First: The Law of Action (Exercise)
Second: The Law of Repose (sleep, rest)
Third: The Law of Economy (to husband the vital energy)
Fourth: The Law of Destruction (supplying each part of the body with vital energy)
Fifth: The Law of Accommodation (adjustment to positions etc)
Sixth: The Law of Stimulation ("sounding the alarm" in danger)
Seventh: The Law of Limitation (prevention of the waste of vital energy by Nature)
Eighth: The Law of Equilibrium (re-vitalization of weak spots)
Cause of Disease
" Impaired health or disease is simply a lower degree of the action of parts affected, than is performed by the same parts in their highest state of health together with such defects in the solids and fluids as flow from such depressed action .... When the tide of vita energy is on the full flood, the action of the organ will be at the highest point of health for any given condition of the organ. And as the tide of energy ebbs, the condition of the organ in the other respects continuing the same, its action declines in the same ratio as long as a sufficient quantity remains to remove it all... I affirm that lack of vital energy is the immediate, generic reason why derangements of any kind are suffered to take place in the human system... "
causes of depletion of vital energies
excessive exertion, dietetic errors, tea, coffee, alcohol, sexual excesses, insufficient rest and sleep, emotional strains and stresses, etc.
"symptoms" of disease
cough, catarrh, fever, pain, irritability, etc . meat eating and alcohol craving go together and associated, meat is the most stimulating of all solid foods; and since greater and greater stimulation is constantly called for, once this vicious circle is started this can only be found in the liquid form i.e. alcohol