“Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation.”
Healthful Living, by E.G. White, page 178
The Responsibility of the Blood
The blood is often called “the river of life”, because this bright red liquid flows and circulates throughout the entire body—all 60,000 miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries. The blood makes a trip from the heart and back in less than a minute. On this extraordinary journey it delivers nutrients, oxygen, and water to every organ, tissue, and cell, and it also carries away cellular waste, the byproduct of cell and tissue building. Everyday old cells are broken down and destroyed and are replaced by new cells. This broken down cellular tissue is toxic to human health and as long as nerve energy is normal, the blood will pick up this toxic material as fast as it develops and will deliver it to the organs of elimination— the skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, and intestines, where it is removed from the body. The end waste product of metabolism, which comes from the foods we eat, is eliminated via the intestinal tract.
The process of cell nourishment and cell cleansing is an ongoing process and continues throughout life, as long as nerve energy, which is necessary for all organ systems to function remains normal and is not recklessly squandered or depleted.
What is Enervation?
“Enervation is a state of lowered nerve force or vitality, and is produced by any mode of living that uses up an excess of nerve energy. Without nerve force there is no functional power. Enervation lowers functional power throughout the body so that secretion and excretion are checked and toxins consequently accumulate.”
— Dr. Herbert M. Shelton.
How Toxemia Accumulates in the Body
Unfortunately, bad lifestyle habits, unhealthy diet, mental and physical exhaustion, lack of sleep, physical inactivity, worry and stress, inadequate water consumption, smoking, coffee drinking, pollution, chemicals, and other environmental hazards, etc. effectively deplete and lower nerve energy. If nerve energy is not allowed to recover by rest and compliance to nature’s fixed laws, the body becomes enervated and drained and elimination of the toxic waste slows down, causing it to be retained in the blood and bowel. When the body is enervated, foods ingested are not properly metabolized and eliminated in twenty-four hours and become hardened and putrid in the large intestine. This toxic matter is reabsorbed into the blood stream and is circulated throughout the circulatory system and is fed to every living organ, tissue, and cell. The blood becomes thick and sluggish, toxins and acids begin to accumulate setting off a state of inflammation throughout the body and weakening the internal organs of elimination. The body’s PH levels become imbalanced, oxygen levels drop and pathogenic organisms thrive. Digestion slows down and chronic constipation and other digestive issues follow. Nutrients from foods eaten are not adequately absorbed, and the body’s immune response is weakened.
Consequences of Toxic Overload
As toxic matter continues to back up into the blood and bowel the body becomes overloaded and is unable to rid itself of so great a burden. A person suffering toxic overload may feel physically drained and tired, they may experience frequent colds, headaches, skin eruptions, brain fog, achy joints and muscles, bad breath and body odor, and many other symptoms.
Sadly, if the diet and lifestyle are not corrected and if nerve energy is not allowed to restore itself, the body cannot perform the necessary process of cell nourishment and cell cleansing and health begins to deteriorate leaving an open door for more seriously chronic and debilitating diseases.
Why Cleansing is Beneficial
Cleansing the body helps to remove a laarge quantity of toxins from the bowel, blood, tissues, and cells in a short period of time, thus relieving a great burden from the system and allowing the body to begin the process of recovery and its ability to cell nourish and cell cleanse. It’s like pushing a health “reset button” on your life. However, a lifetime of toxic build-up cannot be removed in a few short days or even a few weeks. It takes twelve months to completely cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. Therefore, one must be ready to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle in order for the process of cleansing and healing to continue.
It must be plainly emphasized that cleansing is not a quick fix for those who want to avoid change and who only seek temporary relief from the symptoms of poor health. It is counterproductive to habitually cleanse and purge, while refusing to give up a lifestyle of overindulgence and reckless living. Cleansing is not a “Band-aid.” Eventually bad lifestyle habits will take its toll on the body and cleansing will no longer have the same revitalizing affect it once had. The body can reach a “point of no return” as it succumbs to the abuse it has suffered. Eventually the vital organs and systems begin to shut down and death becomes imminent. Law governs all of life, and “No one is above the law.” For this reason one must purpose to change the diet and lifestyle and be willing to do whatever it takes to acquire health and wellbeing while there is still enough life force in the body to effect recovery.
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