” Science cures more and more diseases, but there have never been so many patients … The non-medicalized healthy being becomes an exception ” Robert Masson, Naturopath
” 4 out of 5 diseases are diseases directly or indirectly due to excess of toxins from the body »Dr. Guelpa


Toxemia is the term used to describe the physiological damage caused by toxins (from Nicole Boudreau’s book, “Fasting for your health”).
The term “slag” refers to waste associated with cell activity. The slags are hormonal residues, incomplete molecules, denatured proteins.
As the individual ages, his tissues become more and more loaded with slag, which is inert matter; this percentage increases from 50% to 65% by the age of 50. In general, protein waste is metabolized by the liver and eliminated through the skin and kidneys. But when the liver is damaged, this waste is not all destroyed. They remain in the blood, thicken it and make it more viscous. The body then tries to eliminate them by binding them to red blood cells, which causes an undesirable rise in the volume of red blood cells.
The waste can also attach to the walls of the capillaries and clog the circulation. The capillaries are six times smaller than a hair and have very thin walls. It is at the level of these walls that the exchanges between the blood and the cells occur. Oxygen and nutrients pass through this wall to reach the cells. The blood picks up the waste produced by the cells. If the wall of the capillary vessels is thickened by the waste, the exchange of nutrients and waste between the blood and the cells is slowed down.
Malnourished cells whose waste is no longer drained become weaker and the tissue ages prematurely. In addition, the heart must pump blood more vigorously to circulate efficiently through the vessels thickened by the waste. Blood pressure rises and the heart wears faster.


Our body sends us signals. You have to know how to listen and recognize them in order to eliminate the causes and control your health.
The best time to self-learn is the morning. To do this, we must look in the mirror and take stock of what we see.

  •     What color is the language? Violaceous, thick, white, greenish, small, trembling …
  •     How are my eyes? Red, white, yellow, waste in the corner of the eye …
  •     How is my skin? Dry, supple, thick …
  •     How are my dark circles?
  •     How is my breath?
  •     What quality is my natural body odor?
  •     How are my stools?

If we clearly feel the need to sleep again and feel a sense of heaviness, the conclusion is unequivocal: we are part of the clan of intoxicated people, whose sleep nights are not enough to reduce the toxemia.
Other clues tell us about the level of toxemia. Some people get up with excitement in the morning, but fatigue reappears quickly enough. They then fuel the caffeine and eat copiously to recover and feel energetic. Personally, 10 years ago, I needed coffee in the morning to stay alert, and then I discovered that coffee was not good for health, so I changed with green tea. I was exhausted, after every meal I had to take a nap. Since I regularly fast and eat a balanced diet, I do not consume tea, except when I have guests, for the social aspect of having a cup of tea together.
The signs of toxemia are very variable from person to person. Some are weak when they are hungry, others are tired after eating. A devitalized and degenerated digestive system lazily accomplishes its digestive functions. The eater feels “stuffed”, indisposed and disturbed by his digestion. He falls asleep, feels great thirst and burst heartily.
Finally, some people are never hungry. They eat at mealtimes “because they are good” and they are used to it. They do not feel hungry because their bodies have been engorged for a long time and they do not claim new nutrients.
Toxemia and the need to fast also result in sleep disturbances, sensitive points in the back or in various organs of the body, colds or endless flu, problems with concentration, and sometimes even depression problems. Because an intoxicated organism is not energetic, problems of everyday life may seem insurmountable.
In women, the laborious and painful rules, as well as the magnitude of premenstrual syndrome, reveal engorgement of the uterine glands and vessels, caused by the supply of toxins through the bloodstream. The toxins accumulated in the uterus leave it through the bloodstream, and the menstruation is irritating.
That is why it is recommended to fast for a woman who wishes to give birth. This allows the body to prepare before fertilization. Moreover a woman who makes this preparation will erase or diminish the side effects related to fertilization (vomiting, discomfort …). Yannick Noah, former sportsman and today singer, speaks about it in one of his interviews.
Finally, toxemia can result in emotional irritability, joint discomfort, tooth decay, poor immune resistance, skin problems, early vision impairment, dull nails and hair, repetitive inflammations of the same body organs (otitis, gingivitis, diverticulitis, colitis).
Dr. André Passebecq, prolific author on natural hygiene and lecturer in naturopathy at the French University of Bobigny, meticulously describes the “alarm bells” that reveal the toxemic state that is not the disease, but “the state of pre-disease”.


Chills or flushing, choking, persistent tiredness, various pains, joint disorders, migraines, itching, body aches, melancholy, irritability, nervousness, depression, anxiety, insomnia, flatulence, poor digestion, reduced appetite, tears, oppression, disposition to neuroses, loss of memory, decrease of will and mental tone, refusal of effort, loss of manhood, frigidity, impression of “empty head”, reduction of visual and auditory acuity.


Morphological signs
“Yellowish” and “scrambled” complexion, acne and other mild skin disorders, eyes without radiance and surrounded or on the contrary too mobile and “nervous”, decrease of the lunulae of the nails, depilation of the external face of the calves, tired features , relaxed standing and sitting positions, swelling of the face, heavy tongue, increased sweating (especially palms and soles), watery eyes.

Graphological signs Slow
or “nervous” writing, jerky, choppy, poached, soft, twisted, downward, etc.

Other signs
Coughing, more sputum, irregular menstruation, vaginal discharge, bad body odor, blurred and loaded urine, strong breath, tendency to grow or lose weight.

Each person is unique and shows signs of toxemia different from those of their neighbor. But, whatever the manifestations, any toxemic state corrects itself during the fast, because all the tissues and organs of the body that still function can regenerate and detoxify themselves.

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