By Dr. Paul Mach, DN

            Health is defined in Webster's Dictionary as: 1.  The condition of being sound in body, mind and soul; esp: freedom from physical disease and pain.  2.  flourishing condition.
            Disease is defined in Webster's Dictionary as: an impairment of the normal state of the living animal or plant body that affects the performance of the vital functions: sickness.

                It is obviously clear that health and disease cannot be regarded as dichotomous states of existence.  "A middle ground exists between health and overt pathology in regard to non-traumatic diseases.  This middle ground is dysgenesis.  It represents a progressive and staged path of the loss of physiology and the development of overt pathology are acknowledged.

                Dysgenesis results when congenital inadequacies, stress and nutritional deficiencies coalesce to present a functional disorder with emergent properties not provided by any disgenic factors alone.  The loss of health and the onset of a series of subacute and disruptive changes characterize it. 

                Dysgenesis does not represent any disease entity.  It is by definition multiple sub-pathologic influences.  It is an aberrant functional syndrome that represents a significant accumulation of pathogenic influences.  Unfortunately, conventional medical practice often overlooks the dysgenic changes because non-specific deviations from the broad tolerance of referenced laboratory values and an insensitivity to any health disorder less than overt pathology.  Medicine's perception should not be limited to overt pathology.  Our goal should be the discernment of the dysgenic influences occurring in the patients and, utilizing the sources of medical science, employ the art of medical practice to prevent disease and promote health."

                We must stop pretending that conditions or diseases are "caught" or just happen.  We are not victims.  Most degenerative disease is not derived from any single root or cause.  Degenerative diseases are multi-factorial.  They evolve.  There is no normal "headache", "backache", or "deteriorating condition".  "The lack or appreciation of the multi-factorial components of all non-trauma related or genetic disorders represents a significant failure of the allopathic medical philosophy that is translated to a major inadequacy in current medical practice."   Resolving the underlying fundamental pathogenesis of as many roots as possible is the only way to achieve relief from degenerative diseases.

Degenerative diseases are built.  We build them.  They usually require a lot of effort, and nurturing.  We have to eat, drink and feel them into existence.  It is hard work.  Through the use of self-mutilation, conscious or unconscious, we achieve the health we deserve.  The health we deserve is often our decision.  If restoration of health is our choice this too requires effort.  The universe rewards action.  This action . . . prevention . . . may bring health and longevity, or it may bring dis-ease, pain and ultimately an early death.

                                                "I tremble for my species when I reflect that God is just."

Thomas Jefferso