What Exactly is Induration?
Quote of the month:
“He who takes medicine and neglects his diet wastes the skill of his doctors”. ~Chinese Proverb
Last month we spoke about ulceration. This month, we’re going to talk about stage 6 – Induration. According to the Meriam Webster dictionary, Induration refers to a pathological (ie. disease) condition in which a tissue has become hard and which is produced by overgrowth of fibrous tissue and other changes or by increase in interstitial tissue and other changes – also called hardening or sclerosis. This is the final stage in which the body still has control over it’s cells.
So basically, in this stage, in a continued effort to protect itself the body creates a thickening or hardening of the tissue. With this stage there is a specific intended purpose for the body. Toxic materials that are threatening the body are surrounded by hardened tissue. You can think of this as a quarantine. The contents within the hardened tissue has often been referred to as a tumor and is sometimes misdiagnosed as cancer. As a simplified example, consider what happens when you wear new shoes or learn how to play guitar for the first time. The body would first create an ulcer (blister) on the foot or fingers and then with continued stress, the body will eventually create a callous (hardening of skin) to protect itself from that continued irritation.
If a person does not make any serious lifestyle changes at this point, the cells of the body will ‘go out of control’. They will become parasitic. As with true parasites, the cells get their food and nutrition from or at the expense of its’ host (us). The constant poisoning has finally altered their genetic encoding. They become wild and disorganized no longer under the control of our brain. When cells go wild in this manner, the condition advances to stage 7…Fungation…also known as CANCER.
Here are some basic examples of induration:
- arteriosclerosis/hardening of the arteries
- multiple sclerosis
- boils, carbuncles
Now here’s 6 basic tips on what you can do to protect against induration. Hate to repeat some of them, but these steps are essential and important for your health:
- Get your train out of the station. By this we mean start getting the toxins out by getting your colon moving properly 2-3 times daily! What doesn’t come out, must go elsewhere!!
- Hydrate yourself properly. At least half your body weight in ounces daily….by this we mean water…tea and coffee and pop does NOT count. When you are hydrated your body can properly communicate with itself.
- Listen to your body and what it’s telling you. Symptoms are a warning signal. At the same time NO symptoms does not imply health! Just think about those with high blood pressure or high cholesterol…do they necessarily have symptoms?
- Take in more vegetables and greens in whatever form you can handle – whole, powdered, capsule or in smoothies – ask us for a few good recommendations.
- Avoid anything genetically modified – the top ones are wheat, corn and soy…PS… unless they tell you it is not, it most definitely IS!
- Seek out and get advice from a qualified health professional.
Did You Know…
- Rashes may be a sign of toxicity and an overworked liver.
- Vaccinations may not be as effective as we thought. Check out this vaccination article.
- Try Magnesium for constipation or restless leg symptoms
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