What if your headache, skin rash, constipation, stomach pain, insomnia and muscle spasms are all symptoms of the same underlying problem?
Conventional, predictable medicine continues to develop at a swift speed becoming ever more technical and specialized. Depending on what type of headache you have, you may visit an
internist who may in turn refer you to a neurologist, an ophthalmologist, or even a psychiatrist.
What if the medicines that suppress your pain also suppress your immune system and possibly compromise your health over the long term?
Most symptoms are the body’s way of trying to get rid of toxins and to regain homeostasis and balance. Hence, most disease states should be addressed not by suppressing the
body’s defense mechanisms, but by cooperating with these symptoms.
Toxins are defined as substances which produce physical, emotional and psychological imbalances. We are constantly exposed to toxins on a daily basis. There are two types of toxins: exogenous and endogenous. Exogenous toxins are present in the outside environment; whereas endogenous toxins are produced as a result of imbalances in our metabolism.
Toxins are discharged from the body via the liver, kidneys, lymphatic, colon, lungs and skin. As more and more toxins accumulate in our system, they place sever stress on these organs of elimination. With continued accumulation, the liver, kidneys, and other organs begin to malfunction, causing a weakening of the immune system. The endocrine glands no longer are able to secrete the proper amounts of hormones, into the bloodstream; metabolism slows,
producing an environment of illness.
Detoxification is the body’s natural process of eliminating harmful bacteria, chemicals, food additives, pollutants and the residues of pharmaceutical drugs. Today, thanks to agri-business’s use of preservatives in food processing combined with the typical high fat, low fiber Western diet toxins, can accumulates in the human system faster than they can be eliminated. A buildup in the body of toxic substances,
known as bio-accumulation, seriously compromises physiological and psychological health. Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC describes constipation as a “Modern plague that cripples and kills more people in our country than any other single morbid condition.”
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTONS CAUSED BY TOXICITY?
There are two types of illness caused by toxic overload:
1. Nonspecific illness: This includes poorly-defined symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, bad breath, muscle stiffness, depression, allergies and more. This group is very difficult to categorize, with many combinations possible. Many of these symptoms are also labeled as hypoglycemia, candidiasis, food allergies and stress.
2. Specific Illness: This includes
better-defined syndromes having a characteristic set of symptoms. Some examples are: migraine, arthritis, psoriasis, flu, sinusitis, immune deficiencies, digestive problems, tumor growth.
Low level toxicity from many sources can be very difficult, if not impossible, to detect. Yet the combined action of these toxins creates a “toxic cocktail” effect which can seriously weaken an individual’s immune system, making them even more susceptible
to disease and stress. The symptoms of toxicity may take years to manifest after initial exposure, making it extremely difficult to correlate the toxins with the symptoms.
Ignoring toxins or failing to recognize the body’s toxicity can eventually lead to chronic systemic toxicity, which ultimately results in damage to internal organs or tissues.
Some people are more
vulnerable/susceptible to toxins than others. Their reaction to the toxicity of a given substance depends on a number of factors:
- Genetic influence
- Frequency of exposure
- The amount to which one is exposed
- The state of their elimination and filtering organs
- How tolerant one is to the substance/s
Some of the more apparent symptoms of toxicity:
Sudden hair loss or falling out in clumps
Ringing in the ears
Abnormal uterine bleeding
General restless or irritability
These symptoms can also occur in a variety of medical conditions related to toxicity.
Treating symptoms has little to do with healing!
What needs to be done?
Upon exposure to a toxin, the body attempts to eliminate the toxin while still maintaining its
ability to function. A relatively, healthy body with a relatively peaceful state of mind has a high functionality level and therefore accomplishes this efficiently. In this state, persons are virtually unaware of how their body is dealing with toxins because they are eliminated before creating noticeable signs or symptoms.
However, when one is physically or emotionally stressed beyond a certain point, the ability to
compensate and/or eliminate toxic substances can decrease drastically; resulting in accumulation of toxins in the cells, tissues and organs, and consequently the immune system is weakened and compromised.
From this point, what happens is that the body begins to retain waste products that should be eliminated and thus it has to compensate for the presence of the toxic interferences.
When healthy, the human body has a remarkable capacity to neutralize and excrete toxins. Upon exposure to a harmful substance, numerous enzymes (See Factor Seven: Digestin )and other molecules rally to prevent damage to cells and tissues which come in contact. A variety of mechanisms exist in the body to deactivate, chemically alter and eliminate foreign substances.
NATURA CLEANSE DETOXIFICATION PROCESS (See Factor 8: Natura Cleanse for Detox protocol)
In any detox program which actually stimulates cells to release toxins, it will draw on the resources of the body to eliminate the toxin/s. This means that a person with high toxic load and
low energy resources will experience sluggishness and fatigue while energy is being redirected to a cellular level.
When the elimination process is completed successfully, most people experience:
- Increase in energy and vitality
- Clarity of thought and focus
- More tolerance and resistance to stress
Increase resistance to colds, flu and infections
- Improvement or reduction in dis-eases symptoms
FYI: For up to date research on liver health check out Factor 9: Liverzyne.