Article #4: The “Hurry-Up” Disease by Elizabeth D. McCarter, D.Sc.
Don’t be a victim of the “hurry-up” disease. Rejuvenation and recovery from sickness do not usually occur overnight. It takes nine months after conception, on an average, before a baby is born! Healing and repair also take time, often considerably more than we anticipate. Dorothy M. found this out, but eventually she, too, received her reward.
When we first came in contact with Dorothy, we found that she was suffering terribly from a fungus which was buried deep in the palms of her hands causing itching so intense that she said it just seemed to burn even into the marrow of her bones. This condition had existed apparently for some time and, needless to say, had almost exhausted her vital power supply. She had wandered from clinic to clinic searching, always searching, for “relief,” but without success. At 65 she was still trying caustic solutions, vitamins, ointments, herbs; even steroids. Everything anyone anywhere had recommended, from California to Australia, Dorothy had tried, used for a time, and then discarded as useless. The terrible itching, the painful cracks in her skin and the inflammation persisted.
We explained to Dorothy that parasites live on the effete material within the system—the poison within—and that the only way to get rid of them was to get rid of their food; in other words, to starve them out! Thus, it was that Dorothy embarked on a program of Natural Hygiene that was to extend over many years. She first fasted for a period of about ten days. Then she began a greatly reduced and modified food intake that consisted of about 90% raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts. She learned that these were the kinds of foods which contained all the nutrients of life and contained them in the proper proportion as required by the human body. At suitable intervals she would fast for two or three days, gradually, as she phrased it, “cleaning out the fungus food!”
Would Not Give Up
Months passed with no results—apparently. Almost anyone else would have given up, but not Dorothy! She was convinced that she was now on the right track. You see, it all made sense to her. At long last she realized that obedience to the laws of nature is the only way to find health and that there can be no compromise. Gradually the itching seemed to lessen. Dorothy knew that drugs give only temporary relief, so she endured the terrible itching and persisted in her health program.
Years came and went. She had to wear gloves to take a bath and whenever she put her hands in water. So sensitive were her hands and fingers that even plain water caused her discomfort. Frequently cracks and blisters formed where spores were deeply imbedded.
Four, five, six years passed in review until the day finally arrived when Dorothy first put on the wedding ring so long abandoned. Progress was rapid from that moment on and, before the seventh year had passed she was able once more to take a bath and wash dishes without having to wear rubber gloves. The itching and the pain were now nothing more than a hideous memory.
Dorothy was now almost 73 years of age, but she looked younger than she had when we first saw her! Her complexion was radiantly alive and her vitality that of a much younger woman. She was living proof that age is not necessarily restrictive of improved health. There is an old German proverb which says, “Patience brings roses!” Dorothy had found her roses! It had required patience, perseverance, and a dedication to a firm belief that the ways of health are the natural ways of life.
The lesson, of course, is clear. We, too, must persevere in the ways of health. At any time, Dorothy might have chosen the ways of drugging to relieve the immediate pain. Like so many others, she too could have soothed away the pain and the discomfort with products of the chemist’s art, those “instant relief” pills and potions. It would have been so easy, so quick; but Dorothy had learned that drugs only appear to give health, that they present only a false facade.
When we are very young, our bodies are filled to overflowing with vital energy, the return to health may occur with amazing speed; but when we are older, the return may be elusive and taunt us with its tantalizing slowness, as was true in Dorothy’s case. But, regardless of our age and our condition, we must remain steadfast in our goal to attain superior health. We must persevere in the ways of health. We must not be victims of the “hurry-up” disease!
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Natural Hygiene Represents Nutrition For The Whole Person
- 3. Structure Of The Skin
- 4. Functions Of The Skin
- 5. Some Common Diseases Of The Skin
- 6. The Hygienic Practitioner At Work
- 7. Questions & Answers
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