By Cheyne Goulden
The following is an analogy provided to explain the process of dis-ease in a concise and more simplified manner.
Think of your body like a really smart fish tank ecosystem with an inbuilt healing genius.
Your fish tank has lots of little fish swimming around in the water (these fish represent the cells of your body). You about 100 trillion of them give or take. Each fish does 3 things:
- It eats
- It performs a certain specialized function or process
- It excretes wastes (poops, essentially)
That is exactly what your cells do. The water which the fish are swimming in, needs to stay at a slightly alkaline balance (interstitial fluids are a mix of blood and lymph fluids). When the fish eat too much of the wrong, acid-forming processed foods the system is unable to keep up with proper elimination of wastes and the acid wastes begin to accumulate in the tank. The acids are hot. They begin to burn away at everything in the tank. After a while, the tank gets more and more acidic and the fish (your cells) get more and more unhappy.
The tank does its best to protect the fish any way it can from the acids. It has a few tricks up its sleeve. First it holds onto more water and by retaining more water it dilutes the acids somewhat (edema, inflammation, bloating). But this is only a short term measure and it needs to dig deeper to keep the fish alive.
The fish tank in its wisdom tries to buffer the acids so it pulls the cooling, soothing alkaline (base) chemistry from the tank to put out the fire created by the hot acids. It grabs calcium from the structure of the tank (bones and connective tissue; think osteoporosis, brittle bones, hernias, varicose veins, etc.) This weakens the structure and compromises the overall health of the fish tank even further. The pH continues on its downward slide going down from 7.45 to 6, then to 5 pH and so forth.
So, now the tank scrambles and goes to plan B. It creates cholesterol and puts layers of the cholesterol all over the tank to buffer and absorb the acids and protect the little fish (think cholesterol plaque, congestive heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, etc.). However, this is a double-edged sword because it prevents the key organs of the tank from being destroyed by acids but it significantly compromises their ability to function and do their job properly and ends up becoming a problem itself. The main filtration system in the tank which is the sewage system that cleans out the wastes from the fish becomes eroded, inflamed and twice its normal size (kidneys). Further to this, a hardened layer of slime, mucous and wastes builds up rendering the filtration system completely useless.
At this point the billions of little fish are not at all happy. They are not functioning properly; they are dying; they are not doing the processes they used to do; they are sluggish; they begin to move slower; they normally operate at the speed of light performing many processes but those processes are not being conducted at anywhere near the same speed any longer. Pretty soon, they start to mutate because of all the acidity and the mutations are replicated as the baby fish are born (think genetics).
So, what do you do? You contact a fish tank Doctor! He arrives, looks at all the symptoms and tells you that you need X number of XYZ medications to treat all the symptoms that are occurring. He doesn’t realize that all of the issues are simply being caused by the acidic environment in the tank due to improper elimination of fish excrements (cellular wastes and toxins in the lymphatic system) and acidic, often outright toxic fish food (he ignores your diet). These medications are all highly acidic, suppressive and further add to the acidic burden on the tank.
The fish tank tries to sweat the toxins out of its skin but may be unable to create a sweating (think thyroid gland weakness). The protective layer (skin) is letting nothing out. So, having already run out of ideas, the doctor suggests that you throw some chemotherapy into the tank. The chemo is another highly corrosive acid. So even more acidity is thrown into an already acidic environment creating even more chaos for the poor little fish, while giving the illusion that things may be settling down (what is referred to as a remission). All along the journey, the same processed toxic foods are being pumped into the tank so the root cause of the problem (wrong diet) has yet to be addressed only to turn into a vicious cycle.
One day the caretaker of the fish tank has a realization. He realizes that the water that the fish are in has become toxic. He realizes that the key to fixing all the problems (disease, pain, inflammation) is to help the tank detoxify itself.
He changes the food source over to organic, unprocessed ideal fish food (our in case, fruits and tender leafy vegetables) and he then helps the filtration system to start functioning again by cleaning it up and giving it a good service (taking herbs with beneficial attributes toward kidney tissues and which inspire kidney function).
Within little time, the tank shows signs of improvements. All the brown gunk starts coming out of the tank through the filtering systems. The water starts to run clear again. The layers of gunk fade away. The fish get a smile back on their faces and get their swagger back. It’s a happy time in FishVille once more.
Of course, besides diet, there are other factors to consider which can include:
- Levels of stress in our lives
- Immersing oneself in [as clean as possible] fresh air and getting sufficient direct and indirect sunlight
- Practicing abdominal [deep] breathing
- Removing amalgam fillings, if present
- Meeting one’s personal need for rest
- Meeting one’s personal need for physical activity
- Freeing oneself from toxic relationships
- Avoiding continuous excess exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (from flying on planes, WiFi, laptops, cell phones, tablets, being in close proximity to cell towers, sleeping next to electronic devices, etc.)