Examining The Seven Stages Of Disease
Disease never sneaks up on people and strikes them down. It takes a long time and a great deal of neglect and abuse of the body for
disease to finally occur. From the first stage of disease to the seventh (i.e. cancer), many years may
elapse. At any stage you can stop the disease's process and simultaneously end all the
aches pains, and ill health which were the body's warning signs that changes
needed to be made or the situation would deteriorate further.
During any of the first six stages, if the cause of the problem is removed, pain
stops, the disease process stops, and health returns. If drugs are employed to quell the discomfort (the usual course of action), the
cause remains unchecked, the disease process continues (even though the drugs
may mask the pain, giving the false impression that the situation is
improving), and the next stage inevitably occurs.
In order to better understand the disease process, it's important to understand
how it progresses in various stages beginning with mild symptoms and ending in
a full-blown crisis.
Harvey Diamond From His Book "Fit For Life" Describes The 7 Stages Disease:
Enervation is a condition in which the body is either not generating sufficient
energy for the tasks it must perform or the tasks the body must perform are
greater than the normal supply can cope with. Since energy is restored when you sleep, the first warning sign that you are
becoming enervated is that you'll become tired or sluggish or require naps
during the day and/or more sleep during the night.
Of all the symptoms that signify the body is in some kind of distress and is
trying to correct it, there is one that will be seen more often than any other:
Loss of appetite. Nothing is a more reliable indicator.
Digestion requires a significant output of energy. When energy is needed to perform some immediate healing function, the wisdom and
intelligence of the body instinctively knows to decrease your desire for food.
This frees the energy that would have been used for digestion and diverts it to
the greatest area of need. That is why practically every list of symptoms for mankind's ailments include
loss of appetite.
Enervation can be caused by poor dietary habits, environmental pollution,
stress, drugs, and stimulants. The result of enervation: overall weakness, depression, loss of appetite, and
reduced vital energy or strength.
The second stage of degeneration is intoxication resulting from the abusive acts
of stage 1 that slows the body's ability through time to eliminate poisons by
clogging the detoxification organs and filtration systems specific to
intestines, liver, kidneys, skin, blood circulation, and lymphatic flow.
Our vital energy is always divided between digestion, assimilation, stimulation,
and elimination. As more energy is diverted to digest the poisons listed in
stage 1, and as artificial stimulants from coffee, alcohol, sugar, tobacco,
inorganic substances, and toxic by-products are taken in to try and compensate
for the loss of energy, cellular energy capacity drastically declines. This
leaves the body intoxicated, sluggish, weakened and susceptible to Dis-Ease.
There is one classic, universal symptom that the body has an excess of toxins
that must be removed: Fever.
According to Harvey Diamond, "In my thirty years of experience, I have never
seen or even heard of a single person young or old who actually died unless the
fever patient was drugged."
A patient with a fever should take no drugs, eat very, very lightly (ideally
fresh fruit and juices exclusively), drink water as desired, stay still, and
allow the body to do what it is trying to do without interference. The fever will then accomplish its intended task (elimination of excess toxins)
Irritation is a condition in which the body sets its defensive mechanisms in
motion and speeds up its internal activities in order to unload stored up
toxins. Many warning symptoms will be familiar to you:
Persistent tickling sensation in the nose
Feel jumpy or uneasy or on the edge, i.e. "irritable"
Nervousness, depression, anxiety, and worry - especially when out of character
Difficulty falling asleep or sleeping fitfully
Putting on weight
Coated tongue, bad breath, increased body odor
Sallow complexion (e.g. dark circles under eyes)
Out of the ordinary menstrual problems or heavier menstrual flow
The third stage of disease progression is due to an excess of acid forming foods
and beverages (i.e., sugar, fried foods, coffee, carbonated beverages, alcohol,
red meat, antibiotics, etc.), which results in the body fluid condition
developing into acid pH. This condition depletes alkaline reserves and over
time irritates tissue lining due to the acid wastes.
Normal healthy alkaline/acid ratio of the blood is approximately 80% alkaline
and 20% acidic. Most people are 80% acid and 20% alkaline. To neutralize acidic
residues formed in the bloodstream the body pulls alkalizing buffering elements
such as calcium and magnesium from the teeth, bones, liver and so on, to
neutralize deadly acids and preserve life. This is why many nutritionists consider calcium and magnesium supplements as
possibly the most effective deterrent from sickness; because our diets cause
our bodies to deplete natural calcium and magnesium stores.
Unfortunately, some people live years in a state of irritation without ever
knowing why. The discomfort they experience isn't serious enough to go for treatment, so they
just "live with it." But when the effects of enervation, toxemia, and irritation are ignored long
enough and the toxic residue that started the whole process in motion builds to
an even higher concentration, the body enters the fourth stage of disease...
Inflammation is the body's most intense effort to cleanse and restore itself. When this process occurs, you become keenly aware that a problem exists, for it
involves PAIN. Pain has purpose.
Pain is a cleansing, healing mode of the body as it tries to fix itself, and not
an attack against your well-being. Taking drugs to reduce the pain without paying attention to the source of the
pain just adds to the body's level of toxemia, while giving the false
impression that the problem is being handled.
With inflammation, the toxins in the system have usually been concentrated in a
particular organ or area of the body for a massive elimination effort. The area becomes inflamed due to the constant irritation from toxic material. When inflammation exists, we are diagnosed with one or more of the "itises"
("itis" at the end of a word literally means "inflammation of"). To give a few examples:
Tonsillitis means inflammation of the tonsils.
Appendicitis - appendix
Arthritis - joints
Hepatitis - liver
When irritation of the skin is allowed to progress, it results in dermatitis -
inflammation of the skin. Excema, psoriasis, and a certain type of lupus that effects the skin are
particularly severe types of dermatitis and are clear examples of the body
using its reparative powers to forcibly push toxins right through the skin.
Inflammation is also brought on by stone-like formations in joints, kidneys, and
gall bladder, which consist of trapped inorganic substances from impure food,
beverages, drugs, etc. At this point the body's filtration organs are unable to
expel the accumulated, hardened waste material by the weakened enervated body.
Allergies and immuno-suppression is the result. A so-called allergy is nothing
more than the irritation of an already chronically inflamed nasal passage or
lung tissue from a pronounced toxemic condition. Toxemia is the basic cause of
all inflammation including the intestinal lining and the epithelial lining in
the lungs. This stage of inflammation is characterized by heat, redness,
swelling, and pain.
Stage four is a pivotal juncture, and actions taken at this point determine
whether or not you're going to recover your health or fall deeper into the
The fifth stage means that the body has been under assault for such a long time
that massive amounts of cells and tissue are being destroyed. This condition is often intensely painful because there exposed nerves. Lesions or ulcers can occur inside or outside the body While the body may use an
ulcer as an outlet to rid itself of toxins, it will heal the ulcer if the level
of toxemia is sufficiently lowered
Instead of normal toxin elimination - excretion of dried blood and toxic laden
mucous (pus) erupts from open wounds, boils, internal ulcers (stomach ulcer, a
hole in the stomach is literally opened up), or is discharged from the eyes,
ears, nose, vagina or other body cavities such as canker associated with AIDS
and herpes simplex.
Scarring is a form of induration which is a hardening of tissue or the filling
in of tissue where it has been lost, such as with an ulcer. But this hardening has purpose; the toxic material that is threatening the
well-being of the body is encapsulated in a sac of hardened tissue. This is the body's way of quarantining the toxic material, holding it in one
place so it will not spread freely throughout the body. The sac is a type of tumor and is often diagnosed as cancer when, in fact, no
Enduration is the last stage during which the body is still in control of its
cells. If the destructive practices that brought materials to this stage are allowed to
continue, cells will start to, "go crazy." They will become parasitic, living off of whatever nutrients they can obtain,
but contributing nothing to the body in return. The constant poisoning has finally altered their genetic encoding and they
become wild and disorganized. When cells go wild in this manner, the condition is called cancer.
In this final stage there is a cellular disorder from repeated free radical hits
on the genetic material, damaging DNA during replication, transcription, and
translation of the new cell generation. This inevitably leads to cell
proliferation and cell mutation of tissue growth to a morbid state. It is the
final stage in which cells no longer renew themselves and form cancerous
mutations. Doing a live blood analysis with a high-powered microscope will
easily detect yeast, fungus, mold and cancer cells.
All seven progressive stages of disease are nothing more than the body's effort
to return to balance and order (homeostasis) by attempting to purge itself of
the unwanted toxins that are poisoning it. The symptoms of this triggered
healing crisis are what medical science calls DISEASE.
The Seven Stages of Disease should make it very clear that prevention through
the elimination of toxic conditions and reducing free radical destruction of
cellular tissue are important factors for controlling the progressive stages of
disease. Reducing the aging process can also be accomplished by practicing
prevention through proper diet, exercise, supplementation, digestion and
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