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As part of the evolutionary process our bodies have learned to defend themselves from naturally occurring toxins when fighting infections, bio-chemical after-effects of fighting stress and natural toxins produced in the body from internal repair and maintenance. These toxins are discharged in stools, mucous and bile; in urine, sweat and tears; through our skin and even in our hair and nails. In order to maintain life the internal biochemical process must be able to monitor and protect against harmful organisms.
bodies are in a constant bio-chemical process to detoxify an ever-growing
quantity of known and unknown toxins, which has overloaded the body's
ability to properly detoxify that lowers the immune system. This produces
an accumulation of waste build up producing myriad of symptoms that
affect the quality of life that are determined by interactions with
physical, chemical, biological and social factors. The human body is
not equipped to handle the toxic onslaught we encounter on a daily basis.
Toxic Food and Water Supplies
For low-cost quantity, foodstuffs are grown in under rotated dematerialized lands using fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that degrade the quality of soil producing less nutrient dense food. This contaminated pesticide-embedded food makes its way into our kitchen. This quantity over quality mentality is quickly overturning natural and organic farming practices with experimental genetically modified crops that not only erode the soil and alter environmental ecology, but is often the source of unspecified allergies. Animals for slaughter have also become part of the processed food chain. Raised for consumption they are fed abnormal feed (animal by-products) and confined to small containers that they cannot even turn around. They are pumped with steroid hormones and antibiotics to treat infections caused from standing in their own defecation. Aside from this being an inhuman practice, slaughter animals are soon to be cloned and will be part of the next generation food supply.
water source is in crisis with agricultural and factory runoff as the
leading cause of water quality impact to rivers, lakes and ground water
pollution. Our water supply protects us from contaminants by adding
in more chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride and arsenic, etc. that
are known to be toxic to the human body. Our skin is the largest organ
in the body and absorbs these chemicals when we bathe, hydrate and wash
our fruits and vegetables. Gone are the days of fresh water leaving
future generations with a dark legacy from the effects of over consumption.
pollution is a problem especially in large cities that rely on diesel-powered
buses, automobiles, industrial operations and power plants. The fumes
have devastating effects that are evident in a variety of health problems
especially in children from learning disabilities to asthma. Asthma
is now one of the nations most devastating diseases and Cancer diagnosis
today is one out of every six people occurring in children and early
adulthood at an alarming rate. Is there no wonder that one out of every
two Americans is chronically ill? Whether it is from food, water, pollution,
electro-magnetic sources, or modern lifestyle stress, toxic overload
has compromised our immune systems causing an immunodeficiency syndrome
where we fall victim to dis-ease in greater and greater numbers.
How can toxins be driven out of the body to optimize health and vitality?
Disease originates in the colon, so colon care and cleansing is critical to healing and keeping the body healthy. Colon health means that the intestines are free of toxins, waste material and unhealthy organisms that accumulate on the walls that prevent food from being properly absorbed and there is ease in elimination. When waste cannot be properly eliminated it accumulates in the colon and backs up the rest of the intestinal tract then to the liver and kidneys providing a breeding ground for parasites, yeast and viruses. Toxic waste accumulation impairs physical elimination of feces or chronic diarrhea that prevents friendly bacteria from colonizing, which is essential for immune health. Since disease originates in the colon it makes sense that healing begins through the colon.
©Alisa Battaglia, 2006