Dr Kellogg

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Diatheses are characterized by deficient oxidation and so tonic cold is indicated. But there being at the same time diminished vital resistance, lowered nerve tone, and lessened ability to react in consequence of the prolonged perversion of nutrition, through exposure to the influence of depressing toxic agents and retained (excreta), tonic measures must first be administered with great care, and the patient must be trained to react to the contact of cool water." p377


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

The four leading diatheses:

  1. Chronic Rheumatism (Rheumatoid Arthritis) - deficient oxidation of proteid wastes
  2. Diabetes - deficient oxidation of sugar
  3. Obesity - deficient oxidation of fat
  4. Uric Acid Diasthesis