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"GI tract that causes water to secrete, killing by dehydration; staph toxins excite the immune system's inflammatory response, causing vomiting and blisteringly high fevers. Exotoxins, powerful though they are, produce antigens and can therefore be defeated by the body's immune system. Less virulent, but more stable, is the other large category of bacterial poisons: the endotoxins. Y. pestis gets its deadliness from its endotoxins, which are produced by the disintegration of the lipopolysaccharide in the cell wall."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"But again, the question you have to ask is why does the body accumulate toxins? Well, you probably accumulate toxins because some of the intracellular mechanisms that were working at one point have stopped working. So are the toxins really a sign of aging or merelv a concomitant of some other PEARLY WHITES biological process that has changed, A vital part of your digestive presumably driven by some genetic system, a bright smile can last clock that exists inside the body? We a lifetime. Healthy teeth allow honestly just don't know."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Another theory is the "Garbage-Dump Syndrome," which theorizes that you accumulate toxins as you go along and things happen. But again, the question you have to ask is why does the body accumulate toxins? Well, you probably accumulate toxins because some of the intracellular mechanisms that were working at one point have stopped working."

- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"This hypothetical mechanism was not inconsistent with the scientific understanding then emerging of bacterial toxins and their ability to elicit responses, even after the pathogens that produced them were no longer viable. Neither Drinker nor his contemporaries made the link to cotton dust and the parallel Monday morning syndrome of textile workers. Following the roaring intetest in the health of brass foundry workers in the 1920s, there was an abrupt fall-off in further research or other medical writing on the subject."
- Paul D. Blanc, M.D., How Everyday Products Make People Sick: toxins at Home and in the Workplace (Get the book.)

"New versions of environmental history instruct us that our fetish over toxins is likely to be seen by future generations for the absurdity that it surely must be. The environment can take care of itself, we are falsely reassured, just as it has always done. Woody Allen humorously mined this vein in his film Sleeper a. number of years ago, portraying a character waking up in the not-too-distant future only to discover a world in which cigarettes and high cholesterol diets have been found to be health promoting."

- Paul D. Blanc, M.D., How Everyday Products Make People Sick: toxins at Home and in the Workplace (Get the book.)

"To an important extent, so too do the toxins to which we are exposed. These changes involve more than simply evolving perceptions of what constitutes an unacceptable risk. To keep up with an expanding inventory of hazards requires tracking unusual if not arcane information sources. On my preferred reading list is a twelve-page newsletter published every week by the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Its upbeat name is the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The cognoscenti refer to it simply as the MMWR."

- Paul D. Blanc, M.D., How Everyday Products Make People Sick: toxins at Home and in the Workplace (Get the book.)

"The toxins produced by bactetia fall into one of two categories. The first, called exotoxins, are the mote virulent of the two, and can kill a two-hundred-pound human in doses as low as one ren-millionrh of a gram. The existence of such lethal substances is a challenge both to believets in an intelligent designer and to Darwinians convinced that every expressed behavior is an adaptation of some sort. There appears to be no reproductive advantage to toxin-producing bacteria .. . quite the opposite, in fact, since the lives of most bacteria end with the death of their host."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"When glycotoxins damage kidney cells, the glomeruli lose their ability to filter the blood properly, allowing toxins, excess fluid, and other products to build up in the body. A glomerular filtration rate greater than 90 milliliters per minute indicates normal function; 60 to 90 indicates a mild decrease in function; 30 to 59, moderate; 15 to 29, severe. Less than 15 is a diagnosis of kidney failure. Because chronic kidney disease typically develops over many months or years, it is important to regularly check your kidney function, especially if you have diabetes."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"More important, the U.S. Army, with unusual foresight, required systematic follow-up of all hospitalized gassing cases by a medical examining boatd. Immediately following the war, a review of two thousand such cases evaluated at Camp Grant, Illinois, reported that approximately half the group had findings consistent with either bronchitis or emphysema. In the other half of the group, gross physical examination found nothing abnormal."
- Paul D. Blanc, M.D., How Everyday Products Make People Sick: toxins at Home and in the Workplace (Get the book.)

"In the words of William McNeill, wondering why (in evolutionary terms) bacteria produce toxins is pretty much like asking why they also produce therapeutic medicines; in neither case can one persuasively see the hand of either God or natural selection. But while no one can, with any confidence, offer a reason for the existence of exotoxins, huge amounts are known about their structure, their activity, and their extraordinary specificity. The toxin of C."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"The toxins produced by bactetia fall into one of two categories. The first, called exotoxins, are the mote virulent of the two, and can kill a two-hundred-pound human in doses as low as one ren-millionrh of a gram. The existence of such lethal substances is a challenge both to believets in an intelligent designer and to Darwinians convinced that every expressed behavior is an adaptation of some sort. There appears to be no reproductive advantage to toxin-producing bacteria .. . quite the opposite, in fact, since the lives of most bacteria end with the death of their host."

- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"If the drug kills too many liver cells that process toxins, those toxins can back up into the bloodstream and injure other organs. Death can come swiftly, or slowly. Yet the liver is also a resilient thing, a true physiological marvel. It is the only organ that can, with time, regenerate itself, a kind of Donald Trump of the human body. Problems ensue when the rate of damage to the liver exceeds its ability to do so, or when other organs have become so thrashed as a result of liver dysfunction that they cannot recover. Then the spleen can bloat from backed-up toxins."
- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"Well, you probably accumulate toxins because some of the intracellular mechanisms that were working at one point have stopped working. So are the toxins really a sign of aging or merelv a concomitant of some other PEARLY WHITES biological process that has changed, A vital part of your digestive presumably driven by some genetic system, a bright smile can last clock that exists inside the body? We a lifetime. Healthy teeth allow honestly just don't know."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"And more fiber in your diet— always a good idea—promotes the elimination of toxins from the body. Since highly processed foods loaded with bad fats and sugar can contribute to digestive problems (and to bad breath), the more whole foods you can incorporate into your diet the Natural Prescription for Bad Breath and accomplish some of the same things. These drinks frequently contain nice doses of chlorophyll-containing grasses. Digestive enzymes: 1 or 2 with every meal Probiotics: 1 or 2, three times a day or as directed. You can also take the powdered form with water."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"They may rapidly lose 100 to 150 pounds, with their shrinking fat cells releasing enormous amounts of heavy metal "toxins" into their bloodstream, but I have yet to see a single one develop "detox" symptoms. Likewise, the scientists of Biosphere II lost one-third of their body mass in a year and had huge elevations in heavy metals measured in their bloodstream without any "detox" symptoms. ACTIVATE YOUR LONGEVITY PROGRAM By now you're already well on your way to being a vegephile."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"For example, if there is a metabolic rush hour caused by too many medications and toxins to metabolize, a metabolic traffic jam may result. If this occurs, other metabolic routes or detours will develop and you may overproduce possibly harmful metabolites. Similarly, if you inherited a particularly slow enzyme pathway, or are deficient in B vitamins or other nutrients, an enzyme may not work well and the same problem can arise. Metabolic traffic jams result in toxic metabolites. Fortunately, your inherited enzymes can be helped by the right nutrients, thereby improving your hormone metabolism."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Activated charcoal is another great supplement that can help with odors and even toxins O originating in the gut. It may also sweeten g your breath. ^ Chlorophyll is nature's deodorizer and, 73 rn according to some naturopaths, a great blood purifier, meaning it helps support detoxification. The popular breath-freshening gum Clorets capitalized on this connection between chlorophyll and deodorizing, but truth be told, chlorophyll packs a powerful wallop. Some practitioners recommend taking a few capsules or tablets on an empty stomach to support gut health and detoxification."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"This looks to be especially true when it comes to the toxins that affect your hormonal, or endocrine, system. Moreover, toxic chemicals can react in unexpected ways, especially when combined with other chemicals. Scientists simply cannot predict who is vulnerable to which substances or at which dosages. No one can tell you, for instance, that your body can tolerate chemical A but not chemical B—or that your body can handle x amount of a certain chemical but no more. The factors that trigger illness or disease in any given person are vague and unknown."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"So are the toxins really a sign of aging or merelv a concomitant of some other PEARLY WHITES biological process that has changed, A vital part of your digestive presumably driven by some genetic system, a bright smile can last clock that exists inside the body? We a lifetime. Healthy teeth allow honestly just don't know. us to eat the wide variety of foods found in a balanced diet, but cavities, ill-fitting den- WHAT IS THE AVERAGE tures, and other oral problems AMERICAN LIFESPAN? can make chewing painful and j^."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Therefore, the drug companies are limited to giving toxins to rats until they find ones that disrupt the rat's normally functioning brain, causing biochemical imbalances. Then they try to argue that this particular intervention has beneficial effects. In the mid-1980s, when Prozac was still in the experimental stage, Lilly researchers discovered that the brain fights against the abnormal accumulation of serotonin by shutting down its production of serotonin for a period of time."
- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"Charcoal tablets in between meals: Activated charcoal absorbs toxins and is a natural purifier. (Take it with plenty of water, and not at the same time as nutritional supplements or medications, as it may theoretically interfere with absorption.) Hydrogen peroxide: Gargling and rinsing with hydrogen peroxide has been found to be terrific for many people. Oil of oregano: 2 capsules, three times a day Green drinks: Daily Note: All dosages are daily dosages and in pill or capsule form unless otherwise noted. better."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"The general thinking is that after four or five days you have completely excreted the food from your body, so there is no risk of a buildup of allergenic toxins. Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., director at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in South Carolina, is one of many practitioners who believe we should all think about rotating our foods."

- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"Comitris For some 400 million years, sharks have inhabited the oceans of the world, living long and, for the most part, cancer-free lives, despite the increased toxins and pollutants introduced into their habitats. Sharks' ability to adapt to and remain healthy in their environment may be linked to the cartilage that makes up their skeletons. A strong, connective tissue, like that in the human ear, cartilage appears to inhibit angiogenesis, which is the development of blood vessels that feed tumors."
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

"Filled with toxins such as PCBs and mercury, fish are a known hazard—so much so that pregnant women are advised to eat them sparingly. And the development of fish farming, made necessary by the steady depletion of the Earth's oceans, poses some new dangers. Fish farming is so unhealthy that its products must be treated with antibiotics, and many health authorities advise against eating farm-grown fish. There is no doubt that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are valuable, but there are other, safer sources of these acids, which I will discuss in Chapter 8. 5."
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"Gardella, a wry, shorts-sporting, suntanned, and bulldogish fifty-one-year-old, volunteered to use his expertise in environmental chemistry and the effects of exposure to toxins to help residents pressure the DEC to find funds to clean up East Ferry. Gardella didn't care that the Superfund was dry, and he didn't see any point in waiting around to find out whether East Ferry met all the statistical criteria for being an official cluster or not."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Each of us needs to drink at least half of our body weight in ounces of water per day to help the body flush out the toxins and poisons. • Second: Dilute the Flor-Essence with a little more water when it is taken. Increase the dilution to 4 ounces of water instead of the recommended 2 ounces. Make sure the tea is sipped more slowly (5 to 10 minutes per cup). • Third: Ensure fiber intake is sufficient. It is recommended to consume up to 40 grams of fiber per day. Raw fruits, vegetables, or a fiber supplement can help add fiber to one's daily diet."
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

"If we don't want to ingest unnecessary toxins, we buy organic produce. If we want to avoid unhealthy fats, we read ingredient labels. Yet we ingest toxic messages without a thought. As you study the recurrent activities in your life that inflate your levels of gratuitous negativity, pay close attention to how you feel ingesting media, both during and after. Was all the negativity you felt necessary? Was some of it gratuitous? How could you alter your media diet to cut out the saturated fats—the needless negativity? One solution I've found is to get my news online."
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"Heavy metal toxins such as lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic and barium can cause intestinal and immune system abnormalities. Detection of heavy metals can be done using a hair mineral analysis. Some medical doctors use a chelating drug to bind heavy metals and then test the urine for their excretion. Vaccinations are thought to prime our immune system to recognize a virus so that we will not succumb to it. This is a good theory and has prevented many merciless diseases. However, some vaccines still contain toxic ingredients such as mercury and formaldehyde."
- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

"For a few days he coughed up thick mucus, perhaps from the cadmium and other tobacco-based toxins that had accumulated over the years from smoking. Soon, however, he felt that he could breathe freely and deeply again, something he had not felt in nearly a decade. The energetic correction to his nervous system resulted in subtler kinds of reactions. Harry said, "I noticed a really peculiar change. I went from a pattern of being permanently wired and then being completely drained to feeling more balanced. I had always tended to overdo things and then would collapse as a result."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

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