How To Get Well
Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
Disease is built by enervating habits — when enervating habits are discontinued, the sick get well. If habits have been persisted in so long and disease has been allowed to last until organic change has occurred, a competent Hygienist will be needed to guide the sick person to health. The doctor or physician who neglects to help the patient break off the habits that produced the organic change will fail. His palliative treatment will add to the pathology. Nature will cure when the patient and treater get rid of the disease-provoking habits and treatments.
What the sick need is teachers not treaters, health schools not hospitals, instruction not treatment, education in right living not training the sick habit. Both they and their advisors must get rid of the curing idea and the practices built up thereon.
Simple diseases continue and develop into formidable pathological conditions under continuous treatment, because doctors of all schools ignore enervating habits. They try to cure disease in spite of a mode of living that builds disease daily. They will not learn the truth, either because they are too stupid or because commercialism and racketeering have become the dominating power over their minds and lives.
Have we a reader so stupid that he us unable to understand that to remove the cause is the only way to get rid of the effect? If man builds his disease by practicing enervating habits, how can he get well if he does not stop the enervating habits? If he returns to his enervating habits, the disease is soon rebuilt.
Until the cause is removed, no recovery is possible. When the cause is removed, nature restores health, nature removes the effect.