Oh my goodness, I clicked the link. It's... interesting reading, I'll give it that!
Though I won't put too much confidence in the medical/scientfic soundness of a report that (amongst other things) loudly proclaims: "YES, VENEREAL DISEASES CAN BE CURED WITHOUT DRUGS. I make no exception of syphilis, and stand ready to demonstrate the truth of what I say at any time and anywhere to a committee of doctors. Nature cures--nature can eliminate syphilis, or any type of infection, if all enervating habits are given up and a rational mode of living adopted."
Though - something I DID find very intriguing was how "some things just never change." From the preface, doesn't this sound like something that could as easily have been written in 1965, 1989, 2013...?
"We hear of diet cures, dietitians, balanced rations, meat diets, vegetable diets, and other diets--chemically prepared foods of all kinds. The reading public is bewildered with hundreds of health magazines and thousands of health ideas. There are thousands writing on health who would not recognize it if they should meet it on the street. Fanaticism, bigotry, stupidity, and commercialism are the principal elements in the dietetic complex that is now belaboring the public. Cures are what the people want, and cures are what doctors and cultists affect to make; but at most only relief is given."
Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 5/29/2013 (17:57)
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1935, when microbiology and biochemistry were still in the dark ages (DNA had yet to even be understood), and molecular biology probably hadn't even been invented? Oh.
The germ theory of disease is well tested and proven now.
There may be alternate things also going on which may or may not increase a person's susceptibility to certain diseases, but there is no doubt in medical science that the germ theory is correct and not at all discredited.
The only information I can find on this at all seems to come from pseudomedical sites like Natural News and a pro-vegan site I found, which are not good sources of microbial information. This deficiency in good sources raises severe doubts as to the legitimacy of the information.
Edited by: UNIDENT at: 5/29/2013 (15:30)
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It is a thesis that was last edited in 1935, so there aren't any references and it is a topic which doesn't receive much attention so there has been scant research done on it. However, it offers an explanation of disease which is in concert with the research of early microbiologists who observed enzymatic reactions which could not be explained. In particular the research of Antoine Bechamp shed light on these particles which he named microzyma. His research refutes the germ theory of Pasteur. Bechamp illustrated that it is susceptability to disease as the cause of illness and not natural exposure to germs or bacteria in our environment. I'm still reading and trying to understand much of this.
Edited by: GDBEAR65 at: 5/31/2013 (12:02)
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Granted, I skimmed through that link relatively quickly, but could you point me to the list of references quoted in there? Even Andrew Wakefield (the idiot who started the anti-vacc movement) had a list of references in his articles.
Edited by: LEC358 at: 5/29/2013 (11:23)
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574 5/29/13 11:18 A
The dangers of storing fat, far outweigh any dangers of burning the stores. Our bodies are made to do this. Our fat is just energy reserves, and we go through the process of storing some fat, and later in the day burning it, every day, naturally.
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Is it true that organisms sequester toxic substances that they can't otherwise process in body fat? Is it true that when an organism (me for instance) starts using fat for energy, those stored toxins are released into the body? If so what are the recommendations?
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