Eliminating The Cause.

29 06 2009

Do you want me to reveal to you the greatest health secret of all time?

“The only sustainable way to get healthier is to remove the causes of disease and apply the causes of health.”

Or, put in an another way:

“Health cannot be maintained or regained by using the causes of disease.”

Let’s try to look at it in another way. We know that coffee causes headaches. Someone who is not a habitual coffee drinker might experience headaches from drinking coffee. Someone who gives up coffee often experiences head-splitting headaches. Yet, do you know what is the best “natural” remedy for a bad headache? Coffee. Yep.

Dr. Andrew Weil, a well-known naturopath, says that for migraine headaches, coffee should be eliminated. However, he also says “Once you’re off caffeine, you can use coffee as a treatment for headaches. Drink one or two cups at the first sign of an attack, and lie down in a dark room.”

Wait a minute; he says that coffee CAUSES headaches, but yet, he recommends it as a TREATMENT for headaches? How can that be?

Does that mean that coffee is good for you? No! All it did was alleviate the symptoms. Yet, coffee was at the root of those symptoms.

Now, if someone tells me that they take cayenne pepper and that it helps their digestion, I’ll use the same reasoning. Cayenne pepper is an irritant. How can an irritant be good for digestion? If something alleviates your symptoms, it doesn’t mean that it’s natural or that it’s good for you.

If you want health, you have to eliminate the cause. Just alleviating the symptoms is what everybody else does and it is the reason why our “health system” is really a “disease system.”

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2 responses

7 07 2009
macromedia

Great post!

8 07 2009
Diana

macromedia

Thank you! I am glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Diana.

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