Tuberculosis is not hereditary but an infectious or communicable disease. Those suffering from the disease for a considerable time eject living germs while coughing or spiting and when these enter the nose or mouth of healthy persons, they contract the disease. Mouth breathing and kissing as well as contaminated food and water are also responsible for spreading tuberculosis.
An adequate supply of organic calcium in the system together with organic mineral mater is a sure preventive of the development of tuberculosis.
Lowered resistance also results from a variety of other factors such as suppression of the disease by drugs and medication, use of stale, devitaminized and acid forming foods, eating wrong combination of food, such as taking fruits with starchy foods at one meal, causing fermentation the stomach; wasting of energy through excessive loss of semen and living in il-ventilated houses. Other causes include exposure to cold, loss of sleep, impure air, a sedentary life, overwork, contaminated milk, use of tobacco in any form, liquor of al kinds, tea, coffee and al harmful drinks. The factors prepare the ground for the growth of germs of various kind, including tubercle bacillus. These germs may be present in the body but are quite harmless for those who are full of vitality and natural resistance.