Toxicity and its Symptoms

Symptoms of disease are often reactions to a build up of toxins in the body. They are a warning that a deeper process needs to be checked. We repress these symptoms, when we take painkillers for arthritis, cortisone cream for eczema etc. The toxins are then sent back into the body.
A toxin is a substance, which when we breathe it, drink it, eat it, inject it or absorb it through our skin, or when it is generated within our body, may disturb physiology or damage structures within the body.
Symptoms of Toxicity
Depending on the level of toxicity, symptoms may be superficial or deep, and show the body’s attempts to eliminate toxins. These can include headaches, joint pain, fatigue, irritability, depression, mental confusion, digestive disturbances, cardiovascular irregularities, flu like symptoms, or allergic reactions such as hives, runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Long standing toxicity leads to more serious illnesses such as autoimmune diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and cancer. Toxins may create free radicals in our bodies, causing cellular damage and inflammation. These then combine and destroy enzymes, stagnate in tissues and interfere with circulation, possibly causing high blood pressure, thickening the blood resulting in decreased oxygenation and distribution of nutrients. Toxins can also block the transformation of nerve impulses, causing psychological disturbances and can interact with hormones to create glandular imbalances.

Phases of Toxicity

Excretion Phase

This is the superficial phase; signs may include skin rashes or blemishes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever, perspiration, pus formation, increased urination, diarrhoea and vomiting. The body is using the best route to eliminate the toxins to the outside. To avoid the build up of toxins in our bodies, we should aim to have three bowel movements daily, drink enough fresh water so we can excrete through our kidneys, if possible let a fever run its course, practice deep breathing, exercise and sweat daily, avoid suppressing menstruation, also colds help us to eliminate respiratory toxins.

Reaction Phase

When the bodies attempts to excrete toxins are suppressed (as in lowering a fever and halting perspiration) or incomplete, inflammation maybe created to try and remove residual toxins. Symptoms include eczema, shingles, abscesses, ear infections, arthritis, colitis, IBS, appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and cystitis.

Deposition Phase

If the toxins continue to increase, they will possibly be deposited in the interstitial fluid. In this phase there maybe the formation of warts, polyps, neuromas, gallstones and kidney stones, cellulite, varicose veins, swollen glands, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, breast cysts, edema, atherosclerosis and weight gain. These are efforts of the body to isolate and contain the toxins so they don’t penetrate to the inside of the cell. High cholesterol and hypertension may result. Constipation, overeating, lack of exercise, inefficient perspiration, poor lymphatic circulation and insufficient water will allow toxins to be deposited into the interstitial fluid.

Impregnation Phase

If toxins are not removed from the interstitial fluid, they will penetrate to the inside of the cells, possibly causing free radical damage, the blocking of enzymes and a change in the function of the cell, which my progress to chronic disease. Once this stage is reached and the cellular regulation is affected, the following illnesses may appear, diabetes, asthma, hepatitis, angina, thyroid dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, cervical dysplasia, and other precancerous conditions.

Degeneration Phase

In this phase the cells are increasingly and sometimes irreversibly damaged, with the changes in cell structure. Diseases include liver cirrhosis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diease, lupus, MS, tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, scleroderma, heart attack, arthritis, nephritis of the kidney, infertility and dementia.

Cancer Phase

In this phase the toxins have affected the DNA causing genetic damage and the formation of malignant cells. All cancers fall under this phase.

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Short Cleansing Diet

istock_000003263969xsmallYour body benefits from a detox once or twice a year, should you want give it a try, here is a quick and easy diet. The aims of a detox are to reduce the workload of the digestive system, allowing it to perform more efficiently, and to stimulate the parts of the body responsible for cleansing and elimination. 

To gain the real benefit from this cleansing diet it must be adhered to for at least 10-14 days.
We recommend you plan ahead before starting to be able to do the appropriate shopping.
It is also of benefit to work up a mild sweat each day by exercising or sauna.
On the fourth or fifth day (or sooner) some people experience ‘hangover’ type symptoms; this is a normal part of the detoxifying process and will pass in a day or two. If this happens then drink extra water.

FOODS THAT CAN BE INCLUDED
50% raw food.
All fruit
All vegetables – lots of greens. Potatoes can be included.
Sprouted pulses and seeds
Millet, Quinoa (the only alkaline grains)
Lots of fun and rest
Herbs, esp. Parsley
Herb teas, barley cup, caro etc.
Fresh fruit and vegetable juice (without sugar)
Superfoods and natural supplements (not synthetic)
Minimum of 4 pints water daily, (preferably filtered or bottled)
All food should be fresh and preferably organic.

FOODS NOT TO BE INCLUDED
All meat and poultry
All dairy produce, including eggs. Soya or rice milk can be substituted
Oils and fats (including margarine) and all food cooked in them.
Nuts and Seeds
Grains including rice, oats and rye.
Wheat in all forms including bread, cake pasta, noodles, cous cous etc.
(check labels on foods as wheat is often added as a thickener)
Sugar, artificial sweeteners (again check labels) RAW honey or molasses can be substituted.
Chocolate. (Fresh or dried fruit makes a satisfying snack)
Worry and Stress
Spices, pepper and vinegar
Salt keep checking those labels.
Coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Alcohol and cigarettes
Food additives like flavouring, colouring and preservatives
Avoid tins, packets, frozen and pre-prepared.
Avoid frying, boiling and microwaves. Steaming, grilling and baking are best.
To get the most out of detoxing you need to look after your mind as well as your body. Well-being depends on maintaining a balance between your emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health, if this balance is upset it disrupts your body’s harmony and leads to ill health.
Meditation, massage and relaxing therapies which help remove toxins all help with a detox programme. Soul Essence offers several therapies to help you relax, de-stress and remove toxins from your body.