There are only two causes of health problems - Toxins and Imbalance
Toxin is defined as any substance in excess, or primarily, harmful to the normal functioning of the body. Imbalance is broadly defined as the body not functioning to the optimum level as it should – this could include injury, and the failure of cells to operate properly. For example, the body must have a certain amount of sugar, but excess sugar is a toxin. The Pancreas may not function properly as an indirect result. The malfunction (imbalance) of the Pancreas may then lead to other health problems, such as digestive, eye, heart, foot or kidney problems. If one part of the body is not in balance, this can affect all other parts in some way – so the whole body (a mass of inter-dependent organs and systems) is in a state of imbalance.
The Traditional view of health problems is “holistic”, not “segmented.” Instead of saying “disease” as an isolated problem in the body, it would be more appropriate to say, “dis-ease”, meaning “out of balance.” As another example, the body makes phlegm to help expel germs or irritants in the lungs, but if all the phlegm is not expelled, it packs down into the lower lung and becomes a harmful toxin, because it restricts the lungs’ normal breathing. The lung is then in a state of imbalance (not functioning as it should). In severe cases, this may lead to chronic shortness of breath, and problems with other organs, by placing increased load on the heart and cardiovascular system for instance, or reducing the oxygen supply to the brain and other body cells. The body also absorbs toxins from the environment, via your breathing, incorrect food and drink choices, and absorption through your eyes and skin.
It has three ways to deal with toxins:
First, it will expel whatever it can by sweating or urine (for water soluble toxins) or by stools, vomiting, pimples, skin rashes etc (for non-water soluble toxins).
Second, what it can not expel, it will store, in an area that is temporarily harmless, such as around the belly, hips or in joints - wrists, knuckles, etc. - for later disposal. However, if the toxin intake continues to exceed the rate at which the body can expel them, eventually these storage areas also give problems; the soft fat becomes hard; the joints painful and difficult to move. When the sensible person corrects the imbalance, the body gathers the toxins together for disposal, and this can be painful at first.
Third, it can form toxic cells into clumps known as tumors to prevent or delay the spread of these cells through the body. The cells may be toxic due to acidity, stress, virus, or other abnormality. The body tries to encase the tumours in a protective membrane or sheath, to further delay their spread; if successful the tumour is called “benign” – unlikely to spread – and if not, “malignant” – likely to spread. However, whilst sometimes necessary, surgical, radioactive or chemical treatment of the tumour(s) does not necessarily address the cause of the problem, which is why so many of this type of problem recur.