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So far we have discussed the first stage of the process of disease. Since most of us do not know anything about disease, as mentioned previously, when we experience the symptoms of 'abnormal discharges', which are evidence the body is healing itself, what we usually do is take some pill or medication to stop the symptoms of the body healing itself from being expressed. This effectively blocks the expression of the excesses being discharged and the process of disease moves to the next stage.


The second stage of the disease process is set up and this stage is manifested by the body discharging the excess toxins, in addition to the processes of abnormal discharge, through the skin. There are hundreds of different skin diseases some of which are psoriasis, impetigo, excema, dandruff, acne, pimples, rashes etc. The important point to understand is that skin discharges signify the organs of elimination, the kidneys, lungs and large intestine, are becoming clogged up with excess. Thus approaching the treatment of skin diseases with topical applications is totally useless; one must instead address the systemic imbalances of these organs. At this stage the body still has enough vitality to bring these toxins to the surface of the body but at some point this inherent vitality begins to become sapped by constantly pushing the toxins to the surface of the body and they begin to accumulate in the organs and tissues themselves.


This signifies the third stage of the disease process, the silent development of cysts, abcesses, fatty deposits, fibrous deposits, calcified matter, papillomas, etc. These are the accumulations of toxic waste matter in the body's organs and tissues. Since these are silently occurring within the depths of the body the way it is known to the person occupying this body the accumulations are occurring is that they begin to feel the emotional effects of the accumulations.
One of the most important concepts in yin/yang theory is the Five Transformation Theory, which is an important conceptual tool in oriental medicine. (The link will take you to a more detailed description of this theory). However, one of the ramifications of the theory is that when the different organs of the body begin to become burdened by the accumulation of toxic matter within them this affects the quality of the life force (also called formative or etheric force) which is the basis of the organs. The disturbance in the life force in turn affects the soul of the person occupying the body, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As Rudolf Steiner stated it, "all psychological problems have their origin in the physical body, all physical problems have their origin in the psychological".
Thus, as the accumulating toxic matter builds up in the physical organs they effect emotional disturbances which, in the Five Transformation Theory, are correlated. For example, if the kidneys/bladder begin to become stagnated as a result of the build up of toxic matter within them, then the person so affected begins to feel anxious, begins to lose confidence and is troubled by fear. In the case of the lungs/large intestine, the person becomes sad, weepy and depressed. In the case of the spleen-pancreas/stomach, we begin to feel doubtful and worried. In the case of the liver/gall bladder, we become frustrated, impatient and irritable. In the case of the heart/small intestine, we become excitable and hysterical easily.
These emotional disturbances are of a chronic nature and are identified as being the result of the toxic accumulations because there is no ready explanation for them. For instance, in the case of a person who has recently lost a job, it would be a healthy response if they were feeling worried as a result.
It is as well to note here that we should not make the error of supposing all chronic psychological disturbances will disappear like magic when we adopt a healthy way of eating leading to the organs clearing themselves of their accumulations. We also have to address the psychological disturbances from the perspective of the psyche by engaging in meditative practices and self-reflection etc.
The first three stages of the symptomolgy of the disease process are referred to as the Phase of Adjustment and if no changes are made in altering the context of a person's life which leads to these symptoms then the fourth stage begins.

The forth stage signifies the beginning of the Phase of Degeneration of the Process of Disease.


Here the toxic accumulations in the various organs and tissues leads to the malfunction and eventually dysfunction of the organs. It is at this stage that we have heart disease, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, kidney failure, spastic colon, glaucoma, hearing impairment, asthma, etc., etc., ad nauseam. There are at least two thousand, seven hundred different disease syndromes currently tabulated.


One of the major organs of the body is not normally considered an organ and this is the blood. The blood stream has in the past been referred to as the "river of life" and it acts as the great mediator of the functions of the organs and tissues of the body. At the fifth stage of the symptomology of the disease process the blood itself becomes polluted with toxins. In the previous two stages it has been depositing the toxic waste metabolites in the organs and tissues as a result of the inability of the eliminative organs to excrete them. But here, the increase in the level of toxins has reached the point where the blood can no longer keep itself relatively clean and we have the stage called chronic toxaemia. Chronic toxaemia means long-standing poisoning of the blood.
In the symptomology of the disease process we know the body has reached this stage by the manifestation of chronic infectious diseases such as herpes, hepatitis, candidiasis, syphilis and the host of other infectious diseases erroneously attributed to the organisms that give their names to them. The understanding here is the infectious organisms are merely one of the aspects of the symptomology expressed by the body at this stage, not the cause of the symptoms.
The germ theory of disease is fundamentally unsound, because it is based on poor observation and sloppy thinking. In the history of the development of the germ theory there are three major individuals involved. Two of them were French scientists, Claude Bernard and Louis Pasteur. They had an epic struggle over the question of disease where Claude Bernard, a physiologist, took the position described here, where the condition of the physical body is the only significant factor to understand in the development of infectious diseases, not the infectious organism. He said that the relationship of the physical body to the microbe (bacteria etc.) is similar to that of the soil to a seed that is planted in the soil. Whether the seed germinates and develops in the soil depends on whether the condition of the soil is suitable for the germination of the seed. Therefore we must understand how the condition of the body develops so as to make it possible for the germ to take hold and multiply. Pasteur, up until his deathbed, maintained that the soil was nothing and the germ, everything, and he said that we must devote ourselves to understanding and eradicating the germ.
On his deathbed, however, Pasteur recanted, saying that the soil was everything, the germ merely secondary.
This is similar to the story of one of the other major individualities involved in the development of the germ theory, a German scientist, Virchow. He said on his deathbed that if he had his life to live over he would devote it to proving that germs attack diseased flesh, they do not cause disease. The history of modern scientific medicine is the history of a medicine based on devoting itself to developing ways to kill bacteria etc with antibiotics and other poisonous substances, substances not only poisonous to bacteria etc., but also poisonous to the human organism. And because modern medicine's understanding of disease is completely lacking, all the development of pharmaceuticals has lead to is further ingestion by people with symptoms of disease of substances which cause the body to become even more diseased!
We can ask ourselves what is the role that microbes such as bacteria, viruses, ameobae, spirochaetes, and other organisms such as worms, play in the world. Among their many roles is that they gravitate to dead and decaying matter and consume them such as to make the matter available as nutrients to the plant kingdom. Thus we can say that when the human organism is host to organisms that show evidence of being pathogenic, this indicates that the internal tissues and organs of the body are decaying. The fact that transmission occurs from a person infected with an organism to another person merely means that the second person's body is also in a state of decay, a suitable host for the organism to become pathogenic.

Actually, as a result of writing my book, "The End Of Medicine" (don't forget to get your copy!), where I also discuss the "Process of Disease/Healing" I make the following observation, which I believe is more accurate. "An organism is not pathogenic because it causes pathogenic changes in human tissue; it is pathogenic because it is attracted to human tissue which is undergoing pathogenic deterioration."

If a person has a healthy physical organism and they come into contact with a person who is host to an organism which is showing pathogenic behavior in that person's body, ie., they have herpes or hepatitis or candidiasis, then even if the organism gain entrance to the healthy body, that organism will find the healthy body an unsuitable environment for their replication and either be destroyed as a result of healthy immune function or be excreted.
It is vital to note here that when the healthy body has successfully dispatched a potentially pathogenic organism, it shows evidence of having done so by having antibodies to that organism present in the blood. I will come back to this point later in the discussion of AIDS. The absolutely critical point to understand is that organisms are not the causative factor of infectious diseases, they are merely one of the symptoms. In other words, if a person has, say, pneumonia, and a bacteria is found in samples taken from the lungs of the person showing symptoms of pneumonia, then the bacteria is simply one aspect of the symptoms of that person's pneumonia.
If the person's body has managed to avoid destruction through the first five stages of disease (it is also critical to understand that every stage of the symptomology of the disease process of the body is evidence the body is attempting to heal itself) then we come to the sixth stage.


Here the blood, in its attempt to maintain the viability of the physical organism, deposits the excess waste metabolites in special sites which I call toxic waste disposal dumps, normally referred to as tumors, that is, cancer. We can conclude the discussion on cancer, which actually deserves an essay to itself, by noting in 1960 the cancer rate was such that one out of every sixteen people in the United States could expect to get cancer if they lived to be sixty years old; in 1985, the rate had accelerated to one in three; today the rate is probably two out of three.


I call the seventh stage of the disease process "Return" because in the 'I Ching' it states "all movement occurs in six stages, and the seventh brings return". The term is taken in this context to mean one either returns to the spirit world, conventionally called death, or one takes in hand the fact that sickness is the result of our mistakes and we proceed to correct the mistakes, not only with regard to our dietary habits.


AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is very much in the news these past few years, since it was first discovered in the late seventies and early eighties. From the perspective of the dynamics of disease symptomology, the syndrome appears to be a concatenation of the six stages of disease. In other words, the symptomology of AIDS is such that it shows symptoms of every stage of disease in the one disease, which is a very interesting observation. From what was said above about the sixth stage of the dynamics of disease, AIDS is not caused by human immunodeficiency virus, or any other virus. The scientific world is not really interested in catching on to this reality, (long maintained by a virologist, Peter Duesberg of UC Berkeley) although reports in the September 26th 1991 issue of Nature cast serious doubt upon the efficaciousness of the viral theory in AIDS. It doesn't take a genius to realise why the scientific community is hostile toward any ideas about AIDS which do not involve blaming it on a virus, or gene, for that matter. I won't insult your intelligence by giving you the reason.
AIDS means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which means the Immune System has become deficient in its functioning. In my opinion, the immune system consists of the spleen, kidneys, liver, white blood cells/lymphatic circulation and the large intestine. We can readily understand, from the description of the process of disease these organs become damaged and dysfunctional after many years of eating a diet based on modern foods to the point that the normal functions of immunity are compromised, and the symptoms of AIDS develop. AIDS is by no means having the catastrophic effect on the world population that cancer has had, and continues to have (e.g., from 1981-1991, 500 thousand people died of AIDS worldwide; that is how many people die of cancer in one year in the United States alone!). I will at some later date get into a more detailed account of AIDS.

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