Toxicity is attended by a
multitude of symptoms. On an emotional level, people feel apathetic
when the fire needed for purification is suppressed or lacking.
When it can no longer be kept bottled up, irritability and anger
erupt, usually very much against the will of patients. This
is particularly the case when people have had chemotherapy. Cancer
patients are generally more Venusian
and less Martial so while apathy may be a more or less acceptable
emotion, snarliness isn't, at least not to most patients.
Toxicity has a lot to do with fire-water
balance. Water is the energy of protection and it neutralizes
fire. For instance, when exposed to something highly toxic,
we often osmose water to dilute the venom or acid or chemical.
We could also say that toxicity is, in fact, acidic so it is
antidoted by alkalinity. There is obvious physical chemistry
to this thesis, but the psychological parallels are not far
behind: water is conservative and fire is progressive. Water
likes to preserve the past and fire wants to create the future.
We need to find some middle way in order for our physiological
and psychological proclivities to express without creating
symptoms of preference for extremes.
Naturally, if one wants to feel
safe, the sense, however unconscious it often is, that one is
becoming increasingly toxic is unwelcome. No one wants to feel
imperiled by toxins, but the normal modes we use for buffering
ourselves do not always work when the exposure to toxic substances
is great. Retaining water only works to a point. Sooner or later,
one simply has to detoxify, and the best way is to use bitter
herbs because bitter herbs get their taste and their pharmacological
properties from their alkaloids, the pH
balancing chemicals that
Causes of Toxicity
Toxicity can be caused by chemical
irritants, those that are ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through
the skin. Die off also adds to the toxic load of the body. Many
people with cancer also have candida and some have parasitic
infections as well. As one treats the cancer plus the peripheral
issues, the die off can be quite extreme, enough to congest the
lymph, clog the kidneys, and acidify
the body. If this isn't cleared out at a suitable pace, the dead
organic material can putrefy and give rise to infections. Staying
on top of all these processes is very important. Likewise, it
must be obvious that neglecting the liver or kidneys because
one is busy fighting cancer may not be wise. It would be wise
to support optimal functioning of the organs needed to deal with
the side effects of successful treatment.
Our best and broadest detoxifying
formula happens also to contain nine herbs that are known to
have anticancer properties. It is very similar to the Hoxsey
formula but is my own formula though not creative, merely derivative.
It's called Sundance
Elixir and you can find out more going to the herbal
section of this site.
In severe cases, when the eliminatory
organs are not efficient enough to rid the body of waste and
debris, the skin becomes a major secondary eliminatory organ
and toxins can cause itchiness in addition to irritation and
inflammation. Because the world we live in is very toxic,
it behooves each of us to perform periodic detoxification using
herbs, alkalizing fasts, and overall dietary simplication, using
as much organic food as possible and avoiding the acidifying
foods that constitute the bulk of most people's diets.
See also Blood
Blood Cleansing || Itchiness
Kitchen Doctor is my best selling album. It is available as
a set of four 90-minute audio cassettes. It was recorded
at a seminar in which I covered the six tastes in relationship
to the effect food pharmacology has on physiological functioning.
The six tastes are: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter,