One of the vast misconceptions of modern medicine — and there are many — is that if you are sick, you need a doctor or a drug. The most a drug can do is mask symptoms. But people falsely believe that if symptoms are gone, the sickness or malady is gone. This makes modern medicine a world-class hoax.
There are many factors that govern metabolism: race, age, sex, previous food conditions, individual idiosyncrasies, variability of basal metabolism in individuals, rate of metabolism, imperfect balance of ones’ food, fatigue, cold, damp, panic fear, mental depression and imperfect hygiene. Most important of all, infection may influence the onset or modify the course and character of a malady due primarily to dietetic defects.
It should be emphasized that these factors all involve metabolic variations in individual subjects, impose additional burdens on the metabolic resources of the body or depress the functional capacity of the endocrine regulators of metabolism. It is especially important to realize that people receiving too little vitamins or nutrition are living in a state of potential morbidity that may be converted into disease by a variety of factors that further exhaust metabolism.
Variations in metabolism explain why some people are sick and others are not. But the degree of malnutrition that may make one person sick may not affect another.