Disease or "dis-ease" is defined as a lack of health. Disease results when any cell is not functioning 100 percent of its designed duty whether due to trauma, toxicity, lack of communication or a combination thereof. Disease is due to stress.
Whether due to ignorance or laziness, exposing the body to stress will produce a diseased state of the body. Stress is the only means of tearing down health resulting in disease, our bodies paying the price for violating the laws of nature (our wrong doings). We do not "catch" a disease or illness, we earn it. We must "work" for disease.
Disease is nothing more than the body responding to the wrong we have done to it. It is the body's attempt at keeping us alive in response to the wrongs we have inflicted on our bodies.
Pathological changes are the cell's response to stress. These changes or compensations allow the body to survive - maintain homeostasis - as long as the stress continues. These tissue changes which result in disease, are the outward manifestation of internal compensation to stress. Until the cause is removed, the condition will remain in one form or another.
Medically speaking a symptom is defined as a sign or indication of a disease or illness.
It is thought that if the symptom is treated and eradicated, then the disease or illness has been cured.
Symptoms are viewed somewhat differently from a natural healing perspective in that:
Symptoms are indicators that there is an abnormal condition within the body which is producing a state of "dis-ease."
A symptom or a group of symptoms are given a specific name depending on the type and location of the symptom(s). Medically this name is known as a "disease" or "illness". From a natural healing standpoint, a named disease or illness is interchangeable with the word "symptom."
A symptom (disease/illness) is the body's effort to eliminate toxins from the body; to return the body to a state of health when stimulated; to undo any damage that has been done to the body.
A symptom is the body's effort to stay alive while coping with anything detrimental that has been done or is being done to the body.
Diseases/illnesses/symptoms are the body's attempt to restore health and maintain life.