12. What To Do When Acute Symptoms Manifest Themselves
First of all, do not take drugs of any kind and this includes the herbal remedies. The best thing to do when symptoms of a cold or flu, pain, skin eruptions, hay fever, headache, stomach ache, or any disease symptom arises is to rest.
The body needs rest. That is, physiological rest. By this we mean rest of the entire body, of the muscles, organs, glands and digestive organs. How can we provide the body with such a rest? Through a fast. By this we mean no food—only pure water and rest in bed. This will provide the ideal conditions for the body to redirect its energies to the reparative process. It may be advisable to fast at a Hygienic fasting institute where you will be supervised by a competent Hygienic practitioner. After the fast is broken, eat only those foods that we are physiologically suited to eat—raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in compatible combinations. In addition, follow all the other requirements of health and you will find freedom from disease.
For example, the Hygienic care of the pneumonia sufferer is the acme of simplicity. It is not designed to "cure" anything. It does not reduce fever, check coughing, suppress pain, or force further exudate into the lungs. Hygiene does not seek to suppress or palliate symptoms. The death rate is reduced to almost nil. Rest in bed in a well-vented room, warmth, all the water thirst demands, no food of any kind until all acute symptoms have subsided, constitute the essentials of proper care. Thus cared for, the person with pneumonia will recover mote certainly, more speedily and more satisfactorily. Nobody will prove to be allergic to Hygienic care nor have bad reactions, as many have when penicillin is administered. By the employment of healthful measures.
You have done your body a favor. You have built health with proper rest, food, etc. You have not destroyed health with pills and potions. The aim of life is to maintain life. This is the goal of every cell in your body. When you take drugs you throw road blocks in the path of the cells in their efforts to live and support your existence. Don't sabotage your body. Instead, assist life by providing the conditions for health.
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