christopher vasey naturopathe
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How illnesses develop in secret


Often years if not decades lie between the time or the phase of life when the cause of an illness is established and the outbreak of the ailment. Thus symptoms may occur with fifty- and sixty-year-olds that can be attributed to unhealthy lifestyle or diet, to poisoning or an accident in youth or even childhood. The question obviously arises as to how these old causes can persist over such long intervals. They must clearly have been incubated somewhere, otherwise they could not unfold a delayed effect nor trigger an illness which manifests only years afterwards. The ‘recording’ of all our actions, which affect our organism, takes place in our body environment.

 

Our body notes everything
Everything that gets into our organism somehow leaves a trace in our body environment. Every food, every drink, every medicine, every injection, every poison, every drug and every bug – in short, everything that enters our body leaves its mark on the body milieu.
It goes without saying that certain substances develop a more lasting impact than others, depending on how often they are administered to the body and how marked their properties are. A regular consumption of cheese, for example, has a more striking influence on the body environment than the occasional consumption of eggs. On the other hand, a mercury poisoning leaves a much deeper trace than any foodstuff would be capable of.
The various organic weaknesses and the illnesses they give rise to are another factor that affects the composition of our body environment, because different poisons are produced according to the type of ailment. Also the role of hormone secretions is not to be underestimated. Depending on the kind of demand to which our glands are exposed, certain secretions will predominate and leave their traces in the body environment.

Everything is in motion
The condition of the body environment always affects the entire organism because the body environment is made up of the fluids that continually circulate through the organism. Even the smallest traces of substances that enter our body are thereby distributed relatively quickly throughout the body. Each body fluid has its own speed in the process: the blood circulates the fastest, the lymph and the cell serum are slower, but nowhere is there a standstill.
According to the law of motion an exchange is constantly taking place between the body fluids. On the one hand, the substances transported by the blood pass through the vessel walls and end up in the lymph or the cell serum. On the other hand, the different fluids also partly blend by crossing the separating walls. A part of the blood plasma can thus for example easily spread outside the blood vessels and enter into the cells. And some of the cell serum can enter the blood circulation in order to increase the blood volume. The same possibilities exist for the lymph, making the various fluids strongly interdependent: whatever happens to one has an almost immediate effect on the other.
For example, if a poison gets into the bloodstream, it leaves the circulation a short time later, passing through the lymph or cell serum into the depths of tissue, being distributed not only in a certain area, but throughout the body. Incidentally, the effect of medicines is due exactly to this distribution process. Even when medicinal substances are intended only for a certain organ, these can neither get directly nor exclusively to the ailing organ. The substances are distributed throughout the body environment, and thus also the organ for which they were intended can ultimately benefit.
The organic fluids are therefore not separated from each other in a static equilibrium, but are in continual exchange with one another.

What is too much, is too much!
The absorption of toxins or poisons and the resulting accumulation of these substances in the body environment – a causative factor in future ailments – take place unnoticed by us in secret.
Small amounts of metabolic residues in the body environment are part of the normal functioning of the organism. Secreted by the cells, these toxins are transported to the excretory organs – kidneys, intestine, skin, lungs and liver. These first filter them out of the blood in order then to excrete them – in the urine, faeces, sweat and so on. In a healthy lifestyle the formation of toxins is less than the filtration capacity of the excretory organs. Thus the toxins are excreted continuously and do not accumulate in the tissue.
The situation looks different, however, if the lifestyle does not comply with the physiological conditions – and thus with the laws of health – and the production of waste matter exceeds the capabilities of the excretory organs. The toxins then remain in the blood and change its composition. The organism tries to remove the excess waste matter from the blood, and for sure not by way of the already overburdened excretory organs, but in the extracellular serum.
As long as there is no change in the lifestyle, which would interrupt the production of toxins, much of the toxins take this emergency route, which allows the blood to maintain a roughly adequate composition. As a result, the tissues ‘bathe’ in an increasingly polluted environment, and the toxins finally get inside the cells. They nest deep in the tissues, accumulate and form large deposits, so that they can no longer be easily eliminated. These deposits will first have to be split into smaller pieces before they can again rise from the depths of the tissue to the extracellular serum and then to the blood, in order to be carried afterwards to the excretory organs.
The toxins deposit in secret, but in a very natural way: the latest deposits pile on those preceding, which in turn cover the still older deposits. Thus layers are gradually formed, comparable to geological sediments. The more the waste products accumulate, the more serious are the consequences for health, because the cells suffocate more and more in the waste materials, which impairs their normal functioning. This accumulation of toxins leaves clear traces: the resulting deterioration of the body environment manifests strikingly as illnesses. As long as the concentration of toxins is low, the illnesses are minor and harmless, but if the amount of waste matter increases, the illnesses become more serious.

First ‘alarm signals’
Chronologically, the process is as follows: the first symptoms are instances of minor discomfort such as fatigue, listlessness, mild skin problems, headaches, increased nervousness, mild sleep disorders, and so on. These are the first signs of the build-up of waste products in the body environment that is proceeding deep in the tissues. They have to be regarded as the first ‘alarm signals’.
If these signals are understood as such and the production of waste materials is reduced by a change in lifestyle, everything will soon be back in order, because the small quantities of excess toxins are quickly eliminated. Without change of lifestyle and diet, the body environment will continue to deteriorate. Toxins will accumulate, until the organs become greatly impaired in function and the tissues are damaged.

Healing crises
If the tolerance threshold is crossed, the organism reacts to the flood of poisons by intensifying all the metabolic processes in order to neutralise, burn and eliminate the waste products. The normal effects of this are fever and increased excretions: diarrhoea, cloudy urine, cough, strong sweats. In contrast to the first alarm signals, these crises are severe. They affect several organs of elimination; however, they do not last very long. The appearance of these symptoms brings on descriptions of ‘acute illness’, but they are basically cleansing crises, which have been triggered by the organism itself to protect against poisoning. Their aim is to restore health, which is why they are referred to as ‘healing crises’. Their appearance affords the sick person the opportunity to grasp that every misconduct has consequences. If the burden has reached beyond a certain level, the organism resorts to an emergency programme to get itself back in order.
After such a crisis the body environment as well as the general condition is improved. Whether it endures lies only with the person concerned and to what extent he or she has become aware of the connection between his or her lifestyle and the condition of the body environment.
A lack of this awareness or – what amounts to the same – failure to correct the lifestyle means the waste materials continue to accumulate, interrupted from time to time by acute cleansing crises. Over time the reaction forces of the body diminish, especially because the amount of waste matter that needs to be excreted continues to surge. When the time has come for another cleansing crisis the organism is no longer able to induce a sufficiently intense and complete crisis. Its efforts manifest only weakly and only in one organ. Since the crises are insufficient to eliminate the excess waste matter all at once, the cleansing efforts of the organism have to be repeated. These ‘chronic’ efforts at restoring a healthy body environment are a symptom of chronic ailments. A feature of chronic illnesses is precisely the repeated crises, which diminish in intensity and are restricted to a certain part of the body.
The chronic illnesses are mainly functional in nature at first. In the course of time, however, there is damage to the organ substance, its effectiveness is massively impaired and, in turn, the deterioration of the body environment is accelerated. Slowly but inevitably the toxins capture the tissues, poisoning, damaging and destroying them.
The next stage is that of degenerative illnesses. The reaction forces are nearly exhausted, liberating cleansing crises are no longer possible. The organism, literally suffocating under the weight of its waste material, breaks down completely. There now appear degenerative conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis …
It is a very long road to the stage of degenerative diseases – unless genetic predisposition speeds up the process –, because these diseases are rooted in carrying on the same misconduct over a prolonged period until the effects add up in such a way that they can manifest in such a dramatic manner. Here the proverb fits: ‘small causes, big effects’.

A reversal is possible at any time!
By the time a disease or illness breaks out, the underlying process has long been underway in the depths of the body. The sick person often puts up no resistance to the development of the sickness, because he considers the ailments that affect him in the course of his life merely as disturbances and not as warnings, and he regards the suppression of toxins deep in tissues by means of medications that fight symptoms as acceptable therapy. Nevertheless, there is an increased willingness in people with serious conditions to reconsider.
Fortunately, there is the possibility of a reversal: it consists on the one hand in desisting from the mistakes that have led to the deterioration of the environment, and on the other hand to promote the elimination of the accumulated toxins through diet or fasting, cleansing vegetative cures and corrective attitude towards life. Thanks to the body’s wonderful regeneration ability this gradual elimination of the pathogenic causes can lead to complete restoration of health, provided the damages were not too extensive or deep-rooted.
If the body environment has regained its normal composition, no more illness can appear, because – according to the law of reciprocal action – there is no more reason for it. The basis on which such could develop no longer exists! Old errors are compensated and offset, and the waste products are eliminated. Even exogenous causes of illness such as bacterial infections can hardly gain a foothold, because a healthy body environment is resistant to attacks.
The renewal of the body environment does not, however, consist only in giving up something bad. Regeneration also requires ‘good things’, such as nutrition, oxygen, exercise in fresh air and natural foods – all the things that are part of a healthy life.
With a decision to correct one’s body environment, it is necessary to compensate for any error by means of suitable counter measures, since according to the law of equilibrium the result is proportionally related to the actions taken. The cure is thus not immediately linked with the decision for an improvement! First of all the toxins that have ever entered and are still present in the body must be eliminated, and on the reverse path of their entry. There is no remedy that is able to remove all the toxins all at once. The elimination of toxins from the organism is a lengthy process. To leave the tissues in which they have lodged themselves, the toxins must first leave the cells, then be transported by the serum or lymph to the blood and thence to the elimination organs. This naturally takes time.

Perseverance leads to the goal!
The beginning of the cure is the hardest part, because the body, which is finally being supported in its excretory efforts by therapeutic measures, sometimes lets toxins rise massively to the blood. This leads to a general malaise, headaches, nausea, the resurgence of old symptoms, and so on. This makes many a person want to abandon the cleansing treatment under the pretext that everything has only become a lot worse than before the treatment. In reality, however, the patient is on the mend, since the waste matter is on the decrease. The complaints are only the unavoidable consequence arising from the reflux of toxins into the blood.
Another reason why some people are tempted to give up the lifestyle change is that they react much more intensely than before to ‘exceptions’. Thus an excessively rich meal leads quicker to digestive problems, excessive consumption of alcohol unleashes headaches more rapidly. They feel vulnerable, more sensitive than before and think that they have gone in quite the wrong direction. This is not the case however: on the contrary they enjoy better health! Their powers of reaction are much stronger than at the time when their body environment was full of waste matter. These energies warn immediately of something harmful, so that it can be avoided.
The slogan is therefore: only he who perseveres can attain his goal!

Christopher Vasey

 

Article based on the knowledge of the Grail Message