Unethical Illness


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

I see a lot of spiritually-induced physical illness in my practice.

Maybe more than my share. Maybe its karmic; it tends to find me

because I understand it. And it comes up my driveway because people

who have it often become doctor shoppers, and seek out a naturopath

as a last resort after exhausting everything that modern medical

science has to offer. I have had large numbers of undiagnosable

people that suffer greatly but who medical doctors can find nothing

wrong with and label psychosomatic. I have also repaired people

given specific medical diagnoses that standard physical remedies

cannot make better.



In most of these cases, the physical illness is secondary to, is an

overlay of a more fundamental spiritual cause. On this type of case

there are inevitably severe problems connected with close friends,

relatives and business associates. The sick person inevitably blames

the friends, relatives and business associates and takes no

responsibility. The problems seem unresolvable. When I probe deeply

enough into these problems, I begin to discover the real infection

below. The sick person, so fond of complaining about all the

terrible things done to them by the people they have or have had

problems with, or sometimes, so proud of not complaining about all

the terrible things done to them. Actually, almost inevitably this

person has committed a huge mass of secret crimes, viciousness and

betrayals, rarely indictable felonious acts, but crimes none the

less, disreputable deeds that must be kept secret.



These deeds are always completely justified; the sick person always

claims to have been right for having done them and it is next to

impossible for me as a therapist to get them to take responsibility

for their sins. But at the deep, center of almost all people is an

honest, decent soul that knows what it has really done and feels

guilty and judges itself. That is why it says in the Bible, 'judge

not, lest you be judged'. It is not the judgment of the Deity we

have so much to fear; we are own worst judge, jury, and executioner,

and eventually extract from ourselves full payment with compound

interest for all harmful acts.



People frequently punish themselves with severe, incapacitating

illness or even death. A spiritual illness will not respond very

well to physical treatment until the spiritual malaise's is

resolved. This case has to find enough courage to become honest with

themselves, to admit their deeds in all their disgusting detail and

then to make amends, or if amends are not possible, to at least

cease and desist. They have to take personal responsibly for what

they really are being and what they have really done and most

importantly, accept that they are responsible for creating their own

illness. It is not a virus, a cancer cell or something that just

fell out of the universe and struck them, innocent victims that they

are. They have made their illness and only they can uncreate it.



Unfortunately, few people who have spent a lifetime indulging

themselves in this degree of irresponsibility have the integrity to

change. This is a tough case. Especially so because they think they

are physically ill, they did not come to me to be defined as a

"mental" case and tend to reject such approaches.



There is no shortage of additional degenerative conditions that I

could describe. There are eating disorders, shingles, skin problems,

kidney disease, Alzheimer's, senility, mental illness, addictions,

chronic fatigue syndrome, aids. There's macular degeneration, carpal

tunnel syndrome, chronic ear infections (especially in children),

tonsillitis, bronchitis, pancreatitis, cystitis, urethritis,

prostatitis, colitis, sinusitis, osteomyelitis and a dozen other

itises, including appendicitis. There's algias (itises of the

nerves): neuralgia, fibromyalgia. There's ism's (really itises of

the muscles). There are 'onias like pneumonia; omas like carcinoma,

melanoma and lymphoma.



I could (but won't) write a page or two on every one of these

conditions and turn this book into an encyclopedia. After twenty

five years of practice, there is little I have not seen. Or helped a

body repair. Generally, everyone of those following pages I'm not

going to bother to write would repeat the same message. That the

medical profession has little understanding of the real causes or

cures of disease; that the world is full of unnecessary suffering;

that there are simple, painless, effective, harmless approaches to

eliminating most of the ailments of mankind except the ultimate

ailment, old age, the thing that takes us all eventually; that

essentially all the diseases resolve from the same approach.



But I have already explained the theoretical basis of natural

hygiene, the key role of toxemia, enervation, constipation, the

essentials of good diet, fasting and colon cleansing, the importance

of regular exercise, and the rational for vitamin supplementation. I

have revealed a lot of the secrets in my bag of tricks, like my

favorite herbs, poultices and wheat grass.



What concerns me most about medicine today is that there seems to be

ever fewer hygienists practicing. The young holistic practitioner is

overwhelmed with confusing data and approaches and is increasingly

less able to discern what is really important and what is

distraction, and is increasingly intimidated by the AMA, made

fearful of accepting people with serious conditions. Too many young

practitioners become ideologues, clinging to the rightness of a

single rigid discipline, missing the truths that exist in other

approaches and worse, missing the limitations that exist in their

own personal healing methods.



The current concern about the cost of medical care and resorting to

government-run insurance programs and regulations will do little or

nothing to reverse the trend to more and more sickness that costs

more and more to treat. The root causes of our current crisis are

two fold. One, our food, just as it comes off the farm, is getting

ever worse. This is not even recognized as a problem. After we

process it for an industrial food distribution system, much

nutrition is lost too. This is barely recognized as a problem. Until

we are better nourished, we will be ever sicker and each generation

will become a degeneration. Secondly, our society is suffering from

all the evils of monopoly medicine. This is barely recognized. The

AMA has a stranglehold on the sick. There is no effective

competition for its methods. Alternatives are suppressed. In my

version of a better world, if anyone that wanted to could hang out a

shingle and offer to diagnose, treat and cure disease, a few quacks

would really hurt a few people. But many genuine therapies would

appear and the public would be exposed to workable alternatives. If

anyone that wanted to market it could put a label on a bottle of

pills, power or tincture that said its contents would heal or cure

disease, yes, a few people would be poisoned. And a few would die

needlessly by failing to get the right treatment. But on the

positive side, all this liberty would result in countless new

therapies being rediscovered and many new uses for existing

substances would appear.



Fundamentally, this is the issue of liberty. I believe it is better

to allow choice and options, to permit the dangers that go with

liberty to exist. And to allow unfortunate outcomes to occur without

intervention into individual lack of intelligence and

irresponsibilities. The opposite is our current path--an attempt to

regulate and control away all dangers. But this overcontrol results

in institutionalized violence and cruelty, inefficiency that is not

checked or exposed by the bright light of a better way. As Churchill

said, 'democracy is the worst form of government there is--except for

all the others.' What he meant is that we must accept that this is

an imperfect world. The best this planet can be is when it is at its

freest, when restrictions are minimized and when people are allowed

to make their own choices, be responsible for their own outcomes and

experience the consequences of their own stupidities.





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