Sunday, January 24, 2010

Three Elements of Optimal Health

Our health relies on trillions of cells repeatedly performing billions of specialized functions. Though the processes and systems that animate our bodies are phenomenally complex, what the cells driving them need is simple-simple to understand and simple to provide. You are about to discover the three elements of optimal health-the collagen matrix, acid/alkaline balance and hormonal balance.

It is a well-established fact that the surest and safest defenses of the body against germs and diseases are normal blood and digestive juices and that a diminution in this bactericidal power means a 'run-down' condition of the person. It is an equally well established fact that the only sure and lasting defenses of the body against a run-down condition are good nutrition, hygiene, work and personal habits. A healthy body is self-immune. Devoting some study to the analysis and understanding of the body's means at self-immunization is fruitful of rewards. Much is known in the literature on this subject but little has been made practical. Physiologists know that normal blood and digestive juices possess chemical substances that are inimical to the life of our bacterial foes. If we can analyze the chemical changes in the blood and tissues which cause a person to get 'run down' and put him at the mercy of his bacterial foes, we surely can work out a normal beneficent method of increasing the blood's store of normal bactericidal substances. In living we produce body-acids and by eating we supply food-alkali. We are built up by foods that are made up of acid-forming and base-forming elements, and our metabolism is such that our blood is, so to speak, always on the verge of turning acid.

We are saved from that evil by the alkali in the blood and tissues which, of course, derive them from our foods. The body is a factory in which occurs an incessant mating and unmating of acid and alkaline substances. It is capable of health and survival only to the extent of understanding and heeding the mating and unmating of acid-forming and base-forming substances of the blood with the acid-forming and base-forming substances of foods. Normal alkalinity of the blood and tissues must be maintained through the foods, or disease appears. If the body is lacking in alkali it necessarily with holds from neutralization and elimination a certain amount of poisonous organic and mineral acids. We breathe air into the lungs to rob it of oxygen which is taken up by the arterial blood and carried to the tissues where the carbon is burned or oxidized. This burning of carbon yields carbonic acid, which then is returned by the venous blood to the lungs to be breathed out. The balance of the carbonic acid yielded by tissue-oxidation is neutralized in the tissues and eliminated mostly through the kidneys. The inevitable result of a retention of carbonic acid and its compounds beyond the normal quotient in the blood and tissues brings on that 'run down' which invites and underlies bacterial and other diseases. Carbonic acid and its compounds deplete the blood and tissues of their supply of alkali, and thus produce the abnormal changes which develop disease. This alkali-depleting activity is characteristic of all organic and mineral acids produced in the body. The blood and tissues are supplied through the foods with 'free' and 'fixed' bases or alkali. During the formative stage of any disease the first alkali to go are the free, and the last to go are the fixed, All tissues or organs do not yield their fixed alkali with the same ease.

The digestive cells, or the liver cells, or the brain cells may be the first to answer the blood's call for more alkali in some cases, whereas in others the kidneys or the lungs will be the first to give up their reserve of fixed alkali in order to control or check the disease. So there are really no fundamental differences between diseases. The difference is merely in the particular functional importance of the special organ or tissue subjected by the blood to the greatest drain of alkali. During the prodromal stage, say of pneumonia, there occurs an impoverishment of the patient's blood in alkali; then follows an impoverishment of the tissue-alkali more or less generally, but localizing itself more specifically in the lungs. This dilucidation of the etiology and modus operandi of diseases is accurate. It has the support of science and gives a well-defined significance to the cause and course of specific diseases. This interpretation also suggests the normal means for conferring immunity as well as for aborting and curing diseases through the alkali-bearing foods. The underlying cause of infectious diseases is, therefore, an alkali-depleted diet, and the underlying cause for failure to abort and cure infectious diseases in an alkali-depleted dietetic treatment. The evidence that this is correct is overwhelming. It has long been known that protein bases are essential components of the activated defense-yielding substances of foods, called vitamines. Foods are said to be 'nutritious' and 'non-nutritious,' according as they yield much or little nitrogenous, carbohydrate and fat substances. In keeping with this conception, foods were long ago divided into (1) Proteins, (2) Carbohydrates, (3) Fats. Fruits and green vegetables are not classified. The wonderful vitalizing acids and salts they yield are relegated to the "ash" column. Nevertheless, fruits and green vegetables yield to the blood more activating acids and bases than all nutritious foods together, and, moreover, yield them with little or no demand on digestion, absorption and assimilation. These particular acids and bases readily travel to the blood and are quickly utilized to build up and repair tissues, to promote immunity to and recovery from diseases.

All treatments must prove unsatisfactory or failures if (1) the oxygen-intake and (2) the alkali- yield are deficient.

Source: Advanced Health Plan - Autology

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