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Nature Cure eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 313 pages of information about Nature Cure.

A Change for the Better

Speaking of typhoid fever, we are glad to say that for this particular form of disease the most advanced medical science has adopted the Nature Cure treatment, that is, straight cold water and fasting, and no drugs, as it was originated by the pioneers of Nature Cure in Germany more than fifty years ago.

This treatment, which medical science has found so eminently successful in typhoid fever, would prove equally efficacious in all other acute diseases if the regular doctors would only try it.  It is a strange and curious fact that so far they have never found it worth while to do so.  All Nature Cure physicians know from their daily experience in actual practice that the simple water treatment and fasting is sufficient to cure all other forms of acute diseases just as easily and effectively as typhoid fever.  By this is proved the unity of treatment in all acute diseases.

Both in typhoid fever and in tuberculosis, progressive medical men have now entirely abandoned the germ-killing method of treatment.  They have found it absolutely useless and superfluous to hunt for drugs and serums to kill the typhoid and tuberculosis bacilli in these, the two most destructive diseases afflicting the human family.  They were forced to admit that the simple remedies of the Nature Cure school, cold water and fasting in typhoid fever and the fresh-air treatment in tuberculosis, are the only worthwhile methods to fight these formidable enemies to health and life.

If they would continue their researches and experiments along these natural lines, they would attain infinitely more satisfactory results than through their germ-hunting and germ-killing theories and practices.

Chapter IX

The Effects of Suppression of Venereal Diseases

Another good illustration of suppression may be found in the allopathic treatment of venereal diseases.  Almost invariably the drug treatment suppresses these diseases in the stages of incubation and aggravation, thus locking them up in the system.  The venereal taints and germs, however, are living things which grow and multiply until the body has been completely permeated by them.  Then they must find an outlet somehow and somewhere, and consequently they break out in the manifold so-called “secondary” and “tertiary” symptoms.

The drug poisons which are used to “cure” (suppress) these symptoms, greatly aggravate the disease.  They create conditions in the system infinitely worse than the venereal diseases themselves.  Thus the acute, easily curable stages of these ailments are changed into the dreadful and obstinate chronic conditions.  It is in this way that venereal diseases are made hereditary and transmitted to future generations.

In a special article on this subject entitled “Venereal Diseases,” published in "The Naturopath," January, 1913, I have substantiated the following claims: 

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