CAUSES—It is truly surprising what a high percentage of medicinal drugs are poisonous. But it need not be, when the underlying modus operandi (method by which they work) is understood.
Medicinal drugs work by introducing a strange new poison into the body. The system immediately turns its attention from the debilitated area—and begins fighting the drug. The type of poison (the drug) introduced, and the way it operates, affects the reaction of the body. For example, the body was eliminating sulphur through a boil but then a drug is introduced, and the boil seemingly “heals.” The body has let the boil no longer suppurate, so attention can be diverted to the radical poison which has been introduced.
Natural remedies operate in a different way: They clean out the body and restore it to a healthy normalcy. Whether it be fresh air, pure water, nutritious food, simple herbs, or water treatments, the natural remedies assist the body in carrying on its work of cleansing the body. For that is what “dis-ease” is: an effort of nature to cleanse the body of impurities and eliminate the effects of enervation.
A drug is a foreign substance of a poisonous nature. The healing herbs are not “drugs.” It is true that about five of every 100 herbs is poisonous, but natural therapy only uses the safe ones. The poisonous ones can be purchased at the drugstore or grocery counter (tobacco, digitalis, quinine, etc.). Such things as aspirin, valium, phenobarbital, dilantin, morphine, etc., are foreign chemical substances of a poisonous nature. They all produce dangerous side effects, called “contraindications.”
In contrast, the safe herbs are the ones you eat (all your worthwhile vegetables) and use for treating your ills. They were brought upon naturally with sunlight and water.
Most of the damage that drugs inflict on the body is beneath the skin, but drug rashes are effects on the skin.
Here are but a few examples of drugs which produce drug rashes:
Antipyrine: Papular, erythematous rash, sometimes accompanied by edema and much irritation.
Arsenic: Papular or erythematous rash, sometimes urticarial. Prolonged use may produce pigmentation of skin.
Belladonna: Erythematous rash, usually accompanied by intense itching.
Bromides: Usually like acne vulgaris. Sometimes erythema.
Chloral: Papular erythema.
Iodides: Usually papular erythema, sometimes with acne-like pustules.
Phenolphthalein: Macular rash, sometimes purpuric.
Quinine: Very irritable erythema or urticaria.
Salicylate: Erythematous rash, possibly morbilliform.
Serum: Usually urticaria.
Sulfonal: Erythematous or urticarial rash.
Here are some other drugs which produce skin rashes: opium compounds, acetanilide, amidopyrine, barbiturates, ephedrine, novocain, sulfanilamide, and other sulfa drugs.
Some of the drugs have been given very nice-sounding names, but note the chemicals in them: calomel (mercurous chloride), green vitriol (ferrous sulfate), goulard water (lead lotion), oil of vitriol (sulfuric acid), and vermilion (mercury sulfide). Most drugs are compounded from, not two but, a wide range of extremely complex and very poisonous chemical mixtures.
Let it be emphasized that most drugs work their damage in a thousand other ways in the body, without producing skin rashes.
• Stop using the medicinal drug. Take vitamin C to bowel tolerance (all you can, before its acidity causes a slight diarrhea). Take vitamins A, B complex, and E. Be sure selenium and zinc are in your diet. Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as seaweed.
• If the drug has an acid base, consider taking a soda alkaline bath (Water Therapy Manual, p. 142)(see order sheet). Fill a bath tub with water at 95o-98o F. Add about a cup of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. Sitting in the tub, dip and pour it over yourself. After 30-60 minutes, stand in the tub, partially drip dry, and pat yourself dry.
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