Toxemia: [Excerpts from the book entitled Toxemia Explained]
Definition: In the process of tissue-building (metabolism) and cell destruction (catabolism), the broken-down tissue is toxic. In a balanced individual, the toxic waste is eliminated from the blood as fast as it evolved. When the body is bombarded with physical or mental excitement or other bad habits, leads to an unbalanced body, which results in a retention of toxins in the blood or Toxemia. This accumulation of toxins when once established will continue until the balance is restored by removing the causes. The so-called disease is nature’s effort to eliminate the toxins from the blood. All so-called diseases are crises of Toxemia.
Introduction: The medical world has built infinite literature without any (except erroneous and vacillating) ideas of cause. Medicine is rich in science, but now, as well as in all past time, it suffers from a dearth of practical ideas. The average doctor is often educated out of all the common sense he was born with. This, however, is not his fault. It is the fault of the system. He is an educated automaton. He has facts – scientific facts galore – without ideas. Ford has mechanical facts – not more, perhaps, than thousands of other mechanics, but he joined them to an idea that made him a multimillionaire. Millions have facts, but no ideas. Thousands of doctors have all the scientific data needed, but they have not harnessed their science to common sense and philosophy. Without a clear conception of cause, the cure must remain the riddle that it is. The late Sir James Mackenzie – while living, the greatest clinician in the world – declared: “In medical research, the object is mainly the prevention and cure of disease.” If the cause is not known, how is prevention or cure possible – as, for example, by producing a mild form of smallpox or other so-called diseases by poisoning a healthy person by introducing into his body the pathological products of said disease? Certainly only pathological thinking can arrive at such conclusions. Vaccines and autogenous remedies are made from the products of the disease, and the idea that disease can be made to cure itself is an end-product of pathological thinking. This statement is not so incongruous after we consider the fact that all search and research work to find the cause by medical scientists has been made in dead and dying people. As ridiculous as it may appear, medical science has gone, and is still going, to the dead and dying to find the cause. If prevention and cure mean producing disease, surely prevention and cure are not desirable. If prevention can be accomplished, then cures will not be needed. At the time of his death, Mackenzie was laboring to discover prevention. A more worthy work can not be imagined. But the tragedy of his life was that he died from a preventable disease he could have cured the disease that killed him if his conception of cause had been in line with the Truth of Toxemia – the primary cause of all disease.
Explained: No one on the outside of the medical profession knows so well as doctors themselves the great need for more knowledge of what disease really is. Never in the history of so-called medical science has there been so much research work done as in the past decade; but with every new discovery there follows very closely on its heels the stark and stalking nemesis that chills the honest and earnest researchers to the bone – the inevitable word Failure. Why inevitable? Because, back at the beginning of man’s reasoning on the subject of his discomforts, his pains, and his sicknesses, he made the monstrous mistake that something outside of himself – outside of his own volition – had wished him harm. Man being a religious animal, he early thought he had in some manner offended one of his many deities. The history of how man evolved the idea of disease being an entity is too long to do more than allude to it in a book of this kind. Any of the old mythologies may be referred to by those who are curious enough to look the matter up. That man is still saturated with centuries of mythological inheritance was brought out vividly when the germ theory was introduced. It answered the instinctive for demoniacal possession! At last man’s search for the demon – the author of all his woes – had been rewarded, and a satisfactory apology could be made to his conscience for all his apparent shortcomings. However, seventy years of vicarious atonement for man’s sins by the demon germ are waning, and the reason is praised if the microbe is the last excuse that man can make for his sins of omission and commission before the throne of his own reason! Medical science is founded on a false premise – namely, that disease is caused by extraneous influences, and that drugs are something that cures or palliates discomfort. The term “medical” means pertaining to medicine or the practice of medicine. Anything used in a remedial way carries the idea of curing, healing, correcting, or affording relief, and this doctoring is all done without any clear understanding of the cause. The words “medical,” “medicine,” disease,” and “cure” have become concrete in our understanding, and shape our thoughts and beliefs. And so arbitrary are these beliefs that new schools and cults are forced to the conventional understanding. They may declare that an impinged nerve is the cause of any pathology. But they do not trouble themselves to find why one impinged nerve creates pathology and another does not.
There is no hope that medical science will ever be a science; for the whole structure is built around the idea that there is an object – disease – that can be cured when the right drug – remedy, cure – is found.
The Fish Tank
Think of your body as a fish tank. Imagine the importance of maintaining the integrity of the internal fluids of the body that we swim in daily. Imagine the fish in this tank are your cells and organ systems bathing in the fluids, which transport food and remove waste. Now imagine I back up my car and put the tailpipe up against the air intake filter supplying oxygen to the water in the tank. The water becomes filled with carbon monoxide lowering the pH, creating an acidic environment, and threatening the health of the fish (your cells and organs). What if you throw in too much food or the wrong kind of food and the fish are unable to consume or digest it all and the food starts to decompose and putrefy? Toxic waste chemicals build up as the food breaks down, creating more acidic byproducts, altering the optimal pH. This is a small example of what we are doing to our internal fluids daily, some of us more than others. We are polluting our internal fluids with acidic toxins like nicotine, drugs, excessive intake of acid-forming foods, acidic beverages, and social drugs such as coffee, carbonated beverages, and alcohol, which all compromise the delicate balance of pH that maintains homeostasis. Some of us have fish tanks (bodies) that are barely able to support life, yet we somehow manage to struggle from day to day (surviving instead of thriving) manifesting severe imbalances until there is the inevitable crash and debilitating chronic, disturbing, and diseased symptomology to deal with a life-threatening illness in a hospital somewhere.