A FRIEND STRUCK BY LATERAL AMYOTROPHIC SCLEROSIS
Dear Valdo, today advised by friends from Promiseland and the Sara Cargnello forum, I decided to overcome my shyness and ask your opinion on lateral amyotrophic sclerosis, a disease which has struck a friend. I would like to help him in some way, provide a way for him to understand which direction to move in, information which is not easy to obtain from doctors.
HE STOPPED HIS OMNIVOROUS DIET AS SOON AS HE REALIZED THE PROBLEM
He had always followed the classical varied and balanced diet advised by doctors i.e. the omnivorous one of eating a little of everything, typical of the alimentary pyramid followed in hospitals and by government health services. However he has become wiser and a vegetarian since discovering the disease. Except there was no-one to illuminate him on the specifics of what to do in this new emergency.
MAYBE WE WILL MEET AT AVA (ANIMALIST VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION) IN SEPTEMBER
Perhaps in the days when professor Armando D’Elia held the Thursday vegetarian conferences, both you and I were there. I hope to be able to come to your conference at the AVA in September and meet you personally, even though I no longer live in Rome. Thank you for being so generously available.
TEN YEARS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND, AS ALWAYS, A DOUBLE MEDICAL-HYGIENISTIC MENTALITY
Hello, I’m Federica and I heard you at the Sara convention in Milan on the 14th of March. I’ve had multiple sclerosis for about 10 years. I say “about” because the diagnosis was pin pointed only 5 years ago while symptoms of tiredness and difficulty with moving around and keeping my balance, have existed for longer. I’m writing to you because your lecture really impressed me very much, and above all because I feel I am in 2 minds with regard to official medicine.
LIFESAVING DRUGS WITH CLEAR AND HIDDEN SIDE EFFECTS
Three times a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening) I take the interferon (Rebif 44) and also an anti-spasm drug (Lioresal) and I consider them my life-saving medicines because in fact, since I’ve been taking them, I’ve had less relapses. However all the side effects of the interferon are quite heavy, and the world of medicine is ever more interested in money and ever less in the patients, even though my personal neurologist is an exception, in that he attends to my needs carefully and punctually.
THE HYPOTHESIS OF A NEW VIRTUOUS DIETARY REGIME AS POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE
In short, I feel that practicing a more correct diet could really help me. However I would like to know how to start and how to organize this new alternative diet. For clarity I’ll say something about myself, my life-style and my ailments.
COULD IT BY ANY CHANCE BE DUE TO THE TRULLI (CYLINDRICAL CONE ROOFED HOMES)?
I was born in Alberobello-Bari 25 years ago, in 1984. This is an important detail as Alberobello is a town with a high percentage of multiple sclerosis victims, even though it has marvelous trulli! I don’t know the situation with other diseases, but I often hear talk about people here with rare and complex diseases, even though there are only 10,000 inhabitants. I am light-skinned, weigh 64.5 kg and am 1.68 m tall.
I WORK AS A PSYCHOLOGIST AND I STUDY LEARNING TECHNIQUES
I work as a psychologist and at the moment I’m doing my doctorate at a university in the Meridione. I have a fairly irregular life in the sense that I don’t have to respect precise hours. Sometimes I have very long, intense working days, but there are also those which are less demanding. I commute to work, and often have dinner away from home. I deal with learning and new technologies, so I’m not exposed to chemical substances. From July-December, I’ll be in San Diego in California for a period of study, and will have to face a long journey and a change of environment.
PHARMACEUTICALS FOR 5 YEARS AND ALLERGIES FOR 4: A COINCIDENCE?
As I said, multiple sclerosis was confirmed 5 years ago and since then I’ve been taking medicines.
For 4 years, maybe not by chance, I’ve had allergies to dust mites, and cypress and olive trees in flower.
REMOVAL OF A SUPRARENAL LYMPHANGIOMA
Two years ago during a magnetic resonance test, I discovered that I had a big (25×22) cystic lymph-angioma on the right suprarenal gland, which had displaced all the organs in the pelvis towards the left, and obstructed the vena cava; without ever having had any symptoms, and obviously never any explanation as to its origin. Only the comment was that probably I’d had it since I was small. I had it removed surgically, after which I had an equally unexplainable drop in blood count values, due to which I had to have 2 blood transfusions.
THE MYSTERY OF THE RED PATCHES AND THE REALITY OF VERY NOTICEABLE CONSTIPATION
For a year I’ve often had red patches all over the body, and sometimes my lips swell up. As usual the affair remains a mystery to official medicine. It’s probably an allergy to something, we don’t know what!, they said. However maybe the most important aspect is that I’m constipated, and sometimes don’t evacuate for 4-5 days.
I don’t have such tremendous dietary habits, above all because the doctors have always told me to look after my diet. Due to which what I eat is seasoned with uncooked oil, I consume fruit and vegetables, and I eat fish. Nevertheless sometimes, at least 2x a week I eat out with other people, and then the good rules are not always respected.
CLEARLY LAY OUT A DIETARY SCHEME CONGRUOUS AND CAPABLE OF GUARANTEEING MY HEALTH
I wonder if, on the basis of the disease that I have described, you could make some specific suggestions or even advise me about some combinations or dietary rhythms. I forgot to say that I drink tap water and when I am at home, I drink about 2 litres a day. I thank you for your attention and I really do need you to reply. Please don’t hesitate to communicate any eventual requests for compensation. We’ll be in touch soon. Federica
A GLOBAL REPLY
THE MEANING OF THE WORLD SCLEROSIS
The word ‘sclerosis’ means hardening or atrophy, the diminution of the volume and functionality of an organ or a tissue, due to defective blood supply or innervation. In the specific case of LAS and multiple sclerosis, the term sclerosis means in particular that disintegrated cells which are lost, are substituted not by other normal cells, but by a scarring and hardening process. Speaking of the nervous system, the hardening comes from something called precisely defined as sclerosis. On the other hand if it’s in the hepatic system, it’s called cirrhosis, whereas if we talk about muscles or other tissues, it’s preferably called fibrosis.
LAS, OR LATERAL AMYOTROPHIC SYNDROME, A NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE THET IMPOVERISHES AND LOSES PRECIOUS NERVE CELLS
LAS provokes muscular atrophy, atrophic palsy and sometimes even spastic paraparesis of the lower limbs. In other words, it’s a neurological disease that attacks the I and II motor-neurons with the loss of nerve cells in the mobile anterior horns of the spinal cord and in the motor nuclei of the bulb and the pyramidal channels, as well as the loss of motor-neurons in the motor cortex. The classical form hits the upper limbs. The only drug endowed with a minimum index of efficiency, seems to be Riluzolo. In this case too, prescribing the medicine is doing something just for the sake of doing it, as doing nothing would too embarrassing, and a declaration of impotence. But after all, it recognizes that the pathology has obscure origins, and that an effective therapy is lacking.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, A NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE THAT DEPLETES AND LOSES PRECIOUS MYELIN
Multiple sclerosis is classified amongst the demyelinating diseases, characterized by the loss of myelin, a precious while colloidal substance, rich in fats, the principle constituent of the connective membrane that covers the nervous cylindraxis. It is considered an invalidating disease which hits young adults, with a slight prevalence for the female sex, with a relationship of 1.4 to 1. The disease manifests with alternate high and low periods and often with urgent deteriorations. The beginning is slow, insidious and progressive, with visual, motor and sensitivity disturbances. Then overwhelming problems become equilibrium, words half pronounced but not finished, pins and needles growing into complete numbness, mood swings, euphoria and depression.
SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AND NO SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM
Also in this case medicine has tried everything. Corticosteroids in prime position, steroids, immune depressives, anti-inflammatories, pharmaceuticals like azatioprina, ciclosfamide and beta-interferone. Always with the same contradictory and deluding results. Always the deluding effects of suppressing symptoms without resolving the cause. Even the doctors themselves conclude that no real therapy for multiple sclerosis exists. Always the same craftiness, always the same music.
IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER BETTER, IT IS INDISPENSABLE READING THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
I remind Maria and Federica that I’ve already written on this subject, and as I don’t want to repeat myself, I indicate some of my articles containing all the hygienistic considerations of the case:
- Extrapyramidal Syndrome and Parkinson’s disease, of 29/3/10.
- Multiple sclerosis and the self-curable pathologies, of 13/11/09.
- An equilibrium called health, of 21/2/10.
- Migraine, fibromialgia and allergies, of 30/1/10.
A LONG AND ARTICULATE REPLY TO AN INEXTRICABLE PILE OF MAILl
I could be forced to write a long and articulate reply, in contrast to my desire to be brief, concise and not to repeat myself as reply not only to Maria and Federica, but to hundreds of other readers who await my comments to their mail. It’s not a question of money, dear Federica. It’s not a question of the economic goad. I really am sacrificing myself writing these articles till the wee hours of the night, to teach you to behave yourselves in an hygienistic way, so that paradoxically I now spend hours in front of the computer, renouncing the sun and exercise, which I now lack as much as you all do. I don’t have 5 secretaries and 5 telephone operators to help me like Alberico Lemme, who attends to 7,000 paying clients, and who can thus afford it.
TRUTH CAN’T BE ARROGANT OF HUMBLE, BUT ONLY OSBSCURE OR TRANSPARENT
I would be forced to become incontrovertible and arrogant, and to give myself masterly airs that doesn’t admit interruption or criticism during lessons! The fact is that truth can’t be humble or arrogant. Either it is the truth, or it is a lie. Or it is transparent, or it takes you for a ride. People don’t ask me for testimonials and references or for chapter and verse when my theories have original and pioneering points that some people will judge (free to do so) to be crazy or to be anti-medical fundamentalism. When madhouses existed there were always more crazy and psychologically unstable people outside than inside. And today they have done nothing but multiplied. And it is on this basis alone that I want to be judged by the readers.
AN EXCEPTIONAL FRIULAN CALLED ANTONIO GRASSI
Thirty years ago in Udine there lived a humble and exceptional person that I came to know personally. I don’t know what happened to him as stupidly I lost touch with him. He could already have moved on to another life, seeing that then he was already at least 65 years old, something he carried very well despite his intense and incredible vicissitudes. I believe he was a boy finishing elementary school in Nimis or Attimis, villages in upper Friuli, when he remained traumatized by seeing his magician grandmother make glasses and other objects levitate. This shock would have made him walk as far as Cape Town, if it were not for an obstacle called the sea so stopped in Sicily where he worked picking oranges for years. Then he ended up in Switzerland, in Belgium and finally in Turin, the European capital of magic and the occult, before returning to his Friuli.
SHOEMAKER DAYTIME AND SCIENTIST AT NIGHT
I met him the first time in modest little shoe repair shop in the middle of Viale Volontari della Libertà, between Osoppo and Chiavris squares. Humble, smiling and always at peace with himself, he adjusted the heels of Udinesi women’s’ sandals. With his hammer and rasp, glue and nails he certainly didn’t have the air of being a student of Leonardo da Vinci. But if one crossed into his little shop, an incredible scene opened up. You found yourself in a true scholastic classroom, with a variety of electric apparatus, microscopes and other scientific material.
GRASSI’S NOTORIETY CROSSED THE REGION’S BORDERS
There were magazines like Oggi, Gente, and diverse newspapers that talked about him. His diary contained evening appointments with clients who came from Austria and Germany trying to resolve their health problems. Even at that time he gave a hand at resolving various types of incurable nervous diseases, like sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and received his clients in his study at Chiavris 60. And this is why the Messaggero Veneto, the newspaper for which I worked part-time in those days, had charged me with going to study and interview him. And obviously a person like him was strictly vegetarian.
FABRICATOR OF INNER SOLES, A TEACHER OF THERAPIES, A WRITER AND A MEDIUM
Grassi not only invented the famous therapeutic inner sole sold in pharmacies throughout Italy; those which could be simply inserted into normal shoes so that they could be used during the day. He was a point of reference for many Italian healers, to whom he gave the rights and the advice, contained in a cheap worthless red book that I still have, called Lets learn to cure ourselves by ourselves (Arti Grafiche Friulane, 1972 Lire 2,000). When he was in perfect form, i.e. a few times a month, he was able to perceive, read and interpret client’s auras, due to which he was able to define their emotional state and their pathologies in detail.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HANDS AND THE FEET
He was not a bragging charlatan, or one of the many healers who promise you the impossible as long as you put your hand inside your wallet. On the contrary, he was a serious and passionate scholar. Our feet and our hands tell us about our health and indicate the correct remedies to heal us, was one of his mottos. His inner soles were enough to bring relief from migraines and other illnesses, by automatically giving a kind of biochemical massage to the plantar region.
HE DID NOT DISEDUCATE AND HE DIDN’T TRAP THE PEOPLE
I agree that today with hindsight I’d say, from the hygienistic point of view, removing the immediate evil, or the symptom, does not at all mean healing. But at least he didn’t mislead patients, removing their capacity to masticate, and the naturalness of their digestive functions. That is, he didn’t trap people with drugs and supplements, as is the fashion today. I still remember a giant poster which dominated the wall of his study – the design of the key acupuncture and pressure points on the feet, with the evident title, Peripheric Nervous Antennae.
A NOCTURNAL COMING AND GOING OF FOREIGN CARS IN CHIAVRIS-UDINE
I don’t actually know how many people he healed or helped to get better and to recover from their various scleroses. But the large high powered limousines that were parked around Chiavris Square, and certainly not in the neighbourhood of the Udine Civil Hospital at least half a km away, testify that his international clients gave more credit to him than to the hospital.
THE MOST NOBLE ART AND PROFESSION OF ALL HUMAN ACTIVITY
Why am I harping on Antonio Grassi in this context? Because, apart from his technique, he was a philosopher and also a high class healer. And because some of his advice was illumined and valid even today, independently of the methods he practiced. There was a saying, “The healers’ art and profession are the most noble and elevated of all the others in the world, as its object is man.
PHILOSOPHER, THERAPIST OF SELF-HEALING
Today I would correct him, saying that healers and the healed don’t exist, that the only things that exist are the immune system and self-healing. I’m sure he would listen to me and agree, correct his line of fire, and start calling his profession no longer that of a healer, but of a philosopher, a therapist of self-healing. Too intelligent and too great a lover of mother nature, to commit the sins of presumption.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHO-SOMATIC MEDICINE
In antiquity, the term ‘person’ meant the external mask, needed to indicate only the conformation and the boundary of an individual. And Grassi, little does it matter that he had no degree in medicine, operated precisely in that sector, not only as a producer of inner soles, but an advanced medical researcher.
A STUDIER OF HUMAN SHELLS AND THEIR CONTENTS
He distinguished himself as a studier of auras, and of the human shells that enclose our various bodies, starting with the physical, then the etheric, the astral, the emotional-sexual, and the egoistic-knowledgeable. From all this we find even concepts like karma (the essential load brought over from past lives) typical of Indian and Buddhist mysticism, peeping out.
RUDOLF STEINER, KARL GUSTAV JUNG AND MARIA MONTESSORI, IN A COHERENT IDEOLOGICAL LINE
Good health, taught Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) in his undying anthroposophical medicine, depends on a harmonious relationship between our various bodies. Steiner had close cultural ties with Maria Montessori (1870-1952), pedagogue and founder of a method of education (adopted today throughout the world) based on the self-education of children through their spontaneous reactions to the environment in which they live. He was also in contact with Karl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), a Swiss doctor, and founder of analytical psychology, a counterbalance to Sigmund Freud’s (1856-1939) psychoanalysis, a psychotherapeutic method based on transporting mental processes from the unconscious or subconscious level to the conscious one, via the emotional relationship (transference) that develops between patient and analyst.
THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
For Steiner, the nature of disease is determined by the biochemical principle of polarity. The human organism possesses 2 counter-opposing magnetic poles, positive and negative, which also occurs in atoms, cells, the metabolism, the neurovegetative system (where every sympathetic nerve has its respective antagonistic, vagus or parasympathetic nerve), the system of sexual-attraction (the principle of yin and yang), and the voluntary nervous system (with the game of the sensitive and motor currents).
THE HYPERACTIVITY OF ONE POLE WITH RESPECT TO THE OTHER CREATEES PEAKS, IMBALANCES AND DISEASE
The superior (cephalic or cerebral) pole is composed of nerves and senses, and is associated with perception and thought. Hyperactivity in this pole can contribute to degenerative diseases, including osteoarthritis, and neurolymphomas. The inferior or metabolic pole includes the exchange, movement, the limbs and the sexual zone, and is associated with action and will. Hyperactivity of this pole can contribute to inflammatory disturbances like pulmonitis and other feverish diseases typical of childhood. The 2 poles are connected to the rhythmic system (neutral) that includes the heart, the lungs, respiration and circulation, and which is associated with mental states and the emotions.
PEOPLE HIT BY X OR Y SCLEROSIS DON’T EXIST, WHAT EXISTS ARE SUFFERING HUMANS
Grassi, clearly ahead of his time, was interested in exactly these things. Other than plantar soles! With psychosomatic medicine, diseases can no longer be considered as entities in themselves, detached from the complex reality of the sick person. There don’t exist people hit by LAS or by fibromyalgia, or by multiple sclerosis, what exists is a complex psycho-physical entity that eventually manifests symptoms that can be framed or compared to such and such a catalogued type with those labels.
CONCENTRATING ON THE MATERIALITY OF THE HUMAN BODY IS REDUCTIVE
Physiology, pathology, psychology and other medical-biological sciences, can arrive at erroneous and misleading conceptions when they concentrate only on the materiality of the human body; something which doesn’t easily happen with the science of natural hygiene which is planned and structured around a correlation of cause and effect, and an holistic and historical interpretation of every disease.
FOR MEDICINE THIS IS ALL ESCAPISM OR HERESY FOR WHICH WE ARE TO BE BURNED AT THE STAKE
For medicine which loves to keep everything on the physico-biochemical plane, or on a plane which is workable and adjustable with vaccines, pharmaceuticals and surgery, theories like Steiner’s are suspicious and irritating, a kind of escapism, an attempt to remove a large sector of pathologies from medicine itself, one of the many heresies of the alternative medical sector, one way or another of absolving bacteria and viruses, and of bringing the world to self consciousness and health, all things that irritate and embarrass both medicine and its industrial sponsors in the chemical-pharmaceutical sector.
ALL DISESES, EVEN STRANGE AND INCURABLE ONES, ARE DRAGGED BY THE HAIR INTO THE MEDICAL BEEHIVE
This is why these initiatives are systematically snubbed, ignored and fought against, and why even diseases that doctors themselves define as incurable, auto-immune, or with other similar desperate terminology, are dragged by the hair into the usual beehive of allopathic and symptomatic cures.
SYMPTOMATIC CURES AS USUAL
Symptomatic cures where the thyroid is cured by hammering its wild swings or even decapitating it, ignoring or not caring about the inevitable chain reactions created in the other glands inextricably connected to the thyroid by hormones and by communal receptors. Symptomatic cures where tumours in breasts or any other area, are removed mercilessly, without considering the motives why it is to be found in that place, or the operating intelligence of the immune system that put it there. Symptomatic cures where the only medical anxiety and urgency, is that of napalming the alien presence, of readjusting the book repertory values at whatever cost, of blocking up nutritional holes with synthetic vitamins and inorganic mineral crutches.
THERE IS REALLY LITTLE TO EXPECT FROM THIS KIND OF MEDICINE
What’s written above is not at all surprising. What can you expect from a discipline that pretends to be scientific, and systematically combats fevers with antipyretics? What can you expect from a discipline that for more than a hundred years has based every pathological prevention on a philosophy of vaccination, learned not from scientific tests but from the clangors and the experiments of an illiterate English stable boy in the 700’s? What can you expect from a discipline that is systematically disinterested in the causes of every disease and continues to use hammers and scalpels to smash innocent symptoms, which are nothing but the precious red warning lights of the disease, all the while leaving intact and in place the motivations, the causes, that produced the disease itself?
WHAT DOES THE MYSTERIOUS TERM IATROGENOUS DISEASE MEAN?
Coming back to the cases in question i.e. LAS and Multiple Sclerosis, medicine blabbers about diseases of unknown origin, even though sometimes it is less hypocritical and frankly admits their iatrogenous derivation, especially as nobody understands that strange word anyway! In medical terminology, “iatra” is the second element of composed words meant to define a medical speciality or qualification, such as ped-iatra, psich-iatra, odonto-iatra (paediatrition, psychiatrist, orthodontist). It is very easy to say that scleroses are probably of iatrogenic origin, something that one in a million understands, instead of not saying, “Gentlemen, this is flour, or better furrow-weed (discord) from our own sack. Gentlemen, these are diseases caused by our own brave little hands sheathed in vaccinators by the orders of GlaxoSmithKline, and in specialists and gland-removers by the orders of Pfizer.
THE BASIC ROLE OF NEUROTOXINS
Every biochemist knows something about neuro-toxins, like MTPT or metil-fenil-tetrahydro-piridin. We are talking about lethal poisons contained in all doping and stupefying substances, not only in LSD, in amphetamines, in opiates and in heroin, but also in different conformations and connections, in those substances which are more commonly used and legal, such as cadaverin, nicotine, caffeine and the various toxic components of pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The same abusive deposits of inorganic minerals, like iron and copper, often deposited in cerebral areas and even within the substantia nigra, are real intoxicating loads and neuro-sensitizers. Cooked food such as fish, crustaceans and liver (due to inorganic copper), meat and mineral supplements (due to inorganic iron and zinc) and all concentrated and processed foods (due to their serious absence of the basic element of human nutrition, i.e. organic water, duly mineralized-enzymized-vitaminized-hormonized) constitute authentic mines, bombs which later explode within our organism.
THE USUAL PATHOLOGICAL SCHEME OF MEDICATORS, PLUS THE WORRYING NEWS OF CHEMICAL TRAILS
If we then reflect on the fact that all diseases from A to Z, start from banal constipation which becomes chronic and branches out into other pathologies through the usual scheme of weakness- enervation-iritation-inflamation-ulceration-hardening/sclerosis-tumourization; and if we think of all the paralyses caused by the viscosity of the blood, and by medications based on mercury and arsenic, omnipresent in vaccines, and finally perhaps also of strange materials dispersed into the air by the latest political form of pollution called chemical trails, there is really very little to be merry about.
FEDERICA’S TWO MINDS ARE BADLY DISTRIBUTED
Federica says she is in two minds, one medical and the other hygienistic. The medical mind is that accepted without a murmur all medicine’s verdicts and interventions, the instant and traumatic removal of the lymph-angioma, the antic-sclerosis treatments based on interferon and pharmaceutical anti-spastics, plus the fact of eating only a little and of drinking 2 litres of water a day, typical ingredients of medical nutritionism. The hygienistic mind is her sensation that maybe the medicine has become too venal and that maybe a more precise and scientific diet would favour a recovery and remove her from the insidious road onto which she has been unwarily channeled.
IT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE A COMPLETE AND PRECISE CHOICE
To Federica I have to underline that there is too much medical and too little hygienism in her 2 minds.
I appreciate the fact that she came to the Saras conference in Milan and that she was struck by the exhibition in the auditorium in Viale Natta. But she has not yet realized that in life it is necessary to make rational and rigorous choices based on logic and integrity. Unfortunately it is fairly rare for one to be able to avoid this rule, and to proceed quickly and profitably riding a horse with two different stirrups.
THE TRUTH EMERGES FROM FEDERICA’S SELF-DIAGNOSED CHRONIC CONSTIPATION
The two litres of water a day are an opprobrium, and are needed to limit (only minimally however) the grave damage caused by the pharmaceuticals she is taking, the fish she eats and by the fruit that she is certainly not eating in the quantity required by her organism. I would actually go back and contest the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis that she just accepted lying down and without criticizing, embracing the medical prescriptions that followed. It is easy to attach a labels to people. “Do you feel this and do you feel that? Do you have this symptom? Well, your evil is this one! We’ve got it in the catalogue!” The real diagnosis is rather the one that she with innocent clarity, made herself: chronic constipation!
THE LIST OF INVENTED DISEASES IS NOT LIMITED TO AIDS, PAPILLOMA AND SYPHILIS, TO HERPES GENITALIS, TO EBSTEIN-BARR, AVIARY, SWINE AND ASIATIC CHILDREN’S AIDS (HFMD)
I’m my articles I often write about invented diseases, citing in particular Aids, the Papilloma Virus, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the HFMD or new Asiatic children’s Aids, and the aviary and swine plagues. In those cases I never discovered anything exceptional; it is enough just to enter any of the serious and uncorrupted universities in the world (not the universities of the Third World and the Banana Republics aligned with Aids, with Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and George Soros) and irrefutable proofs will be thrust under your nose. Here I’d like to say something more about invented diseases. And I say that not only are the auto-immune diseases, with all the light or serious allergies that derive from them, invented more or less in the same way as Aids; but that the same thing is valid for scleroses, thyroid problems, psychopathologies, and even for diabetes.
THE ENTIRE CATALOGUE OF DISEASES IS THE FRUIT OF A CYNICAL, OPPRESSIVE, INFANTILE MODERN MEDICINE
Let’s even say that all the diseases in the medical catalogue, which means to say 40 thousand pathological denominations are a centuries-old medical invention, or a brainchild of the worm-eaten sanitary phantasy, and the cynical, playful, prankster and oppressive infantilism of modern medicine. And I’m not saying anything transcendental!
DISEASE IS NOT AN ENEMY TO BE SMASHED, BUT A REMEDIAL PROCESS, A PRECIOUS MEANS OF HEALING
This is nothing but the corollary of the obvious and demonstrated thesis that disease is not an enemy to be defeated and napalmed, but an indispensable and constructive, remedial process on the road to recovery. If the disease is an equal and noble member of health, if it is a mechanism to expel toxins, then fighting it as modern medicine does, is an absurd cruelty whose only purpose is simply to promote itself; a game of guards and thieves where the thieves are completely invented to justify the use and the abuse of missiles and projectiles.
ONE CAN’T AMBUSH THE BODY CONTINUALLY, AND THEN EXPECT IT TO FUNCTION
When a person commits daily attacks on his body throughout his life, not only by not evacuating, but also by poisoning himself, what else can he expect from his body and from his immune system, than tiredness, difficulty in walking, loss of equilibrium and a thousand other strange things? Going back to Grassi’s teachings, this clearly shows man’s spiritual aspect.
REPAIRING SHOES WITH GIORDANO BRUNO IN HIS MIND
Grassi spent hours hammering soles and resewing gaping shoes while smiling at his clients, but in his head he kept returning to Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), the great Dominican philosopher and swearer; Bruno who was vehemently enthusiastic about nature and all the creatures in the world, and who just for this was burnt alive by the Catholic Inquisition in 1600 in Campo dei Fiori in Rome. To Bruno who contrasted the donkeys of his day (the priests of all religions), with the ancient adorers of crocodiles and cocks, of turnips and onions, who in reality didn’t adore a thousand different things, but loved and respected nature, the creation, and were a thousand times more spiritual than the popes and the cardinals, because divinity descends even unto minimal things to communicate itself. To that Bruno who remained silent before the imbecility manifest in every human thought and action based only on materiality.
THE EXTRAORDINARY POWERS OF MAN
The human person is endowed with liberty, intelligence and feelings, in other words, extraordinary powers. So he is able to liberate himself, to modify the aberrations which come from hereditary factors, and to exorcize negative, limiting conditions in his environment. Euphoric or depressive psychic states have a strong influence on health and disease. It even happens that pathological states of the body exert strong influences on mental processes. As the Romans said, A healthy mind in a healthy body.
THE SYMPATHETIC CAN’T BE EXPLOITED OR EDUCATED, BUT THE VAGUE CAN
The sympathetic system presides over vegetative cellular life and governs independently of our will. It is not sympathetic to our desires. The vague on the other hand is under our will. And it is precisely on the vague that Grassi’s relaxing respiration acts, something he hoped would be equal to Indian yoga, or to the school of natural hygiene.
THE FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING
When we breathe deeply and hold the breath, a very important phenomenon takes place. In those few instants the sympathetic loses its command, its predominance which is regained again during expiration. If we proceed with slow, deep, rhythmic breathing, we impose our rhythm on the whole organism, which thus allows us also to dominate our emotions and our feelings, something not easy in a world afflicted with neurosis and generalized neurasthenia..
THE TECHNIQUES OF BREATHING AND OF COMPLETE OXYGENATION
The technique consists of breathing in till our lungs are completely filled, holding the breath for some instants (yoga teaches the 1-4-2 rhythm, where 1 is for inspiration, 4 is holding, and 2 is expiration) in order to give the red blood cells time to absorb as much oxygen as possible. The expired air then comes out with a certain pressure which allows it to carry away more decomposing molecular residues, toxins, carbon dioxide and other poisons. One of the most important systems of yogic breathing, which activates the parasympathetic, is alternate nostril breathing. It is easy to notice that at any time, one of our nostrils is more open than the other. This system makes them equal. Using the same rhythm as above, breathe in through one nostril A only, (lightly pressing the other nostril closed with the thumb or index finger). After holding the breath as above, change nostrils and expire through the other nostril B, (now pressing A closed). Then inspire through the same nostril B, hold, and exchange to expire through nostril A. Repeat the cycle for 5-10 minutes.
TWO OR THREE TIMES A DAY IS GOOD TO DRINK AIR, UNEQUIVOCALLY OUR PRIMARY FOOD
Twice a day, morning and evening, and every time we have a respiratory crisis, do ten minutes of breathing exercises outside in the fresh air. It will help us avoid anxiety, tension, anger, fear and other psycho-physical alterations that affect our health and prevent us from staying in peace and harmony with the world.
HYDROTHERAPY AND CHROMOTHERAPY
As much as we wash ourselves, we can never bathe enough. Like Father Taddeo and Manuel Lezaeta Acharan, or if we like, the great Asclepiade (100 B.C), Grassi also recommended sponging and friction with a cloth dipped into cold water, which has stimulating and beneficial effects on the body. Water is a friend of the body. Man is also a sensitive and vibrant being. Colours excite and depress, so even chromotherapy is important. Practically colours don’t exist. They are, if anything, vibrations of various wavelength and frequency which are perceived by the human eye, as colours.
THE RADIANT AND VIBRATIONAL WAVES OF VARIOUS FOODS
And here we arrive at Paul Simoneton (20 years of research on the radiant and nutritional qualities of foods) and the table of the electromagnetic spectrum, with vibrational wavelengths measured in Angstroms (equal to one ten millionth of a millimetre).
X rays 300-3000
THE HIGHER A FOOD IS ON THE SCALE, THE LESS DAMAGE IT PROVOKES
If we think that all fruit, independent of the color of its skin, is between red and infrared, that raw
vegetables are at red, that lightly cooked potatoes are around orange, that cereals and legumes, when they are not over-cooked, are at yellow, that the raw (not heated beyond 38°C) cheese of Malta is around green, and that meat, fish, eggs, milk products, alcoholic and nervine drinks, fizzy drinks, jams and cooked food tend to be outside the schematic table, i.e. below violet, or around grey or X rays, we have a good picture of the food situation.
THE ANDRE SIMONETON SENTENCES
In the end Simoneton called
- The best food: fruit and raw vegetables
- Acceptable food: lightly scalded vegetables, lightly cooked potatoes and
pumpkins, whole cereals, raw cheese and genuine fresh wine (how kind of him,
he was French) whole grain bread and extra virgin olive oil
- Trash food: meat, fish, salamis, pasteurized fruit juices, jams, cooked
- Dead or dangerously sick food (devoid of vibrations): snacks, sweets,
biscuits and cakes, conserves, pastries, sweetened fizzy drinks, colas,
liquors, alcohol drinks, tea and coffee.
THE EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM
We know how foolish and improper it is to extract an organ, a gland or any of the human body’s systems in its entirety, in order to evaluate it, where every small screw and every minute wheel has its own fundamental importance. We only do it for didactic and explicative purposes. The nervous system is amongst the most extraordinary and fascinating creations, because the perfect functioning of our whole body depends on its efficiency.
AN ACCUMULATOR OF ENERGY, BUT ALSO THE FIRST TO BECOME DAMAGED AND ENERVATED
It is the accumulator and distributor of the enzymatic-electric-nervous energy of the organism and, together with the neuro-vegetative system, it is an integral part of the immune system. It is not by chance that natural hygiene cites, amongst the first phases that bring about any disease, the enervation, i.e. the weakening, of the nervous system.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IS NOURISHED BY PURE BLOOD, POSITIVE THOUGHTS, RESPECT, LOVE, AND BY ABSENCE OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY
The nervous system is nourished and maintained just by blood and emotional-mental-spiritual instincts. For this reason pure blood, fluid and without viscosity and lipotoxaemia, coupled with thinking and acting correctly, happily, peacefully and in friendship towards ourselves and all who surround us, transform themselves into a continuous reclamation of the whole, and into perfectly healthy nerves. The nervous system, because of its strategic importance, is very well protected. It is not easy to unhinge it.
IT IS HARD TO DAMAGE IT AND HARD TO RESTORE IT
But if it is really offended and compromised by chronic and systematic errors based on philosophical, alimentary and behavioural impositions, it will need patience and long periods of time to get itself back on track. It was a hard, lengthy process that damaged it, and it will be a hard lengthy process to allow it to restore and heal itself. Human civilization, based on consumerism, on urbanization, on electrification and motorization, is contrived so as to promote ever greater levels of materialistic technology, but at great cost to the vulnerable creature called man, at the same time author and victim of an evolution not always in line with his real needs. Our social-political-economic context, our daily civilization of videos, computers, images, antennae, and of communication via waves, is fabricating a continuous stream of neuropaths, social misfits and sick people.
DISEASE IS BEOMING NOT THE EXCEPTION BUT THE RULE
A friend of mine who works in the police force, confided something to me that we all know already, i.e. that in the public administration sector, there are no lack of opportunists, profiteers and scoundrels who signal medical absence for banal reasons or because they also have a second job, or just a field of maize to sow. Except that lately things have profoundly changed with respect to 10 years ago. Today people stay at home like before, or even more than before, but no longer for the previous motive, now they do it because they are sick for real.
THE PRECISE AND UNDISPUTABLE REASONS FOR MEDICINE’S IMPOTENCE TO HEAL
Medicine is impotent before all nervous diseases. Not only because it is the cures themselves that create a large part of the same aggravating-complicating and chronic-izing processes, but because there is a basic contradiction in their methods. One cannot purify the blood (and nourish the nerves with the extremely clean blood that they demand) through the use of vaccines, pharmaceuticals, medicines, injections, and invasive and traumatizing surgery. One cannot purify the blood by removing tranquility and relaxation, by continually frightening people, and attacking the population with vile, infamous vaccination programmes. And it is precisely for this that pharmacological intoxication is primary amongst those accused in auto-immune, iatrogenous diseases – exactly those before which medicine regularly raises the white flag.
PEOPLE ILL WITH NERVOUS DISEASES ARE VICTIM OF VERY PRECISE THINGS
Those with nervous diseases are victims of impure blood which has been altered by poisons absorbed when they were still in the bellies of their mothers, or poisons absorbed from when they were little. They are prey to cigarette smoke, caffeine, casein (cheese) and cadaverin (meat), the acidification of the blood, hyper-uricemia (uric acid levels), to fermentation and putrefaction, to internal atomic instability (free radicals) to a devastating and endemic scarcity of water (lack of organic water), to glycaemic and glandular fluctuations caused by increased viscosity of the blood which is the child of crazy food and extremely crazy pharmaceuticals (but regularly attributed to chance, to hereditary factors, to bacteria, or to the constructive deficiencies of divine Creator).
THE CATALOGUE OF MEDICAL PATHOLOGIES IS A BOTTOMLESS PIT
Medicine is extremely good at classifying and cataloging and adding a continuous jet of new scalps to its already mastodon collection of pathologies. What is important is not understanding them, and not resolving them, but classifying them and establishing a cure, which instead of healing or resolving, actually worsens and enslaves, a cure which is precisely medicalizing.
THE DIRTY AND RECREATIONAL PIG WORLD OF CHECO PIGAN
My great and lamentably lost friend, Checo Pigàn used to get up on the private stage of Tavagnacco and hurl abuse at the then powers of the moment. He was surrounded by old maids, and holy people in church three, if not four, times a day. He unloaded unrepeatable and fantastic swear words and a frenetic clutch of doors and windows. “I live in the filthiest recreational pigsty suburb of the seven dunghills”, he used to say at the highpoint in his discourses, or before concluding with his fixed amen which was: “When I die, it won’t be worms that come out, but serpents!” If he were still amongst us today, he could very well say that we live in the ludicrous, dirty, swine world of the Seven Sisters, and of British Petroleum in particular which just inundated the Caribbean sea and the American beaches with tar, while the sky is sketched with continuous zig zags of apparently unexplainable chemical trails.
LET’S CLARIFY A GENERALIZED MISUNDERSTANDING: FOOD CURES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
Federica, and like her almost everyone, asks me for food adapted to healing better. Here there is a basic misunderstanding, or ambiguity that I want to clear up once and for all. It is not that food heals. This never happens. I’m sorry to delude the host of poor people who obsessively search for health in special algae, in spirulina, in green tea or Chinese mushrooms, in parrot’s liver, wolf’s penis, or bull’s testicles. There’s no sudden Biblical illumination on the road to Damascus. We’re on the wrong, diseducative road, the one that takes us straight not to food, but to vitamins and mineral supplements.
LET’S NOT BE THE LAUGHING STOCK
Food, as much as it can sometimes be good and delicious, is not endowed with intentional intelligence. It doesn’t have a brain that can say to its micro-components, “Go to the liver and regenerate it, go to the diverticulum and de-encrust it, go to the arteries and dissolve the plaque in them, go into the blood and block its glycaemic ups and downs. Let’s not be the laughing stock.
A CONFERENCE WITH AN INCORRECT TITLE
In one of my conferences at the AVA (Animalist Vegetarian Association) in Rome in 2009 entitled Food that makes us sick, food that heals, I justifiably exalted the enormous difference between eating an apple, capable of unleashing 200 known, and as many unknown, chemical substances, 1,300 bio-chemical reactions within our bodies, in contrast with the junk food protein from meat, fish and milk products that paralyze and block up our internal bio-chemistry, slowing down our metabolism, suppressing healthy cells and summoning up colonies of bacteria and endogenous viral deposits.
USING FOOD AS A MEDICINE IS NOT THE REAL SOLUTION
However after all, I also added that the title was in some way unhappy and misleading. I said that man loves attributing personality and heroism to the substances he introduces into his organism. Using food as medicine, and in the place of medicine, as Hippocrates cried out for us to do, is surely a favourable alternative, though it is not something realistic. The title remains awkward and unsuitable.
FOR BETTER OR WORSE, THE SOLE HERO IS THE BODY
Foods that heal and foods that make us sick don’t exist, all that exists are substances that are good and eco-compatible, that the body accepts and utilizes, and substances that are toxic that the body rejects and expels. It is always the body that is the main star, the main actor who conducts the dance. If food were able to provide you with the calories they contain without taxing your immune system, without removing precious nervous and enzymatic energy, without causing atrocious leukocytosis or long debilitating digestion, then it is the right food which had done its job.
BUT IF THIS IS THE CASE, IF FOOD HAS NO INFLUIENCE, CAN’T WE JUIST EAT ANYTHING? NOT AT ALL!
Food doesn’t heal and food doesn’t make us sick. So what does it do? If it is so uninfluential why should we bother to be selective, we could really eat everything, like the doctors recommend! Objection accepted. We have to be choosy and selective. And how!
THERE ARE WAYS AND WAYS OF GIVING FOOD
In any case food gives us calories, otherwise we wouldn’t call it food. It all depends on how it gives it. In a free and generous way? Without asking us for anything in return? Does it offer us its calories without taking internal enzymes, minerals and vitamins away from us? Without gifting us undesirable legacies, such as leucocytic battles and hormonal storms? If this is the case, very good, we can insert it amongst our elected foods. We can give it cute little nicknames, or call it our innocent saviour food, in as much as it has kissed us on the lips without fobbing us off with a traitorous sock below the belt.
THERE ARE ALSO THIEFE AND ROGUE FOODS TO BE AVOIDE LIKE THE PLAGUE
If on the other hand, those that give us calories and maybe even some illusory satisfaction, some compensation for our accumulated hunger, and some tasty emotions to the rhythm of salt, sugar, spices, and cadaverin camouflaged with Rimmel lipsticks and pacifying perfumes of lavender, but at the same time insert batons into the spokes of the wheels of the immune system and the nervous system, then we should calmly call them by their real names, thief and rogue foods.
THE GREAT MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IS EATING THIEF FOOD
At this precise moment as I’m writing and talking, 98% of people are nourishing themselves with thief and rogue foods, and they are doing it with idiotic smiles on their lips, without realizing that they’re introducing a Trojan horse into their own intestine. They are putting inside themselves the seeds of acidification and constipation, the seeds of diabetes and the glandular drama of sclerosis and cancer.
THE CURE IS EXTREMELY SIMPLE TO ENUMERATE, EVEN BANAL, BORING AND REPETITIVE
Then, like Federica, they come asking for help. The cure is extremely simple, even banal, definitely boring and repetitive in its formulation. Feed yourself with fruit and raw vegetables. Pure, clean air, day and night (with the windows open). Live a free and relaxed life, chucking trauma and tension into the rubbish bin. Physical exercise and life in the sun to the extent of our possibilities. Maximizing the intake of air and atmospheric nitrogen, re-educating the respiratory apparatus. Taking an interest in other beings less fortunate than ourselves, in particular innocent victims of boasters and human mental cruelty. Compresses of cold water on the back (using wet cloths or a bath robe), damp friction of the epidermis, measured rhythmic bathing of the intimate parts, poultices of wet mud on the abdomen and on the kidneys in order to promote greater thermal equilibrium.
FASTING AND FRUIT CAN NEVER BE MARRIED TO PHARMACEUTICALS , DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS
How can a natural hygienist teach Federica the importance of a fast on distilled water, or even the fundamental necessity of multiplying by at least 5 her fruit intake? How on earth can it be done in the presence of incompatible pharmaceuticals which would triple their effect on the cleaner and more fluid blood caused by a virtuous diet? To cut oneself free of pharmaceuticals isn’t easy or without annoyances, and even some hazards in the beginning. And yet it is absolutely necessary to do it if we want to pass the Rubicon (an insurrection which passes us to a point of no return). Pharmaceuticals marry well with meat and dense blood, loaded with B12, drugs, cadaverin, vitamins and supplements, but certainly not with the fluid, bright red blood of one who embraces raw food veganism.
WHAT MUST ONE DO TO INVOKE GREATER HEALTH?
The lords of medicine are completely right to fight with knives between their teeth against every form of fasting and raw food veganism. These are crazy, fundamentalist choices, they are risky and dangerous, they are heretical in thought and in deed. How can one invoke more health, when it is disease amplified, prolonged and institutionalized, that is the basis of the business, of progress and of human civilization? How can they come and kick out pharmaceuticals? How is it possible to kick out scalpels, stem cells and our dear transplants? How is it possible to cut back a human avalanche of doctors to repopulate the fields with as many good rubicund peasants, endowed with forks and spades, and potatoes to be sowed in their pockets, despite their degrees in medicine and all the rest?
Valdo Vaccaro – English translation by Nandini