Removing Cancer Causing Toxins
Types of toxins in your body
Metabolic Toxins: Sometimes called endogenous (made inside your body) toxins, metabolic toxins are produced by each of your cells as they go about their everyday metabolic processes. Metabolic toxins can also be produced by microorganisms that act on incompletely digested food in your digestive tract.
It’s normal for your cells to contain some toxins at all times. After all, your cells need to manufacture energy on an ongoing basis, and the manufacturing process results in waste (toxin) production.
Toxins only present a challenge to your health when they accumulate to a point where they interfere with cellular function
Environmental Toxins: Sometimes called exogenous (made outside your body) toxins, environmental toxins include all the chemicals and pollutants that you’re exposed to through air, water, and food.
Common environmental toxins include pesticides, herbicides, prescription and over-the-counter medications, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds.
Next is heavy metal and chemical toxicity coming from years of exposure to highly toxic heavy metals and chemicals. While many come from the environment, silver amalgam fillings, many vaccines and some other drugs put mercury and other toxins into our body. Most large fish have elevated mercury levels. Elevated levels of heavy metals disrupt the immune system, and must be dealt with when fighting cancer.
And then there is the toxic buildup in the colon of undigested foods and hardened fecal matter. Nutrient absorption is disrupted, and toxins sitting in that decaying mess are reabsorbed back into the body. This creates a constant stress on the immune system, and a further load on the body’s detoxification systems. Toxins over the long haul can result in you developing any one of the chronic diseases including cancer.
Detoxification needs to happen on the journey to good health.
What Exactly is Detoxification?
Detoxification refers to the process of eliminating toxins from your body.
The good news is that your body is designed to constantly gather up and remove toxins from your cells. Most of the toxins that are stirred up from your cells are broken down in your liver, and then eliminated from your body via your kidneys, colon, skin, lungs, and mucus linings in your nose and ears.
Put another way, every time that you urinate, defecate, exhale, cough, sneeze, and experience an inside-out reaction with your skin, your body eliminates toxins from your system
If your exposure to toxins rises, your body increases its output through the eliminative channels mentioned above. If your eliminative mechanisms cannot keep up with the number of toxins that are coming in and being generated in your cells, in an effort to preserve your health, your body attempts to store some of the toxins in your fat tissues. Even if you are lean for your body type, your body can store toxins in fat tissues that can be found interspersed between your muscle fibers and surrounding your organs.
The bottom line is this: Your body is committed to eliminating harmful toxins from your system at all times. Toxins can become problematic to your health if you accumulate enough of them without eliminating them.
Detoxification is the foundation of all healing because we all live in a toxic world.
This is why in the Winning Against Cancer Program Detoxification is a critical step.
Proper Order of Detoxification
Step One: Parasites
Step one in the proper order of cleansing is to remove any parasites from the system.
The idea of parasitic intruders is an uncomfortable one but a parasite cleanse is the first step in the process. If parasites are present in your system, it’s important to expel them so that their waste and toxins can’t overwhelm your body. In traditional herbalism, bitter, digestive tonic herbs are used to paralyze and kill parasites in the digestive tract as well as controlling their eggs and improving digestive secretions, a natural protection against parasite overgrowth. At the same time, the bitter principles help to increase elimination, so that the parasites’ toxins may be excreted at a faster rate. Without fully cleansing your system of parasites, the effectiveness of cleanses to follow will suffer.
Holistic Health Center uses a 10 day Parasite Cleansing plan. When consulting with Dr. Kilday you will be advised the Parasite Cleanse to use.
Step Two: Kidney / Colon Cleansing
The kidneys are small organs; however they process about 20% of the entire amount of blood pumped by the heart. The kidneys process approximately 200 quarts of blood every day in an effort to sift out waste products and extra water.
The kidneys receive blood and then process the blood by removing the wastes. Then the processed blood is returned to the body and the eliminated substances stay in the urine. Urine flows from the kidneys into the bladder, where it is stored until excretion from the body through the urethra.
A kidney cleanse is any procedure that involves drinking a huge amount of liquid, and making sure you are eating a healthy diet. Simply eating a better diet and increasing your consumption of water can sometimes be enough. Juicing (which will be discussed in the diet portion of the program) is also a kidney cleanse, and any other form of fasting which incorporates a lot of liquids, will by the same token cleanse the kidneys. Colon cleansing will also help the kidneys.
The colon or large intestine’s major job is to absorb water from indigestible food, compact it into waste material (feces) and pass it from the body. A person with a healthy colon will have 2-3 bowel movements a day shortly after each meal. Many of us do not have healthy colons because our diets consist of many processed foods that lack a high fiber content, and we build up waste and toxins in the colon that contribute to disease in the body.
Bowel movements are the basis of your health. If you don’t have at least 1 bowel movement per day, you are already walking your way toward disease. Man’s body has not changed very much in the past several thousand years… however man’s diet has certainly changed a lot. All the refined sugar, white flour, hormone/antibiotics-filled meats we constantly ingest constitute an assault on our bodies. We are continuously violating our bodies by eating terrible foods. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
So, all congestion and toxins must be removed, and it must begin with cleansing of the bowel.
One of the most frequent bowel problems that people experience today is constipation.
A constipated system is one in which the transition time of toxic wastes is slow. The longer the “transit time,” the longer the toxic waste matter sits in our bowel, which allows them to putrefy, ferment and possibly be reabsorbed. The longer your body is exposed to putrefying food in your intestines, the greater the risk of developing disease. Even with one bowel movement per day, you will still have at least three meals worth of waste matter putrefying in your colon at all times.
Disease usually begins with a toxic bowel. Those having fewer bowel movements are harboring a potentially fertile breeding ground for serious diseases and cancer. Infrequent or poor quality bowel movements over an extended period of time is hazardous to your health.
A proper colon cleansing program removes the mucoid plaque from the colon. Even a thin layer of mucoid plaque weakens the body. Nature intended mucoid plaque to be sloughed off. But due to stress and diet, most Americans have many hardened layers of mucoid plaque. The healthy colon weighs about 4 pounds. One autopsy revealed a colon choked with 40 pounds of impacted mucoid plaque! A proper colon cleanse and detoxification program prepares your body for optimal health by removing the mucoid plaque.
Begin transitioning to a diet (which will be discussed further in the program) rich in raw fruits and vegetables with very few cooked or processed foods to help keep your digestive system free of mucoid plaque.
Regular and easy elimination will be the rule, toxins will not build up and foods will be fully digested and utilized. This optimum nutrition allows rejuvenation and peak vitality. It took years to get the body so full of plaque and toxins but our program will detoxify and get your body pure and back to its highest possible state of health.
To begin to detoxify the colon, it is also important to incorporate probiotics into the diet to replenish healthy levels of intestinal flora.
When embarking on a complete cleansing program, it is critical to follow the order of detoxification.
Holistic Health Center uses a 10 day Colon Cleansing plan. When consulting with Dr. Kilday you will be advised the Colon Cleanse to use. When dealing with cancer Holistic Health Center uses specific Colon Cleanses.
Step Three: Liver / Gallbladder Cleanse
The liver is the body’s most vital organ and also the largest. Everything you eat, drink, breathe and absorb through your skin is purified and detoxified in your liver. Everyday your body is being polluted by harmful chemicals through food, drink and the environment and what your body doesn’t eliminate ends up getting stored in your body, including your liver. When your liver is overwhelmed, your whole body pays the price. You feel tired and heavy. You lose your vitality.
The liver filters the blood, removing toxins and altering the form of toxic substances. It secretes bile full of cholesterol and fat-soluble toxins and enzymatically breaks down unwanted chemicals. The liver filters the blood, so if the liver is clogged and the blood is cleaned before the liver, then the toxins, viruses, bacteria have no where to go and will further clog and weaken the liver.
Your invisible detox organ is your liver. Your liver is the biggest and most important organ in the body. It has everything to do with how you live, that’s why it’s called the liver. Your liver condition can actually tell you how long you will live and how well you look and feel.
Our livers receive blood directly from digestive organs (the spleen, pancreas, and gall bladder) and filters out waste and toxins, converting them into substances that can be carried safely out of the body. Think of the work the liver does, even without the introduction of alcohol or medications, and you can begin to appreciate the need for a cleanse.
The importance of this organ in the full body cleanse is that the path to eliminate should be clear. If we have not properly cleansed our bowels then the cleansing of other organs will result in toxins from those cleanses leaking into our bloodstream, forcing the liver to work even harder. If the path is clear for the liver then the cleanse will be a successful one.
Holistic Health Center uses a 13 day Liver / Gallbladder Cleansing plan. When consulting with Dr. Kilday you will be advised the Liver / Gallbladder Cleanse to use.
Step Four: Heavy Metals Detoxification
Heavy metals are substances that can contribute to impaired immune systems and even cancer. We have found that most people who have cancer also have some kind of heavy metal poisoning.
If you think you are not toxic then you are mistaken. Research has shown that every cancer is loaded with over 40,000 times higher concentration of Arsenic, lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium, BPA, phthalates, petrochemicals and so on.
Scientists estimate that over 50 percent of U.S. residents are exposed to heavy metals in their environment. These metals, which include lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium and arsenic, are found in industrial by products as well as in drinking water, pesticides and even things as common as dental fillings and cooking utensils.
Heavy metals have been connected with many serious health problems including not only cancer, but heart disease, brain deterioration, emotional problems, kidney disease, lung disease, and weak bones.
Today, heavy metals are abundant in our air, soil, and even drinking water. They are present in virtually every area of modern life from construction materials to cosmetics, medicines, processed foods, fuel, appliances, and even personal care products. It is very difficult for anyone to avoid exposure. However, you can take steps to understand and minimize this threat through acts of prevention and treatment that will help to lessen their negative impact on you and your family’s health.
There are over 20 different known heavy metal toxins that can impact human health. Accumulation within the body can lead to a decline in the mental, cognitive, and physical health of the individual. The following paragraphs discuss three of the most common, carcinogenic and dangerous heavy metal toxins:
Heavy Metals “Officially” Recognized as Carcinogenic
Cadmium compounds are part of tobacco smoke. This is a straightforward link to lung and other cancers. Inhaling toxins is the most efficient means of poisoning the human body. Obviously, smokers and those subjected to cigarette smoke are under constant assault from cadmium. Cadmium and several cadmium-containing compounds are known carcinogens and can induce many types of cancer. Tobacco smoking is the most important single source of cadmium exposure in the general population. It has been estimated that about 10% of the cadmium content of a cigarette is inhaled through smoking. The absorption of cadmium from the lungs is much more effective than that from the gut, and as much as 50% of the cadmium inhaled via cigarette smoke may be absorbed. On average, smokers have 4-5 times higher blood cadmium concentrations and 2-3 times higher kidney cadmium concentrations than non-smokers.
Mercury, the heavy metal most dangerous for human health, has been “officially” recognized as “possibly carcinogenic”. However, various lab animal studies and epidemiological human surveys indicate that it should be considered carcinogenic. Mercuric chloride has caused increases in several types of tumors in rats and mice, and methyl mercury has caused kidney tumors in male mice.
Research has shown that all cancer cells have mercury in them. It is believed mercury toxicity is the reason cancer reoccurs after remission.
The most dangerous contact that many of us have with mercury is actually found in our mouth. Mercury amalgam fillings, silver in color, are slowly releasing their toxic substances into our body’s tissues each time we eat and drink warm substances. Elemental mercury when released by a dental amalgam is inhaled and (80 percent of it) absorbed by the lungs and retained in the body. Mostly all cancer patients have mercury amalgam fillings in their mouths.
Surprisingly though, even with research backing the dangers of mercury amalgams, dentists today still use them as fillings. If you have amalgam fillings it is worth considering their removal and replacement of a safe white filling.
The other most dangerous contact is mercury in vaccines. Mercury is frequently used as a preservative in vaccines. Some amount of mercury is found in virtually every vaccine given to children, not in just one vaccine. It is astonishing, too, that vaccinations containing mercury continue to be given to our children on a regular basis each and every year, across the country, and around the world. Mercury has recently been implicated as being a contributing factor to the increasing prevalence of autism in American children.
The use of this toxic element in numerous industrial processes has resulted in its presence in many biological and ecological systems. Ground, surface, and drinking water are susceptible to arsenic poisoning from the use of arsenic in smelting, refining, galvanizing, and power plants; environmental contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, desiccants, wood preservatives, and animal feed additives; and human made hazardous waste sites, chemical wastes, and antibiotics. After the absorption of arsenic compounds, the primary areas of distribution are the liver, kidneys, lung, spleen, aorta, and skin. Arsenic compounds are also readily deposited in the hair and nails.
Worldwide Studies of populations with high levels of arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, and Argentina have shown elevated risks of cancers of the urinary tract, lung, skin, and, less consistently, cancers of the colon and liver. High arsenic levels have also been found in drinking water wells in America.
After you have your heavy metal levels checked through Holistic Health Center’s hair mineral analysis test Dr. Kilday will go over the report with you to see which metals are elevated and he will advise how to reduce and/or eliminate them.
In conclusion your body produces and eliminates waste every second. You can see your body releasing toxins in four different ways: through the lungs by breathing, the skin by perspiration, the kidneys by passing urine, and the large intestine by bowel movements. Gradually your immune system is weakened as the chronically toxic bowel environment destroys useful bacteria. Your liver becomes overburdened by the unprocessed intestinal toxins, and nerve meridian points in the intestines related to hundreds of other parts of the body are compromised.
A toxic bowel results in toxic blood and lymph, toxic organs and cells, and toxic function. The bowel “feeds” every organ, tissue, and cell in our bodies, so when the quality of feeding from the digestive system is contaminated or of poor quality, the cells and organs elsewhere in the body will be compromised and grow sluggish and inefficient.
When the body has been chronically subjected to (or put under attack by) drugs (such as aspirin or alcohol), salt, heavy metals (including dental mercury), toxic chemicals, parasites, harmful microbes and their toxins, and circulating immune complexes (immune cells locked onto undigested particles or foreign substances in the bloodstream), then the body is subject to chronic diseases including cancer.
Remember these steps must be done in order. First clean the body of parasites. Then clean the kidneys and the colon before you do the liver cleanse. The kidneys remove liquid waste and the colon removes solid waste. Cleaning the kidneys and colon first will help optimize the liver cleanse because if cleansing the liver is attempted without first cleansing the kidneys and colon, any toxins will just be reabsorbed back into the body.
Then the final step, Heavy Metal Detoxification and as you have read it is critical to remove these cancer causing heavy metals from our bodies.
These are the reasons why Detoxification is one of the most important steps of the Magnificent 7 Steps of the Winning Against Cancer Program.