7 Stages of Disease
Understanding the Process of Building
Disease in the Human Body
I would like to share a concept with you on what disease really is. I’m a firm believer in the vital importance of understanding the disease process so that we understand why it’s important to eat properly to maintain health. Health can not be bought. Health must be earned. We can’t receive it from anyone else. We must learn how to take care of our bodies so that we can live a vibrant complete life.
Stage 1: ENERVATION
This is the very beginning root cause of all disease. When we work ourselves too hard we weaken all systems. When we do not allow adequate time to recover and recharge we drain our cell batteries. When we drain our cell batteries there is not enough charge to allow passage of vital nutrients, like oxygen, which results in the next state of disease. Although, this stage is not recognized as a disease yet, it vital to understand it is the beginning of the disease state. Most people will just feel tired, exhausted and worn out at this stage. The best way to recover from enervation is to get enough sleep as sleep is the greatest energy charger! Inadequate sleep and rest are the main causes of enervation.
Stage 2: TOXEMIA
When we continually over work out bodies, do not allow for adequate recharge, and reach for the stress comfort foods we continually add to an overload of toxic waste flowing around in our blood stream and all tissues. Toxemia is a state where toxins saturate our body. This happens when we fail to observe our capacities and ignore the symptoms of enervation. We continue to overwork, get to sleep late, and are under great stress. This is the second stage of the disease state. Proper care of our bodies will easily reverse the progression allowing us to return to a completely healthy state.
Stage 3: IRRITATION
This is the 3rd stage of the disease state. If we continue to ignore symptoms, continue to live in a stressful way, continue to pile on toxins in the form of ‘food’ and personal care, we will continue on to this irritated stage. We are prone to allergies, nasal irritation, mucous membrane irritation in the eyes, as well as skin eruptions like acne and eczema, demonstrating that the liver is irritated. Irritation is when we feel itchy and uncomfortable, or when we have irritation but not painful areas. Irritation results from toxic substances being sensed by our nervous system. Our body is giving us signals to move away from this condition. If we ignore the clear signs of imbalance we will continue building the disease state.
It’s only at this stage that doctors recognize it as disease because pain is involved. Maybe you’ve experienced this before: you’ve completely lost your appetite. You don’t feel hungry at all even though you haven’t eaten all day. All you want to do is just sleep and rest. Sound familiar? The area becomes inflamed due to continuous irritation of toxic substances. Appendicitis (appendix), tonsillitis (tonsils), hepatitis (liver), and nephritis (kidney) are all inflammation but in different areas of the body.
Stage 5: Ulceration
The continual dumping of toxins into our body, eating toxic foods we were not designed to consume like animal flesh and cow breast milk that was meant for a baby cow, the lack of oxygen and proper nutrients to assist the body in releasing toxins fast, our bodies begin to overload. Our body uses ulcers as a way to drain toxic build-up. It will heal if causes are stopped. Cells and tissue structure are being damaged due to our body’s inability to live in increasing toxins. Think of your body as a fish tank. Your cells are the fish and the water is the fluids within your body. If the water is not filtered and too much food is fed to the fish, toxicity results. We must take more serious action at this point to reverse the damage being done at this stage.
Induration is often called tumor formation and is the process where our tissue hardened so that ulcer and toxic materials can be kept inside and sealed off by the hardening of the tissue around them. This is a way of quarantining the toxins. This shows how our body tries so hard to protect us even at this stage! However, if we continue with our destructive lifestyles and diet patterns, our body will eventually dissolve the hard tissue when the toxin level is so high and it can longer take it. This means the toxins will leak and circulate to other parts of the body. That leads to cancer……
Stage 7: CANCER
Our cells have become parasitic at this stage. They were starved enough of oxygen so they had to revert to a primitive state. Healthy cells use oxygen in the aerobic process of cellular respiration. Cancer cells can’t use oxygen so they work in an anaerobic state. This state requires a lot of fuel, glucose, to keep the anaerobic respiration engine running. They disconnect from the bodies communication system and grow at will to sustain this process. Cancer is usually fatal. It can ONLY be reversed with the condition of us stopping the causes and indulge in healthful practices. Healthful practices are the universal panacea!
The Root Cause of all Disease
When our system is overburdened by waste management, it cannot effectively perform its role of defense, and sickness begins. There is a direct and significant link between what we eat and how we live…..and how our health manifests through the course of our lives.
WE REAP WHAT WE SOW. THIS IS THE LAW OF NATURE
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
- Disruption of normal metabolism
- Suppression of cell development
- Disruption of the body’s energy circuits
- Entry into the food chain
Inorganic Fruits and Vegetables
- Pesticide residues
- Low levels of trace minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients
- High levels of sugars
- Bacteria, parasites, and viruses affect weakened, nutritionally deficient plants
Meat, fish, dairy, and poultry
- Concentrated agricultural chemicals through the food chain
- Excess hormones and antibiotics
- Lack of fiber
- Parasites, bacteria, worms
- Loss of micronutrient content
- Destruction of enzymes
- Loss of oxygen
- Addition of chemical preservatives and colorings
- Cell phones / cell phone towers
- Electricity cables in walls
- Computers / TV’’
The Alkaline – Acid Balance
The body is Alkaline by design and Acidic by function. The pH target of the blood is 7.365. The pH range is 7.35 to 7.45. If your pH drops to 7.2, acidosis results. At 7.0, death occurs. The body constantly strives for homeostasis – the balance at which the functions of the body can operate. Multiple stress factors try to lower pH of the blood causing Acidosis.
There are 2 types of stress factors that lower the pH of the blood:
(click the picture to see a larger view of the pH scale)
- Mental and emotional stress
- Nutritional stress
- Environmental stress
The quality of the blood is vital to a healthy disease free existence and is conditioned by several stress factors. Healthy blood pH is 7.365 and the body will do anything to maintain this level, just as it will too maintain the correct body temperature.
Any form of negative stress will acidify the body’s biological terrain and it will have to work much harder to bring the pH levels back to their preferred alkaline balance of 7.365 drawing energy from our bodies making us feel tired and sick. Hence, taking us back to stages 1 and 2 of disease.
Stress acidifies the biological terrain of the body. The body will look for alkalinity in tissues (minerals) and calcium in the bones. Acidity is dumped in body tissues. This is called latent tissue acidosis. The cells of your body are bathed in a poor and acidic “Eco-habitat” similar to a fish tank.
What we call disease is nothing more and nothing less than the body’s way to ask us to wake up and change our lifestyle!
If all of our cells are bathed in an overly acidic environment which is creating imbalances in our organs and tissues, what should we do in order to become healthy again?
The answer is somewhat like this: If a fish is sick, do you operate on the fish or do you change the water in its tank?