Approximately 95% of all accidental or intentional poisonings are due to chemicals. 90% of these cases happen at home. Chemical poisoning occurs when toxic substances and solvents enter the body and have an adverse effect on organ function. Chemicals that can cause poisoning include chlorine, disinfectants, heavy metals, herbicides, insecticides and petroleum products. When such substances are absorbed by the body, they cause damage to the internal organs, especially the liver.
Symptoms of chemical poisoning can vary greatly, ranging from skin conditions such as rashes and boils, to organ damage such as kidney or liver failure.
Chemical poisoning most often occurs in the home due to household chemicals, or in people who are exposed to chemicals on the job. Chemical poisons may enter the body following topical exposure to skin, breathing in poisons from the air, chronic poisoning from gradual exposure on the job, accidental poisoning in the home (most often young children who swallow prescription drugs or household chemicals), or by a suicide attempt.
Due to our highly toxic environment, anyone may be at risk for chemical poisoning, regardless of whether they live in an industrial, urban, or even a rural setting. Scientific evidence shows that everyone on the planet carries residues of dioxin, DDT, and numerous other chemical toxins in the fatty tissues of their bodies, and that lead burdens are now 200-1,000 times greater than in the skeletal remains of people living 1,000 years ago. Moreover, concentrations of chemical toxins in the body continue to rise, meaning that everyone can benefit from reducing their overall toxic chemical load.
*In severe, acute cases of chemical poisoning, seek immediate emergency help.
Eat organically grown foods as much as possible. A high-fiber diet is particularly helpful for cleansing the system. Recommended foods include brown rice, beans, barley, lentils, oatmeal, beets, carrots, spinach, garlic, onions, almonds, brazil nuts, bananas, lemons, grapes, dates, and plain, organic yogurt.
Short, periodic fasts are also recommended to reduce toxicity. (See our Cleansing and Detoxification section for more information.)
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system during the healing process so also try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
In emergency situations caused by chemical poisoning, a very high dose of vitamin C and glutathione given intravenously can be very helpful.
Other useful nutrients include vitamin B complex with choline and inositol, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, garlic capsules, superoxide dismutase (SOD), raw liver extract, protein supplements (free-form amino acids, especially L-cysteine and L-methionine), and selenium.
The following protocol, administered under a physician’s care, can also be helpful:
Supplement with essential fatty acids like flaxseed, canola, safflower, or sunflower oil (two to three tablespoons to as much as 1/8 cup); co-enzymated B complex; vitamin C; and lecithin. Consume immediately before a light exercise session or a light, dry sauna. Immediately after exercise or sauna, take a cool shower with a good quality soap. People who are very ill from the toxins should work into the exercise and sauna program very slowly.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to overcome these blocks and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis – Find out more by clicking here.
– Find out more by clicking here.
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
Detoxification – How to tackle internal pollution using one of nature’s most remarkable mineralswww.naturalcures.com/healthblog/detoxification.php
Homeopathic remedies for first aid emergencies www.homeoint.org/site/price/firstaid.htm
Oil pulling and arsenic www.ehow.com/about_6698479_oil-pulling-arsenic.html
Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Chemical ALERT: Poison in YOUR Personal Products www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPCHw4ibEgQ
Oil Pulling – The Underground Cure www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIMm_LI_U7A
How chemicals are poisoning us www.su.se/english/research/research-news-archive/how-chemicals-are-poisoning-us-stockholm-professor-raises-the-alarm-1.96503
Further Information (links and books)
Diseases Due to Chemical Poisoning and Sunstroke – Pamphlet by John H. Tilden
The Poisoning of Americans: A Tale of Congress, the FDA, the Agricultural Department, and Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies and How They Work … Reduce the Health and Life Span of Americans by Jacob Silver
Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Bruce N.D. Fife
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Andrea Butje | Aromahead firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt email@example.com – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA firstname.lastname@example.org – meditation, stress
Judith Hoad email@example.com – herbalist.
Kath May firstname.lastname@example.org – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges email@example.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.