Now I'm back to my simple life of sauna and hot tub at the mineral pools, hot yoga, and short walks.I’m working on testing out various hypotheses, this time trying harder to control the variables. It’s a tough challenge, and it’s brought up some questions in my mind about the strategies I use, and others use, to deal with hypersensitivities. I haven’t been practicing extreme avoidance, and I really don’t want to. But I may have to do so if nothing else works – which is how many others I know came to this practice. In the interim, it helps me to understand how it could work, and what other models could also be successful interventions.
- The toxicity of the noxious substance (e.g. some things have a 6 month to a year half-life so no one can excrete them rapidly)
- How many other toxins are already stored in the body (e.g. total body load)
- The nutritional status of the body (e.g. whether there is a shortage of essential vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients needed to meet the challenge)
- How capable the individual body is at eliminating, neutralizing, and adjusting to the toxin
Because toxins seem to be absorbed more quickly than they are excreted, and most of us with chronic illness have genetic variants (called SNPs) which slow the detoxification processes known as hydroxylation, acetylation, methylation, sulfation, and glucoronidation, to name those I know I have problems with, the first step in correcting chronic inflammatory disease is limiting the influx of more toxins.