Holistic Approach to Chronic & Degenerative Disease
by Dr. Terri Hawkins
It has always been understood that there are two main reasons for dis-ease – toxemia and lack of enzymes. Correct these two problems and the body will function correctly.
Toxemia is poisons in the body that back up into the system and create extremely harmful disturbances, while enzymes are the life force that is needed for existence. This life force is vibrant in all raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and sprouts. When grains are sprouted they are pre-digested and easily assimilated in the body.
There is no substitute for a good clean system with life running through it. The theory of cleansing and building simultaneously is the solution that one seeks for these disturbances. The value of both being of equal importance is that if you cleanse constantly without building you become very weak, and if you build without cleansing first you have no foundation in which to ground yourself on.
Looking to different Health Institutes that address similar degenerative disease, we find that the approach is basically the same. To detoxify they will work from the bowel or colon and move through other elimination channels. Colonic Irrigation’s are the most aggressive and appropriate means to eliminate poisons, for it is the exit door out of the body. The colon is a U shape; 5 feet long, and it’s purpose is to carry the waste out. The muscle tone, transit time, and fermentation in the colon are all factors that determine a healthy or unhealthy colon – which is directly related to how our body is functioning at any given time. Through colonics, implants of acidophilus, minerals or chlorophyll can be given to feed the system. Along with detoxing in this manner the Institutes also use the skin for eliminating waste. Although it is the largest elimination channel, it is only second in line to the colon to detox. Never the less, it is helpful to pull toxicity through sauna or steam baths. Essential Oils are also very useful to penetrate through the pores of the skin for greater benefit.
To build the body, juicing is without question the fastest most effective means to do so. Freshly made juice is full of enzymes and is medicinal (like that of medicine) when taken in this form. Many often ask if the fiber would be better to consume right along with the juice. Depending on what your goal is, the answer is both yes and no. Fiber is certainly necessary for the sweeping of the colon, for lowering cholesterol and numerous other reasons, but for the purpose of consuming volume amounts of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, we extract the fiber because it would be impossible to digest that much volume in one days time. One glass of juice is equivalent to bottles of supplements, and of a natural means. The fresh
fruit juice acts as a cleanser while the vegetable juices are a builder. You can literally work around the whole body using different combinations of juice in a very aggressive manner.
Sprouts are added to the diet because of enzymes, pre-digestion, and easy assimilation. The cost is minimal and easy to grow in your own kitchen. Many make sprouted breads through the use of dehydrating or low temperature cooking so as not to destroy the life force. Sprouts are also placed in a blender with added apple, avocado and kelp as a soft palatable potent meal. This is used when degeneration is full blown and the system is in an extreme weakened state. Nuts, seeds, and nut butters are added to the diet for protein and calories. One of the most potent supplements on
the market is called, Feast by Nature’s Dream, for this supplement alone contains all of the following: Soy Protein Isolate, Flax Seed, Spirulina, Blue Green Algae, Evening Primrose Oil, Green Papaya, Trace Mineral Complex, Pumpkin Seed, Folic Acid, Vitamins of Beta Carotene, B1, B2, B6, B12, D, E, Calcium Ascorbate, Choline Bitartrate, Minerals of Phosphorous, Calcium, Carbonate, Potassium, Chromium, Copper, Magnesium, Trace Mineral Complex, Zinc, Alpha Amylase, Superoxide Dismutase, Raw Millet, Raw Quinoa, Raw Amaranth, Chinese Wolfberry, FOS, Green Tea Extract, N.America Grape Seed Extract, Chlorella, Ginkgo Biloba, CoEnzyme Q10, Lipoic Acid, Optunia S, Mexican Wild Yam, Orange Peel, Iceland Kelp, Bilberry Extract, Silymarin Extract, Echinacea Extract, and Hawthorn Extract. This is only one supplement, but is power packed with enormous vitality. Along with this is given Goats Whey (by Nature’s Dream) – a natural acid neutralizer, also for digestion and joint pains, Infora for Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidus, Oxygenate to purify the system, Omega 3-6-9 for cancer, eczema, cholesterol, stroke, heart and arthritis, Enzyme Botanika (by Nature’s Dream) for cancer and immune system, Coenzyme Q10 as an antioxidant, Forest Delight (by Nature’s Dream) for immune system and degenerative diseases, Willard Water to pull toxic waste, MSM for joints, Vitamin E for immune system, heart attacks and strokes, Vitamin C for immune system, Calcium/Magnesium for bones and Osteoporosis, Garlic for immune system and parasites, and Kelp for thyroid.
Although physical manifestations are real and need to be treated as such, keep in the forefront that everything follows thought and that the mind is a very powerful tool. There is an emotional attachment to every physical ailment. When we do not feel well, whether it is a major or minor sickness, we need to ask ourselves, "What purpose is this sickness serving me?" The reason and sometimes subconscious need is mind boggling, but can be an awakening to correction if we will only recognize, acknowledge, and deal with the situation as it truly is. There is no right or wrong in this matter, there is no condemning, there is only re-evaluation of choices we have made.
Physical disharmony is easily corrected when we are full of vital energy and when we replace the anger, hate, frustration, and unhappiness with love. For where there is love, there is perfection personified. When it comes down to it there is no debate, everything is about Love. Our physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual health is determined by the degree to which we can love, not only others but ourselves. The holistic approach to chronic and degenerative disease is about balance in all dimensional bodies. When we take the struggle away we have simplicity in its most natural form – we have what we call the Holistic Approach.