The Illusion of Disease

Disease, or should we say dis-Ease, and names like diabetes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis are misleading. Not only do they strike fear into our collective hearts, but they misinform patients—and everyone else—about both care and dis-ease prevention.

There is a curious tendency in conventional medicine to take a set of symptoms, string them together, and give the whole thing a name which is then called a disease.

Did I say “curious?” Well yes, but I might add, disconcerting, irresponsible, self-serving, exclusionary and just plain wrong!  Once the western medical monopoly names a symptom a disease, they have made a major effort and taken a major step toward baring the door for all other adjunctive and alternative medical professions from getting involved.

I was recently at a compounding pharmacy having my bone mineral density measured to update my health stats. I spotted a poster touting a new drug for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. It was written by a drug company and it said exactly this:

“Osteoporosis is a dis-ease that causes weak and fragile bones.” Then, the poster went on to say that you need a particular drug to counteract this “disease”. Yet the language is all backwards.

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis isn’t a disease that causes weak joints, weak bones, weak tissues and weak organs. Rheumatoid arthritis is the name given to a “diagnosis” of inflammation and degeneration of the joints, tissues and organs. But rheumatoid arthritis does not come from inflamed and degenerative joints. And inflamed and degenerative joints do not come from rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammation and degeneration of the joints are the direct and indirect result of excess dietary and/or metabolic acidity. But then they follow it up with the fancy diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Just the name sounds scary. The drug companies and their marketing makes it sound like rheumatoid arthritis strikes first, and then you get inflamed and degenerative joints, tissues and organs. The cause and effect is all backwards. And that’s how drug companies want people to think about dis-eases and symptoms: first you “get” the dis-ease, and then you are “diagnosed” just in time to take a new drug for the rest of your life. And, of course, you have to keep going back to the doctor for a visit to renew the prescription.  But it’s all hogwash. There is no such disease as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. It’s just a made-up name given to a pattern of symptoms that indicates you are over-acid which causes your joints, tissues and organs to become weak, fragile, and inflamed.

As another example, when a person follows an unhealthy lifestyle that results in a symptom such as high blood pressure, that symptom is actually being assumed to be a disease all by itself. Then, it is given a disease name. What disease? The dis-ease is, of course, is “hypertension” or “high blood pressure.” Doctors throw this phrase around as if it were an actual dis-ease and not merely descriptive of patient physiology.

This may all seem silly, right? But there’s actually a very important point to all this. When we look at symptoms and give them disease names, we automatically distort the selection of available treatments for such a dis-ease.

If the dis-ease is, by itself, hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol, then the cure for the dis-ease must be nothing other than lowering the high cholesterol. And that’s how we end up with all these pharmaceuticals treating high cholesterol in order to “prevent” this dis-ease and lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in the human patient. By lowering only the cholesterol, the doctor can rest assured that he is, in fact, treating this “disease,” since the definition of this “disease” is hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol and nothing else.

But there is a fatal flaw in this approach to disease treatment: the symptom is not the cause of the dis-ease. There is another cause, and this deeper cause is routinely ignored by conventional medicine, doctors, drug companies, and even patients. Let’s take a closer look at hypertension or high blood pressure.

What actually causes high blood pressure?

Many doctors would say high blood pressure is caused by a specific, measurable interaction between circulating chemicals in the human body. Thus, the ill-behaved chemical compounds are the cause of the high blood pressure, and therefore the solution is to regulate these chemicals. That’s exactly what pharmaceuticals do. They attempt to manipulate the chemicals in the body to adjust the symptoms of high blood pressure. Thus, they only treat the symptoms, not the root cause. Or take a look at high cholesterol. The conventional medicine approach says that high cholesterol is caused by a chemical imbalance in the liver which is the organ that produces cholesterol. Thus the treatment for high cholesterol is a prescription drug that inhibits the liver’s production of cholesterol (statin drugs). Upon taking these drugs, the high cholesterol (the “disease”) is regulated.

But what was causing the liver to overproduce cholesterol in the first place?

That causative factor remains ignored and unaddressed. The base cause or the root cause of high cholesterol, as it turns out, is primarily an over-acidic lifestyle and diet. A person who lives an acidic life is a person who frequently eats foods that are acidic that will inevitably cause the body to go into preservation mode and produce more cholesterol to neutralize the excess acid thus showing the symptoms of this so-called dis-ease of high cholesterol. Its simple cause and effect.

If you eat the wrong foods and don’t exercise, you will produce too much acid which can cause the body to release cholesterol from the liver to bind up that dietary and/or metabolic acid which can be detected and diagnosed by conventional medical procedures.

You see, it is not the cholesterol that is bad. It is the acid-producing food we eat and the lack of exercise that is bad. Reduce the acid-producing foods like beef, chicken, pork, dairy, coffee, tea, soda pops, alcohol, etc. and start exercising every day and you will reduce the protective cholesterol that is saving your life from dietary acids that are not being properly eliminated through the four channels of elimination.

So, the root cause of all disease, inflammation, degeneration, the increase of blood plasma antibodies or increase blood plasma LDL cholesterol is actually poor lifestyle and food choice, not some bizarre behavior by the liver. If the disease were to be accurately named, then, it would be called “Acidic Lifestyle and Food Choice Dis-Ease”, or simply ALFCD. ALFCD would be a far more accurate name that would make sense to most people. If it’s an acidic lifestyle and foods choice dis-ease, then it seems that the obvious solution to the dis-ease would be to choose a lifestyle and foods that aren’t so acidic.

Of course, that may be a bit of simplification since you have to distinguish between healthy alkaline lifestyles and foods and unhealthy acidic lifestyle and foods. But at least the name ALFCD gives patients a better idea of what’s actually going on rather than naming the dis-ease after a symptom such as hypercholesterolemia or rheumatoid arthritis or even cancer.

The symptom is not the dis-ease, but conventional medicine insists on calling the symptom the dis-ease because that way it can treat the symptom and claim success without actually addressing the underlying cause which somehow remains a mystery to modern medicine. But let’s move on to some other dis-eases so you get a clearer picture of how this actually works.

Another dis-ease that’s caused by poor lifestyle and acidic food choice is diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the natural physiological and metabolic result of a person consuming refined carbohydrates and added sugars in large quantities, undigested proteins from beef, chicken, and pork without engaging in regular physical exercise that would compensate for such dietary practices. The name “diabetes” is meaningless to the average person. The disease should be called “Excessive Acid Dis-Ease”, or EAD.

If diabetes Type I or Type II were called “Excessive Acid Dis-ease”, the solution to it would be rather apparent; simply eat less sugar, eliminate all animal proteins, eggs, dairy, drink fewer soft drinks, and be sure to exercise, rest, etc. But, of course, that would be far too simple for the medical community. So the dis-ease must be given a complex name such as Type I or Type II diabetes that puts its solution or cure out of the reach of the average patient.

Another dis-ease that is named after its symptom is cancer. In fact, to this day, most doctors and many patients still believe that cancer is a physical thing: a tumor. In reality, a tumor is the solution of cancer, not its cause. A tumor is simply a physical manifestation of bound up acidic cells so they do not spoil other healthy cells. The tumor is the solution to cells damaged by dietary and/or metabolic acids, not the problem.

The truth is cancer is not a cell but an acidic poisonous liquid. When a person “has cancer”, what they really have is cancerous tissues or “latent tissue acidosis”. They are absorbing their own acidic urine. That would be a far better name for the cancer dis-ease: Cancerous Tissue Dis-Ease (CTD) or “Latent Tissue Acidosis” or LTA.

If cancer were actually called “Latent Tissue Acidosis”, it would seem ridiculous to try to cure cancer by cutting out tumors through surgery and by destroying the immune or janitorial system with chemotherapy. And yet these are precisely the most popular treatments for cancer offered by conventional medicine. These treatments do absolutely nothing to support the patients immune system and prevent the build up of acids in the tissues.

That’s exactly why most people who undergo chemotherapy or the removal of tumors through surgical procedures end up with more cancerous tumors a few months or a few years later. It’s also another reason why survival rates of cancer have barely budged over the last twenty years.

(In other words, conventional medicine’s treatments for cancer simply don’t work).
Bottom line, the main reason treatment doesn’t work is that current medical science wrongly perceives cancer as a cell when in reality cancer is an acidic poisonous liquid, like lactic acid or uric acid.

A good part of this situation stems from the fact that the dis-ease is misnamed “cancer” to begin with. But it isn’t a tumor and it certainly isn’t a dis-ease caused by having an immune system which is too strong and that needs to be destroyed through chemotherapy. It is simply “latent tissue acidosis”. And if it were called “latent tissue acidosis dis-ease” or “urine-in-the-tissues dis-ease”, the effective treatment for cancer would be apparent.

There are many other dis-eases that are given misleading names by western medicine. But if you look around the world and take a look at how dis-eases are named elsewhere, you will find many countries have dis-ease names that actually make sense.

For example, in Chinese medicine, Alzheimer’s dis-ease is given a name that means, when translated, “feeble mind disease”. In Chinese medicine, the name of the dis-ease more accurately describes the actual cause of the dis-ease which is caused by acids or urine on the brain, whereas in western medicine, the name of the dis-ease seems to be intended to obscure the root cause of the dis-ease, thereby making all dis-eases sound far more complex and mysterious than they really are. This is one way in which doctors and practitioners of western medicine keep medical treatments out of the reach of the average person. Because, good Heavens, they sure don’t want people thinking for themselves about the true causes of dis-ease!

By creating a whole new vocabulary for medical conditions, doctors can speak their own secret language and make sure that people who aren’t schooled in medicine don’t understand what they’re saying. That’s a shame, because the treatments and cures for virtually all chronic dis-eases are actually quite simple and can be described in plain language: They include making different alkaline food choices, getting more natural sunlight, drinking more alkaline water, engaging in regular physical exercise, avoiding specific acidic foods, supplementing our diet with green foods and green drinks, alkalizing nutritional supplements, and so on.

Western medicine prefers to describe dis-eases in terms of chemistry. When you’re depressed, you aren’t suffering from a lack of natural sunlight; you are suffering from a “brain chemistry imbalance” that can only be regulated, they claim, by ingesting toxic chemicals to alter your brain chemistry.

When your bones are brittle, it’s not “acidic brittle bones dis-ease”; it’s called osteoporosis, something that sounds very technical and complicated. Or when your joints are inflamed and degeneration, it’s not called “acidic connective tissue disease or “i absorb my own urine disease”, it’s called rheumatoid arthritis. And to treat all of these acidic conditions, western doctors and physicians will give you prescriptions for expensive drugs that somehow claim to make your bones less brittle or use acidic steroids to make your joints less inflamed. But in fact, the real treatment for these acidic symptomologies can be described in plain language once again: regular physical exercise, vitamin D supplementation, mineral supplements that include sodium, magnesium and strontium, natural sunlight, and avoidance of acidic foods such as soft drinks, white flour, added sugars, dairy products that increase lactose and lactic acid in the tissues and of course all animal proteins which release the poisonous acids of nitric, uric, sulphuric and phosphoric acid into the blood and connective tissues.  All of these acids, if not eliminated through the four channels of elimination can only lead to one thing – acidic chronic inflammation and then degeneration of the connective tissues.

In fact, virtually every dis-ease that is prominent in modern society—diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, clinical depression, irritable bowel syndrome and so on—can be easily described in plain language without using complex terms at all.

These dis-eases are simply misnamed. And I believe that they are intentionally misnamed to put the jargon out of reach of everyday people. As a result, there’s a great deal of arrogance in the language of western medicine. This arrogance furthers the language of separation. Separation never results in healing.

In order to effect healing, we must bring together the language of healers and patients using plain language that real people understand and upon which real people can act. We need to start describing dis-eases in terms of their root causes, not in terms of their arcane, biochemical actions. When someone suffers from seasonal affective disorder or clinical depression, for example, let’s call it what it is: Sunlight Deficiency Disorder. To treat it, the person simply needs to get more sunlight. This isn’t rocket science, it’s not complex, and it doesn’t require a prescription.

If someone is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, let’s get realistic about the words we use to describe the condition: it’s really Acidic Connective Joint and Tissue Dis-ease. And it should be treated with things that will reduce the acids that cause inflammation and degeneration, such as nutrition, physical exercise and avoidance of acidic foods and drinks that strip away bone mass, cause inflammation and degeneration from the human body to neutralize the excess acids in the blood and then joints, tissues and organs.

All of this information, of course, is rather shocking to old-school doctors and practitioners of western medicine. And unfortunately, the bigger their egos and insecurity, the more they dislike the idea of naming dis-eases in plain language that patients can actually comprehend.

That’s because if the simple truths about dis-eases and their causes were known, health would be more readily available to everyday people, and that would lessen the importance of physicians and medical researchers. There’s a great deal of ego invested in the medical community, and they sure don’t want to make sound health attainable to the average person without their expert advice.

Many Doctors want to serve as the translators of “truth” and will balk at any attempts to educate the public to either practice medicine on their own. But in reality, health (and a connection with spirit) is attainable by every single person that resides on planet earth.

Health is easy, it is straightforward, it is direct and, for the most part, it is available free of charge. A personal connection with our Creator is the same if we ask humbly in prayer for a relationship with Him, and guidance.

Don’t believe the names of dis-eases given to you by your doctor. Those names are designed to obscure, not to inform. They are designed to separate you from self-healing, not to put you in touch with your own inner healer. And thus, they are nothing more than bad medicine masquerading as modern medical practice.

In conclusion, it is acid that causes an allergic reaction NOT exercise.  It is dietary, metabolic, environmental and respiratory acids that KILL – NOT EXERCISE.  If you do not make time to exercise and remove the acids that cause ALL sickness and disease you will need to make time to DIE!

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One thought on “The Illusion of Disease”

  1. “Dr” Young; why do you just keep on repeating your bogus instead of actually proving your claims? How many publications do you have in proper, peer-reviewed journals?


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