By Dr. George Weger
live under the mistaken impression that bowel evacuation represents the
whole system of human drainage. This is far from the truth.
Only fourteen percent of the unusable waste in the form of toxic poisons
finds its way out of the body through the bowel. It is true that many
lateral and branch drains empty into the main sewer. Of far more
importance to the health of the human race are the large and small
arteries, the veins and lymph channels that maintain the circulation. Of
still greater importance to life and function are the millions of
microscopical channels and intercellular spaces that act as middlemen or
distributors between the source of supply, which is the blood, and the
ultimate consumer, which is the cell.
Overeating, A Widespread Habit
prevailing conditions of life, drainage becomes the paramount issue. The
world produces food in abundance. Man finds a ready means to convey this
food to his insides after first dressing and altering it to suit the
discriminating taste of a pampered palate. Consequently, he eats more than
he actually needs. Everybody admits this.
Overeating Clogs Body's Disposal System
What has all
this to do with drainage? Everything! What happens to any sewer system
that is crowded beyond its capacity? It fills up, circulation becomes
slow, then sluggish, and finally stops. In the man-made sewage systems,
choking or clogging is more likely to start at the distal end of the main
trunk sewer and back up, eventually to occlude and obstruct the lesser
channels in turn. To a certain extent this is also true of the human body,
as in obstinate chronic constipation. Long before this condition can
become a serious menace to health, clogging of the small channels in the
body has been going on insidiously because of the excessive food intake
which taxes the organism beyond its capacity to absorb assimilate,
liquefy, and carry away.
Constipation of Body's Drainage
System Rarely Felt
knows the harmful results of incomplete intestinal drainage, which is in
itself an effect rather than a cause. What everybody does not know is that
imperfect drainage throughout the entire organism is but another form of
constipation, going on continuously as a result of wrong eating even
though the bowels may move freely every day. In most persons drainage is
obstructed very early in life, due entirely to an overcrowded nutrition.
The functional capacity of the body is not equal to the burden imposed
upon it. When nature sees fit to rebel against the practice of overeating,
we develop what is known as disease or discomfort. These discomforts do
not, except in occasional instances, come on at once. It may take years
before we find out that we have been injuring ourselves.
The Necessity of Proper
and accompanies local swelling, congestion or inflammation? Imperfect
drainage! This is true regardless of whether the immediate or exciting
cause be an injury or an infection.
What prevents blood poisoning
following wounds or abrasions? Proper drainage!
What relieves pain and removes the
infection from an abscessed tooth? Drainage!
What do inflamed or infected tonsils
What does a boil or an abscessed
appendix need? Drainage!
What about a congested liver, an
obstructed gall duct, an infected and debris-engorged gall bladder?
They need drainage!
What about lumps in the breast or
swollen mammary or lymphatic glands? Drainage is needed!
How can we allow rapid healing of
certain venereal infections? The need is drainage!
What does the engorged lung in
pneumonia need to relieve it? Drainage!
What subsides the inflammation of the
mucous surfaces that are congested in acute or chronic catarrh?
What cures the sinuses or mastoid
What is the best solution for
infection after childbirth? Drainage!
We are mentioning
common conditions that all of us know and many of us have experienced.
Why do these diseases occur in the first place? Lack of drainage. If
drainage had been perfect, there would have been no local manifestation.
What was undrained? The veins, the capillaries, the lymph channels, and
the very cells themselves cry out for drainage. What caused them to
clog? Unusable food, resulting in imperfect combustion and in clinkers
instead of an easily removable or soluble waste also block drainage.
NOTE: There are many causes of impaired drainage other than overeating.
Improper foods, cooked foods, poisons, and enervating practices also
Can you see in
this condition the cause of arteriosclerosis in which the caliber of the
blood vessels is gradually lessened by the accumulation of waste? The
child who is continually overfed is actually starting to build
arteriosclerosis, if its diathesis (congenital susceptibility) is in that
direction. When the individual reaches the age of forty or fifty, the
condition is recognized: the man or woman has hardening of the
arteries-possibly also high blood pressure and an organically unsound
Impaired Body Cleansing Begins a Slow Death
What is the
condition of the body when arteriosclerosis is already quite easy to
diagnose? You are merely witness to imperfect nutrition plus imperfect
drainage. Take, for instance, an organ such as the liver. For years the
capillary blood vessels have been carrying a diminishing supply of
nutritive blood to the liver. What happens? These cells no longer function
vigorously. They become apathetic, sluggish, and slow to respond to
stimuli. As a result of malnutrition, certain areas may break down and
undergo fatty degeneration. What happens to the rest of the body? It
suffers the same identical impairment! What then is the crying need of
the body? Drainage-removal of obstruction; opening up of the channels that
supply nutrition; and, what is of equal importance, clearing of lymph
channels and venous circulation that carry away the debris. When such
conditions have progressed to the point of ready recognition, it is
already too late to make perfect repairs, and very few can even be patched
up to run a little longer.
process goes on in the kidneys, ending in Bright's disease. Why seek
forever and a day for causes outside the human body when there is so much
within that needs correction or drainage?
One Way Cancer Begins
persistently turn to the subject of cancer. Take, for example, the simpler
form that usually starts as a benign lump in the breast. Often a history
of a blow or bruise or injury of some kind can be elicited. What happens?
The glandular structure is fragile and held together by loose connective
tissue. Bruising or crushing of the cells even in a small area causes
local swelling and enough inflammation to obliterate the lymph channels.
The walls of these channels virtually adhere or grow fast to each other so
that the lymph can no longer flow through them. The gland structure
suffers from lack of nutrition, lack of active and passive circulation. In
time, this area breaks down and becomes tender or painful. Drainage of the
dead or dying cells is obstructed. Nature does not permit dead material to
remain in any part of the body without making an effort to remove it. Dead
cells and the substances into which they break down are toxic in character
and they gain entrance into the blood stream by breaking through the
normal boundaries nature has built as protection. This toxic material
comes into contact with neighboring lymph glands through communicating
lymph channels. Secondary processes or infections are thus set up and the
activity continues until sufficient tissue has broken down to cause a
What can be
done about this condition in either the early or the late state? Drainage
and circulation must be established. Surgery skillfully removes such local
areas but it does not remove or correct the primary cause, which is
obstruction of drainage throughout the body. The natural hygienist simply
cannot conceive that a body developing lumps in the breast simultaneously
has a free and unobstructed general circulation. In the affected area,
toxic, undrained waste prepares the soil. The injury supplies the
irritation, and the stages of degeneration follow in natural sequence. In
the last stages of cancer, the toxic material becomes so concentrated that
it virtually destroys the life of the blood. A condition allied to
septicemia or blood poisoning supervenes, and this is invariably fatal.
In the early
stages of lumps in the breast the great majority of cases recover
completely if living and eating habits are corrected. What has diet to do
with this? Much! The highways and byways in the body become clogged
because of too much food. To be specific, too much carbohydrate (in the
form of starches and sugars) and too much protein, with too little of the
fruits, salads and vegetables which contain the alkaline bases. These are
nature's most effective alternatives.
Raw Fruits and Vegetables Necessary for Best Health
Why are fruits
and vegetables beneficial? Because they are converted into chemical
reagents, solvents and neutralizer. Fruits and vegetables are potent
factors in liquefying excretions in the tissues, thus promoting drainage
of protein and carbohydrate waste. However, they also dilute the normal
secretions of the body and place additional labor on the organism in
carrying off the excess, mainly through the skin and kidneys. If the
circulation is obstructed and the drainage impaired, too much water
remains in the tissues resulting in hydremia or water-logging. If
drainage is unimpaired, the fluids of the body can circulate without being
diluted with water. We refer, of course, to excessive water drinking as a
therapeutic measure. For actual thirst, there is no substitute for water.
Proper Diet Corrects a Clogged System
we have presented can be applied equally well to most pathological
conditions not mentioned here. Successful treatment of many diseases
resulting from imperfect drainage consists of a well-balanced diet, suited
in quality and quantity to the needs, rather than the desires, of
patients. The outgo must keep pace with the intake. Any other treatment
that stimulates activity and does not enervate may effectively relieve
venous congestion and lymph stasis. Well-regulated, methodical exercises
and general hygiene are very important preventatives supplementing any
other form of treatment. We should look well to our drainage systems and
thus prevent the rapid encroachment of diseases in middle life which are
now taking as great a toll of human life as did the plagues of old.