Why clearing toxicity matters so much


In recent blogs, we have covered several Health Conditions, ranging from chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis, to sleep problems and depression, to the inability to lose weight - all involved clearing toxicity

We have noted that the body’s natural balance is affected by one or more Health Factors: diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and the environments we live and work in.

The connection between Health Conditions and Health Factors may not be immediately apparent. That is until we look a little closer and learn that each of the Health Conditions has been linked to some form of toxins, or poisons, in the body.

And how did the toxins get into our bodies? The answer is likely to be found in the five Health Factors.

Choices and habits
Looking at our Health Factors another way, we can see: (1) What we eat and drink, (2) how much we exercise, (3) what type of lifestyle we follow, (4) how well we manage stress, and (5) what environments we are exposed to, are all examples of the choices we make, consciously or unconsciously.

When the choices are no longer conscious, they can easily develop into bad habits responsible for the types of poisonous substances that we are exposed to, or we expose ourselves and others to, each day.

Impact of toxins
Whether we are affected by toxins is determined by our innate ability to handle them. When we are young, the impact may be minimal. As we become older and, particularly if we have inherited or since developed certain weaknesses in our natural defense systems, we will begin to accumulate these toxins. For example, lead and mercury accumulate in bones, and toxic substances can be stored in fat cells.

It is the accumulation of toxins that affects our health the most, and this has to be recognized when looking at the Health Conditions.

Pulling back
When dealing with health-related topics, we are inevitably pulled into more and more detail. Yes, the body is an immensely complicated mechanism and, yes, every person is unique in his or her own way; however, coming back to the fundamentals can be a valuable exercise:

Cells are the basic building blocks of every organ and system in the body.

We know that cells need air, water, food, sleep on a daily basis and to exist in a state of cleanliness ongoing. We cannot live for more than 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water or 3 weeks without food. Just one interrupted night of sleep can affect us dramatically, as you may know from personal experience.

Inner cleanliness is essential, as confirmed by Dr. Eldon Haas, MD “The primary cause of a disease is the accumulation of unnecessary wastes and poisons.”

The body's cells need air, water, and food to produce energy. Because of our total dependence on air, water, and food for survival, our built-in defensive mechanisms have to protect us from toxins that may be contained in each of these energy sources.

Our ability to handle toxic substances depends on the effectiveness of our own natural defense mechanisms, and a number of toxins they have to handle. If we cannot eliminate them naturally, toxins will begin to accumulate and we will enter into a state of toxicity.

Reversing this state of toxicity by giving our defence systems a manageable load is the obvious solution. For example, to begin with: stop eating and drinking those things that are clearly affecting our health (however much our taste buds may protest!)

But, as we pointed out in “Chronic Pain - is more diagnosis needed?” and “Rheumatoid Arthritis, or toxicity problems?”, toxicity is neither simple nor straightforward:

Complications of toxicity
First - when toxins are combined, the combination can have a more much dramatic effect than a single toxin on its own. (This is called the “logarithmic” or “synergistic” compounding effect of multiple toxins.)

(This discovery puts an entirely new spin on the “acceptable levels” approach contained in official health advisories.)

Second - toxicity can confuse symptoms-based diagnosis because it can mimic the symptoms of more common health conditions. Conventional mainstream treatments in these situations will prove to be, not surprisingly, ineffective.

“The study of toxic metals is part of nutrition and toxicology, areas not emphasized in medical schools. For this reason, these important causes of disease are accorded little attention in conventional mainstream medicine” - Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD of Prescott, Arizona

“Physicians don’t look for environmental causes primarily because they have not been trained to do so” - Dr. Albert F. Robbins, DO of Boca Raton, Florida.

Dealing with the daily toxic load
So far, we have mentioned that toxins enter our bodies by what we eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through our skin. We can make things worse by failing to manage stressful thoughts, which cause us to become more acidic. And, by failing to maintain a level of inner cleanliness, we can cause the impact to become sustained.

To deal with this, the solution is clear: we have to give the body what it needs, i.e., air, water, energy, sleep (in the right quantity and of the purest quality), and internal cleanliness. In doing so, we protect ourselves from toxins and assist the body's natural ability to detoxify.

Solving the long-term problem
If we do not give the body what it needs, to allow itself to detoxify naturally, the body’s state of health may deteriorate, either because of too many toxins or by an inability to clear toxicity normally.

Lyn Hanshew, MD, as quoted in “Recover your sleep”, reassures us:

“The good news is that the diseases and symptoms stemming from environmental toxins are relatively simple to identify and correct."

"If the problem is toxicity, then by definition the solution is detoxification.”


For further discussion of Dr. Haas' insights about toxin accumulation as the primary cause of disease, see “Chronic pain is more diagnosis needed?”

To learn about the impact of toxic substances stored in fat cells, visit “Losing weight - using the body’s intelligence".

If you're interested in the effects of sleep loss on the body, see “Recover your sleep?” and “Lift Toxic Depression Naturally”.

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