OK, we’re back for another round of Body Pollutions and the Dangers Part III. As promised we’re going to be covering Parasites (yes they certainly are more prevalent than you might think – in most all cultures and countries), Signs of Toxicity and a unique spin on the concept of “Detoxify or Die”. So lets get right to it…
Parasites that infest the digestive tract constitute another common source of inner toxicity. The activity of these invading organisms irritates the intestinal lining causing chronic inflammation and intestinal permeability. The rate of parasitic-related disorders in North America is on the increase. Humans can actually play host to more than a hundred different types of parasites, ranging from microscopic ones to tapeworms that are several feet long.
It is extremely easy to come in contact with parasites. Contaminated water, undercooked meats, improperly washed fruits and vegetables, are just some of the common sources of infections. Transmission from pets or other infected persons is also quite common. Overuse of antibiotics further adds to this problem as this can interfere with normal intestinal flora and lower the body’s resistance.
Signs of Toxicity
How can you tell if your body is polluted? What are the signs of damaging toxicity? Read the list below and see if you’re experiencing any of the conditions mentioned.
Frequent fatigue and low energy in general
Flatulence, bloating, gas
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Allergy or intolerance to certain foods
Bad breath and foul-smelling stools
Metallic taste in mouth
Irregular bowel movements
Powerful food cravings
Pain in joints
Lowered resistance to infections
Skin problems, rashes, pimples, etc.
Parasites in stool
Irritability, wide mood swings
If you find that one or more of the symptoms above apply to you, it is time to consider a comprehensive detoxification program. Detoxification, or detox for short, is a process of cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. It is a natural health-preserving therapy, which helps remove harmful toxins from the cells and tissues, restoring their immune-protecting functions.
“Detoxify or Die”
Sherry Rogers, MD, a well-known international specialist in Environmental Medicine and the author of the book Detoxify or Die sees environmental toxins as the cause of all disease. In her book she describes the major health-destroying chemicals and heavy metals, their sources, EPA studies, and how ever-present these substances are in our everyday environment. Studies are cited showing that 95% of cancer, for instance, is caused by diet and environment. Dr. Rogers writes at the beginning of Detoxify or Die:
“If you are serious about healing, then brace yourself for a crash course in curing whatever ails you. …the secret is in getting your body so chemically unloaded and nutrient primed, that it heals itself.”
Dr. Rogers explains the body’s own “built-in” detoxification system:
Phase I – enzymes and minerals work to remove toxic material from the body
Phase II – a powerful detoxifier called glutathione sends chemicals through the liver and out with the garbage.
Unfortunately, as sophisticated as this system appears, it is not designed to deal with the literally thousands of chemical assaults on our bodies. The system also needs specific nutrients in order to function properly.
In our next Blog post we‘ll be discussing solutions – exactly how to deal with these Body Pollutions and the related Dangers – what to do about it! Check it out – coming soon…