The TEN COMMANDMENTS OF HEALTH, DISEASE & THERAPY © Prof.
Dr. D. Rao
1. UNRELATED ASSOCIATIONS- Health, Disease &
Death are unrelated & have no relation. You could be very healthy & yet suffer disease or suddenly die. You could
be very diseased & yet not die till your time.
2. HEALTH- Health is defined as absence of disease.
Health is a multilevel entity– Mind, Body, Emotion & Spirit. Right Thinking & Action determines mental health,
Right fitness, right nutrition & clean air determines bodily health, Right conduct of self in relations & society
determines emotional health & Right philosophy determines Spiritual health. Health & Quality of Life depend upon Lifestyle
factors like Exercise, Nutrition, Obesity, Addictions, Air, Daily routine, Stress, Sleep, Diurnal rhythms, Long term medications
etc. Health is not just a perfect state of figures – BP, Sugar, Cholesterol,
TG, etc. Health is the ability to carry out the activities of daily routine, occupation while maintaining adequate vital organ
function – Ingestion, excretion of stool & urine, respiration, circulation, locomotion, eyesight, hearing, etc. Age
related degenerative disorders need not be regarded as abnormal events or as Disease unless they cause handicap of daily routine.
3. DEATH, CAUSES- Death is a predetermined event
determined at birth within the genetic code. The common causes of death are Heart attack, Stroke & Cancer. All these are
timed events and cannot be prevented. Medical sciences estimate a 60 % risk of Heart attack to every man however fit, young
4. DEATH, SUFFERING- Death is as painless &
unperceivable as birth. Disease causes suffering. Death may or may not be preceded by disease. The disease prior to death
may or may not be painful, depending upon how it is managed.
5. DEATH THERAPY – Vital Organ failure spells
imminent but peaceful death with a comfortable life preceding it. When Death is imminent, accept it & you won’t
suffer. Fight it with intervention or radical therapy & expect great suffering without any prolongation of life span.
6. DISEASE, CAUSE- Disease has 3 causes usually
– predetermined inherent genetic event, environmental cause or lifestyle error.
7. DISEASE, SUFFERING- Suffering in disease is
directly proportional to the interference in the body’s defence mechanisms & inversely proportional to boosting
8. DISEASE, THERAPY- The efficacy of therapy is
not proportional to its expense. Money cannot buy life or comfort. Diagnosis of Disease may many times be an incidental Lab
or Scan diagnosis in an otherwise healthy individual with few distressing symptoms, which when treated with Drug therapy may
evolve into more troublesome adverse effects, mistaken to be part of the disease process. Single readings of raised BP, Blood
sugar, Cholesterol, by itself may not spell disease, but may lead to a cascade of lifelong drugs & their side effects.
The various forms of available therapy are
a. Drugs, Steroids, Immunosuppressant’s & Chemotherapy
b. Endoscopy, Surgery, Transplant,
c. Wave therapy (sound etc), Laser, Radiotherapy
d. Other Systems – Ayurvedic-Herbs & Plants, Homeopathy-Great
dilutions 1/10000 of drugs, Alternative Unknown substances (Magnetotherapy etc)
e. Occult Remedies-Magic, Religious practice & Mystical remedies
RADICAL THERAPY- Endoscopic Intervention, Radical Surgery, Organ Transplant, Chemotherapy, Long term Steroids, Immunosuppressants
seldom alter the disease process but often do great harm & often carry the risk of worsening suffering, organ failure
or death. The cost of saving one vital organ with intervention or radical drug
therapy is often borne by the other vital organs. The side effects of interventional therapy may be irreversible.
g. DISEASE, IDEALISTIC THERAPY- Allopathic study
is a scientific study of normal body processes and its survival mechanisms in disease. Modern Science has access to radical
weapons and extreme remedies. Drug Therapy of Disease shall often be worse than its endurance in the form of distressing adverse
effects all over the body where the drugs reach via circulation. Surgery often involves incising & disrupting adjacent
body structures while correcting the defective organ.
It must be wisely contemplated whether it is worthwhile interfering with the inherent
defence mechanisms of the body or not. External manipulation of the body’s structure & function with surgery or
drug therapy must be carefully considered. Bodily Discomfort must be used as a guiding factor in determining course of action.
The Doctor must use his knowledge of patho-physiology & therapeutic skills to achieve maximum comfort zone with minimum
complication in order to aid bodily repair & survival mechanisms. Alteration of various lifestyle factors may be needed
to aid healing. Submission to the body’s wisdom & acceptance of disease
process may give great comfort & mental peace.
9. DISEASE- CONSEQUENCE- Disease if not intervened
will result in resolution or control which ensures return to routine activity. If your time has come, only then disease will
result in death. If not, survival is the rule no matter what the therapy unless radical.
10. THE THREE THREATS in any Disease are Radical
therapy or Intervention, Fear or Dread of disease & Lifestyle errors. Hurried
Intervention, Lack of patience or tolerance & cessation of routine activity are 3 common mistakes. Believe first in the
wisdom of your body, next in lifestyle correction & last in remedy.
The above viewpoint is the general ideology of the author based upon his clinical experience and is not to be applied
by reader blindly to any specific disease without prior consultation with your Doctor. In that case, the author shall
bear no responsibility for the consequences.