How the Body Ages: Six Stages of Deterioration

How the Body Ages: Six Stages of Deterioration

As material toxins and free radicals grow, their presence triggers the body's aging. A progression of events that, if unchecked, can lead to the majority of health problems. Each one of these events, or stages, is added by noticeable physical changes.

1. Lack of energy
Energy levels are directly impacted by nutrition and the body's ability to break down and absorb the nutrients contained in food. Food that is not broken down properly, poorly absorbed or low in nutritional value, leaves us feeling tired, sluggish and unrested. Failure to properly digest food leaves it to decay and mold, turning it into toxic substances that pass from the blood into tissues. This undigested food (called chyme) becomes encrusted on intestinal walls, this is how further obstruction and absorption of nutrients continue draining the body of energy.

2. Accumulation of toxins
Poor digestion, even constipation and irregular bowel movements are signs that can make the body age faster by not getting rid of waste properly, leading to a storing of toxins. A bowel movement once or less per day is cause for concern. This storing of toxins causes damage at the cellular level.

3. Irritation
Rising levels of toxic material in the body cause irritation both internally and externally. The warning signs are itchy or irritated skin, rashes, nausea, insomnia and or mood swings.
These are signals that the body's elimination pathways are not working properly and are no longer able to completely remove toxins and waste.

4. Inflammation
This inflammation stage is marked by the presence of pain and visible swelling. Inflammation occurs if there is constant irritation to areas where toxins continue to increase over time. Current research suggests this is the cause of most of today health challenges.

5. Ulceration
Ulcers occur in centered areas of the body where high levels of stored material toxins destroy and damage the cells and tissues around them. Increased pain is felt at this stage, as nerves are now exposed when tissue has become affected by an ulcer.

6. Hardening of tissue
Hard inflamed tissue keep toxins from spreading outside of the ulcerated areas, the body fills in the ulcers with scar tissue. This is the last stage where the body still has control of its cells.