Overwrought by Paracelsus

I read What Really Makes you Ill a couple of years back and found it useful. Today when I went to my bookcase to get my copy, I found it missing. It doesn’t matter as I took copious notes, but generally when a book goes missing here, I means that I have either taken it to 2nd and Charles, a used book store down in Littleton, or tossed it. If I did that, I must have been a little fed up with Dawn Parker and David Lester, the authors.

I think I probably took it to 2nd and Charles. The authors now have an expanded website that includes a newsletter, some interviews they have done, and talks.

I liked the book even as I found it to be tedious reading, with long passages and interminable quotes. The one thing about it that bothered me most was their constant reference to the Paracelsus “fallacy.” He was a 16th century Swiss physician, alchemist, lay theologian, and philosopher. The reason that Parker and Lester landed on him is due to ths quote:

“All things are poison and nothing [is] without poison; only the dosage determines that something is not a poison'”

I dictated 58 pages of notes from the book, 31,100 words, and at no time did I pay any attention to their ramblings about Paracelsus. The name comes up empty in a Word search of that document. The reason is that even as I was reading their book, I knew they were wrong to label his words a “fallacy”. In their minds, there is no safe dose of any substance that might harm us. They are wrong. We can and do absorb pollution from the our air, food, and water supply. We can endure low levels of radiation, and even the much-feared 5G signal. We survive well into old age, when the “old person’s friend”, pneumonia, finishes off many of us.

During our long, long lives, we absorb chemicals, pollutants, bad food, bad water, bad diets and even self-abuse (cigarettes, alcohol), and our amazing bodies carry forward. Our bodies are machines that process and discharge toxins regularly. It is done by means of coughing and sneezing, diarrhea and urine, vomiting, body temperatures, and through the skin. Pustules are common to many diseases, though modern medicine wants to label them “measles” or “chickenpox”, etc., assigning a specific virus or bacteria as the cause of each.

These diseases are all a good indicator that Paracelsus was not spouting a fallacy, but was rather even in the 1500s aware of the power of the body to cleanse itself. True enough, people did not live as long then due mostly to unsanitary conditions, Paracelsus himself died at age 48.

Crossing fingers, knocking on wood here, but my wife and I live at almost 8,000 feet elevation, so that I do not imagine that our well is contaminated by agricultural runoff. We drink that well water. We eat organic food (FWIW), cooking all our meals for ourselves and only eating out twice a month, at Ted’s Montana Grill. In January of 2020 I came down with congestion and coughing, runny nose and a temperature. It lasted three weeks. Many other people I know suffered the same symptoms for the same period of time. Covid was still on the horizon. I am curious about that bout, but will never know what caused it.

My point is that I cannot recall any other time being sick except on a trip to New Zealand in 2015. I returned with diarrhea so persistent that I finally wet to see a doctor, a GP, who said it would have to remedy itself, as there was no drug that would work. I still believed in doctors at that time, that is, in terms of illness and bugs and all of that. He said I probably had a “staph” infection. Whatever it was, it did self-remedy. (I do recall eating what turned out to be raw beef while in NZ, and always thought that the cause. But again, I will never know.)

14 thoughts on “Overwrought by Paracelsus

  1. It may have been covered on the blog already but what was the reason for kids getting chicken pox all at the same time? usually about 1st to 3rd grade.


      1. These group of doctors like Cowan who do not believe in virus or bacteria causing disease are all part of a cult/psyop of spiritual/resonance/quantom health.
        virus and bacteria are real. The terrain theory means if we are exposed to more of them like we were befor in the past, we build up immunity and do not get sick and obviously this immunity in part transfer from mother to child as well.
        But it also is true that modern medicine is ignoring toxins and call them always viruses and bactlria caused disease.


    1. This is taken from The Contagion Myth by Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morrell, p76 forward:

      After starvation and toxicity are accounted for, we can admit some diseases can be spread by a kind of energetic resonance as predicted by careful and accurate study of the nature of physical stuff, carried out by Luc Montagnier.
      Use of the experiment goes: First, one puts DNA or RNA in water (beaker 1). Then one puts a collection of nucleic acids (the chemicals that make up the DNA and RNA) in a separate water beaker (beaker 2), in another part of the room. Then one introduces an energy source, such as UV or infrared light and shines that on beaker one, which contains the formed DNA or RNA. In time, the exact same sequence of DNA or RNA will form of the raw materials in beaker 2.
      There is no possibility of physical connection between the 2 beakers. The only conclusion one can draw from the simple experiment is that the DNA or RNA in the first beaker has a resonance energy picked up by the second beaker. This resonance energy then becomes the blueprint for the formation of an identical piece of DNA or RNA in the second beaker. This revolutionary experiment is clear and simple – and repeatable.
      The formation of DNA or RNA in the second beaker can happen only if both beakers have water in them. Without water, no resonance is possible. Even in our string example, is the water vapor in the air that is resonating.
      When one applies this discovery to viruses (or exosomes) said to cause measles, chickenpox, or herpes, it is possible that since these particles called viruses or exosomes are simply packages of DNA or RNA, they emailed their own resonant frequencies. In a way not yet determined, each frequency causes an expression that we call a disease; however, the frequency will create what we call illness only if there is a purpose or reason for the illness.
      Chickenpox is a universal way for children to live a long life. Children who experience chickenpox have less disease (especially less cancer) than do children who haven’t had chickenpox. Same holds for measles, mumps, “and most childhood “infectious” diseases.
      Why do measles and chickenpox seem to be infectious? One child puts out the message through exosomes that now is the time to go through the detoxifying experience called chickenpox. Other children in the home or class or town received the message and begin the same detoxification experience. In the end, the children are all better off for having “sung” together.

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      1. Apart from events involving collective poisoning/toxicity, all kinds of “contagion” could be easily explained by psychological causes.
        These “strange” outbreaks are well known, widely acknowledged and grouped by msm medicine as Mass Psychogenic Illness (MPI).

        “Mass psychogenic illness (MPI) can be defined as “the rapid spread of illness signs and symptoms affecting members of a cohesive group, originating from a nervous system disturbance involving excitation, loss, or alteration of function, whereby physical complaints that are exhibited unconsciously have no corresponding organic etiology. Outbreak of mass psychogenic illness often starts with an environmental trigger such as a bad smell, a sound, a suspicious looking substance, or something else that makes people in a group believe that they have been exposed to a danger and they start to experience symptoms of illness.”

        There’s no lack of studies on this topic (see below for a very short random sample), they just keep refusing to connect the dots, as this would jeopardize their beloved germ theory.

        R. E. Bartholomew and S. Wessely, “Protean nature of mass sociogenic illness. From possessed nuns to chemical and biological terrorism fears,” British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 180, no. 4, pp. 300–306, 2002.

        R. H. Pastel, “Collective behaviors: mass panic and outbreaks of multiple unexplained symptoms,” Military Medicine, vol. 166, no. 12, supplement, pp. 44–46, 2002.

        Philen RM, Kilbourne EM, McKinley TW, Parrish RG. Mass sociogenic illness by proxy: parentally reported epidemic in an elementary school. Lancet 1989;2:1372-6.

        Small GW, Borus JF. Outbreak of illness in a school chorus: toxic poisoning or mass hysteria? N Engl J Med 1983;308:632-5.

        Levine RJ, Sexton DJ, Romm FJ, Wood BT. Outbreak of psychosomatic illness at a rural elementary school. Lancet 1974;2:1500-3.

        Modan B, Swartz TA, Tirosh M, et al. The Arjenyattah epidemic: a mass phenomenon–spread and triggering factors. Lancet 1983;2:1472-4.

        Levine RJ. Epidemic faintness and syncope in a school marching band. JAMA 1977;238:2373-6.

        Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Mass Sociogenic Illness in a Day-Care Center – Florida. CDC-MMWR May 11, 1990 / 39(18);301-304.

        Ruiz MT, Lopez JM. Mass hysteria in a secondary school. Int J Epidemiol 1988;17:475-6.

        Moffatt MEK. Epidemic hysteria in a Montreal train station. Pediatrics 1982;70:308-10.

        McEvedy CP, Griffin A, Hall T. Two school epidemics. Br Med J 1966;2:1300-2.

        Robinson P, Szewczyk M, Haddy L, Jones P, Harvey W. Outbreak of itching and rash: epidemic hysteria in an elementary school. Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1959-62.

        Smith HCT, Eastham EJ. Outbreak of abdominal pain. Lancet 1973;2:956-8.

        Stahl SM, Lebedun M. Mystery gas: an analysis of mass hysteria. J Health Soc Behav 1974;15:44-50.


        1. Interesting, I didn’t know there were lots of studies on that. I would be curious to read a layperson article giving an overview of all the findings.

          It makes sense we would have this “feature” of psychosomatic “contagion” – if one person picks up a toxin, or thinks they may have, then on a precautionary principle it’s reasonable other people in the vicinity would begin detoxing, just in case they were exposed as well.

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  2. The first time I had raw beef liver – just a teeny tiny bite – I had diarrhea. However, several weeks later, I could eat an entire portion, maybe half a pound or so, without any trouble. I refer again to the theory of Aajonus Vonderplanitz, who described all natural, animal-borne bacteria and viruses as healthy and cleansing. In the case of my first time eating raw liver, doing so likely reintroduced some long lost micro-critter to my system, allowing my system utilize it to remove some pollutant.
    The virtue of Vonderplanitz’ paradigm is that much of it is readily testable, e.g. raw dairy, meat and eggs (from a trustworthy source) are healthy, salt is unnecessary, too much red meat without vegetables makes one irritable, and rotten meat (“high” meat) makes one feel good.

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    1. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the fact that liver is where all the poisons are cleared out of the blood and stored thereafter. There are a lot of studies out there, easily accessible, where it is proven beyond any doubt that consuming animal liver introduces huge amount of i.e. retinol aka Vit A into one’s body. Retinol is extremely venomous for our cells, since it causes complete apoptosis or cell death. There’s absolutely no benefit from consuming even a microgram of retinol and there’s no proof of indicating its beneficiary impact on human body. It’s quite the opposite of this, as said above. You can do your own research ot refer to Grant Genereux’s extensive research already done and compiled into 2 books. As he wrote:

      “There are really two big points I was trying to develop and communicate with it [his 2nd book]. Firstly, so-called vitamin A is not a vitamin at all. It’s supposed discovery was just badly botched science. The second major point was the slow realization that almost all of the medical “drugs” used to attempt to treat the diseases are not only quite useless, they are also very factually toxic substances too. Technically, they are actually poisons. That’s not hyperbole. It is just a fact. Accutane is probably the most quintessential example. Modern doctors are simply attempting to treat disease by poisoning people with extremely toxic substances. The same applies to vaccines. They believe that to improve the immune system they need to first poison people. The modern Western “drug it” medical practice is not a “medical” science, rather it’s a poisoning science.”


      My advice is to keep away from consuming liver and all food sources with high retinol volume, especially if you’re older than 40 y.o. .

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      1. Yes, I’m aware that the liver is a filter. I stopped eating liver a few months ago. I had also noticed that liver turned my pee bright yellow.

        Genereux’s work looks interesting. Having only taken a quick look at his articles, I am curious about any differences in effects of retinol from cooked or fresh sources. Also worth considering would be whether the cells that retinol kills are healthy or dysfunctional.


        1. That’s a good question about the thermostability of retinol. It’s light, heat and air sensitive, but if exposed to these factors it just transforms into a less stable form such as retinoic acid, which is equally poisonous as its original form. My educated guess would be that cooking/heating does not diminish retinol’s toxicity and should be avoided either raw or cooked.

          Apotosis or cell death => for all cells regardless of their condition


  3. I found the book useful as well, though I disagree with it on many points;
    Especially their diatribe on table/sea/rock salt being non-absorbable due to it being non-organic


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