|Moreover, excessive moisture in one's body causes stagnation of
the intestines, preventing the efficient metabolism of one's food.
And thus a progressive loss of weight ensues. The individual's body
temperature is lowered from the excess moisture, further preventing
efficient digestion of his food.
In this photo, the young man is clearly feeling cold, as his clothing
testifies, although living in a hot climate, only ten degrees from
the equator. He is wearing a knit winter pullover hat--but it is
not wool. It is polyester, made out of 100% non-absorbent petroleum.
Likewise, his shirt and sweater are made of synthetic petroleum-based
non-absorbent materials. Thus his synthetic clothing cannot keep
him warm, because it cannot absorb his excess body moisture.
His unhealthy phlegmatic symptoms are shown in his much swollen
lips and hugely enlarged nose, with no nostril-lines visible. This
wedge-shaped widely expanded nose will be seen in AIDS patients
generally, as any number of photos in the media well attest.
His eyes show what is called in Oriental medicine as "sanpaku".
This Japanese word--now in the Oxford English Dictionary due to
my initiative twenty-five years ago--means literally "three
whites". The whites of his eyes are showing not only on both
sides of the iris, but underneath as well. This is a clear sign
of an excessively Yin (internally expanded) condition.
This case is also a clear example of the dialectical interdependency
of the forces of expansion (Yin) and contraction (Yang). To the
extent that one's inner condition becomes expanded by the retention
of too much fluid, due to wearing non-absorbent clothing and footwear,
one's external condition will become thin and contracted, (Yang)
due to the inability to digest and assimilate one's food effectively.
In terms of Yin/Yang Oriental philosophy, the succinct Macrobiotic
diagnosis of this young man's condition would be: "Constricted
by excess Yin." This means his external condition is constricted,
thin, because his digestive tract is overloaded with moisture, inhibiting
his digestion. That moisture has no nutritive value and cannot sustain
his body weight. Thus he is wasting away.
Conventional medicine ascribes the wasting away to the presence
of a virus. I disagree. If this young man had adequate natural clothing
and proper nutrition, he need not waste away even with the virus
in him. Moreover, the virus can be de-activated and rendered dormant
simply by practicing internal hygiene through a healthy lifestyle
based on natural clothing and natural food.
Many such cases have been recorded of individuals who had been
exposed to HIV, yet tested HIV-negative. They test HIV-negative
when they are practicing a healthy way of life that has not made
them into a host favorable to the proliferation of the virus.
The best way to prevent or to cure AIDS is still the most ancient
commonsense: Do not practice a self-polluting lifestyle. If your
stools have no foul odor and are buoyant, and your tongue is clean
and smooth as velvet, then you have the internal hygiene that constitutes
a natural immunity to AIDS.
This man does not need the drugs that he is being counseled to
take. Those drugs do not address the root causes of AIDS. On the
contrary, those drugs attack only the symptoms, which are the effects,
not the causes, of the disease. The effective holistic approach
to AIDS--or to any other disease--is to correct the way of life
that has produced the disease. In this case, the unnatural lifestyle
based on synthetic materials has produced the phlegmatic watery
condition we witness in this photo. This poor man is an innocent
victim, along with millions of others in Africa and other parts
of the world, of the synthetic junk clothes that the West has dumped
on his country, much of it given free in the name of “philanthropy”.
This man's unhealthy condition could be quickly remedied, putting
him back on the highroad to optimum health, simply by supplying
him with natural clothing made out of vegetable and animal fibers:
cotton, linen, wool, or silk. In fact, this could be an extremely
simple and straightforward medical experiment to test the effectiveness
of natural clothing in curing so-called "incurable" disease.
Our "humanitarian" Western civilization--which destroyed
the natural clothing industry in Africa by dumping on the innocent
Africans cheap junk clothing made of petroleum—could now atone
by supplying those innocent victims with healthy natural clothing
instead of expensive and harmful drugs, which do nothing to address
the root causes of AIDS.
Western AIDS researchers remain oblivious of the fundamental physiological
conditions that are the basis of health and disease, because they
are not focused on these essential factors, but only on “attacking”
the virus which could do no harm if those unhealthy conditions were
noticed and corrected.
Not until commonsense holistic medicine regains the recognition
it held for over two thousand years, and medical schools once again
teach their students what to look for in the lives of diseased people,
will there be hope for what commonsense can do, and for what drugs