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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Children: Their health and happiness

"TOXEMIA is the basic cause of all diseases. To prevent Toxemia, avoid enervation in children.

Of all the nerve-destroying influences to which children are subjected, the most pernicious are those that cause fear—fear of failing in school; the displeasure of teacher and parents; stupid scolding by parents, whose only excuse is grouchiness from their own torpid livers, brought on them from eating bacon, eggs, liver, hot bread, and coffee for breakfast, or some other as vicious indulgence, which causes domestic bickering.

Unhappy homes are a constant menace to the health of children. Parents should spare children an exhibition of their venomStanding at the head of the list of causes of enervation in children is Fear. We as a people overlook the real menaces to health, and teach bacteriology, infection, contagion, etc. And, to immunize against these so-called influences, we vaccinate and contaminate the blood of children, thereby adding an ally to Toxemia and fear, to break down resistance still further.

Just why the profession reasons so grotesquely concerning health, diseases, and their causes and treatment, is beyond understanding.
The most obvious truth should be that 100 per cent health is all the immunization which an animal or a man needs. This being true, why not “get down to brass tacks,” discard our rag-baby delusions concerning germs, contagions, infections, etc., and be taught by the obvious—namely, that health is the normal state, and that any influence that lowers nerve-energy lowers the health standard?

Germs cannot be a cause, because they are ubiquitous—ever-present. If they are the cause of disease, no one would ever reach the state called health.

So-called epidemics, contagions, and infections do not influence normal, healthy children.

Who are the children that make up the sick list?

They are found in homes where discontent, scolding, complaining, nervousness, loud voices, sharp rebukes, threatenings, fault-finding, disputes, arguing, castigating, are the daily routine. Real love and kindness are crowded out. Everyone is grouchy, and there appears to be a rivalry in seeing who can make the most cutting retorts. No care is given to eating, and little to the proper preparation of food. The best food will disagree when temper, irritation, and grouch prevail.

Unpoised parents always have nervous children. 

Such homes have much use for doctors—medical men who talk of germs, pure milk, vaccine, serum, contagion, and a lot of inane bunk on that order, but not a word concerning the pure milk of human kindness, love, and sympathy.”

Read more:
"A Ready Reference Book for Mothers Who Desire to Know How to Bring Up Their Children In Health"


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