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CHAPTER III

WHEN AND WHY TO FAST

IT is, perhaps, difficult for the average mind to grasp the fundamental natural principle of the Unity of Disease—to realize that disease is not only the warning of nature, but her remedy in sickness. The symptoms expressing disease may be specifically named and classified—it may be said that a patient suffers from Bright's Disease, from eczema, from diphtheria, or from smallpox, but behind the symptom lies the cause, and the body is not to be thought of as ill in a special locality or in an individualized organ. It is sick as a whole, though the signs of its ailment are more visible or more severely expressed in one locality or another. Illness results when balance no longer exists between nutrition and elimination, with the consequence that the blood-current is vitiated at its source, the resistive powers lowered, and germ-soil produced. One remedy alone can cope with this condition, and it is that

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