This section of the book is from the "Handbook of Nature Cure Volume One: Nature Cure vs. Medical Science" book, by John L. Fielder.
"Every tree is known by his own fruit," said Christ to his disciples. Let the men and women of today see for themselves the fruits of orthodox medical philosophy! They are before our eyes!
New diseases, such as neurasthenia and pernicious anemia, arising every few years, an appalling advancement in chronic diseases such as cancer, rheumatism, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, etc, every year; devastating plagues of "flu"; nervous disorders triumphantly ascending; indigestion, constipation, colds, coughs, catarrh, and such like "home" ailments more prevalent than ever before—is it not time for the new to supersede the old?
Away with the effete and worn-out philosophy, which sees no connection between man’s food follies and maltreatment of their bodies and bodily functions and the disease they suffer from; which attempts to "fight" disease yet cringes before it in fear and hopeless inconfidence! Let us inaugurate a new era in world history—an era in which man will accept the full responsibility for the diseases from which they suffer as being the results of their own follies and mistakes (either knowing or unknowing), and not inequities and tortures devised for and thrust upon them by malign Providence.