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which constitute the major part of the daily physiological
routine of our body, must be brought to a temporary
close. The functions of appetite and taste are automatically
removed from the system, which thus reserves all its
surplus energies for the repair and restoration of the organism.
When left to itself, and unhampered by any uncalled-
for feeding or routine treatments, the success of nature is
almost unfailing. She works with accuracy and untiring

Why does an epidemic attack some persons and not others? Because
some persons are open to attack, while
others are not. People who fear diseases have fertile mental soil
for disease. Others have toxins inthe blood stream
which are fertile soil for disease culture. Persons whose habits
of living are most unnatural and unwise will be hit
first by an epidemic. Their bodies are fullest of the impurities
that germs dote on, revel in. A body full of germs
attracts the germs prodigiously. They feed on filth, and are
always looking for it. When they find a human body
pure, strong, and vital, they dodge it as a manifest scene of
danger to them. Absolutely nothing to live on.
Individuals whose systems are kept free of waste matter will
hardly be touched by an epidemic. Freedom from
disease and epidemics lies in the proper nutrition, oxidation,
and elimination of waste products.

The question is often asked: Aren't germs carriers of disease)
Yes. in this way: They carry it to a spot in a human
body where dirt is lying around loose waiting to be removed. What
we haven't sensibly done for ourselves, they
providentially do for us. We should regard them not with fear but
with co-operation.

Disease gems may be defined as the garbage carriers appointed for
the house of the human body. When they stop
at our house. it is because they note the presence of garbage,
and their job is to cart it off. Suppose that, when the
garbage collector drives up to our residence, we get panicky,
call police, and beg that officers be sent immediately to
remove the garbage men. We should not need a policeman, but a
psychiatrist. In the same vein, to fear diseases
when they come is tobe of rather unsound mind.

We may sometimes have occasio,. to use antiseptics, antitoxins,
or antibiotics. They but serve to hasten
removal of the garbage that the germs wisely apprehended in our
midst. Even germicides are allowable if too many
germs have sped to our relief. But our mental poise should remain
effective and recuperative, undisturbed by shock
and fear.

When disease germs arrive to consume or exhume the waste in our
system, we should instantly put into effect
these two safety watchwords: purity and vitality. How can We get
cleaner and stronger quickly? The first step is to
open all channels of elimination. The second step is to improve
and extend rfutrition. only Pure blood washes out
disease. A clear brain, resulting from pure blood, easily
distinguishes gems as our friends. Isn't,it foolish to be afraid
of our friends?

Congestions in the system are swept away by what is4rcalled "high
blood pressure"- a wonderful expediency of
capillary flushing. -Accumulations of excessive food stuffs,
stowed away in the cell-structure and muscle-bdndles of
our body during along career of -indulgence , are burned up in
the physiological incinerator known as "temperature"
or "fever".

Again, if the intestinal sewers are clogged, they may require the
grand house-cleaning service known as typhoid
fever. If the congestion ,

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however, has its field in the lungs, the stifled air cells may
need the respiratory shock of a lobar pneumonia to be
cleared up; while any epidemic - from scarlet fever and measles
to smallpox and "flu'l- is a call for outside assistance
to exhume the vicious sediments deposited and sealed up for years
in the airtight compartments of our constitutions.

Disease is thus a mere process of physiological overhauling, with
the sickbed as its temporary repair shop and an
undisturbed mental and physiological rest as the indespensible
condition for a thoro restoration. Thus it is self-
evident that to stop sickness thru any form of irritation or
repression-dietetic or medical - is the equivalent to
stopping the physiological work of repair,*half-finished, and
turn out the individual hampered and endangered by the
larger or smaller percentage of poisonous sediment still
remaining in his system.

Tho it may seem paradoxical, it nevertheless is a scientific fact
that diseases are friends, not enemies to man, and
indispensable to his existence, as long as, in his ignorance or
selfishness, he continues to violate the laws and
principles of his own nature. Nothing is more unscientific than
to regard disease as the
common enemy to Life, that may strike an individual like a bullet
from the gun of a sniper.

Another great mistake is to regard disease as a natural
preparation for death. Nothing is
farther from the truth. Disease is not more normally related to
death than the repairman is
aiming at the destruction of the house. It is only when nature
fails to respond to the
restorative efforts of disease that the general, structural
dissolution occurs which we call
death. In other words, it is not because of the disease, but
really in spite of it, that the
organism surrenders to death.

Normal death comes to the individual as a natural, biological
flnale after a successfully
completed life-cycle. Every organized thing, every center of life
- from the sequoia to the
violet, from the worm to the elephant-are unfolding in beginnings
and endings in response to
the cycle of their individual natures.

Left to herself, nature never kills, only releases. The cells of
the mature body, like the
cells of healthy ripe fruit, gradually shrink and wither, little
by little, releasing the
normal i n d w e 11 ing energy which i n the course of life
expresses itself in terms of
beauty, power, intelligence, love, and will . Primal life never
dies, it is transferred from
one form to another and this act of changing is never static, not
even with humanity.

The normal dying man is not sick but tired, not killed by
self-evoked hostile nature, but
gone to sleep to find rest in the receding tidewaters of the
finished Iffe-cycle. Normal
death holds out the same promise at the end of a life as normal
sleep holds out at the end of
a day-peace and rest from a period of conflict between the world
of reality and the world of
form. At death, we go back to reality where there are no more


The modern "Scrooge" is the man who remembers Christmas as the
season he can't buy
anything useful at toy-loaded stores,"can't hear myself think"
because of raucous carols from
tuneless loud speakers, and taxes, taxes. taxes. He's mean enough
to push the stack of old
Christmas cards off the table so be can eat the dried-up sandwich
his wife left him before
she went shopping for gifts no one wants, to give-in exchange for
similar unusable gifts last