What is a Toxin?
Whenever an inorganic substance gets into our body that causes harm, it can be considered a toxin. By "inorganic" it means it is "alien" to our body and that our body cannot assimilate or use it, but instead it harms.
How a body response to a toxin depends on both the individual AND the nature of the toxin.
Our Susceptibility to Toxins
There are many factors that can affect the susceptibility of our body's response to toxins. We can control some of these factors, but some are beyond our control:
? Age: Young children and the elderly are more susceptible than healthy adults are.
? Health status: People with low immune defenses and with liver problem are particularly affected by toxins. Low immune system is caused by other factors that follow below.
? Gender: Women tend to respond more sensitively to toxins compared to men. Women have higher levels of hormones that are particularly sensitive to certain toxins.
? Genetic make-up: Due to our genetic make-up, some people may have less detox enzymes, causing them to be more susceptible.
? Enzymatic defects: Although rare, people with enzymatic defects may suffer more adverse effects from toxins than others.
? Lack of nutrition: In order to work the existing detox enzymes in the body, optimum nutrition is required to activate them. A body will be more susceptible if lacking in the necessary vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, etc.
? Contaminated food: Constant consumption of nutrient-deficient foods, and foods contaminated with additives, food flavorings, preservatives, chemicals, hormones, etc., make a body more susceptible.
? Drugs: Most prescription drugs are synthetic (man-made); they are inorganic and cannot be assimilated by our body. They get stored in our body and cannot be absorbed nor eliminated. This category includes anesthetic jabs administered during a surgery, and vaccinations. Alcohol consumption and smoking also contributes to the accumulation of drugs that will lead to a host of other health issues.
? Lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle: Our skin is one of the biggest detoxification organ. Perspiration helps eliminate toxins through the skin. Without perspiration, our body has one less outlet for detoxifying. Regular exercise also help the heart to pump the blood for good circulation.
? Nature of the toxins: External chemicals are man-made and are toxic for our body by nature. The degree of exposure to the toxins and the toxicity of the toxins determine how badly affected we get.
Due to any or all of the factors above, we are exposed to a wide variety of toxins that stay in our bodies for a long time. When we do not take measures to detoxify, our bodies become overloaded.
Toxins get stored in our body fats, in the brain, our cell membranes, in the liver, kidneys, lungs, etc. When new toxins continue to enter the body, they cannot get metabolized because the body is already overloaded. This backlogged toxins then cause damage to the detoxification organs and also attack the endocrine, nervous and immune systems. It is also during this time when new toxins enter our body, there are allergic reactions, skin breakouts, or chronic pains are felt.
There is Hope and Help
There is a long list of chronic diseases (a.k.a. degenerative diseases) that are direct results of overloaded toxins in our bodies. Take this fact as a piece of GOOD NEWS because chronic diseases can be helped and will respond positively with proper detoxifying and nutrition.
Just remember: there is no drug in this world that can heal a chronic disease, but instead only add on to your misery. Drugs (medication) can only suppress symptoms but they cannot heal you. Your body was made to self-heal. You need to give your body a chance to heal by itself by holding on to this formula:
HEALING = PROPER DETOX + OPTIMUM NUTRITION
All is not lost. There is HOPE and there is HELP. Come with me, and learn:
? How to minimize your exposure to toxins
? Detoxifying by cleansing, balancing or prevention
? Nourish your cells back to health with proper nutrition
You will be shocked with the amount and
types of toxins you are exposed to every day.
You cannot avoid these toxins but you can
help your body detoxify them.
How Do We Get Exposed to Toxins?
I often hear people say, "I don't eat processed foods and I eat healthy, why do I get sick?" What does it mean exactly to "eat healthy"? It takes more than just eating healthy. If you look at the list below, you will realize that you cannot really escape toxins. We live in such a toxic world that we need to help our own bodies with detoxification measures.
See how toxins (poisonous substances) find their way into our body:
Toxins From External
External toxins refer to that derived from our environment which get into our body. Some sources:
? Food: Additives, preservatives, artificial flavorings and colorings, food stabilizers, food emulsifiers, agricultural chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, etc.
? Air: Stale and stagnant air, perfumes, tobacco smoke, cleaning supplies, toxic fumes, polluted air, dust mites, pollens, household sprays, etc.
? Water: Water contaminated with inorganic minerals, bacteria, chlorine, heavy metals, rusts, chemicals, industrial pollution, etc.
? Medical treatments: Prescription drugs, chemotherapy, anti-biotics, artificial hormones, vaccinations, jabs, low quality supplements, etc.
? Dental treatments: Mercury amalgam fillings, root canals, acrylic dentures, implants, braces, fluoride treatments, etc.
? Radiation: Radiotherapy, radio waves, television waves, microwave ovens, some electromagnetic gadgets, cell phones, x-rays, gamma rays, ultra-sound scan, MRI scan, CAT scan, UV radiation, etc.
? Household: New paints, varnishes, new carpets, new asbestos ceiling, heating system, cleaning agents, all kinds of sprays, moth balls, gas stoves, aluminum pots, laundry supplies, etc.
? Personal care: Perfumes, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, nail polish, cosmetics (some contain lead), permanent and hair colorings, etc.
Don't underestimate the degree of toxicity from the items listed above, as constant exposure to these are slow poisons that we don't realize.
Toxins From Internal
Internal body toxins refer to that derived from external sources but once in the body, they become internal toxins.
? Micro-organisms: Bacteria, viruses, yeasts, mold, fungi, parasites
? Old toxins stored in the body. The presence of various kinds of chemicals may cause chemical reactions among them, causing severe symptoms
? Dental works: Materials used contain metals, mercury, acrylic, binders, cements, resins, etc. Some of these can leach into our body when eating food
? Medical implants: Silicone breast implants, implants in cosmetic surgeries, joint replacements, pacemakers; surgical aids such as screws, plates, staples and other materials.
Toxins Our Body Produced
Besides external and internal toxins, our bodies also get burdened with toxins that our body produced. These are by-products of cellular metabolism in our body. Like all body toxins, if these are not eliminated properly, the build-up may cause health problems later on.
Most of the symptoms created by these toxins affect our brain and mind, like confusion, irritability, memory loss, headache, insomnia, fatigue. Other symptoms include dysfunctional endocrine and immune system.
Below is just a short list of toxins that are daily being produced by our own body:
? Bilirubin: A toxin that results when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. These are usually eliminated from the body through the stool that is normal brown in color. When bilirubin is not eliminated efficiently, it causes the skin and white of the eyes to turn yellow. This is a condition called jaundice.
? Urea: A product that results when the liver breaks down protein or amino acids. Urea is being excreted in the urine by the kidneys. If the kidneys are not functioning efficiently, the urea level in the blood increases causing a condition known as uremia.
? Uric acid: A product that results when the body breaks down a substance called purine. Purines are found in high concentration in meat and meat products, especially in animal's internal organs such as liver and kidneys. Excess uric acid that don't get excreted can crystalize in the kidneys, joints and toes (gout) resulting in severe pain.
? Creatinine: A product that results from muscle metabolism. It is filtered in the kidney for excretion in a fairly constant daily rate. Therefore, when kidneys become inefficient for whatever reason, the creatinine level will rise due to poor clearance. This when detected in the urine, warns of possible kidneys malfunction or failure.
? Hormone imbalance: Hormones are chemical messengers that are released from the glands into the bloodstream. When secretion of hormones is too low or too high, or the liver is not able to detoxify them, excess hormones become internal body toxins.
? Free radicals: Although oxygen (O2) is necessary for life, there is also the "dark side" of it. When oxygen reacts with toxins from external sources, it becomes a free radical. This is a process known as "oxidation". An unhealthy diet largely contributes to this process of oxidation and does a lot of damages to the body.
When you have been repeatedly
going to the doctor
with a certain symptom that he cannot identify,
you may be sent home with diagnosis of "viral infection"
When you have been repeatedly going to the doctor with a certain symptom that he cannot identify, you may be sent home with diagnosis of "viral infection" or something similar. You will then be given a course of anti-biotics that will do further damage to your body. When this happens, you should start to suspect that it could be internal toxins that are causing the trouble.
With this site, I will attempt to help you understand why you fall sick, and how you can restore yourself back to health again, the natural way.
Understand how and why detox measures
can alleviate symptoms
caused by chronic diseases.
What is Detox?
The word "de.tox" is short for the word "de.tox.i.fi.ca.tion".
The term means "to eliminate poisonous or toxic substances from the body; or to neutralize the toxic effects, in order to allow healing to take place."
Our bodies detoxify naturally every day. However for some people, the detoxification process is slower due to a bigger and wider exposure to toxins, causing the system to be overloaded. Therefore, the detox mechanisms become sluggish resulting in chemical imbalance that throws our immune system off-balance and become haywire.
Who Needs to Detoxify?
Almost anybody can benefit from a detox program. Due to the bio-chemical and genetic make-up of each individual, some may benefit more from a detox program than others.
People who suffer from toxic overload may get warning signals from their bodies. Note that when the detox organs are not functioning well, they emit these signals which come as a long list of chronic diseases. Here are some examples (this list is not exhaustive):
? Skin (skin diseases): acne, eczema, dermatitis, hives, psoriasis
? Lungs (respiratory problems): asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, sinusitis
? Colon: bad breath, body odor, constipation, diarrhea, excessive flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastritis, heartburn, indigestion, stomach ulcer
? Liver: cirrhosis, jaundice, gall-bladder stones, hepatitis
? Kidneys: kidney stones, urinary tract disorders
? Lymphatic system: glandular fever, lymph nodes disease, Hodgkin's disease, elephantiasis
Overload of toxins spillover into the blood cause a host of other blood and circulatory problems: allergies, auto-immune disorders, cholesterol, diabetes, headaches, migraines, low and high blood pressure, toxemia, fibroids, endometriosis, poor memory, insomnia, depression, irritability, chronic fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, and the list goes on ...
All the above "chronic diseases" are really just "symptoms" of toxic overload which cannot be eliminated properly or fast enough by the detoxification organs. The toxins continue to accumulate over time, eventually leading to cancer. Cancer is in the blood. This is why removing an organ because of cancer does not solve the problem. The answer lies in detoxification, and taking optimum nutrition to nourish your body back to health.
On this site, I will go into detail about helping each detox organ to detoxify properly. If you have any of these chronic diseases mentioned above, the problem can be helped by administering proper detoxification measures, then rebuild the tissues with optimum nutrition through proper detox diet. It is really not difficult if you know how. I'll show you.
A toxin-overloaded organ is like a stagnant pool of water that becomes a nuisance.
I liken a toxin-overloaded organ to a stagnant pool of water that soon begin to breed bacteria and mosquitoes, causing other live organisms like fish and frogs to die.
Rubbish starts to collect; stench and toxic fumes begin to be emitted, causing the surrounding area to stink. This is a very unhealthy environment and begins to affect people living in the neighborhood.
This is how it is with our toxin-overloaded organ. Our blood cannot flow properly, cells start to die, bacteria starts to breed, and soon there is a toxicity of blood, inflammation and pain follow and eventually all kinds of diseases start to set in; and if neglected further ... cancer.
A good detox program flushes out these toxins and make good the environment again.
A good detox program is like a good flushing system that starts to clear the detox organs of these toxins, cleaning up the surrounding area and get the blood and circulatory system to flow smoothly again.
After a proper detoxification program and sufficient intake of optimum nutrition, the sick organ can begin to restore back to health and function as normal again.
One of the most popular methods for detoxifying the body is to cleanse the colon using a herbal fiber supplement. Fiber makes a great cleanse because of its ability to expand within the colon. This expansion allows fiber supplements to act like a sponge, collecting and sweeping excess waste and toxins from the colon without disrupting daily life.
When done correctly, a good detox program, followed by a continuous supply of optimum nutrition will keep diseases at bay, slow down degeneration and prolong a life full of vitality. YOUR choice
Take a hard look at your own health,
and see where you are right now.
The fewer symptoms you have the better.
How Healthy Are You?
Here's a little graph to show you the stage you are at with your health. Most diseases start from a simple inflammation or a discharge that you would ignore (see Stage 1 in chart below).
Then you start feeling fatigue, constipated, have a headache, or lower backache or even simple skin blemishes. These are all signs of the beginning of your poor health (see Stage 2 in chart below). If at this stage, you start to realize and take action and start eating and living healthy, there might yet be hope that your problem may be reversed.
When the doctor start declaring that you have high-blood pressure or cholesterol, or you have asthma or worse, serious joint pains or even tumors, you would know that you are at Stage 3 where you chronically encounter very poor and weak health.
Dont wait till you reach Stage 3 or 4 before you start doing anything. It might then be too late. Help is now available. The answer is in proper detoxification and optimum nutrition. Restore your health now! Check where you are right now ...
You might also want to look at this checklist to see if you have toxins overload.
* Blocked Nose
* Lower Back Pain
* Skin Blemishes
* Digestive Disorders
* Hormonal Imbalance
* High Blood Pressure
* High Cholesterol
* Skin Problems
* Serious Back Pain
* Weak Sexual Impulses
* Tumors/Cysts/ Fibroids
* Heart Disease
* Kidney Disease
* Liver Problems
* Gall Bladder Disease
* Serious Arthritis and Gout
* Serious Skin Problems
* Lymphatic & Cellular Dysfunction
Information extracted from "You Can Regain Youth & Health Through
Detoxification and Rejuvenation" by Dr Lynn Tan.
What is a Chronic Disease?
Let's see what orthodox healthcare (modern medicine) says about chronic diseases. Here's a definition by MedicineNet.com:
Chronic disease: A disease that persists for a long time. A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear. Eighty-eight percent of Americans over 65 years of age have at least one chronic health condition (as of 1998). Health damaging behaviors - particularly tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and poor eating habits - are major contributors to the leading chronic diseases.
Chronic diseases tend to become more common with age. The leading chronic diseases in developed countries include (in alphabetical order) arthritis, cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke, cancer such as breast and colon cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, obesity, and oral health problems. Each of these conditions plague older adults in the US (and other developed nations).
A similar definition of chronic diseases from the WHO website:
Chronic diseases are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths. Out of the 35 million people who died from chronic disease in 2005, half were under 70 and half were women.
Let's break these definitions down in bite-sizes to better understand what this chronic disease really is, according to interpretations by Orthodox Healthcare (OH) vs. Natural Healthcare (NH). Notice that OH just cannot see how accumulation of toxins are the cause of chronic diseases. The OH approach is to prescribe a drug for every symptom and/or, more aggressively, removal of "defective organs" through surgeries.
"A disease that persists for a long time"; "disease of long
duration and generally slow progression".
NH: It's a disease of long duration because of the continuous accumulation of toxins that are slow poisons in our body system.
"Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by
medication, nor do they just disappear".
NH: Orthodox healthcare is always in search of a "certain drug" to attack or "kill" a disease. Therefore, in their search for that "pill that cures all", they have overlooked the possibility of allowing our bodies to self-heal through proper detoxification and optimum nutrition. OH recognizes that chronic diseases "do not just disappear". Rightly so. As long as the toxins stay in the body, the diseases would not disappear. Only when detoxification measures are appropriated and optimum nutrition consumed, can we hope for the diseases to be reversed and to disappear.
"Chronic diseases tend to become more common with age".
NH: Chronic diseases used to be found only among the aged, but in recent years, more and more young children and even babies are even found to have a chronic disease. Because of this very toxic world we live in, parents are now even transferring their highly toxic blood to their offsprings.
Healthcare Approach to Chronic Diseases
As I mentioned above, Orthodox Healthcare is always in search of a "certain drug" to "cure a certain disease". They are organ-specific, hence there is a long list of specialists like the cardiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, etc.
Chronic diseases are
really just results of toxins build-up and overload in our body system, due to
daily exposures to toxins in our very
toxic environment. Coupled with lack of nutrition, our cells degenerate/die
or are mutilated and they cannot be salvaged unless these toxins are removed
quickly and our cells fed with optimum nutrition to nourish it back to health.
An Obvious Example:
For example, you hear a diabetes sufferer being "sentenced" to a lifetime of medication. These prescribed medications can only "control" the blood sugar level but don't really "heal". The direct/indirect side effects of these long-term medications are eye disorders, nerves degeneration, poor blood circulation, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, heart diseases, yeast infections, stomach ulcers, gastritis, kidney failures, etc. But the doctor will tell you that they are all related. Do you realize that these all come about really because of the side effects from the medications from treating diabetes in the first place? Is the long-term medication to control blood sugar worth it after all?
Consider this other scenario with natural healthcare. In a diabetes type II patient, the problem is that the insulin is not able to reach the relevant receptors within the cells because they are blocked by excess cholesterol. An intensive liver detox program is being administered for a few weeks, in conjunction with optimum nutrition. During this time, the liver is cleansed and the blood cleaned up, cholesterol level is brought to normal. Now the natural insulin is able to reach its destination in the cells, and the excess sugar in the bloodstream is normalized. After this detox program, the ex-diabetes sufferer now needs only to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and continue to take her optimum nutrition. She will be mostly free from all other health problems that were "supposed to be related to diabetes".
Which approach to a chronic disease is more desirable? The answer is obvious!! So why are people still so skeptical about natural healing? Simply because we have all been brought up to think that doctors had gone to medical school for seven years, surely they know what they are doing. And the government has spent billions of dollars with modern healthcare, surely they know what they are doing !!
The Natural Healthcare's approach to chronic diseases are so simple that the average mind is not impressed with its simplicity and cannot accept that it is the most natural method to help our body with its self-healing.