People through their life-style and drug-abuse, decrease their immunity and create fertile grounds for these microorganisms. And people themselves act as the carriers and create conditions for their spread. Think of it this way – if there is no drug abuse, no sexual perversions, no promiscuity – what will be the rate of infection of HIV or Hepatitis-B? Extremely low. And that applies to most of the modern diseases in some way or the other. Bacteria and viruses cannot rage a war against us – it is us who help them kill us!
First, let me answer the second question. What kind of emotional response is generated depends on two factors – our subconscious mental awareness and, through social learning. Our subconscious mental awareness is probably a mental reflex action that comes without learning. For eg, a young child also shows reaction to anger and shouting. This is what is inherent in us. The second thing that affects our emotions is our learning. Through social learning we are taught the meaning of love, joy, hate, anger etc and we are taught to differentiate them.
The first question that comes up in context of spiritual health is whether you believe in spirits? And then there are related questions like – do you believe in God? good spirits and evil spirits? after-life? hell and heaven? etc. All are very philosophical questions and the only answer scientific reasoning can give to them is – ‘NO’. But I believe there is more to life than just science and so I will give my views regarding these questions in relation to the question of spiritual health.
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But you might have seen many people around you, who never seem to get an acute illness. People who have never had a cold or never had a fever in ten years. Not all of these people are healthy. In fact many of these people are more ill than their counterparts who keep getting their occasional acutes. I say this because these people are not super humans and most of them are not in ‘ideal’ health either. The fact is that these people do get affected by environmental factors and other stresses. But the result of these forces is not seen on physical plane. Such people are more affected on the mental and emotional plane. They become ‘dis-eased’ but their disease is not easily apparent on the physical level. If you want to cross-check my statement, then go to a mental asylum and enquire about the rate of prevalence of acute ailments. You will find it extremely low.
« Que ce soit par transmission alimentaire (maladie de la vache folle, salmonelloses), par transmission vectorielle (fièvre du Nil occidental, fièvre de la vallée du Rift, encéphalites à tiques), ou encore par simple contact (rage), les possibilités de transmission interspécifique sont multiples et demandent une approche collaborative entre les secteurs de la santé animale et de la santé humaine pour prévenir et contrôler ces infections »4.
Le département de Santé Animale de l'Institut, dirigé par Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, étudie les interactions entre la santé animale et humaine. “Pour préserver la santé de l'Homme, une des voies est de préserver la santé animale” explique-t-elle. Mais cette protection ne doit pas être menée n'importe comment. Ces dernières années, il a été observé que la résistance aux antibiotiques avait largement augmenté chez de nombreux animaux dû à un usage massif. Ceci contribue à l'apparition de nouveaux virus plus résistants et donc potentiellement plus facilement transmissibles à l'Homme. L'unité Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative, dirigée par Claire Rogel-Gaillard, se consacre à l'étude de la diversité génomique en élevage, et son lien avec les santés : “Comment sélectionner des animaux qui vont être en bonne santé [...] tout en limitant l'usage d'anti-infectieux et en réduisant l'empreinte environnementale ? Il y a en fait un lien assez fort entre la durabilité des systèmes d'élevage et la santé des Hommes et animaux de la Terre.” A l'aide de travaux sur la variabilité individuelle des réponses immunitaires (aux maladies et aux vaccins) sur les animaux d'élevage, Mme Rogel-Gaillard explique qu'il “n'existe pas d'animal complètement optimal dans toutes les conditions et dans tous les environnements [...]. Une génétique optimale dans un environnement peut ne pas être optimale dans un autre.”
These are some of the major factors. One factor that I have left and which is commonly considered a cause for illness is – bacteria, viruses, and parasites. What about these? Are they not a major cause of disease? Yes, they are a cause of disease – but not a major one. The ability of these microorganisms to make a person sick relies on two factors:
So far, I have discussed the three components of health as separate entities to understand each one of them more thoroughly. But emotional health, mental health, and physical health are not separate entities. You cannot have a healthy mind without a healthy body or healthy emotions and vice-versa. The degree to which one of these components is affected can vary from person to person, but ultimately it is the person as a whole that is affected.
Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist. In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut.
This may seem a bit idealistic to some, but here we are talking about the ideals. But even this definition does not cover it all. Let me give an example. There are lots of people around us who catch a cold with every change of season or with every sudden change of temperature. Now in common parlance, we say that these people have low immunity. But the fact is that most of these people have normal blood counts and normal immunological tests. So when these people are not down with cold they are in perfect health as per the above definition. And yet they are not perfectly healthy. Their system breaks down with every stressful condition. So we can add another aspect to the above definition of physical health:
3. Allopathic Drugs – Even allopaths say that allopathic drugs are one of the biggest cause of health problems today. Allopathic drugs not only have their side-effects, but their excessive use is decreasing the immunity level of our society at large. The pill-popping culture is an open invitation to chronic ailments. People keep suppressing their ailments and keep working until their body finally gives up.
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The premise of body cleansing is based on the Ancient Egyptian and Greek idea of autointoxication, in which foods consumed or in the humoral theory of health that the four humours themselves can putrefy and produce toxins that harm the body. Biochemistry and microbiology appeared to support the theory in the 19th century, but by the early twentieth century, detoxification based approaches quickly fell out of favour. Despite abandonment by mainstream medicine, the idea has persisted in the popular imagination and amongst alternative medicine practitioners. In recent years, notions of body cleansing have undergone something of a resurgence, along with many other alternative medical approaches. Nonetheless, mainstream medicine continues to view the field as unscientific and anachronistic.