John Tilden wrote a groundbreaking book, Toxemia Explained in which he stated his theory that all disease stemmed from chronic stress and an overburdened immune system that had become "toxic. Tilden, so-called disease is actually a toxemic crisis of the body where certain systems have become overburdened by the accumulation of metabolic waste or external toxins. John Tilden Dr. Examples of enervating stressors described in Toxemia Explained include: Too much food Too much exposure to environmental toxins e. Too much exercise yes
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Tilden, M. He believes in paternalism. He is looking to get something for nothing; not knowing that the highest price we ever pay for anything is to have it given to us.
Instead of accepting salvation, it is better to deserve it. Instead of buying, begging, or stealing, a cure, it is better to stop building disease. We hear of diet cures, dietitians, balanced rations, meat diets, vegetable diets, and other diets--chemically prepared foods of all kinds. The reading public is bewildered with hundreds of health magazines and thousands of health ideas. There are thousands writing on health who would not recognize it if they should meet it on the street.
Fanaticism, bigotry, stupidity, and commercialism are the principal elements in the dietetic complex that is now belaboring the public. Cures are what the people want, and cures are what doctors and cultists affect to make; but at most only relief is given. The periodicity, which characterizes all functional derangements of the body, lends color to the claims of cure-mongers that their remedy has cured their patients, when the truth is that the so-called disease "ran its course.
But the disease was not cured; for the cause enervating habits is continued, toxin still accumulates, and in due course of time another crisis appears.
Unless the cause of Toxemia is discovered and removed, crises will recur until functional derangements will give way to organic disease. The entire profession is engaged in doctoring crises of Toxemia--curing?
There Are No Cures Nature returns to normal when enervating habits are given up. There are no cures in the sense generally understood. If one has a tobacco heart, what is the remedy? Stop the use of tobacco, of course. If the heart is worn out from shock, as we see it among gamblers, or among men who are plunging in the stock market, what will cure? Removing the cause. Every so-called disease is built within the mind and body by enervating habits. The food and dietetic insanity that constitutes the headliner on the medical stage just now is causing the people to demand a diet that will cure them of their peculiar maladies.
The idea prevails that some peculiar diet will cure rheumatism or any other disease. Diet or food will not cure any disease.
A fast, rest in bed, and the giving-up of enervating habits, mental and physical, will allow nature to eliminate the accumulated toxin; then, if enervating habits are given up, and rational living habits adopted, health will come back to stay, if the one cured will "stay put.
Yes, it fits your disease--you who write to find out if the Tilden system of cure applies to your case. Yes; cannot you realize that law and order pervades the universe?
And it is the same from nebula to stone, from stone to plant, from plant to animal, from animal to man, from man to mind, and from mind to super-mind--God. To use a blanket expression: Law and order pervades the universe, the same yesterday, today and forever, and is the same from star-dust to mind--from electron to mind. Toxemia explains how the universal law operates in health and disease. One disease is the same as another; one man the same as another; one flower the same as another; the carbon in bread, sugar, coal, and the diamond is the same.
Yes, one disease can be cured? For example: If wrong eating is persisted in, the acid fermentation first irritates the mucous membrane of the stomach; the irritation becomes inflammation, then ulceration, then thickening and hardening, which ends in cancer at last. The medical world is struggling to find the cause of cancer.
It is the distal end of an inflammatory process whose proximal beginning may be any irritation. The end is degeneration from a lack of oxygen and nutriment, and, in degenerating; the septic material enters the circulation, setting up chronic septic poisoning called cancer cachexia.
Disease is a common expression of universal enervation. An understanding of physiology and pathology necessitates a firm grip on evolution as expressed in biology; or reasoning will go astray occasionally. Modern cures and immunization are vanity and vexation; they are founded on the foolish principle of reasoning from effect, is disease, to cause.
The organ which is suffering from many crises of Toxemia is discovered--it may be ulcer of the stomach, then the ulcer is cut out; it may be gallstone, then the stone is cut out; it may be fibroid tumor of the womb, then the tumor or womb is cut out. The same may be said of other effects--the medical armament is turned loose on a lot of effects.
This is accepted by the public mind as efficient treatment of disease, when in fact it is a stupid removing of effects.
And that is not the worst of such blundering. The operators have not the slightest idea of the cause of the effects they so skillfully remove.
In other derangements the same lack of knowledge of cause prevails. In the treatment of deficiency diseases, the lacking element is supplied from the laboratory; but nothing is done in the line of restoring the organ to normality. Because medical science has not discovered why organs fail to function properly; and until this discovery is made, scientific blundering will continue. The World Needs The Science Of Surgery If mutilation unnecessary surgery is required in nine hundred and ninety-nine cases to perfect the skill required in the thousandth case, the question of the need of high-class surgery must be answered by the mutilated or vandalized class.
Why is so much surgery thought to be necessary? Because of the ignorance of the people, egged on by a science-mad or selfish profession. It is more spectacular to operate than to teach people how to live to avoid chronic disease and operations. It is doubtful if the palliation, which doctors and cultists give, is worth the disadvantage that the sick habit taught the patients by their doctor brings them. The drug habit taught the thousands certainly overbalances any relief given.
Drugs to relieve pain are never necessary. Twenty-five years in which I used drugs, and thirty-three in which I have not used drugs, should make my belief, that drugs are unnecessary and in most cases injurious, worth something to those who care to know the truth.
Yes Venereal Disease Can Be Cured Without Drugs I make no exception of syphilis, and stand ready to demonstrate the truth of what I say at any time and anywhere to a committee of doctors. Nature cures--nature can eliminate syphilis, or any type of infection, if all enervating habits are given up and a rational mode of living adopted.
Stimulants Are Subtlety Undermining So insidious in their action are all stimulants that the unwary are surprised by finding themselves more or less slaves to them when they are not conscious of using them to excess.
The coffee headache is an example. A time comes when it is not convenient to get the usual breakfast cup. A dullness or languid feeling appears three or four hours after breakfast, that cannot be accounted for until some friend suggests that perhaps it is due to missing the coffee; but the victim is not convinced until he proves it true by trying it out several times. Some develop a headache, and still others are troubled with gaping or yawning and a feeling of oppression, due to heart enervation brought on from the use of coffee.
At first stimulants gently remove awareness--remove tire and actuate the mind and body. It should be obvious to reasoning minds that borrowed activity must be paid for sooner or later. Using nerve-energy in excess of normal production brings on enervation.
Few people waste nerve-energy in one way only. Food is a stimulant. Overeating is overstimulating. Add to this excess one or two other stimulants--Coffee or tobacco--excessive venery, overwork and worry, and one subject to that amount of drain of nerve-energy will become decidedly enervated. Elimination falls far short of requirements; consequently toxin accumulates in the blood. This adds a pronounced auto-toxin stimulation to that coming from overstimulating habits, and completes a vicious circle.
This complex stands for a disease-producing Toxemia, which will be permanent except as toxin crises--so-called acute diseases--lower the amount of toxin, again to accumulate and continue until the habits that keep the body enervated are controlled. Perfect health cannot be established until all enervating habits have been eliminated. Introduction to Toxemia The medical world has built an infinite literature without any except erroneous and vacillating ideas of cause.
Medicine is rich in science, but now, as well as in all past time, it suffers from a dearth of practical ideas. The average doctor is often educated out of all the common sense he was born with. This, however, is not his fault.
It is the fault of the system. He is an educated automaton. He has facts--scientific facts galore--without ideas. Millions have facts, but no ideas. Thousands of doctors have all the scientific data needed, but they have not harnessed their science to common sense and philosophy. Without a clear conception of cause, cure must remain the riddle that it is. The late Sir James Mackenzie--while living, the greatest clinician in the world--declared: "In medical research the object is mainly the prevention and cure of disease.
Certainly only pathological thinking can arrive at such conclusions. Vaccines and autogenous remedies are made from the products of disease, and the idea that disease can be made to cure itself is an end product of pathological thinking.
This statement is not so incongruous after we consider the fact that all search and research work to find cause by medical scientists has been made in dead and dying people. As ridiculous as it may appear, medical science has gone, and is still going, to the dead and dying to find cause.
If prevention and cure mean producing disease, surely prevention and cure are not desirable. If prevention can be accomplished, then cures will not be needed.
At the time of his death, Mackenzie was laboring to discover prevention. A more worthy work cannot be imagined. But the tragedy of his life was that he died from a preventable disease he could have cured the disease that killed him if his conception of cause had been in line with the Truth of Toxemia--the primary cause of all disease. There is, however, one great reason why it cannot, and that is that all symptom-complexes--diseases--from their initiation to their ending, are effects, and the most intense study of any phase or stage of their progress will not throw any light on the cause.
Cause is constant, ever present, and always the same. Only effects, and the object on which cause acts, change, and the change is most inconstant. To illustrate: A catarrh of the stomach presents first irritation, then inflammation, then ulceration, and finally induration and cancer. Not all cases run true to form; only a small percentage evolves to ulcer, and fewer still reach the cancer stage. More exit by way of acute food poisoning or acute indigestion than by chronic diseases.
Toxemia Explained: The True Interpretation of the Cause of Disease
At age 17, the younger Tilden joined the medical office of J. Fellows, of Nokomis, Illinois, and studied medicine another two years. In , Tilden graduated from the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, and practiced in Nokomis for eight years. Meanwhile, in , he took a post-graduate course at the American Medical College at St. Louis, Missouri. In , Tilden moved to St. Louis, and, at the college, lectured in anatomy and physiology for two years.
Toxemia Explained and Cleansing Protocols For Beginners
Contact Us Call us at 1. Tilden This polemic was printed and reprinted by Tilden, its prose re-polished half a dozen times from - as Tilden struggled to explain his thesis ever-more-clearly. Then, in the early s, followers of Herbert Shelton, who had a rigid ideological structure concerning capital "N" Natural capital "H" Hygiene. Their s edition also "improved" Toxemia Explained in this respect. Perhaps the finest explanation ever writen explaining why a body gets sick and what to do about it.