83 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Hints & Tips Either as a result of unwise living and eating habits, and/or . . . Through the unwise treatment and/or suppression of past ailments. As one widely publicized author puts it . . . Disease never comes without a cause. The way is prepared, and disease invited, by disregard of the laws of health. xxvii Unlike the orthodox view of disease, a view that considers our acute ailments to be the random attacks of a “deadly enemy,” Nature Cure recognizes our acute ailments as little more than Nature’s spontaneous response to our unwise living and eating habits. In other words, our colds and coughs etc, are not “enemies,” as such, but the evidence of Nature’s desperate effort to cleanse the system and to correct and to counteract the imbalances that have resulted from our unwise choices. As Dr. Harry Benjamin confirms, . . . Disease is nothing more or less than Nature’s blind attempt at cure. It is the system’s attempt to deal as effectively as it can under given conditions with factors which, through man’s ignorance, folly, and self-indulgence, are causing impediment of function! xxviii So let us consider a fewof ourmore commonacute ailments in the light of this altogether rational understanding of disease.