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What Causes Illness?
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If you believe in the "big bang" theory of evolution, then
we all come from star dust... the same dust that formed the planets, suns and
galaxies. In fact, the entire universe came from star dust... which is
essentially mineral dust. So it's no wonder why we have iron floating
around in our blood.
There are 12 tissue (cell) salts that the body needs on the
cellular level and simply cannot do without.
Just like scientists can peer at a planet from a distance and tell that the
planet is lacking air, oxygen or water, each cell salt has unique deficiency signs that can be detected through symptoms or anatomical
changes. One obvious example is
translucent tips of the teeth, which indicate a calcium deficiency.
Imagine the human body as a sack of water (we are 70%
water) held together by minerals and powered by electricity.
Minerals are the workers that use biological materials to build the body.
For instance, the body needs to be hydrated to function properly.
But without salt, water doesn't work at the cellular level.
Sodium chloride (Nat Mur) must be present for the body to use water.
Just like a pile of stone would just sit there until a
mason used them to build something.
Biological material is useless without minerals to use them as building blocks.
Since minerals are inorganic, the body can’t make them as it can vitamins
and enzymes. We must get
minerals from the soil.
Even plants, that normally
contain minerals, can only take what the soil has to offer. Plants cannot
manufacture minerals. If the soil is
deficient, the plant and the food derived form it will also be mineral
deficient. With the exploitation of the once mineral-rich soils on
our planet, one must wonder how mineral rich our foods are these days.
The 12 Cell Salts fall into six categories:
Calcium group: Calc Flor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph
Sodium group: Nat Mur, Nat Phos, Nat Sulph
Potassium group: Kali Mur, Kali Phos, Kali Sulph,
Iron: Ferrum Phos
Magnesium: Mag Phos
Silica or Silicea
There is much information on the web about tissue salts so
I won’t be going into much detail here.
This article is an introductory summary of some of the basic characteristics of Cell Salts. An excellent resource if
you wish more detail is the book,
Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt
Deficiencies: A User's Guide,
by David R. Card.
The SUPPORTIVE Role
of the Calcium Group:
Calcium fluoride: Calc Fluor
fibers in skin, bones, teeth, etc.
Calcium phosphate: Calc Phos connects with protein and albumen to make structures like BONE and tissue. It stabilizes
CELLS and alkalizes the body.
Calcium sulphate: Calc Sulph is the
that works opposite Silica to hold tissue intact. Silica is the surgeon. Calc Sulph is the closer.
The Calcium group is critical for the
STRUCTURE of the body in
general... the framework: the stuff that supports the body and holds us
together. This group supports
cellular structure, without which, we would dissolve into a pile of protoplasm.
A deficiency in the
Calcium Group may show up as weak bones, periodontosis, anything sagging or
prolapsed, wrinkled or cracked skin, oozing wounds that won’t heal, thick
discharges from cellular breakdown as the body expels the waste, anytime
discharges become hardened, pimples, polyps, burst veins, crusty/yellow/bloody
discharges from the nose, liver/brown spots, swollen lymph glands.
Even one of these symptoms could indicate a Calcium
deficiency in one or more of the cell salts from this group. The same can
be said for all the cell salts. The more symptoms, the more severe the
The INTEGRAL Role of
the Sodium Group
Sodium chloride: Nat Mur (Natrum Muriaticum) carries and distributes water.
Salt attracts water and
WORK in the body.
Sodium phosphate: Nat Phos changes
ACID into normal fluid to maintain balance.
Negative emotions produce acid in the blood so acid deficiency never occurs.
Excess acid is a Nat Phos deficiency.
Nat Sulph regulates the
SUPPLY OF WATER to keep blood, cellular fluid, bile and pancreatic juices normal.
It carries away twice its bulk in water and works opposite Nat Mur.
The Sodium group is
integral for the PROCESSES
of the human body, which is about 70 percent water. All bodily fluids depend on this group.
A deficiency in the
Sodium Group may show up as thin, watery discharges, thin blood and other
bodily solutions, large pores, watery blisters, loss of smell or taste, greasy
or dry skin, rash on forehead, dandruff, itch, shiny eyelids, enlarged heart,
drooling, fever blisters, all watery eye affections, dry crust in nose, cracking
joints, sinus issues, infertility, profuse night sweats, anything involving the
Cold air is dry.
Warm air is wet. All hot weather
diseases are caused by too much water, therefore, symptoms of a Nat Sulph
deficiency are worse in damp weather.
The UNIQUE Role of
the Potassium Group
Potassium chloride: Kali Mur uses oxygen to diffuse
FIBRIN so it can flow into tissue.
A deficiency in iron (Ferrum Phos) may result in a deficiency in Kali
Mur and vice versa.
Potassium phosphate: Kali Phos builds the brains
GRAY MATTER and attracts everything needed to do so.
It controls the mental
and nervous state and is predominant in nerve fluid.
Potassium sulphate: Kali Sulph uses oxygen to make, thin & distribute
OIL to skin, hair, scalp & lining of internal organs.
It assists Ferrum Phos to make new skin.
A deficiency in the
Potassium Group may show up as behavioral changes, allergies, all brain and
nervous system abnormalities, paralysis, itchy or crawling sensation, wandering
pains, hair loss, stuck together eyes upon waking, discharges of thick white
slime or phlegm, white mucus coming from any orifice, dry tongue, vitiligo,
destruction of skin cells and thick yellow oily discharges anywhere.
needs oxygen to work, all problems related to Ferrum phos may affect the
The OXYGEN Carrier
Ferrum (Iron) Phosphate:
Iron attracts oxygen and is the only metal that rusts.
carries OXYGEN in the blood to all parts of the body.
Iron gives the red color to
blood and toughness and strength to cell walls and veins.
Lack of adequate amounts
of Ferrum Phos in the blood is like seven men doing the work of 12. The oxygen deficiency causes the blood to move faster. When things
move faster they heat up. Heat
causes inflammation and ultimately fever.
A Ferrum Phos deficiency
also causes deficiency of other cell salts. – Kali Mur deficiency usually
follows first and so is used first after a disturbance in iron.
A deficiency in
Ferrum Phos may show up as close pores trapping waste inside the body, red
cheeks, chin and tongue, red or hot ears, hemorrhage, rush of blood to the head
Delirium, maniacal moods, dizziness, vertigo,
Blind headache, throbbing headache, sore head,
Red eyes, flushed face, tympanitis, fever,
Light intolerance, acute pain in eyes
especially when moving them
Granulation on eyelids, abscess of cornea,
Ear noises like running water from blood rush,
Nose bleed, canker sores, inflamed gums,
toothache due to inflammation
Sore throat or
hoarseness due to public speaking or singing
Ferrum Phos is used in the
FIRST stage of inflammatory conditions, respiratory problems, fevers and infection.
The NERVES & MUSCLE
Mag Phos is in
FIBERS or strings that form nerves and muscles.
It is antispasmodic.
A deficiency in Mag Phos causes
cramps, neuralgia, contractions, spasms, sharp shooting pains, sciatica,
twitching, lockjaw, choking on swallowing,
red, round spots on cheeks,
teeth sensitive to cold
air or touch, hiccough, sparks or colors before the eyes, bloating with
flatulence, all pain relieved by heat and aggravated by cold, pain that is
relieved by pressure and/or rubbing.
Mag Phos works closely with Kali Phos so a deficiency in one may cause
deficiency in the other. Symptoms
Calc Phos picks up the slack for a Mag Phos and may also become
Silica (Silicea) or sand is made up of tiny
quartz-like molecules with sharp corners.
Silica sculpts and bores passageways through the body to
allow waste to escape.
It also gives shine to hair and nails.
A deficiency in
Silica causes swelling when waste attempts to escape
usually with THICK YELLOW discharges of a crusty nature.
A silica deficiency may be
responsible for brittle, dry hair, split ends, split nails, itchy or red nose,
painful pustules, vertical wrinkles in front of ears, laugh lines, face ache
with small lumps on face and scalp, deep-set eyes, slip eyelids, sties in or on
the eye, small pores, sleep jerking, burst veins in cornea, stinky feet and
pits, carries, toothache, oozy hemorrhoids, poor digestion with acid belching...
It is extremely important
that you not try to diagnose yourself using these guidelines as, since this is
an introduction, I have left out much detail that is necessary for the diagnosis
and treatment of these and other conditions.
I have specifically
attempted to refrain from using disease labels because, other than the
convenience of using one word to describe multiple symptoms, labels really don’t
mean anything and are mainly used by MDs to use the disease code for insurance
reimbursement and standard drug protocols.
I’ve also grouped the
tissue salts together for simplicity and the symptoms for each individual cell
salt vary widely. For example, you
may be deficient in one of the salts, but which one requires further study.
Here is a link to another
website that gives a brief description of each Tissue Salt as it relates to
Schuessler Cell Salts: Facial Diagnosis.
It also explains various ways to use them.
In the Fall I will be
giving a webinar on this subject through
Health Secrets, where I will go into much more
detail. It will be given as an
online workshop via a power point presentation where I can show photos of
deficiency signs in the face and discuss each tissue salt at greater length and
answer questions. Be sure to sign up
for an invitation via the
Meanwhile, please be aware
that tissue salts are homeopathically prepared and are available online very
inexpensively. Do not go out and
get mineral “supplements” which are large molecules that can do more harm than
good if you don’t know what you are doing. - Angel