Toxification is the conversion of chemical compounds into more toxic forms and is directly traceable to the way we treat our bodies and the choices we make throughout our lives. The choice most of us make is to treat our bodies like a hoarder—a pack rat who has filled an entire attic and garage with a lifetime of accumulated treasures. Perhaps there was a time when this stuff was worth saving, but now it’s become a pile of moldy, worthless junk that’s impossible to sort out. Accumulated junk in our bodies is no less useless and equally hard to remove as rubbish piled in an attic or garage.
I. Body maintenance versus body repair
I’ve taken up this junk analogy to illustrate the difference between body maintenance and repair. Purging the junk from our bodies will have a marked and definitive effect on our quality of life, especially as we get older. Medically, we should go through a cleansing process twice a year—purging the junk and debris methodically—in order to make room for the good things we want to store there. We maintain our bodies with organic foods, water filters, and superior nutrients. Maintenance is expensive, yes, but not in comparison to the cost of sick care—the total cost of which will never be covered by our so-called health care insurance.
We maintain our cars, spending money to radiator flushes, oil changes, tire balancing, brake replacements and the like, while the true needs of our body go undetected. We tend to abuse our bodies and take them for granted; that is, until they break down and no longer function as they used to. Then it’s a mad dash for repairs: Surgery to repair damaged arteries in the heart, gall bladder removal to deal with accumulated toxicity and worms, etc. These problems weren’t addressed earlier because your health insurance isn’t designed to cover the cost of your health care, only your sick care. If you’re lucky your insurance may cover 80 percent of the overwhelming costs associated with one medical test or surgery, without factoring in the cost of your recovery time, lost work time and other income opportunity losses.
II. Toxins and circulation through the body
Our bodies are wired to treat many things as toxins, including drugs, waste and hormones we encounter in our water supply, and any pesticide, herbicide, or antibiotics in meat we might ingest. Toxins are filtered out by our bodies in two ways; namely, through the liver, which is the main filter, and through the secondary filter of the kidneys. Our livers are similar to a car’s oil filter in that they keep the blood clean as it circulates through the body. The accumulation of debris can congest and clog the filter so that it is no longer filters out what comes in. The clogged liver then defaults over to the smaller, more delicate filter of the kidneys, which quickly becomes overloaded with debris. When this happens the body can no longer keep the blood clean and starts to circulate dirty blood. Dirty blood circulates through the body as quickly as the heart can pump it. Toxins and debris—composed of bacteria, viruses, pesticides, co-infections—float around and land on an area of previous insult or injury, or on a weakened system, organ or gland.
III. How the body copes with toxification
The human body, by its own wisdom, has a couple options at this point: The first involves layering toxins in a particular area where they are walled off in a protective sac to prevent harm to an important organ like the brain or heart. These walled-off sacs of toxins and debris are better known as tumors, cysts or space-occupying lesions, which remain until the day of disaster, i.e., the day they become large enough to overtake the body. The second option is for the liver to send out toxins and store them as fat tissue to keep them from harming essential tissues.
Toxins may also be discarded through our organs, including waste elimination through our bowels, through our breath and lungs via the respiratory system, through our lymph system, and by way of our skin, which is our largest organ of elimination.
So, if we’re eating three meals a day and only eliminating once, we do well to wonder where the other meals might have gone: If the bowels are not emptying properly the body will find a way to excrete toxins through one of the other eliminatory organs and try to filter the rest—again, jamming up the body’s filters and causing further congestion.
This is why detoxification is so important and can potentially save your life: Detoxifying cleans out accumulated toxins, allowing room for the body to accept the highest quality of herbs and nutrients that will make it well again.
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