8. Questions & Answers
I know Natural Hygiene works. Remember how my blood pressure dropped from near 200 down to normal? Well, now it's back up there again. And I'm back on my medication again. I have it under control again and with the lowest dosage I've taken in many a year, but I just can't seem to stay on course. I'm all right until the evening hours. Then, what do you know, I'm at that popcorn and beer again. And, as you can see, I've gained over ten pounds since I was here last. What can I do?
Many beginning clients revert. We call this "rubber-banding." I would like to point out to you one very important fact that you have apparently overlooked. In spite of your momentary slipping back into a past bad habit, you tell me your medication level is now at its lowest point. That should tell you something. You have been successful! You have accomplished something you had been unable to do for years. You don't have to poison yourself. Your Hygienic program is working! Now, you
must resolve to take the next step and develop mind control. When the popcorn calls, don't buy it! Take the dog out for a walk, or drink a glass of hot water, or start working on that crossword puzzle. Direct your mind forcibly into some other activity. Resolve, no matter what, to stay on course. Get to the point where you will no longer require that crutch, the popcorn, or any other crutch. You can do it. Don't permit yourself to snap back. You know, we usually get what we want out of life. If you want superb health and all that THAT can mean to you, then you will do whatever is required of you to obtain it, even giving up popcorn!
At one time in this lesson you said something about the body doing its own metabolic balancing. What do you mean by that?
I am glad you asked that question.You see, there are practitioners at large who charge fantastic prices for their counseling. They claim to be able to balance the metabolic activity of their clients by juggling various kinds of mineral and other supplements. One woman we knew had just been released from the hospital after having suffered with pneumonia. Naturally, she felt weak and tired. She was lacking in strength. She got taken in tow by one of these juggling artists. She purchased (from him, of course) dozens of bottles of hormones and enzymes, of vitamins, various kinds of potassium and selenium pills; she took zinc and calcium tablets. In fact, she owned a veritable "health" food store! She was being metabolically "balanced."
After a time, she was filled with minerals, hormones, vitamins, and with a whole host of supplements. She became even weaker and totally confused. You see, in full health, our, body is never confused. In full health, we are metabolically balanced. We have within us suitable amounts of all nutrients, our cells take in the nutrients they require and give off their wastes which are dutifully rounded up, transported to the proper destination and then promptly eliminated. In full health, a state of equilibrium—homeostasis—pertains. This is what the Hygienists mean by metabolic balancing. And, to set the record straight, there is no exact way to determine the precise needs of any human system at a particular moment in time. Our needs change with each nuance of life, with each nerve message transmission. No human mind can possibly prescribe human-formulated doses to meet this changing kaleidoscope of systemic needs. Only your body can do that. Once we begin our own transition into better living, that is exactly what begins to happen. The body begins to balance itself. And without outside interference, it will do a grand job.
My hangup is milk. I manage the fruit meals but I've drunk milk for as long as I can remember. My father was a Physician and he used to bring home a whole gallon of milk for us two kids. Will it hurt me if this is my worst habit?
The childhood script can often prove to be the most demanding of all our life experiences. You see, your experiences and habits in childhood were reinforced by parental authority in which you had complete trust. However, you and I are now adults. We are each writing our current life script, travelling our own life course. We must excuse parental error. We now know that all milk, except breast milk in infancy, is a nonhuman food; that using it can lead to clogged arteries and damaged hearts, to arteriosclerosis and all manner of degenerative conditions. We must also accept the known fact that milk is an indigestible menace. To the extent that you drink it, you will be damaged. If you are willing to accept that damage, and you, of course, at this time have no knowledge of exactly what it might be, then you can go on drinking your milk,
you can go on being a child again. You will have only yourself to blame for whatever the damage may prove to be. We sometimes call this kind of reverting, "killing softly!"
I recently went to a clinic and the medical staff there put me through the Cytotoxic Testing, It cost me almost $300.00 but they determined I had some 58 different food allergies. What on earth can I eat? They took me off wheat, office cream, off all meat except lamb. Golly! they've taken away just about everything good to eat. What is your advice?
My advice to you is to consult with an experienced Hygienic practitioner and begin your own transition to better living. In other words, it's time for you to place your body house in order! I guarantee you that if you follow the Life Science road, you can soon forget all about your 58 allergies and, furthermore, you will begin to enjoy every mouthful of food you bite into. What is more, you can forget about medical clinics and their personnel and—even more importantly—about their advice! Your allergies are evidence that your body is fighting desperately to protect you from all these so-called "good foods" you have been eating. My friend, I'm afraid you have been living in a fool's paradise. Remember what we said, "Life is never static." You are at a crossroads now. I hope you'll choose the Hygienic transition road to better living. It is a road that can be filled with accomplishments, with promises fulfilled.
My daughter is so obese that she was recently discharged from her job because she was so slow in her movements that she just couldn't keep up with her co-workers. She was watching her diet rather well, we thought, but when this happened, she defrosted a huge pizza, poured some canned hot sauce on it and now she is on a pizza and hot sauce binge and vomiting all the time. What can we do with this girl?
In the first place, it's time you stopped your parenting! Your daughter is approaching middle-age, as it is commonly measured. It is high time for you to stop watching over your baby and enter into a new life, to take care of your Self. As for your daughter, the proper thing for her to do would be immediately to stop eating anything until her system settles down. In short, she should fast until the condition rights itself. I would advise her to go to a Hygienic retreat for an extended rest and fast. She would then look better, feel better, would have greater speed and flexibility; in short, she would be better prepared to manage her own life and to leave you free to do the things you need to do at the here and now in your own life course. In any event, permit your daughter to manage her own life and you get on with the business of managing yours.
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