65. Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)*
(* The phenomenon of leprosy occurrence is similar to the development of gangrene in diabetic patients)
If a person under-urinates (2–4 times daily), he/she becomes obese, develops a calf hardness (cH) of 80% or more, reaches Obesity Stage IV, and develops major fatal diseases, as has been repeatedly described in this book.
If the reduced water consuming and under-urinating obese person does not accumulate enough of vitamin-D and cholesterol to the extent of forming blockages in the coronary arteries, he will not die of heart attack. Neither will he/she develop lumps and cancers.
Instead of them, the tissues at distal ends of the body such as in the finger tips, toes, ear lobes, and the like appear to be accumulating more and more of the plain calcium to reach a maximum at Obesity Type IV stage.
When such an accumulation goes beyond the tolerance limit of the tissues at the distal ends, the latter decompose and ooze out the excesses, and the person gets leprosy.
This way, the person escapes death that could have otherwise become inevitable.
Again, this should be considered, from the point of view of the brain which tries its best to survive somehow, as the best alternative for the person. The following points appear to favour the above assumption:
Most frequently, persons imprisoned with hard life sentences*, often prevented from loitering about even within the prison walls, do not get enough of vitamin-D for want of exposure to sunshine.
(* Henri Charriere, nick-named Papillion, published his autobiography in 1970, giving vivid details of the sufferings he had undergone while being a prisoner for life, for a crime he did not commit, in the French Guiana’s prison called Alcatross. During the 13 years in captivity, until he escaped form it, he was often put in the dark chambers for weeks at a stretch. He describes that a large number of fellow-inmates had developed leprosy. This must have been due to a drastic reduction or even abstinence from water consumption and urination)
One of the components required to fix the excessive calcium within the blood vessels or cells of the soft tissues in an insoluble form is vitamin-D. The skin of person in the dark cells will not be able to manufacture any vitamin-D at all. Therefore, the calcium will not get fixed up.
Facilities for water consumptions and urinations should be much restricted within the prison areas. Such a condition will naturally lead to the build up of free calcium excesses.
The food given to prisoners may not contain much meat, fats and oils. Thus, the possibility of extra cholesterol being available for a build up of heart blockages and the like may not occur.
The plain rice or any of the carbohydrates given to the prisoners should be adequate to build the calcium excesses, especially in the absence of adequate urination.
All these conditions, probably with the addition of exces-sive table salt (the cooking salt, sodium chloride), and its accumulation within the body, may give rise to the formation of leprosy.
While the above could be true, I have come across free-living persons developing leprosy. I have closely observed a few persons of this kind.
They do not drink water, instead they consume a little of some soup, beverages, and the like. Of course, they do not expose their body to too much of sunshine. They do not consume vitamin-D enriched foods either.
Being financially poor, they do not consume meat, poultry items and the like, thus the cholesterol build-up may also not be there in them.
Of course, they tend to urinate only a minimum. I have also observed the emission of strong body odour in them.
Thus, there is every probability that the leprosy develops because of the factors I have described here.
It is often said that a bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae is responsible for the development of leprosy in a person.
This may not be so. Similar to the presence of H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) in the wounds of duodenal ulcer patients, this bacteria too should be occurring in the ‘melting’ or decomposing tissues of the leprosy patients as secondary infection. Therefore, we should not take it for granted that M. leprae infection is responsible for the occurrence of leprosy. Leprosy cannot be a contagious or communicable disease.
If such a bacteria is solely responsible for the disease, then, why is it that all the persons, including the wife and children of the sufferer, living at close proximity for prolonged periods with a leprosy patient do not develop leprosy?
All those family members who consume more water and urinate liberally, expose their body to sunshine, consume meat and other cholesterol containing foods, may or may not get other diseases , but not leprosy.
However, if one or more of the family members also follow the same life style of the leper, then, they too may get leprosy, and subsequently get M. leprae in their wounds as secondary infection, leading the medical examiners to suspect that to be the cause for the disease.
In one particular case I have closely observed, where the husband had leprosy, the wife had the habit of drinking about 4 litre of water daily, urinated lesser number of times, and often went out of the house in the hot sun (in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India) to do her marketing and the like.
She was obese, diabetic and asthmatic. Until her death at the age of 58, she never developed leprosy.
They had two daughters, following the lifestyle of the mother, and they too are still quite healthy. However, their son, who followed the lifestyle of the father, had leprosy.
I had the opportunity to treat the son for a complete cure, and that took about two years. He is married, and has a son. All of them are healthy without any such leprosy problem.
A cure for leprosy should include, drinking the required quantity of water, urinating almost all of it to maintain the input-output ratio to remain at 1.0, with moderate exposure to sunshine, consuming some amount of oily foods, and avoiding consuming vitamin-D and calcium-enriched foods.
Of course, the Body Rubbing Exercise, Body Towel Massage, Breathing Exercise, Intestinal Cleansing, etc. will play a major role in the restoration and upkeep of the body in a healthy condition.
See Duodenal Ulcer, Obesity.