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Historically, colon cleansing was thought to prevent autointoxication from toxins originating in the colon, but the evidence for this claim is limited.
In the 19th century, the concept that toxins built up in the intestine and caused disease was very popular; the condition was called 'intestinal autointoxication'.
There is a lot of autointoxication of the intelligence that we shall have to watch" (p.
Others (with greater justice) claim that he alone escapes the "autointoxication" that Libbian Benedict sees afflicting the English characters in the book (qtd.
Approximately 100 years ago, Elie Metchnikoff, the father of immunology, investigated intestinal microbes as causative agents in aging, a process he called "autointoxication." He believed that lactic acid-producing bacteria (such as those found in yogurt) would suppress the growth of more proteolytic, autointoxicating bacteria.
When the bowels become dysfunctional and imbalanced, autointoxication results -- the relentless release of toxins from within the body.
Nonetheless there is a recurrent assertion that the concept of autointoxication, bodily pollution and degeneration caused by retained feces, first proposed by leading medical practitioners, has remained fundamental in popular thinking and pharmaceutical advertising despite being discredited in scientific circles.
Kellogg and his staff catered to rich hypochondriacs who were usually diagnosed to be suffering from 'autointoxication.' Dr.
Satel admits, that in the past considerable abuses were committed in the name of psychiatry, but to suggest that therefore psychotics should be left to their delusions and hallucinations is a little like suggesting that no abdominal surgery should be performed because Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, an eminent British surgeon at the turn of the century, used to perform colectomies on the rich to rid them of the autointoxication that he claimed was ruining their health.
The orientation of the child toward the dentist and his work is established early, as are the emotional patterns that "drive" the glands of secretion (salivary, adrenal, etc.), as are also the patterns of diet which may make for autointoxication. Also established is the general pattern of living, which determines the situations into which the organism will be thrown.
In the "golden age of constipation" from 1900-1940, he writes, peddlers of patent medicines exploited the idea that "autointoxication" was a serious medical problem.
Gitzelmann and Steinmann (3) supposed that these long-term complications might be attributable to production of free D-galactose from endogenous sources, leading to an "autointoxication" in galactosemic patients.
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