Six Phases of Toxicity

Each of the 6 phases below represents a deeper level of toxin retention and thus requires more intensive and lengthy cleansing for reversal of symptoms.

1.The Excretion Phase

  • superficial signs of toxicity may include skin rashes or blemishes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever, perspiration, pus formation, increased urination, diarrhea and vomiting.
  • the body is using a route to the outside to effectively discharge toxins.
  • we excrete toxins through our stools, urine, skin, exhalation, hair, sweat and through phlegm and mucus.
  • women excrete toxins through their menstrual flow, which may be a mechanism that reduces the toxic burden passed on to the fetus
  • after childbirth, women release a hefty amount of fat-soluble toxins into breastmilk, and next to saunas, breastfeeding may be one of the most efficient means to rid ourselves of chemical pollutants stored in our fat, which unfortunately increases the toxic load in our children.
  • if we do not have 3 bowel movements daily; if we do not drink at least 2 liters of water daily so that we can excrete through our kidneys; if we suppress a fever; if we do not practice deep breathing; if we do not exercise and sweat daily; if we suppress menstruation and if we never have a cold to eliminate respiratory toxins, we will store toxins. This begins a journey to ill health.

2. The Reaction Phase

  • when attempts at excretion are suppressed (as in lowering a fever and halting perspiration) or are incomplete, the body may create a local inflammation in an effort to remove residual toxins.
  • symptoms of this inflammatory response may include eczema, shingles, abscesses, ear infection, arthritis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease or cystitis.

3. The Deposition Phase

  • if toxins continue to increase, they will be deposited in specific locations of the body, usually in the spaces around cells known as the interstitial fluid or mesenchyme.
  • the deposition phase may include the formation of warts, polyps, neuromas, gallstones and kidney stones, cellulite, varicose veins, swollen glands, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, breast cysts, edema, atherosclerosis and weight gain.
  • all of these are efforts by the body to isolate and contain toxins so they do not penetrate to the inside of the cell. High cholesterol and hypertension may result. Constipation, overeating, lack of exercise, inefficient perspiration, poor lymphatic circulation and insufficient water will allow toxins to be deposited in the mesenchyme.

4. The Impregnation Phase

  • if efforts are not made to remove toxins from the mesenchyme, the toxins penetrate to the inside of cells, causing free radical damage, the blocking of enzymes and a change in the function of the cell, which may progress to chronic disease.
  • illnesses which occur when toxins have entered the impregnation phase and are affecting cellular regulation include diabetes, asthma, hepatitis, angina, thyroid dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, cervical dysplasia, and other precancerous conditions.

5. The Degeneration Phase

  • in the degeneration stage the cells are increasingly and sometimes irreversibly damaged, with changes in cell structure and enzymes.
  • conditions representative of this phase include liver cirrhosis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, scleroderma, heart attack, arthritis, nephritis of the kidney, infertility and dementia.

6. The Cancer Phase

  • in this final phase the toxins have affected the DNA causing genetic damage and the formation of malignant cells. All cancers fall under this phase.


The degeneration and neoplasm phases can sometimes be reversed by using catalysts, trace minerals, vitamins, herbs, vibrational healing, chelation therapy, homeopathic drainage and detoxification therapies to facilitate the removal of toxins from within the cell and from the extracellular fluid. When we practice daily deep breathing, improve lymphatic circulation with exercise, sweat daily, support the liver, have three bowel movements each day and regularly drink two to three liters of water to increase urination, we maximize our capacity to eliminate toxins.