From The Hygienic Dictionary


Categories: The Analysis of Disease States: Helping the Body Recover
Sources: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor

Diagnosis. [1] In the United States, making a diagnosis implies that

you are a doctor duly licensed to engage in diagnostic function....

The making of a diagnosis is reserved only for doctors.... The

term "analysis" does not have such an explicit legal definition.

Thus, it is the term of choice of iridologists and the one most

often used by them. It is essential for the survival and promotion

of iridology that those who choose to engage in its practice avoid

naming any disease condition. As we have seen, to do so is to

infringe on rights reserved exclusively for doctors and can land the

iridologist, sooner or later, in a snarl of legal troubles.



It is better for the iridologist to refrain from suggesting to a

person that he has any particular disease, letting such diagnostics

remain the province of licensed doctors. In so doing, the

iridologist will avoid transgressing the law and stepping on the

toes of those who are legally qualified to diagnose.



It is indeed unfortunate that one of the greatest pitfalls awaiting

the iridologist is the temptation to name diseases. The feelings of

satisfaction and power resulting from conferring a name are deeply

rooted in the human psyche. For example, the Bible tells us that

man's first task on Earth was to name the animals, thus giving him

power and dominion over them.



Strong is the temptation to name diseases because nearly everyone

has come to expect that his malady has a name. Patients have come to

expect, and doctors have been trained to make, a diagnosis. . . .

"After all," the patient may reason, "how can you hope to deal with

my condition if you aren't knowledgeable enough to call it by name?"



It is not necessary to name diseases in order to exercise dominion

over them. _Dr. Bernard Jensen, Visions of Health._



In self defense, I must make it very clear from the first word that

hygienists and most other naturopaths of various persuasions, and

especially I myself, have never in the past, never!, and do not now,

diagnose, treat or offer to cure, disease or illness. Diagnosis and

curing are sole, exclusive privileges of certified, duly-licensed

medical doctors and may only be done with a grant of Authority to do

so from the State. Should an unlicensed person diagnose, offer to

treat or attempt to cure disease or illness, they will have

committed a felonious act. With big penalties. Therefore, I do not

do it.



When one of my clients comes to me and says that a medical doctor

says they have some disease or other, I agree that the medical

doctor says they have some disease or other, and I never dare say

that they don't. Or even confirm on my own authority that I think

they do have some disease or other.



What I can legally do for a client is to analyze the state of their

body and its organs, looking for weaknesses and apparent allergies.

I can lawfully state that I think their liver tests weak, the

pancreas appears not to be functioning well in terms of handling

meat digestion, that the kidney is having a hard time of it. I can

say I see a lump sticking out of their body when one is obviously

sticking out of their body; I can not say that lump is cancerous but

I can state that the cells in that lump test overly strong and that

if I myself had a mass of growing cells testing overly strong and if

I believed in the standard medical model, then I would be rushing my

overly strong testing cells to an oncologist. But I don't dare say

the person has a cancer. Or diabetes. Or is getting close to kidney

failure. That is a diagnosis.



To me, diagnosis is a form of magic rite in which the physician

discovers the secret name of the devil that is inhabiting one's body

and then, knowing that secret name, performs the correct rite and

ritual to cast that demon out. I don't know why people are made so

happy knowing the name of their condition! Does it really matter?

Either the body can heal the condition or it can't. If it can, you

will recover (especially if you give the body a little help). If the

body can't heal a condition you will die or live a long time being

miserable. No "scientific" medical magic can do better than that.



By describing a disease in terms of its related organ weaknesses,

instead of pinning a Latin name on it, I am able to assist the body

to achieve recovery in a superior way that the physician rarely

does. By discovering that the body with the lump of overly strong

cells also has a weak spleen, liver and thymus gland, I can take

actions to strengthen the spleen, liver and thymus. If the body can

strengthen its spleen, liver and thymus, then the overly strong

cells miraculously vanish. But of course I and what I did did not

cure any disease. Any improvements that happen I assign (correctly)

to the body's own healing power.



The way I analyze the organic integrity of the body is through a

number of related methods, including the general appearance of the

body, the patient's health history, various clues such as body and

breath odor, skin color and tone, and especially, biokinesiology,

the applied science of muscle testing. Biokinesiology can be used to

test the strength or weakness of specific organs and their function.

A weak latissimus dorsi muscle indicates a weak pancreas, for

example. Specific acupuncture points can be tested in conjunction

with muscle strength to indicate the condition of specific organs or

glands. The strength of the arm's resistance to downward pressure

could be calibrated with a spring scale and precisely gauged, but

experienced practitioners have no need for this bother, because they

are able to pick up subtle changes in the arms resistance that are

not apparent to the testee. Thus muscle testing becomes an art

form, and becomes as effective as the person using it is sensitive

and aware.



Biokinesiology works because every organ and gland in the body is

interconnected with other parts of the body through nerve pathways

and nerve transmissions, which are electrical and can be measured

through muscle testing. This may seem too esoteric for the

"scientific" among you, but acupuncture points and energy

manifestations around and in the body--are now accepted phenomena,

their reality demonstrated by special kinds of photography.

Acupuncturists, who heal by manipulating the body's energy field

with metal needles, are now widely accepted in the western

hemisphere. Kinesiology utilizes the same acupuncture points (and

some others too) for analytic purposes so it is sometimes called

"contact reflex analysis."



I have studied and used Kinesiology for 25 years with the majority

of my clients with very good success. There are some few people who

are very difficult to test because they are either too debilitated,

lack electrical conductivity, or their state of mind is so skeptical

and negative about this type of approach that they put up an

impenetrable mental barrier and/or hold their body so rigidly that I

can hardly determine a response. A skilled can overcome the obstacle

of a weak body that can barely respond, but the person who is

mentally opposed and determined to prove you wrong should not be

tested. If you proceed it is sure to have an unsatisfactory outcome

for all concerned. For even if I manage to accurately analyze the

condition of a skeptical client, they will never believe the

analysis and will not follow suggestions.



The "scientific," open-minded, "reasonable" client can be better

approached using an academic-like discussion based on published

literature that demonstrates how people with similar symptoms and

complaints do very well on a particular dietary regimen and

supplements. This type of person will sometimes follow dietary

recommendations to the last letter, because their scientific

background has trained them to be obedient.



When a client comes to me, I like to take a real good look at who is

sitting in front of me. I take my leisure to find out all about

their history, their complaints, their motivation to change, their

experience with natural healing, their level of personal

responsibility, whether or not they have to work, whether or not

they can take time out to heal, will they fast or take supplements,

do they have sufficient finances to carry a program through to a

successful completion, do they have people closely connected to them

that are strongly opposed to alternative approaches, can they

withstand some discomfort and self-denial, do they have toxic

relationships with other people that are contributing to their

condition, are they willing to read and educate themselves in

greater depth about natural healing, etc. I need to know the answers

to these questions in order to help them choose a program which is

most likely to succeed.



Even though fasting is the most effective method I know of, it is

not for people who are compelled to keep up a work schedule, nor is

it for people who are very ill and do not have anyone to assist them

and supervise them. Nor is it for people who do not understand

fasting and are afraid of it. People who have associates that are

opposed to it, and people who do not have a strongly-functioning

liver or kidneys should not fast either. Seriously ill people that

have been on a meat-heavy diet with lots of addicting substances

need a long runway into a fast so as to not overwhelm their organs

of elimination. Does the person in front of me have an eating

disorder, or an otherwise suicidal approach to fasting, etc. Clearly

fasting is not for everyone, and if I recommend it to the wrong

person, the result will be a bad reputation for a marvelous tool.



Given that many clients can not fast without a lot of preparation,

the majority of my clients start out with a gentle detox program

that takes considerably more time, but works. These gradients have

been outlined under the healing programs for the chronically ill,

acutely ill, etc.



To help rebuild poorly functioning organs, I sometimes use a

specialized group of food supplements called protomorphogens. These

are not readily available to the general public and perhaps should

not be casually purchasable like vitamins, because, as with many

prescription drugs, supervision is usually necessary for their

successful use. If the FDA ever succeeds at making protomorphogens

unavailable to me, I could still have very good results. (At this

time the Canadian authorities do not allow importation of

protomorphogens for resale, though individuals can usually clear

small shipments through Canada Customs if for their own personal

use.) But protomorphogens do facilitate healing and sometimes permit

healing to occur at a lower gradient of handling. Without them a

body might have to fast to heal, with the aid of protomorphogens a

person might be able to get better without fasting. And if

protomorphogens are used (chewed up--ugh!) while fasting, healing is

accelerated.



Protomorphogens are made from freeze-dried, organically-raised

animal organ meats (usually calf or lamb) combined with very

specific vitamins, herbs and other co-factors to potentiate the

effect. I view protomorphogens as containing nutritional

supplementation specific for the rebuilding of the damaged organ.



Doctor Royal Lee, a medical genius who developed protomorphogens

therapy in the 50s and who spent several stints in prison in

exchange for his benevolence and concern for human well-being, also

founded the company that has supplied me with protomorphogens. After

decades of official persecution and denial of the efficacy of

protomorphogens by the power structure, it looks like they are about

to finally have their day. As I write this book cutting-edge medical

research companies are developing therapies using concentrated

animal proteins (protomorphogens) to treat arthritis, multiple

sclerosis, eye inflamations and juvenile diabetes. The researchers

talk as though they are highly praiseworthy for "discovering" this

approach.



Unfortunately, this development is likely to cut two ways. On one

hand, it vindicates Dr. Lee; on the other, when these drug companies

find a way to patent their materials, they may finally succeed at

forcing protomorphogens (currently quite inexpensive) off the

non-prescription market and into the restricted and profitable

province of the MD.



I divide clients into two basic types: simple cases and complex

ones. When I was treating mental illness, occasionally I had a

client who had not been sick for too long. I could usually make this

client well quite easily. But if the person had already become

institutionalized, had been psychotic for many years, had received

much prior treatment, then their case had been made much more

difficult. This sort had a poor prognosis. A very similar situation

exists with physical illnesses. Many people get sick only because

they lack information about how to keep themselves healthy and about

what made them sick. Once they find out the truth, they take my

medicine without complaint and almost inevitably get better very

rapidly. Some of these people can be quite ill when they first come

to me but usually they have not been sick for very long. Their

intention when coming into my office is very positive and have no

counter intentions to getting better. There are no spiritual or

psychological reasons that they deserve to be sick. If this person

had not found me, they almost certainly would have found some other

practitioner who would have made them well. This type of person

honestly feels they are entitled to wellness. And they are.



However, some of the sick are not sick for lack of life-style

information; they suffer from a mental/spiritual malady as well, one

that inevitably preceded their illness by many years. In fact, their

physical ailments are merely reflections of underlying problems.

This patient's life is usually a snarl of upsets, problems, and

guilty secrets. Their key relationships are usually vicious or

unhealthy. Their level of interpersonal honesty may be poor. There

are usually many things about their lives they do not confront and

so, can not change. With this type of case, all the physical healing

in the world will not make them permanently better because the

mental and emotional stresses they live under serve as a constant

source of enervation.



Cases like this usually do not have only one thing wrong with them.

They almost always have been sick for a long time; most have been

what I call "doctor hoppers," confused by contrary diagnoses and

conflicting MD opinions. When I get a case like this I know from the

first that healing is going to be a long process, and a dubious one

at that. On the physical level, their body will only repair one

aspect of their multiple illnesses at a time. Simultaneously, they

must be urged to confront their life on a gentle gradient. There is

usually a lot of backsliding and rollercoastering. The

detoxification process, physical and psychological, can take several

years and must happen on all the levels of their life. This kind of

case sees only gradual improvement interspersed with periods of

worsening that indicate there remains yet another level of mental

unawareness that has to be unraveled.



Few medical doctors or holistic therapists really understand or can

help this kind of case. To do so, the doctor has to be in touch with

their own reactive mind and their own negative, evil impulses (which

virtually all humans have). Few people, including therapists, are

willing to be aware of their own dark side. But when we deny it in

ourselves, we must pretend it doesn't exist in others, and become

its victim instead of conquering it. Anyone who denies that they

have or are influenced by their own darker aspects who seem to be

totally sweet and light, is lying; proof of this is that they still

are here on Earth.



All this generalizing about diagnostic methods and clinical

approaches could go on for chapters and more chapters, and writing

them would be fine if I were teaching a group of health clinicians

that were reading this book to become better practitioners. But I'm

sure most of my readers are far more interested in some complaint of

their own or in the health problem of a loved one, and are intensely

interested in one might go about handling various conditions and

complaints, what types of organ weaknesses are typically associated

with them, and what approaches I usually recommend to encourage

healing. And, most importantly, what kind of success or lack of it

have I had over the past twenty five years, encouraging the healing

of various conditions with hygienic methods.



In the case studies that follow I will mostly report the simpler,

easier-to-fix problems because that is what most people have; still,

many of these involve life-threatening or quality-of-life-destroying

illnesses. I will tell the success story of one very complicated,

long-suffering case that involved multiple levels of psychological

and spiritual handling as well as considerable physical healing.





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