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The said discovery of the Cell by Robert Hooke (from a cork, in 1600s) and Anton Van Leeuwenhoek (from bacteria and protozoa while peeping through his microscope to examine a sample from pond water, in 1674) is a major landmark achievement in science, which laid the foundation for cytology, microbiology, cell biology and genetics.

Leeuwenhoek referred to his observed microscopic objects as dierkens meaning tiny animals or animalcules, which were actually living things known today as microorganisms. These microorganisms also called microbes are so called because they measure in microns (micro meters). Though living organisms, they’re invisible to the eyes and can only be seen with the aid of a microscope. They’re not visible to an unaided eye yet they play central role in ecosystems and our survival as humans. Therefore, understanding the human-microbe relation is as important as studying the human anatomy and physiology.

Several theories were proposed in the past for the cause of diseases including the miasma (pollution or bad air) and germ theories. However, sequel to the works of Pasteur in late 1850s and Robert Koch in the 1880s and the discovery of viruses in 1890s all beating drums to usher in the golden era of bacteriology when the germ theory eventually silenced the miasma theory following the isolation and identification of the actual organisms supposedly causing many infectious diseases, since then, the germ theory had become a widely accepted scientific theory for many diseases.

On this note, Robert Koch and Friedrich Loeffler postulated four criteria in 1884 based on Jakob Henle’s concepts, which was later modified by Koch in 1890 to establish a causative relationship between the host and the parasite. In their opinion, the bacteria must be present in every case of the disease and that the causative bacteria must be recovered or isolated in pure culture of appropriate specimen from the ‘infected’ host and that the specific disease must be reproduced when a sample is taken from this original pure culture and used to inoculate a healthy but susceptible host. The question here is why is the host susceptible or what is responsible or causing this liability in the first place?

This germ theory philosophy had gripped science and medicine so tenaciously while favouring medical microbiology to a great extent that a paradigm-shift from cell theory to a revolutionary germ theory by Koch, Pasteur and Co. kept scientists on their toes for years searching for a magic bullet to end the menace of infection since it was believed that most diseases are caused by invading microbes referred to as pathogen. Germs became so dreadful that the fear of germs could spike up any wisdom to eradicate them and that prayer seemed answered with the eventual introduction of antibiotics following the discovery of penicillin in 1928 as the first and effective broad spectrum antibiotics by Sir Alexander Fleming who also discovered the enzyme lysozyme from his nasal discharge in 1922. How great was this victory over disease? Time has revealed that the idea of given orally or injecting fungal wastes into the body is poisonous and triggers adverse immune reactions and sensitivity (allergic responses) that are damaging to the body. Over nine decades on, the story has not been the same; talking of resistance, side effects, dysbiosis and so on.

Antibiotics became the turning point in medicine that subjugated natural hygiene and several other antibiotics have been added to the arsenals against microbes including germicides, antiseptics, disinfectants, and so on all in a bid to wage war against a labelled ‘foe’. The questions begging for answers are: How have humans faired through this war? Has it ended or are we giving up to have a review of the former theories thereby recognizing value rather than threat and thus extending a hand of fellowship for more reliable and better strategies with the increasing awareness on probiotics?

In conventional thinking, the word hygiene is often used synonymously to mean clean or cleanliness in terms of keeping the environment and the body free of germs by bathing, brushing teeth, washing, etc. These activities however important may not suffice for natural hygiene to promote a healthy human form and function. Every cell of the body is competent and well equipped to self-regenerate, self-regulate, self-repair (healing) and self-maintaining based on its genetic and molecular constitution. However, the inherent epigenetic programming via gene expression that is aimed to sustain a delicate balance (homeostasis) of oxidation - reduction (Redox) processes of metabolism is to no lesser degree environmentally influenced. Therefore, providing the right environment is key to human survival as the environment pulls the trigger for virtually all genetic predispositions.

The metabolic process is designed to generate the vital force, the energy required for the actualization of natural hygiene, which guarantees the wellness of the body.

In holistic doctrine and teaching, hygiene simply means your ability to operate the 3 core fundamental or principal natural body cycles (appropriation, assimilation, and elimination) efficiently and effectively that guarantees the body it's self-regulating, self-cleaning, self-healing and self-maintaining potential as enshrined by the natural laws of life which endowed the body with the power to heal itself. Breaking the cycle or law creates unhygienic situation culminating in a disease.

At what point does the natural body cycles for self-cleaning (maintenance and healing) broken? At the point where or when the wrong food goes into the body. This is made evident in Psalm (103:1-5) KJV:

 “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Our human activities with respect to hygiene can be likened to washing the outside of a cup glittering while the inside is nasty, unwashed.

A good or proper hygiene starts with what goes in into the body through the mouth. Yes, we may try to hide as spiritual beings under the coverage of Jesus' teaching that what defiles the body is what comes out of it- the heart (soul), not what goes into it- the belly (gut) when He said:

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defiled a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

                                                                                                          (Mathew 15:11; Mark 7:15) KJV

This quotation is often misquoted out of its exact spiritual context and meaning. To use a Bible reference effectively, we must be able to understand the context and scenario or situation that called for it in the first place. This was a clear situation of advising against deadly emotions and social vices especially where people now place corrupt human practices and doctrines above Divine spiritual ordinance and Jesus was calling out to the Jews for correction. However, it revealed how highly the people revered hygiene just as Moses had earlier commanded the people to always observe to keep all clean so as to avert any unforeseen infirmity.

Painful as it may appear, many have cleaned their outward physical bodies (the visible parts of the flesh) to the neglect and detriment of the whole human personality, frame and internal environment. To address this, we must always consider our body and spirit as possessions of God far beyond religious obsession:

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

                                                                                                                        (1 Corinthians 6:19) KJV

Your body deserve more than you’re giving or attending to it. And always remember that whenever you are limited by fate, your faith will carry you through. Therefore, I pray for you:

"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." ... And may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

                                                                                                                      (1 Thessalonians 5:23) KJV

From these scriptures, it's evident that every individual is a tripartite entity and that the Spirit of God inhabits or abodes in man. Therefore, the body is significantly essential for any spiritual manifestation. You must first be alive to be able to preach the gospel to the living and not for the dead. I mean you need a sound body for evangelism to proceed or progress. So, the body must be functional at its best with optimum health.

Thus, what goes into the body as food is very important because that serves as fuel to power your body engine. Like the automobile, if you give it the right octane gas it performs optimally. But if the wrong fuel goes in there the engine may breakdown. We should be more concerned about the nutritional quality and functionality of our food rather than paying needless attention to the sterility (‘germ free’) of the food or caring much for the fear of an infection. Worthy of note is the fact that sterile foods can actually be harming the body because they are difficult to digest having lost valuable beneficial microbes (probiotics) that could have enhanced our digestive health. Moreover, such foods usually lack food enzymes or have inactive enzymes to aid their digestion, so, they depend more on the digestive enzymes for their breakdown, which often become burdensome for the pancreas and wears the adrenals especially for the fact that these foods are usually refined and high in carbohydrates (sugars) and trans fats.

"...but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man"

It is literally convincing that the implication of this statement (highlighted) if critically considered is far reaching to demystify our fear for "germs" while emphasising on the real problems (in connection with what is consumed), which are the main killers, including dehydration, metabolic imbalance, toxaemia, dyslipidaemia, hormonal imbalance with insulin resistance, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, indigestion, constipation and diarrhoea, deadly emotions like worry, anger, hatred, envy, jealousy and so on that are ravaging communities beyond control till this day and time. Some persons may think or even conclude that it appears Jesus preached against hygiene. No. He's the Lord of the Sabbath and understands the law vividly as much as He knows that fear is the enemy of man. Although the body is equipped with an enabler system- the ‘flight or fight’ system of defence, fear and sustained stress could overwhelm the body so adversely to a point of exhaustion and immune system failure. He therefore admonished us to love others as we love ourselves because:

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment."

                                                                                                                                (1 John 4:18) KJV

When I was a little child growing up in my village in the wilderness of Seth (the land of Biafra, which they call south-eastern Nigeria today), we were allowed to eat the soil and today people still eat humus and I heard then that germs have no effect in the belly of the natives. I sought to know why. And thanks to God that now I know that the probiotics in the soil boost our immunity and protect us against all dis-ease and I'm convinced of its reality. Unfortunately, many Edenites (so called Africans) have abandoned their ancient paths of herbs and roots springing forth from the soil- the routes to longevity. And did not the Lord say:

“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; that he may bring forth food out of the earth;”

                                                                                                                             (Psalm 104:4) KJV


“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”

                                                                                                                           (Revelations 22:2) KJV

We pay the ultimate price dying prematurely in numbers for embracing the germ theory and the ideology of infection like the gentiles do in ignorance.

No microbe be it bacteria, fungi, parasites or even viral particles is capable of invading an intact and efficient immune system. But whenever the function of the immune system is compromised by uninformed interventions like the use of antibiotics, the immune response becomes weakened to the extent that it can be invaded. In addition, wrong environment and persistent fear- stress itself weakens the immune system. It's actually one of the underlying risk factors for a compromised immune system. Fear increases the levels of adrenaline rush and cortisol causing the rise in blood pressure and imbalance of blood sugar, which damages vital tissues and organs leading to, for example, adrenal exhaustion and fatigue, increased hypercatabolism and oxidative stress tearing the cells apart.

Malnutrition be it under nutrition or over nutrition is another major risk factor for metabolic imbalance and disease state with adverse effects on the immune system. Eating unprocessed whole organic foods reduce oxidation and supplies the body with the nutrients to repair this damage, equip the immune system to fight, whereas feeding the body with empty caloric junks and sugar-laden fast foods worsens and protracts the condition into chronicity and eventually death.

Sugar is the main and most important culture medium for pathogenic growth and even cancer cells thrive well in the presence of sugar and absence of oxygen. So, overloading the system with sugar supports an unhealthy competition, for instance, in the vagina causing the displacement of the normal lactose fermenters (lactic acid bacteria) and replacing them with opportunistic and pathogenic microbes. Ideally, the lactic acid reduces the pH of the vagina such that ordinarily these pathogens are not able to survive.

The three core natural body cycles are key to health and natural hygiene starting with appropriation- ingestion and digestion of what you eat and drink, and then assimilation- absorption and metabolism of nutrients to release the energy required to perform elimination, which is the primary objective of self-cleaning, self-healing and self-maintenance. Unknown to many, the body generates even more waste from within than from without. Again, not many people know that the content of their gut is not yet part of or inside their body until it gains access into the blood via the brush border. Hence, the gut content is an extension of the environment and that also demands that the gut be cleaned up like the skin is often cleaned daily. The gut has more microorganisms residing in it than we could imagine but most of these micro-organisms are beneficial and they outnumber us both in genome size and cell number. In other words, we are said to be more microbial than human.

Let's not forget that everything that has a beginning also has an end. The cells of our body that helps us to achieve our number to live up to 120 years also have their lifespan; they age and die. Infact, their degeneration rather than regeneration determines how soon we age and die. Take for instance, the red blood cells have a lifespan of about 120 days (that's about 4 months); when they are old (aged) they are picked up by the Spleen (a special organ in the body that filters the blood to remove old and dead blood cells), dismantled and recycled to generate new cells while the waste of it is eliminated. In as much as the balance between degeneration of old cells and regeneration of new cells is maintained as new blood cells are generated from the bone marrow to replace the worn out ones, life goes on as vitality and health is guaranteed. However, if any imbalance occurs especially in favour of dying cells then there's a problem. The endogenous waste soon overwhelms the clean-up system: these cell debris form major waste materials coming from within that requires an efficient and effective natural hygiene not physical hygiene per se to be eliminated from the body.

The quality and quantity of the gut flora determines the gut health and to a large extent contributes to the process of natural hygiene and our general wellness: a poor microbiota community results in poor health and quality of life.

Healing is an integral part of the design of the human body and its functional processes. The human life was actually designed to operate on a balance like a pendulum that swings to and fro between two peaks of healing and resting at a central tendency of optimum health separated by periods of healing (what we often call sickness).














The Chinese healers understand this principle of balance so well that it based its traditional Chinese medicine on Yin and Yang and the balance of the 5 elements of nature- fire, wood, earth, metal and water.

As far as life is concerned, energy (vital force) is key: It's the core of every human existence. Infact, that is the power of the being in us. As long as energy flows, there's life but, the moment it stops flowing, life ceases and death occurs. The foods we consume can improve this energy or inhibit it. Energy flows through channels of circulation including the collaterals and we can feel it when in health but it becomes used up during the healing process. This explains the weakness and fatigue we feel when the body is healing (you may wish to say sick).

If the life energy flows through blood, then it will be wise for humans to consume blood to tap this vital life force. But God forbids man to eat blood (Genesis 9:4) and we are bound to obey because apart from being sacred, blood can be poisonous if consumed. However important energy is to the body, it must be regulated and flow in a balanced fashion. Under-nutrition provides the body with less energy and heat to function leading to stunted growth, under functioning immune system not capable to fight and prevent infection, anaemia, etc. while over-nutrition also provides excess unregulated energy mainly in the form of heat capable of causing catastrophe and imbalance in the system, which worsens when empty calorie foods are consumed denying the body of essential nutrients to restore the balance. The result could be excess fat and accumulation of adipose tissue (obesity) building up several chronic degenerative conditions. The disrupted system lose control and may summersault into cancer.

We strongly advise you overcome your fears to save your life. Also check if your system is running an acid race or on sympathetic mode. Then check if you have adrenal insufficiency when fatigued. We put you on programs that repair your systems and help you recover fully without drugs even when your immune system is damaged.

Presently, there is an increasing demand for organic foods. But chemically speaking, all carbon-based compounds are organic. Therefore, in that sense every food can be said to be organic for as long as they possess a carbon skeleton. But organic food in the context of this discussion simply means ‘non-chemical,’ adulterated or refined food; grown without fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides and free of antibiotics and growth hormones (usually added to improve productivity) and free of additives and preservatives i.e. no any form of or treatment with artificial agents and above all non-genetically modified or bioengineered. That simply means natural.

Beyond food security, modernized agriculture therefore could be said to be a killer agenda determined to shorten lifespan on earth by introducing deadly inputs that have not only robbed the soil of its nutrients and healing elements but also the foods that we eat.

Whole foods (including whole grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, fresh vegetables and fruits) require little or no processing. You don't have to turn them into flour; the constituent parts should still be intact. Take for instance, bean cooked and eaten is still a whole food but the moment you soak it in water and remove the hull then blend to make your bean cake (Akara) it's no longer a whole food; it has lost fibre and other essential nutrients.

When the body lacks the healing ingredients, the immune cells are out of balance and an infection becomes possible e.g. Trichomonas vaginalis may colonize the vagina. Again, when vital nutrients are lacking, depression can set in affecting the mental process with mood swings and attitude that further impair the immune system. Stress and lifestyle as well as nutrient deficiency impacts the immune system negatively. And when a victim is meant to undergo a full blood count test, the imbalance will be obviously indicated in the proportions of the immune cells; the phagocytic neutrophils becomes dormant and scanty while lymphocytes are likely to be high indicating compromised immune function. The focus of any treatment regimen should be to restore the balance and improve immune function not targeting the ‘pathogen’ or ‘parasite’ because when the immune system recovers, it clears these supposedly offending microbes.

A peep into cellular parasitology will suggest for example, in case of malaria to stop sugars and alkalinize (reduce) the system with green foods rich in antioxidants to restore normal physiology and improve the adaptive capacity of the immune cells, hepatic, pancreatic and adrenals to function optimally when the body is provided with adequate quality protein and good oils to power the mitochondria and improve metabolism to enable the liver and other organs and glands stand a better chance in the competition while neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and natural killer cells eat up the invader.

The thyroid is the chief organizer for metabolism and for those with impaired thyroid function we recommend whole grains (no wheat or wheat products except for the parasympathetic types), fresh vegetables and fruits (in moderation for those that have developed cancer), no dairy except skim milk (boiled with some lemon or lime juice) and plain, unsweetened yoghurt. Avoid caffeine (especially if a fast oxidizer or sympathetic type), margarine, alcohol (even red wine should not be consumed more than a glass cup a day), soft drinks, sugar and sweeteners, butter (may be high in trans fats), microwaved or fried food, table salt (not to be avoided by those that are hypotensive but use sparingly sea salt or Himalayan salt), candy, pastry, refined fruit juice, jams, jelly, ice creams, cakes, ketchup, all refined flour meals, bread, processed cereals and grains, limit avocado, beans, peas, lentils, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, red meats and organ meats, etc.

We also recommend supplementary Vitamin A, Vitamin E, B vitamins, Vitamin C with Acerola, Rosehips and Citrus Bioflavonoids, Flaxseed oil, Extra Virgin Coconut oil, Cinnamon, Basil, Lime juice, Fenugreek, Cumin, Zylopia, Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Black seed, Clove, fresh tomatoes cooked in extra virgin Olive oil (for stews, no frying), Carrots, Beets, Celery juice. Don’t forget the probiotics instead avoid antibiotics when not necessary.

A good recipe for stew without frying the oil: blend tomatoes with fresh spices including clove, chilli cayenne peppers, onions, ginger, garlic and turmeric in appropriate amounts. Add fresh extra virgin Olive oil or cold pressed coconut oil to the blended mix and cook till it becomes a paste. Then pour into an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator to serve as your tomato paste. You can always take a quantity to be used and add your vegetable and source of protein (e.g. grilled fish) and serve with little organic oil like flaxseed oil. We strongly caution against use of artificial spices and sodium glutamates. Preferably use sea salt or Himalayan salt.

When taking raw fresh fruit juices and smoothies, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil. It’s better to juice your fibrous vegetables and make smoothies from fruits; fruits should be consumed with all its fibre intact. You can also add freshly ground flaxseed and berries and seeded grapes to taste.

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