The Illusion of Disease
What we call disease is actually a healing program
by Andreas Moritz
I basically agree with what the author of this article (http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/ms-treatment.pdf) says about vitamin D (which should ideally be derived from sun exposure versus supplementation), nutrition, and supplementation, etc. However, I don’t resonate at all with its proposed theory about the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which I believe is based on a flawed assumption.
The theory proposed in this article suggests that Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) is a pathogen that causes acute respiratory disease and also multiple sclerosis (MS). The spectrum of C. pneumoniae infection has also been extended to atherosclerosis (hardening or arteries) and its clinical manifestations. Scientific studies have associated C. pneumoniae antibody with coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, carotid artery disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Furthermore, the association of C. pneumoniae with atherosclerosis is corroborated by the presence of the organism in atherosclerotic lesions throughout the arterial tree. While there is a near absence of the organism in healthy arterial tissue, C. pneumoniae has been isolated from coronary and carotid atheromatous plaques. All this evidence points toward drawing the conclusion that this microorganism must be causing these common diseases.
Of course, the word “association” can have two completely different meanings. Either the condition is caused by the bacterium, or the bacterium is merely present during the aforesaid conditions and is involved in something very different than causing disease. If you attribute disease-causing capability to the bacterium, based on the now disputed and flawed germ theory of Luis Pasteur, then indeed, you have a problem at hand that requires external intervention or resolution. The “resolution” however is likely to be fraught with complications (side-effects) which create new issues that tend to be more complex and severe than the ones being treated.
The medical assumption in this and similar diseases is that C pneumoniae and other bacteria are pathogens that somehow by chance or exposure infect the cells supporting the myelin sheath (a wrapping of myelin around certain nerve axons, serving as an electrical insulator that speeds nerve impulses to muscles and other effectors). Since the bacterium in question is intracellular (occurs inside cells), the theory is actually difficult to accept. The body is capable of producing or reproducing any type of bacteria if necessary. The necessity for bacterial infection is based on the need to decompose extra cells that were created for other reasons than proposed in this paper. The necessity to decompose cells as quickly as possible arises only when they are severely undernourished (or disconnected from other cells due to vitamin D deficiency) and could otherwise lead to sepsis (blood poisoning). The body and its arsenal of bacteria are ever vigilant to remove dead tissue and avoid accumulating dead cells.
The presence of antibodies to C pneumoniae merely shows that the body is healing something my means of decomposing cells that are potentially obstructive or useless during a stressful period or ongoing conflict/fear in life. The presence of antibodies is meaningful only when we change our interpretation of the roles they play in the body. Antibodies can just as well be called healing bodies, and they should be. Antibodies are also known as immunoglobulins, abbreviated Ig. They include IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM. These blood proteins are produced by certain plasma proteins to healing a wound or repair other type of damage caused by toxins. The idea they are produced to bind to and fight pathogens or other antigens is once again based on the unproven belief that the body is designed to fight or protect itself against nature.
The body is an integral part of nature and therefore doesn’t need to fight it. The word “anti” preceding the word body is not a concept the body believes in. It is based on the outdated idea in the existing model of medicine that suggests claims the body is at constant war with the environment of itself (autoimmune disease). The lack of trust in the wisdom of the body by doctors and scientists is ultimately a subjective belief, which means it can just as well be a false belief. There was a time when nearly every educated person on the planet believed the earth was flat because the scientists of that era said so. Objective science should not include viewpoints or beliefs because these nearly always manipulate the outcome of the scientific investigation