4. A Practical Demonstration Of Procedure
Let us go back and see how we worked with our client Fred whom we met at the beginning of this discussion. At age 77, a widower, very lonely, without relatives, he was in a very depressed state of mind. At 5 feet, 7 inches, he weighed 169 pounds. A review of his medical history showed the following:
Recommendation: Fred was to brew a day's supply of vegetable broth made from carrots, potatoes, green beans celery and zucchini. For a total of four days he was to make a fresh supply of this broth. Also, he was told to remain in bed, having access to fresh air at all times. The broth was to be taken in quantities of 6 to 8 ounces every two hours, or as needed, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., after which only distilled water could be had, as and when required only.
Following the four days bed rest with broth, Fred was to rest for two hours during the day and then to be up for two hours. At two-hour intervals he was to have freshly made vegetable juices (Fred owned a juicer), extraction them from carrots and celery, these to be alternated with freshly-extracted fruit juices (orange or grape). These juices could be sipped slowly every two hours, if needed. For his evening "meal," Fred was told that he might enjoy a single variety of fresh fruit. We call this our "Two-Two Transition Program."
Following the four days bed rest, Fred was encouraged to do some elevated leg exercises, just a few at first. These exercises are done lying flat on the floor and raising the legs to a vertical position. The legs are then "pumped," bending the knees and then extending the legs again to the vertical position.
Fred was advised to reduce his vitamin intake but was cautioned about the possibility of a crisis should he attempt to eliminate them completely at this time. Obviously, Fred had become accustomed to false stimulation.
Fred was provided with our study book on the colon.
Three Days Later
Fred telephoned. It seems that, in the intervening few days, he had experienced rather annoying pains in the abdomen (perhaps a mild crisis?). However, he reported that he was now feeling much better and would renew the Two-Two Program. We suggested that he might find a hot bath useful should he again experience any pain, this to be followed by bed rest using a hot water bottle.
One Week Later
Our second consultation: Fred had lost 14 pounds. Said he felt MUCH better and was definitely more relaxed. The chief difficulty during the previous week had been the expelling of gas. A discussion on fermentation and putrefaction followed and Fred was advised of the pressures caused by such gas production on various organs including the prostate gland, the heart, etc. He was advise that poor posture can add to this discomfort. The study book on the colon was gone over with the client. A chart of "Good Things to Eat" was reviewed, as well as informative charts about the colon, the digestive system; list of flexibility exercises was provided with several being pointed out as being advisable in Fred's case. Face and neck exercises were demonstrated. A new dietary program was suggested, as follows:
Fred was now to eliminate salt, pepper, and all beverages except distilled water. Since he had never used any of these to any great extent, we all felt he could make this part of his transition rapidly.
Once his future course of action was agreed upon, we have a brief discussion on the Seven Steps in the Evolution of Pathology and Fred left with his next study book which uses the condition of arthritis as a means of illustrating this biological evolutionary process.
Fred returned for his third consultation the following week. The student will observe that only one week was given between consultations with this client. This was felt best since, being alone, he required encouragement to keep him on course.
He was asked how he had managed. Response: Fred was well pleased and felt much improved. On his new diet, he had experienced much less gas and very little discomfort. Additionally, he was now sleeping well, being required to get up only once each night. (Previously, he had gotten up to urinate as often as five or six times every night.) He was delighted with his progress. Fred had eliminated most of his vitamins and other supplements on his own.
The origin of pathology was reviewed and the seven steps in its development. This time, the various symptoms indicative of each stage in this evolutionary process were depicted using the blackboard. We suggested that our PLAN was to reverse this process of toxemia buildup and thus prevent further damage. We pointed out to Fred that his present condition was the result of 77 years of systemic mismanagement and that it would take time to have the level of health he desired. In the first study book Fred learned what errors may have led to the development of the colitis condition which had been diagnosed some years previously. He actually was able to cite many of his former errors. These same errors, as time went on, had perhaps led to benign growths that had also been diagnosed and to the proctatitis condition.
In the second book and through our discussions, he saw revealed, for the first time, the evolutionary nature of body damaging and recalled many of the symptoms experienced in his own life that had been characteristic of the seven stages. Now, he was ready for his third study book, this one to present the four categories of causes of toxicosis. By this time, Fred could hardly wait to get on with his studies because he was naturally of an inquisitive mind. We contrasted for Fred the high cost of using apheresis to cleanse the blood with the Hygienic way, the former costing as much as and perhaps even more than $32,000.00 for a series of "treatments;" the latter, the Hygienic way, simply adherence to principles and practices ordained by human design. We pointed out to Fred that the Hygienic way is self-help, working with biologically-sound principles, while the other represents a purely-mechanical cleansing which is hit-or-miss at best, and one that carries no guarantee. We emphasized that the Hygienic self-help plan not only cleanses the body fluids but also removes the cause(s) of impairment while apheresis is, at best, only a temporary expediency, a refined type of bloodletting, a technique long ago discarded as debilitating and useless, since cause remains behind to make future trouble.
Over fifty years ago animal experimentation showed that the blood of animals could be removed, cleansed and then be replaced. This was all well and good, of course, but it was soon learned that, in a very short time, the blood returned to the exact same condition it had been in before the cleansing procedure!
Why did this reversal occur? Simply because the tissues had not been changed, the organs remained as they were, and functioning efficiency of cells remained unchanged. Cause, you see, had not been removed—It seems obvious, does it not, that apheresis will be similarly ineffective long-term as a means of restoring health and for the very same reason: cause remains. Only natural methods have any chance to restore.
The Fourth Consultation
Another week had passed. Fred was immediately asked what he had done to assist his body's cleansing efforts. He said that he had been gaining considerable insight into what had brought about his present condition. He had reviewed all his studies and now, having read this newest lesson, he understood many of the things he himself had done, and had failed to do, which had led to his being so uncomfortable. He felt that overnutrition; overstimulation through the use of coffee, salt, sugar and meat; the emotional stresses of his wife's long illness and her subsequent death; the financial worries during this long period; and, finally, his self-imposed social isolation and subsequent loneliness—all had contributed to his "downfall."
He reported that, being a good religious man and at our suggestion, he had attended church during the last week, something he had not done for some time. We encouraged him to continue to do so and also to attend weekly meetings at church and to go to some of the community's programs for older citizens. In other words, we encouraged him to socialize. We also invited him to another of our "parties."
On examination, we say that Fred's tongue was a nice pink. He said his stomach felt like a new stomach. He thought he could begin his exercise program in earnest now, so we provided him with a series of exercises we thought suitable for his present capacity and encouraged him to walk every day. He promised to do so.
We then reviewed all past lessons and told him that, since he had done well, he was ready now to learn about proper food combining. For the next two weeks he was to read and study about how to formulate his meals correctly and to practice doing so. We requested him to keep a record of his own meals and to bring this to his next appointment, at which time we would all go over them together to see how well he had done. We supplied him with a copy of The Tree of Life, and a Food Combining Chart, this last to hang in his kitchen as a guide to meal-planning.
What Was Accomplished in These Four Weeks?
Symptomizing, of course, often causes new Hygienists to "snap back." Consequently, they fail to find themselves. It is vital, therefore, for new clients to understand that the continuance of life actually depends on this gift of life: the body's ability to channel a toxic overload to various accessory exit points whenever a toxic overload presents an emergency situation, one that is life threatening.
The symptoms that arise, whatever they may turn out to be (and each individual will respond with his own peculiar symptoms which may be either severe or light, or even somewhere in between, depending on many variables; and may even be nonexistent in some cases) can reveal much about the client. The greater the amount of residual vital force, the more violent the symptoms are likely to be. As the individual grows older and his vital force has been wasted to a considerable extent, the healing symptoms may be quite mild, if at all. This is, of course, why chronicity becomes established. As the individual lives his years wasting his vital force needlessly because of a destructive manner of living, the horrendous spectre of chronicity makes its entrance when the power has been so reduced that health-saving symptoms are no longer possible. Thus, diseases of late years tend to become progressively more intensive and extensive, symptomizing more emotionally trying.
However, when clients adopt a more Hygienic way of living, they have the opportunity, with the help of the practitioner, to establish in their minds that, from this point on, health-building will become their business. If they can do this, they will develop a belief in themselves, in their ability to create their own lives and to create them in the very best image of themselves. Belief in one's self can be equated with success. Clients who believe in their bodies' inner power to heal will be more inclined to begin the business of health-building and will recognize each symptom experienced as a success story, a confirmation of their own creative abilities. It will help them to give consistency of effort and bring their efforts to a successful conclusion. Confidence in self, in the Hygienic program, in the practitioner, will all help to keep hesitant clients on course and make the transition a successful one.
Developing an understanding of the possibilities involved in the transitional process can often rapidly metamorphose students' thinking and cause them to become very enthusiastic about their own possibilities. How far can they go? Could it be that they could become like "him or her, or them"? Even practitioners sometimes have to remind themselves that, with full acceptance of responsibility for one's self, an amazing amount of recovery awaits their clients' best efforts. We must remember, too, and tell our clients that symptomizing means that the business of health-building is being successfully pursued.
4.2 Levels of Tolerance
Clients will, of course, have developed their own levels of tolerance. They should, in our view, learn something about this concept early in the transition. It will help them better to understand this matter of symptomizing. We provide study materials about how the constant introduction of poisons into the body from external sources or by the generation of excessive amounts of metabolic poisons within the system itself through life's errors, can not only damage cells, tissues and organs, but can actually lead to an increase in the systemic toleration to: 1. individual specific poisons and/or 2. to poisons in general.
Of course, the client should be led to an understanding that there, is an unfortunate result of such increased toleration: the body constantly functions under a handicap and thus wastes the vital force. The higher the level of toxic toleration, the greater the wasting effect.
Rapid wasting naturally leads to such disorders as, for 'example, Alzheimer's disease, organic brain syndrome, and many others generally, but incorrectly, associated with the aging process.
4.3 The Evolution Of Pathology
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