Suppression Versus Elimination
My claim that the conventional
treatment of acute diseases is suppressive and not curative
will probably be denied by my medical colleagues. They will maintain
that their methods also are calculated to eliminate morbid matter
and disease germs from the system.
But what are the facts in actual practice?
Is it not true that preparations of mercury, lead, zinc and other
powerful poisons are constantly used to suppress skin eruptions,
boils, abscesses, etc., instead of allowing Nature to rid the
system through these skin diseases of scrofulous, venereal and
Some time ago Dr. Wiley, the former Government
Chemist, published the ingredients of a number of popular remedies
for colds, coughs and catarrh. Every one of them contained some
powerful opiate or astringent. These poisonous drugs relieve the
cough and the catarrhal conditions by paralyzing the eliminative
activity of the membranous linings of the nasal passages, the
bronchi and lungs, the digestive and genitourinary organs; but
in doing so, they throw back into the system the morbid matter
which Nature is trying to get rid of, and add drug poisons to
Equally harmful is suppression by means
of the surgeon's knife. It may be a quicker and apparently more
effective process to remove the inflamed appendix or the diseased
tonsils than to cure them by building up the blood and inducing
elimination of systemic poisons by natural methods. But operative
treatment is not eliminative. It does not remove
from the system the original cause of the inflammation or deterioration
of tissues and organs, but it does remove the outlet which Nature
had established for the escape of morbid materials.
These morbid encumbrances, forcibly retained
in the body, weaken and destroy other parts and organs, or affect
the general health of the patient.
My own observations during nearly fifteen
years of practical experience, confirmed by many other conscientious
observers among Nature Cure practitioners as well as physicians
of other schools and of allopathy itself, prove positively that
the average length of life after a major operation, performed
on important, vital parts and organs, is less than ten years,
and that after such an operation the general health of the patient
is in the great majority of cases not as good as before.
In the following paragraphs are mentioned
some very common instances of suppression and some of their usual
chronic aftereffects (sequelae).
Diarrhea is suppressed
with laudanum and other opiates, which paralyze the peristaltic
action of the bowels and, if repeated, soon produce chronic constipation.
Gonorrheal discharges and syphilitic ulcers are checked and suppressed
by local injections, cauterization and by prescriptions containing
mercury, iodine and other poisonous alternatives which effectually
prevent Nature's efforts to eliminate the venereal poisons from
Gonorrheal discharges and syphilitic
ulcers are checked and supressed by local injections,
cauterizatin, and by prescriptions containing mercury, iodine,
and other poisonous alternatives which effectually prevent Nature's
efforts to elminate the venereal poisons from the system.
All feverish diseases
are more or less interfered with or suppressed by antiseptics,
antipyretics, serums and antitoxins. The best books on Materia
Medica and the professors in the colleges teach that these remedies
lower the fever because they are "protoplasmic poisons";
because they paralyze the red and white blood corpuscles, benumb
heart action and respiration, and depress all vital functions.
Nervousness, sleeplessness and
pain are suppressed by sedatives, opiates and hypnotics.
Every one of the drugs used for such purposes is a powerful poison
which paralyzes brain and nerve action, in that way interfering
with Nature's healing efforts and frequently preventing the consummation
of beneficial healing crises.
Epileptic attacks and
other forms of convulsions are suppressed, but never cured, by
bromides which benumb and paralyze the brain and nerve centers.
All that these sedatives accomplish is to produce in the course
of time idiocy and the different forms of paralysis and premature
However, is he not considered the best
doctor who can most promptly produce these and many similar deceptive
results through artificial inhibition or stimulation by means
of the most virulent poisons found on earth?
Dandruff and falling hair are
caused by the elimination of systemic poisons through the scalp.
The thing to do, therefore, is not to suppress this elimination
and thereby cause the accumulation of poisons in the brain, but
to stop the manufacture of poison in the body and to promote its
removal through the natural channels.
Dandruff cures and hair tonics contain
glycerine, poisonous antiseptics and stimulants which are absorbed
by scalp and brain, causing dizziness, headaches, loss of memory,
neurasthenia, deaf-ness, weakness of sight, etc.
Head lice and similar
parasites peculiar to other parts of the body live on scrofulous
and psoriotic taints. When these are consumed, the lice depart
as they came, no one knows whence or whither.
This is confirmed by the fact that these
noxious pests do not remain with all people who have been exposed
to them, but only with those whose internal or external filth
conditions furnish the parasites with the means of subsistence.
In a number of instances we have seen
"healing crises" take the form of lice. At that time
the patients were living in the most clean surroundings, taking
different forms of water treatment every day and infection was
These people invariably recalled that
they had been infested with parasites at some previous time, and
that strong antiseptics, mercurial salves, or other means of suppression
had been applied.
We prescribe for the removal of lice only
cold water and the comb. Even antiseptic soaps should be avoided.
The Results of Suppression of Children's Diseases
Sycotic eruptions on
the heads and bodies of infants, also called milk scurf, if suppressed
by salves, cream, unsalted butter or merely by warm bathing, are
often followed by chorea (St. Vitus' dance), epilepsy, a scrofulous
constitution and in later life by tuberculosis.
Measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria,
spinal meningitis and other febrile diseases of childhood,
if properly treated by natural methods, are curative or at least
corrective in their effects on the system, and represent well-defined,
orderly natural processes for the elimination of inherited or
acquired disease taints, drug poisons, etc. But if arrested or
suppressed before they have run their natural course, before Nature
has had time to reestablish normal conditions, then the abnormal
condition becomes fixed and permanent (chronic).
In addition to this, the poisons and serums
employed to arrest the disease process very often affect vital
parts and organs permanently, causing the gradual deterioration
of cells and tissues, and paving the way for tuberculosis, chronic
affection of the kidneys, cancer, etc., in later years.
These self-evident facts, which can be
verified by any unprejudiced observer, account for the "mysterious
sequelae" of drug- and serum-treated acute diseases, which
never occur where natural methods of healing have been correctly
employed. Some of these chronic aftereffects are deafness, blindness,
heart and kidney diseases, nervous affections, idiocy, infantile
These are merely a few ordinary examples
of the results of suppression. They could be multiplied a hundred
fold, yet medical science assures us that the causes of cancer
and other malignant diseases are unknown.