Taking out the trash - the Detoxification System, all connections lead to the Thyroid.
The following paragraphs are quoted from William Ferril’s M.D. book, The Body Heals.
This information is a summary of the detoxification system and its important organs: kidneys, lungs, skin, liver, and colon. To heal the body from any degenerative condition, one must first support and heal these organs/systems. Sidney Baker, M.D., in his book Detoxification and Healing calls the detoxification system, the sanitation department. He said that 80% of the body’s daily expenditure of energy is devoted to getting rid of waste in the body. He said that it is sobering to realize that most of the molecules we synthesize every day are made for the sake of getting rid of waste molecules.
Using a healthy mostly alkaline diet along with whole food supplements from organic and wild foods sources is the best way to support the most important system in your body: the detoxification system.
Taking out the Trash Water: Detoxification
Some people collect trash in their yards, houses, and cars. Grime is everywhere. So, it is with certain owner’s cells that collect trash water within their body tissues and chambers. These cells are crying out for someone to take out the garbage. Dirty cells lose functional ability. The most powerful trash remover, water, needs the help of certain body organ systems. These organ systems filter out the trash water or recycle it after being purified.
The trash collectors of the body, filters and purifying plants fall under the domain of five organ systems, the lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, and colon.
A common factor occurs, besides water, that determines the functional ability of the six trash removal organs. All six of these organs need adequate thyroid message content. The thyroid message is among the most powerful hormone class. Only the most powerful hormones can directly instruct these organ’s cellular DNA programs (genes). Thyroid message content facilitates infrastructure development activities in the cells of these six organ systems. Failure to recognize this central determinant for trash removal systems has significant health consequences. All six of these organs systems need adequate thyroid message content to function. Inadequate thyroid message content results in prematurely old bodies.
Diminished thyroid function in these six-trash removal organs manifests:
1. In the lungs as decreased ability to increase oxygen delivery under physical stress. Thyroid hormone, in lung tissue, is a determinate of the ability of the lung to respond to increased adrenaline message content.
2. In the kidneys the thyroid level determines infrastructure investment activities of kidney cells. This keeps the kidney tissue from succumbing to filtration pressures, which desire to inflict harm on the delicate epithelium which lines the functional unit of kidney; the nephron.
3. The liver cells are dependent on thyroid message content to direct the investment in the rejuvenation of the liver cell.
4. When thyroid content falls at the level of the skin cell, there are many deleterious changes that ensue including:
a. Dryness, scales, the puffiness of myxedema, and
b. Hair is thin with additional premature grayness.
c. When these clinical signs occur in the skin, the
less obvious role of the skin in trash removal is also diminished.
5. Low thyroid at the level of the colon manifests clinically as
chronic constipation that causes backward absorption of many putrefaction molecules. These leaking back into the body can eventually overwhelm the ability of the liver to detoxify them and they can spill into the general circulation.
6. In the immune system, diminished thyroid messages content
decreases the ability of immune type cells to consume unwanted cells (cancer, bacteria, viruses, and debris).
Failure to take out the trash, which continuously generates within the cells, can lead to some chronic degenerative diseases such as certain types of arthritis, tumor growths, degenerative skin changes, diminished organ function, and some of the mental deterioration syndromes.
The body has an ongoing problem caused by the toxic waste that spews out of the trillions of cellular factories. Owners who practice habits that improve waste removal strategies have an advantage in the maintenance of physical youth. Owners who stuff their cells with waste begin to look like they feel. Waste products build up in the cells, around the cells, and in the blood stream. External sources of trash add to the internally generated accumulations and increase the overall waste removal burden. Examples of these external trash generators are the increased air pollutants, water pollutants, food adulterants, and toxicities from prescription breakdown products.
A useful metaphor that addresses trash accumulation is found in the rivers, deltas, and lakes of the earth. Only when the river that feeds the deltas and lakes is clean, can downstream entities remain pristine. When factories dump waste into streams and rivers, not only the river is polluted. The downstream deltas and lakes are contaminated as well.
The ongoing problem of cellular trash removal has many of the same challenges. Pristine mountain lakes are like young cells in the non-polluted state. The wilderness river deltas with their delicate ecosystems that depend on clean water are like the spaces between the cells (the interstitial space). The rivers are the recipients of the clean and the polluted tributary waters. River purity and blood stream purity become compromised when ‘factories’ can dump toxins into them. The actions of life create waste that constantly dumps into the blood stream. Unlike the physical world of rivers, deltas, and lakes the body has elaborate cleansing systems built into the waterway system. These elaborate cleansing systems remove toxins and purify wastewater. The ability to remove the ever-generating waste depends on the health of the six organ systems.
Healthy cells are much like pristine mountain lakes. As cells accumulate trash water, secondary to a failure of these trash removal systems, they become like polluted lakes. This process also describes what happens to water that surrounds cells and fluids in the waterways (plasma, lymph, and cerebral spinal fluid). Failure of the trash removal systems in the cells, around the cells, and in the bloodstream causes trash water accumulation. Many health problems arise simply because no one helps these owners heal their six trash removal organ systems.
Body composition is normally (approximately) 67% water. Generous supplies of clean water bathe tissues. Adequate clean water allows the toxins to flush away. Ongoing trash removal enlivens continued health. Some owners accumulate trash water because the capacity of their trash removal systems is d