptoms of a disease and that disease is the accumulation of poisons and toxins in the body. The term is affectionately referred to as toxemia. The body does have mechanisms in place to release toxins, but only to the extent that the nervous system can regulate the release of these toxins. If the nervous system cannot keep up with the constant crises of toxins, then we become ill with a myriad of diseases that are only symptoms of an overwhelmed, toxic system.
In the process of continually building new tissue and cells, we have old cells and tissues that must be broken down. These are toxic. When nerve energy is optimal, this toxic material is eliminated from the blood as fast as it is created. But when nerve energy is weakened, elimination is hampered and toxins are retained, resulting in toxemia.
Nerve energy is priceless!
As tissues are built, waste products are created to make room for the new. These waste products must be eliminated. Tissue building and tissue tearing down are two equally important functions. Both depend upon nerve energy to do the job right. Without nerve energy, bodily functions cannot be carried out properly. The stresses of the day bring on enervation which slows down or stops elimination of waste products, creating toxemia and illness.
Causes of enervation
A healthy person, who is poised, having self-control, is very different from a person chained to bad habits, wracked with great appetites and sensual desires. One who is controlled by habits lives an unsettled, irritable, and plain grouchy life and usually dies prematurely. When thinking about it, the old seven deadly sins become easier to understand. Frustrations originate from an unsatisfied mind and overworked emotions: worry, fear, grief, anger, passion, temper, over-joy, depression, dissatisfaction, self-pity, pride, egotism, overeating or gluttony, envy, jealousy, gossip, lying, dishonesty, failing to meet obligations or appointments, taking advantage of friends, breaking confidences, and business worries are all enervating and destructive not just emotionally, but physically. Living with virtues builds up nerve energy and confidence which in turn helps us to eliminate disease causing toxins from the body.
To sum it all up, the only diseases we have come from a symptom overcome by toxemia. Toxemia is caused by overloading the body with toxins through incorrect diet, drugs of any kind, pollutants entering the system, and the body not having the nerve force to then eliminate these toxins.
SPEED UP THE PROCESS AND DETOXIFY
I recently went to a dentist who numbed me into a stupor. When it was all over, I realized that I still had those drugs in my body, particularly in my blood stream. They had served their purpose and I didn’t want them there any longer so I decided to cleanse those poisonous toxins from my system through a lemon juice cleanse. This cleanse consists of fresh squeezed lemon juice mixed with maple syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper. I have come to learn that a juice cleanse or a water fast is the only way to really eliminate the poisonous residues of drugs and other pollutants. This is a great way to become free of substances that hold us back from achieving optimal health. I am learning through these studies that by living a life of honor and observing the health principles given to us by nature we can achieve incredible health, wealth, and happiness.
Why do I say wealth? I am convinced if a person is of sound mind with high principles, he or she can achieve unlimited heights of success in anything they have a passion to do. I’ve seen this idea in action over and over again throughout my life as people around me set goals and achieve them. The wealth I have seen amassed hasn’t always been just money, but love, family, health, peace of mind, friends, and the stripping away of unnecessary hardship and disease. As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, “The first wealth is health.” Passion, principles, and a healthy natural diet do more than alter the way we perceive the world around us, they change us for the better in every way possible.