5. Questions & Answers
Why do people, who eat all the wrong foods and get no exercise still seem to get along well and have very few colds?
Most likely their bodies have developed such a high tolerance level for morbid material that a weakening of the detoxifying organs has occurred, and these individuals no longer have the vitality to conduct necessary and effective eliminative crises. Some people are blessed with superior genes, and it may take a long time for the body to degenerate into an irreversible condition—but wrong living will eventually produce this outcome, especially if necessary housecleaning does not occur, and the toxins are dammed up in the body.
Why do colds often evolve into more serious illnesses?
Drugging and feeding produce these sequels to colds. If the individual fasts and rests and takes nothing but water as thirst requires, complications are rare or nonexistent.
What is the best procedure if I fast for a cold (say, two or three days) and the symptoms return when I start eating?
The best action would be to stop eating and go back to bed for another day or two. If not possible or convenient, confine your diet to fruits only for a few days, followed by an all-raw-food diet, until the symptoms disappear (or stay on raw food permanently, if possible).
Is a diagnosis helpful in determining Hygienic means of caring for a patient?
Yes, a diagnosis is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. A correct diagnosis supplies clues to the causes of the problem, but it is of very little influence in the management of the illness, except in quite unusual situations. For instance, in acute appendicitis, no water should be taken until the symptoms disappear, but, of course, this would apply to any acute abdominal discomfort.