PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

by RENATO U. PARAGAS, M.D.


As of this date, May 18, 2020, as many as 4,788,957 cases of COVID-19 worldwide have been reported. Of this number of cases, 1,855,135 individuals have recovered and 316,514 patients have died. Among the mortalities are medical professionals-doctors and nurses-the individuals who personally care for the infected patients. They do it with lots of love, compassion and courage despite the dreaded consequences of being too close to them.



When a medical professional succumbs to the disease, we wonder and ask so frequently why it happened. Are these medical front-liners not fully cognizant of how to protect and manage themselves most especially that the disease they encounter is very hazardous? It is more puzzling when a doctor who is an infectious disease specialist also falls victim and perishes. Is it because the causative agent is a new strain of coronavirus named SARS-CoV 2 that the “experts” are still at a loss to overcome this tiny invisible pest? No effective drug or vaccine is yet discovered as of this time and so we would expect that this health crisis will stay longer than we expect it to be and with it brings more losses of lives and economy of a nation. Recent studies indicated that there are three variants of the virus-types A, B and C. When a vaccine is discovered, will it still be effective against the present SARS-CoV 2? News have been spreading of the second and, probably, third wave of the pandemic. Viruses easily mutate and may become more virulent and dangerous in time.


When infection sets in, most medical practitioners seek for anti-this and anti-that as their primary solution. I always wonder why this approach is a common practice. Is it because of the powerful role the pharmaceutical companies play in the way medical practitioners manage the disease? In my three decades of practice, I have often observed that doctors often prescribe antibiotics even in viral infections, the most common form of infection. Antibiotics play NO role in the treatment of viral infections. Worse, the abuse of the use of antibiotics causes the development of serious resistant bugs that no longer become sensitive to the abused antibiotic when it is most needed.


With this way of practice, are they really helping in conquering infections? Numerous vaccines and drugs have been discovered over the past several decades and yet there are several diseases that are still present around the world. Examples are tuberculosis, tetanus, measles, poliomyelitis, chickenpox, mumps, hepatitis A and B, and many others. So, why won’t the medical authorities discover other approach to manage infection other than pharmaceutical products?


The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates Asclepiades, also known as the Father of Medicine, showed that disease was a natural process-that the signs and symptoms of a disease were caused by natural reactions of the body to the disease process and the chief role of the physician was to aid the natural resistance of the body to overcome the metabolic imbalance and restore health and harmony to the organism. He favored the use of diet and exercise as cures but he realized that some people are unable to follow such directions and thus, would need medicine.


In the middle of the 19th century, Professor Pierre Jacques Antoine Bechamp, a French physician considered as the world’s greatest, pinpointed the root cause of diseases and how diseases could be resolved or avoided using safer and more natural methods. His discovery was made long before the primary modalities of “modern” day medical treatments like synthetic drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and vaccines were implemented. He showed that the inner condition and health of the cells or what he coined as the “terrain” determined whether disease would manifest in the body. He proved through rigorous scientific methods and repeated experiments over many years that disease was not due to germs invading the body from the outside. What a person ate, drank, breathed and bathed in were the primary factors that determined the body's internal condition. Microbes arose as a result of a diseased condition and their presence manifested as symptoms and not as the true cause of the disease.


According to Dr. Bechamp, the microscopic particle that he accidentally discovered in the fermenting solution is the “seed” of all living forms on this world. These microscopic particles also made up the cell. The cell is known for long as the basic functioning unit of all living organisms, plants and animals alike. Dr. Bechamp’s microscopic particles made up of specialized immortal enzymes, which he named as “microzymas,” are the new foundations of all matters. All functions and activities in the cell are attributed to the microzymas. These immortal enzymes had either a life- or death-giving quality depending on the cellular terrain or environment. He found out that microzymas gradually transformed to a specific form of germ when thriving in a specific terrain or environment. With this finding, he declared that microzymas were pleomorphic, meaning they do not support one constant monomorphic form. Instead, they developed into a variety of forms that best suited the environment where they were. When he applied the concept in the bodies of animals in an experiment, he noted that microzymas gradually transformed into viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, and molds and back to any of the aforementioned forms depending on the environmental conditions. He was able to produce repeatedly, over the years of study, the specific transformed form of the microzymas by creating the condition of the cell that would cause the transformation. He then gradually labeled the bacteria as “scavengers” that fed on the dead, decomposing, old cells and tissues and metabolic wastes to help clean up the toxic wastes accumulating in the systems of the organism. So, bacteria appeared only when there was the need to fix up the mess created by degenerative cells and metabolic toxic wastes. Other forms like the virus destroys weak and compromised cells to prevent them from mutating to more dangerous cells like cancer cells. When there were more wastes matters to feed on, the number of microbes increased rapidly and this increase in the population of the microbes favored the host since the load required for the clean-up by the body decreased. However, the increase in the number of microbes produced their own load of toxins that contributed to the existing toxic condition of the terrain and thus, caused the symptoms that the diseased person manifested. If the self-generated wastes are not decomposed by the microbes, they would likely coagulate, hinder metabolism, obstruct circulation and interfere with organ function and possibly lead to a fatal outcome.


Dr. Bechamp concluded that microbes per se do NOT cause the disease but the disease is created when the condition of the internal environment of the cell makes it very conducive for the microzyma to get transformed to the specific microbe that best suit to clean up the mess within. The primary cause for the disease is altered internal cellular terrain triggering the microzymal transformation into “pathogenic” microbes-virus, bacterium or fungus. The role of the microbes is to assist the compromised bodily system eliminate toxic wastes to facilitate reversion of the terrain back to its optimal state where the microbe will then be transformed into the healthier, more friendly and inert form, the microzyma.


Dr. Bechamp, stressed in his "Cellular Theory of Disease Causation" that it is not the bacteria themselves that produce disease in the human body but by a combination of four things:


1. The body's acid/alkaline balance (pH)

2. The body's electric/magnetic charge (negative or positive).

3. The level of poisoning (toxicity).

4. The nutritional status.


If medical professionals today could just try to apply the Cellular Theory of Dr. Bechamp, there is the possibility to control and contain COVID-19. Medicines and vaccines will no longer be necessary. What humanity can do is to adopt a lifestyle that will prevent any change in the already healthy inner terrain where the microzyma thrives in. This can be done in two ways. First, provide the body with all the essential nutrients it needs, and second, eliminate the acidic metabolic wastes and other toxins as much as possible.


There are six (6) essential nutrients the body needs to keep the cells healthy. These are: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Of these, minerals and water are the most neglected and most ignored. People today often cater to various processed, refined, instant foods and junk foods that do not contain sufficient vitamins and minerals. Several studies indicated that foods today-grains, vegetables, fruits, eggs, milk and meats-no longer contain adequate essential minerals. This observation was stressed in the Senate Document No. 264 during second session of the 74th U.S. Congress dating back June, 1936. Thus, the extreme need for mineral supplementation.


Moreover, people also love to drink various commercial beverages that the body does not recognize as its beverage of choice. These commercial beverages are laden with so much sugar that suppresses the immune system and they may also contain harmful chemicals such as artificial sweeteners, colorings, flavors, preservatives, acidulants, emulsifiers, brominated vegetable oil, caffeine, caramel coloring, etc. These beverages do not perform one of the most important functions of water-eliminate effectively acidic metabolic wastes and toxins out of the body.


Adopting the health principles of Hippocrates, Dr. Bechamp and other medical doctors adopting a more natural approach to manage diseases, I conceptualized a medical paradigm, Water and Minerals: Solution to Good Health! (Tubig at mga Mineral: Sagot sa Kalusugan!”). The concept helps restore one’s lost health by merely utilizing God’s magnificent, life-sustaining creations-purified drinking water and essential minerals (Ionique Mineral Drops). These two essential nutrients help manage the factors that cause disease as mentioned previously.


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Water is the substance that delivers and distributes nutrients to the various cells. It is also the best cleansing agent. Only the intake of sufficient volume of potable purified drinking water will perform these jobs. According to Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, “Much of the problem of bad health today is founded on the misconception that any fluid containing water does the job to quench thirst. Water is the only prescribed beverage of the human body and nothing substitutes for water.” He further declared that, “You’re not sick. You’re only thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”




Martin Fox, Ph.D., author of Healthy Water For A Longer Life cited: “The quality of drinking water is important to our health and may be the missing and the vital link to our overall health program.”


Essential minerals are naturally occurring substances of definite composition and definite crystal structure, when broken down into their proper form, play critical roles in supporting a number of physiologic functions within the body. They do not provide calories per se but they help produce energy necessary to sustain life by activating enzymes to trigger the biochemical reactions that generate energy. Minerals, most especially magnesium, are excellent detoxifying agents.


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Gary Price Todd, M.D., author of Nutrition, Health and Disease, stated that, “The human body needs at least 60 trace minerals in order to maintain a disease- and ailment-free state. James Balch, M.D., author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing declared that, “People won’t die without mineral supplementation but without it, one cannot regain good health once it is lost. These simple but very vital nutrients are part of the essential tools of healing.” Tim O’Shea, M.D., author of The Doctor Within stated that, “Without minerals, vitamins may have little or no effect. Minerals are catalysts, triggers for thousands of essential enzyme reactions in the body. Without a trigger, there will be no reaction. Without enzyme reactions, caloric intake is meaningless; the same goes for protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake.”


Presently with the COVID-19 scare, one mineral compound should stand out. In 1915, Professor Pierre Delbet, a French surgeon, was searching for a safe solution to cleanse the wounds of injured soldiers because the antiseptic used traditionally then damaged tissues and encouraged infection to set in instead of preventing it. In all his tests, he discovered that magnesium chloride solution proved to be the best. It did not only harm the tissues but it also greatly increased the activity of the white blood cells and their capability to destroy microbes (phagocytosis). After the war, Professor Delbet performed experiments with internal applications of magnesium chloride and found it to be a powerful immune stimulant. In his experiments, phagocytosis increased by up to 333%. This means that, after magnesium chloride intake, the same number of white blood cells destroyed up to three times more microbes than it normally did. Over the years, Professor Delbet found magnesium chloride to be beneficial in a wide range of diseases. These included diseases of the digestive tract such as colitis and gall bladder problems, Parkinson's disease, tremors and muscle cramps; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts and itching skin; impotence, prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory problems; asthma, hay fever, urticaria and anaphylactic reactions. Hair and nails became stronger and healthier, and patients also had more energy. He also found an excellent preventative effect on cancer, and he cured precancerous conditions such as leukoplasia, hyperkeratosis and chronic mastitis.





Utilizing magnesium chloride, another French doctor, Dr. A. Neveu, cured several diphtheria patients in two days. He also published 15 cases of poliomyelitis that were cured within days if treatment was started immediately, or within months if paralysis had already progressed. He also found magnesium chloride effective with asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and emphysema; pharyngitis, tonsillitis, hoarseness, common cold, influenza, whooping cough, measles, rubella, mumps, scarlet fever; poisoning, gastroenteritis, boils, abscesses, infected wounds and osteomyelitis.


In more recent years, Dr. Raul Vergini and others have confirmed these earlier results and have added more diseases to the list of successful uses: acute asthma attacks, shock, tetanus, herpes zoster, acute and chronic conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, rheumatic diseases, many allergic diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome and cancer. In all of these cases, magnesium chloride gave much better results than other magnesium compounds.


Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases, as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. Many are also not aware that magnesium, in the form of magnesium chloride, is an impressive infection fighter.

Dr. Charles Norman Shealy, author of “Holy Water, Sacred Oil” stated that “When used correctly, magnesium is the best weapon we have to defend the body, not only from infectious diseases of both viral and bacterial origin but also from the chemical deluge of toxic chemicals that are invading our bodies every day. We have a heavyweight, non-toxic medicine we can use without a prescription.”


With the correct intake of purified drinking water supplemented with magnesium chloride (best source being Ionique Mineral Drops), the immune system can be boosted remarkably and the body can have a better capability to fight against various infections and probably against SARS CoV 2 as well. Prevention is better than cure!

Dr. Pierre Jacques Antoine Bechamp stated, “To prevent disease, we have to create health.” He emphasized the importance of wholesome nutrition and environmental, hygienic cleanliness as the keys to the prevention and success against all diseases.


Alexis Carrel, M.D., Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology (Medicine) in 1912, declared that “The cell is immortal. It is the fluid in which it floats that degenerates. Renew this fluid at regular intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition and the pulsation of life will go on forever.”


With no specific solution-drug or vaccine-presently visible to overcome the present COVID-19 health crisis, I recommend that we try adopting the concept of “Water and Minerals”-specifically utilizing purified drinking water and Ionique Mineral Drops-to fight today’s health menace. I have observed amazing results these past 14 years of utilizing this concept most especially on dreaded infections such as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and complicated pneumonias.


Let water and minerals, the magnificent, life-sustaining creations of God, be the answer to your fervent prayers for health and healing.


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