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If You're Never Ill,You're Ill Indeed

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(As a result of the interest in my recent article about the benefits of fever, I decided to post this, which - in a way - relates to the same theme.)

There is an old saying: One disease, long life; no disease, short life. I think it is Chinese originally. But what does it mean? Is it good to be ill?

Mostly, it requires at least one serious illness for an individual to realise that one has actively to care for one's health. As long as you are never ill, you don't care, you don't realise that caring matters, and consequently you live in a way building up a solid foundation for degenerative disease. The day it reaches maturity it strikes unconditionally, often killing quickly, even instantly.

With one serious illness, not too late in life, you wake up, you begin to take interest in your own condition, in how you can affect it. You learn to take better care of yourself and you will be less inclined to build up degenerative disease. You will live longer.

But I want to go further than that and say: If you're never ill, you're ill indeed. And I don't mean only one disease, I mean illness now and then throughout life. This, I suspect, is a puzzling statement, so an explanation is justified.

Everything needs practice to become good; everything needs training to become strong. You must train your muscles to make them strong, you must train your brain to make it strong and effective. The immune system is no exception. It must be given the chance to work now and then; otherwise it atrophies, and then you are in real danger.

In the end, "never being ill" is an illusion, at that a dangerous one. Illness is a natural part of life, and everyone has infections and inflammations now and then. If you believe you are never ill, it doesn't mean you aren't; it means that you are, but that your immune system is so weak that it doesn't react to your defence. So perhaps I should modify my statement and say: If you believe you're never ill, you're ill indeed.

The point is that many, many symptoms of illness are not caused by the illness, but by the immune system, for the purpose of driving out the illness. Fever, rash, mucus, cough, diarrhoea, etc. If you don't get the symptoms, your immune system doesn't work for your defence, so infections and inflammations become chronic. They remain inside you, perhaps for ever. There they will slowly and gradually contribute to the breakdown of your health and accelerated ageing.

If, on the other hand, you get high fever and strong symptoms, your defence is furiously fighting infection. It mostly does that very well, finally ridding you of it. But if you take antibiotics, you never get rid of it. You just push back the acute stage and its symptoms, while the infection remains chronic and semi-dormant in you forever, or until you actively cleanse it out. That's why most people today carry within them a chronic version of every infection they ever had. Now and then something can erupt again, sometimes as some other disease. To take one example, chicken pox might return as herpes zoster. It can come decades later, but still be a result of remaining chicken pox.

How to do to avoid this? First of all, don't combat the symptoms of defence. Allow fever, cough, etc. to act to your advantage. Use antibiotics or other artificial medicines only when they are necessary to save your life.

Second; cleanse your body after an infection. That can be done by fasting and diet, or with herbs. Otherwise homeopathy is often useful for this purpose: to drive out remnants of disease.

But if you have a weak and inactive immune system, what should you do?

There can be many different reasons for it to be weak, so it is impossible to give a standard answer, but there are four things you should consider:

  1. You might be deficient of certain nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals. Good nutrition is essential for good immune system function.

  2. Your body might be too full of waste and pollution, so you are in need of detoxification and cleansing.

  3. You might have parasitic worms and be in need of deworming. Parasitic worms have a nasty ability: they can turn off your immune system.

  4. As a more general point, I would add that you should care for your microflora, especially the intestinal one. Directly or indirectly, it is involved in every systemic activity in your body. (The microflora denotes the microbes living on your skin and in the whole gastrointestinal channel. They must be in proper balance. Some of them we need, others cause us trouble.)

Finally, vaccinations do not train the immune system, but harm it severely. Many vaccinations, especially during childhood, can irreparably damage it. I will not go as far as saying that one should never vaccinate against anything, because some diseases can be so terrible that vaccination is better than almost certain death or disability. And of course, this goes only for illnesses being almost unavoidable by other means. What it is might differ between different places and different times. Especially: there is no reason to vaccinate against diseases which can be cured by correct treatment, going through them might make you stronger in the long run. Neither is it justified to vaccinate against what you can reasonably avoid. Think of that every shot of vaccine is a nail in your coffin.

Children are meant to be ill much. It is part of growing up, part of developing their immune system. Infections and colds ought to turn up several times yearly. There is even a connection between many infections during childhood and less cancer later in life, most strongly indicated in the case of measles. No measles, more cancer.

Read also: Antibiotics & Side-Effects of Antibiotics

(This article is based on material previously published in Meriondho Leo and in my e-book “Paradigms of Health”.)

Copyright © 2020 Meleonymica/Mictorrani. All Rights Reserved.

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I can relate what you are tring to say. that's why I say to mom that seasonal fever is good. I undergo fever and allergic problem in every season change and tell my mom that my body is adopting with the weather and it's good to have higher adoptation power. That means my defence system is working. It will help me to protect against big diseases.😅😅

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1 year ago

Yes. You catch the idea. Good.

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1 year ago

Agreed complete ly. One should listen to his body and try to understand why he becomes ill rather then seeking for a quick fix. Only then the immune system is strengthened, but most importantly, one learns how to live in harmony with his own and the surroundings.

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2 years ago

A quick fix never exists. Perhaps you can get rid of certain symptoms with a quick fix, as pain with a pain killer, but you won't get well. One must always try to understand WHY something happens. Only then, one can find a remedy.

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2 years ago

Well written article from @mictorrani thanks for posting

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2 years ago

So it is more psychological than physical/medical?

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2 years ago

I am sorry, I don't understand that question, or rather, I don't understand what you have misunderstood.

It is certainly physical. It's just that the symptoms we talk about are not generated by the illness, but by the immune system in order to drive out the illness. Like an army combatting an invader. If your army is strong and strikes hard (with strong symptoms), you'll win, but if your army is weak you will lose or it will become stalemate (chronic illness). If you live in the illusion of never being ill, especially without infections, the truth is that your army is so weak that it doesn't even try to defeat the invader. The infection itself will stay unnoticed in you and slowly break down the body. There is nothing psychological there.

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2 years ago

Got it. Thanks for clarifying! So basically for the body to be strong, it needs to get weak first?

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2 years ago

It needs challenges. It must train, also on fighting infections. Otherwise it will become weak. If you have high fever, the fever makes you temporarily weak, but your immune system is strong since it can use such heavy artillery, and it will be even stronger afterwards, after such efficient training. If your immune system may never work hard, it atrophies, and then you are helpless when you get a serious illness.

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2 years ago

Makes sense.

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2 years ago

You did a good job

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2 years ago

This is a very good article! "It educates readers on how important it is to maintain their health. Our body system is like engines, which need proper maintenance on regular basis. It also shows that illness is a pointer to the fact that the body needs to be maintained and repaired"

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2 years ago

Thanks. Yes, people need to understand that health (good or bad) is not something just happening to them, they creates it to a large extent.

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2 years ago

If you're never I'll,you're I'll indeed. I Keep on saying it again and again, won't lie to you,I didn't get it at all (IF YOU'RE NEVER ILL,YOU'RE ILL INDEED) not until I read through the article wow,well-done men

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2 years ago

Thanks. Well, the title is intended to puzzle the mind a little, making people curious on what the hell this is.

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2 years ago

I agree with you @mictorrani thanks for posting interesting article

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2 years ago

You're welcome.

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2 years ago

If, on the other hand, you get high fever and strong symptoms, your defence is furiously fighting infection. It mostly does that very well, finally ridding you of it. But if you take antibiotics, you never get rid of it.

I agree with you on a lot of things, but not on this. Antibiotics are essential in many cases, for example to reduce inflammation. Antibiotics help the body to fight the causes of the disease. Before there were antibiotics, many people died of diseases that are now curable.

On the other hand, taking paracetamol, which lowers fever, is really counterproductive in my opinion, as it does not fight the causes.

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2 years ago

I am sorry to interupt sir. Yes, we need to take antibiotics to reduce the inflamation. But antibiotics is not always needed. Our body defence system has adaptaion power, it evolves. More like a baby. And antibiotics are like the help of elders. Sometimes when the work is not tough, we should let the baby finish the task so that it can learn. But again if we tell a baby to lift 50 kg. he can't do that. Then the help of elder is needed. I forgot somehow but we have memory cells and the remembers the structure of the microbe and the next time it attacts, the defence system works very quickly and properly. But just think, if elders help the baby to solve the puzzle and helping every time, then he will not evolve. I think @mictorrani somehow wanted to tell that. Yes, we need to take antibiotics too. If we suffer from serious inflamation and them don't take antibiotics to make our defence system strong but in the end we end up dying, what's the benefit here. But if the damage is not serious and can be cured with low power normal medicine and with natural healing and defence power. Yes, them we should avoid antibiotics.☺☺

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1 year ago

Indeed. You have understood exactly what I am saying.

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1 year ago

😁😁😁

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1 year ago

Antibiotics cause a lot of trouble in the body. In my opinion it should only be used in a life-saving situation - but then, of course, it can be valuable. But only as much as is needed to save the life.

And, of course, in conditions where immune suppressants must be used, as after transplantations.

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