When we become ill, that is, when symptoms reach a point where they are no longer endurable, we are taught to seek out an ‘expert’ to label the symptoms, and advise treatment based on the label. This is all entirely arbitrary and mostly useless. We have been taught to think that ‘the body is malfunctioning somewhere’. After all, as Buddha taught, “Now this, bhikkhus, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering”
It is far more helpful to look at it like this…
When we are ill, ask why. The body does not malfunction without continual abuse. Say to yourself: I’ve been feeding my body a high ratio of non-foods for decades. Ridding the body of these toxins has depleted or deteriorated organs, and the symptoms have appeared visible or felt, usually in the places where there is a genetic or weakness, or an emotional pattern anchor, or where these is a residual weakness due to physical trauma. You can address each of those separately, and you can also heal the entire equation by replacing non-foods with healing foods for a duration of time. The toxins will be cleared from the system, the organs and glands will begin to function again, and homeostasis will be restored.
Eat only foods for a duration requires some explanation. Eat fruit, herbs, and nothing (or little) else.
The arguments against fruit.
The main argument against this approach is that it seems too simple, even if it works. We’ve been indoctrinated into the worship of complexity. The secondary argument is that theoretically it shouldn’t work. The only problem with this argument is that, experientially, it does work, and has countless times, through various practitioners, across contexts and years. The third argument is that it doesn’t work. This is sometimes fueled by the detoxification symptoms that occur as the body heals upon initiating the diet. These are misinterpreted as ‘the issue getting worse’. Another argument is that the brain starves on fruit, and practitioners will reduce their cranial capacity to that of chimps, or, at the worst, small monkeys. Essential nutrients are lacking. This, again, is attempting to pit theory against reality, and comes from a misunderstanding of the complex human organism. I've heard Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Institute and Dr. Sebi state that modern fruit has been hybridized to be too sweet, through fruit sugar is not in and of itself the problem. Again, theoretically, this is interesting, though in practice, even modern fruit heals virtually anything.
The human organism is complex; too complex for our undernourished minds to fathom. It is easier and more effective to just to align with obvious truths, and heal. There are millions of functions going on in the body in any given moment, most of which ‘science’ does not understand, and many of which do not even register on available instruments. If you are being diagnosed, it is invariably inaccurate, because the information practitioners are working with is generally so limited, and their training is usually riddled with misinformation and misunderstanding.
It doesn’t matter what the symptoms are or what someone has named your particular symptoms. The symtpom is the body attempting to regulate itself or one of its systems. Suppress the symptom, and feed the disease.
Oh, and remember to tell everyone why there is watermelon juice all running down your neck, but only if they ask. Most are content to suffer, and a way out of suffering is threatening. This isn’t you, or you wouldn’t be here.
Love and Flow,