Everything has a cause and every cause has an effect.
It is left to the human species to be able to think in these terms – we reason from cause to effect – not from effect to cause – This is the inexorable truth of all phenomena
A cause is something that makes something else happen while an effect is what happens as a result of the cause.
If you are well there must be a reason or a cause – and – If you are ill there must also be a cause.
These statements seem so self-evident that it is nothing short of remarkable that so many people still regard health and disease as mysteries.
The dominant health philosophy of the 21C is in direct opposition to the law of Cause and Effect.
Disease is an effect – therefore it is necessary to examine all possible causes and remove them.
So – what are the causes of disease?
In the past, man thought that disease occurred as a punishment – a result of displeasure from the Gods. This punishment was meted out in the form of skin eruptions, boils, tumors, insanity, etc …
It was usually in the hands of the clergy to provide relief from any and all forms of disease – through prayer, the laying on of hands, spells, incantations, brews, herbs, poultices, crude surgery, etc.
The medical profession was nurtured by the clergy and slowly became a social order of its own.
As the understanding of human anatomy and physiology grave – so did the importance of the medics.
But it took until the middle of the 1800's for the medical profession to gain real control of the health and welfare system of the day – the day when Louis Pasteur offered the world the 'Germ Theory' as the cause of disease.
To-day – if you ask people “What is the cause of disease?” – Most will respond with some variation of the germ theory . The following is an extract from a Google search on 'germs' to give you an example.
“There are many different kinds of germs, but the four most common are: bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. sore throats and cavities, viruses cause more serious diseases such as chicken pox, measles and the flu. ”
An offshoot of the germ theory is the “Deficiency Theory” which postulates that a lack of something – be it a vitamin, mineral or specific element – is the cause of disease and by administering the missing ingredient we will eradicate the disease. Many of the holistic philosophies operate within this philosophy.
Those delving into the psychology of disease will say that the mind causes disease – that we think ourselves into a state of disease and that we can conversely – think our way out of disease. This is called Mind over Matter and is best left in the hands of magicians.
Since the mapping of the human DNA – we are seeing that genetics is becoming the 'cause celebre' in matters of disease. This is ushering in a brand new era of research and development that will be going on for many years as science grapples with the unknown.
Within the genetic disorder syndrome lies the hereditary factor. If a member of your family 'has it' – you can and probably will 'get it' also.
And so – as of this writing, there are over 12,420 different diseases – (WHO 2007)
According to scientist Raymond Francis -… scientists working for pharmaceutical companies dream up names of new diseases and lists of symptoms every day of the year. This in no way means there are millions of diseases; only that they can now patent a chemical to be marketed as a panacea or “cure” for that targeted “disease” – that is, until enough people are harmed or killed by the drug and it is finally taken off the market. More than three out of four Americans have a diagnosable chronic disease
All in all – it's a terrible world out there with so many nasty things waiting to attack and lay you low – and if you believe this then you will welcome the support of the armament companies – no, not the army, navy and air force – but Big Pharma – the manufacturers of drugs designed to kill.
Medicines only have value as long as people have faith in them. If people stop believing, the spell is broken and they're worthless.
There is another cause for disease – one that remains on the shelf collecting dust – because it places the responsibility of our health back in our own hands.
It's called 'Toxaemia' or to complete your mental picture – 'poisoned blood.' This philosophy states that if the normal metabolic functions of anabolism (taking in nutrition and building up cellular tissue – and catabolism (the breaking down and elimination of waste and foreign matter) are interfereed with, then the health of the organism will be negatively impacted.
And so – faced with the choice of accepting one or the other of these philosophies – what do you do?
Be careful here – many people think that they can have a bit of their cake and eat it too – not so in matters of health.
It was Rudyard Kipling who said ” East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet “.
Similar – medicine is medicine and health is natural. The two can never be merged because they are diametrically opposite.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about your health choices, I could do no better than to recommend that you have a read of our latest book – A Lifestyle for Health and Happiness – in which we present a simple but yet comprehensive overview of the cause of disease and how to obtain better health for yourself and your family.
(Available now – through our website or contact us by clicking on the email link at the top of the page)
All the very best for your health and happiness.