Detoxification Principles

When Nature Becomes Younger!

For many decades the word pollution was used to describe the poisoning of a part of the natural environment, (rivers, air, land)  by man- made chemicals & waste. In fact, for the past 250 years, pollution was very much in peoples faces. There was smog ( smoke & fog) in the air, filth in the rivers & garbage in the cities.

Such pollution was visible, very obvious & had an acute, adverse effect on peoples health. The Thames River in London was known to be polluted as early as the C13th & had become, 600 years later in 1850, a complete cesspool. By 1950 the Thames could not support marine life & was officially declared biologically dead!  Amazingly, by 2000, through concerted official & public efforts, the Thames was transformed with renewed signs of life, & for the first time in over 200 years, the river was clean enough to reintroduce salmon. The Thames had literally  BECOME YOUNGER!

Similarly, Lake Erie of the Great Lakes was declared dead in 1965, unable to support aquatic life. Twenty years later,  after a conscious effort to address the problem, the Lake was declared alive and able to sustain life.

Some rivers have been so completely toxic that they have literally caught on fire! The Cuyahoga River  in Ohio, USA, caught on fire in 1969, with the flames reaching a height of 5 stories! And this was the second time this had happened to the chemically polluted river. Other rivers such as the Iset River & the Volga River in the former Soviet Union have also spontaneously combusted.

As the world wrestles with such issues as greenhouse gases, carbon footprints & receding ice caps, there can be no denying that pollution of our natural environment is harmful to both the environment & individuals, but if acted on early enough, is very often reversible.

Pollution INSIDE our bodies also occurs. For over 100 years it has been called toxaemia by natural therapists & some medical doctors, although the concept has been largely rejected by medical orthodoxy. Until recently!

For many years the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the States was at the forefront of pollution investigation, analysing pollution levels of water, air & land & lobbying the legislators for appropriate action to curb this world-wide problem. They pioneered state-of-the-art  measurement  techniques which showed  exactly what levels of pollution there were & from what source they came.

The book  Our Stolen Future, which highlighted the possibility of the serious, adverse effect of hormone-disrupting chemicals on humans, led the EWG, in 1999, to use similar measuring techniques on humans to see if pollution occurred inside our bodies, not just in the environment. This was the first time that accurate testing of literally hundreds of toxins in the blood of human volunteers was undertaken. The results of testing for this new kind of pollution shocked all involved.

This then led to the EWG coining the term body burden in 2001, the first time that the concept of toxaemia (referred to by natural hygiene pioneers)had been scientifically validated.

The body burden, which is the build up of chemicals, toxins & substances that enter our bodies from the environment, the food & drink we consume, the medicines we take & the chemicals we apply to our bodies, has even been accepted as a legitimate health concern & a major CAUSE OF DISEASE  by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Toxaemia is the basic cause of disease, both acute & chronic.

The good news is that what these rivers underwent- toxic reversal– can happen in most cases in humans & this has now been scientifically proven. As Ken Cook from the EWG stated recently: when we take action, our blood gets cleaner!

When we start a program of consciously getting healthier, we are in fact reducing toxaemia or LOWERING THE BODY BURDEN!!! Every organ & system  in our bodies benefits to some degree. Symptoms improve, readings of blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol & glucose improve & weight comes down. Muscles & joints stop aching. Our vital organs function better, we think with less brain fog & our digestive systems function more efficiently. The process of reducing toxaemia is also referred to as detoxification.

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