19. Questions & Answers
What is the role of vital force during health and disease?
Vital force is that power intrinsic within each of us that maintains a state of health. It is that same force that manifests itself under certain conditions to initiate a healing crisis or “disease” to reestablish health when needed. Dr. Robert Walter says, “The work which this power does is sometimes called health and sometimes disease. Both disease and health are manifestations of vital power, which produce corresponding expenditures of it. Chemical affinity makes dynamite or explodes it according to the conditions supplied; gravitation floats a balloon or dashes it to the earth in response to conditions; so vital force makes health or disease just as we supply the conditions for health or disease.”
How can one increase his vital power?
You can increase your vital power by simply obeying all the laws of life and live according to your biological adaptations. When all of the conditions for health are fulfilled such as proper food, pure water, pure air, sunshine, rest and sleep, exercise, and emotional poise, vital force will be sufficiently abundant to maintain a healthy state.
How does the philosophy of the Hygienic system differ front that of the medical system in regard to caring for the sick individual?
Dr. Robert Walter (The Nutritive Cure) accurately compares these two systems. He says, “The true system may be defined in these words:
A system of restoring sick people to health by the same means that keep them well; a plan of curing invalids by building up that organism instead of breaking it down; a system that having cured an invalid has at the same time taught him how to remain well until his constitutional vigor declines into old age.”
Dr. Walter describes the medical system:
“Systems which attempt to make sick people well by the same means that make well people sick; plans of curing disease by breaking down the organism instead of building it up; systems that having cured a disease have usually rendered the patient a chronic invalid for life.”
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Nature’s Laws For Healthful Living
- 3. The Law Of Order
- 4. The Law Of Action
- 5. The Law Of Power
- 6. The Law Of Compensation
- 7. The Law Of Selective Elimination
- 8. The Law Of Vital Accommodation
- 9. The Law Of Dual Effects
- 10. The Law Of Utilization
- 11. The Law Of Special Economy
- 12. The Law Of Conservation
- 13. The Law Of Vital Distribution
- 14. The Law Of Quality Selection
- 15. The Law Of Peristaltic Action
- 16. The Law Of Limitation
- 17. The Law Of The Minimum
- 18. The Law Of Development
- 19. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Vital Force By Dr. Robert Walter
- Article #2: The Laws of Life By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton