A German scientist, Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, was the first to recognize the negative effects of toxins to the health of an organism. He developed a theory of homotoxicology that suggested disease is ultimately caused by a surplus of toxins. 


Every day, we absorb substances from food that we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Further toxins are created by the metabolic process within the body itself = homotoxins. A well functioning body has a number of different mechanisms for filtering and eliminating toxins from the body including sweating, urinating, excreting and breathing. 


Toxins, which are not removed, are stored in the interconnectivity tissue which acts as a form of waste dump in the body. Once toxins build up too far, they penetrate into body cells and accumulate in the tissue of the extremities and finally even in various organs such as kidneys, liver and intestines. If the body is unable to fully eliminate these toxins the health of the organism is disturbed and the early stages of disease are seen. 


The homotoxicology theory states six distinct phases of disease due to an increasing overload of different toxins.  

1        Excretion Phase  The body’s immune system is intact and resorts to alternative methods of excreting the overload of toxins such as diarrhea or a runny nose.

2       Inflammation Phase If the excretion phase does not remove the overload of toxins, the body resorts to an inflammatory response in an attempt to neutralize the toxins.

3        Deposition Phase  If the toxins cannot or have not been fully excreted and new toxins continue to enter the body, the toxins are stored in the fluid between cells (intracellular space).

4        Impregnation Phase The toxins from the intracellular space invade and enter the cell. This phase often results in severe health symptoms and some damage to different organs.

5   Degeneration Phase The high concentration of toxins within the cells destroys large groups of cells resulting in organ degeneration.

6        Differentiation Phase  Illnesses during this phase are characterized by the creation of non specialized cell forms (cancer).


One of the primary functions of individual cells is to generate energy during a chemical process called metabolism. This process relies on oxygen and nutrients entering the cell and waste products being excreted from the cell.

A build-up of toxins however can affect the metabolism and overall health of a cell in two ways.

Firstly, large amounts of toxins on the outside of cells (in the intracellular space) can prevent oxygen and various nutrients from entering the cell and reduce the capacity of the cell to generate new energy.

Secondly, if the toxins created within the cell during the energy-making process are not excreted, the cell itself will become poisoned and perhaps die.

Therefore, when a large number of cells are affected by toxins, it is likely that symptoms of low energy, tiredness and general ill-health will be experienced.

In contrast, removal of these toxins increases the efficiency of the cells transfer of oxygen, nutrients and waste products, resulting in a higher metabolism and renewed energy.

Comments:- The key to all this is in this last paragraph, 'removal of these toxins' combined with minimizing the entry of new ones. This involves a radical change of diet and regular fasting on water for several days at a time plus it can take months or even years to turn the downhill spiral around. A lifetime of waste accumulation won't dissipate overnight. If we could select 100 of our body's cells and draw the toxins out of them in one second, then select another 100 and so on, it would take 600 years to detoxify our 50 trillion cells!!!!

Of course, if one cares to Google 'Reckeweg' one will be hit with barrage of medico and the like who will totally debunk the above and assert that it doesn't account for this, that or the other. Furthermore when Reckeweg went on to concoct homeopathic remedies to combat the above, medicos again stated categorically that they were almost totally ineffective. Their observations would have been right because they would never have found anyone for a comparison study who lived to a cleansing regime. You can not carry out an in depth study of dogs by observing the neighbor's cat!

They are all missing the point, maybe even Reckeweg did too or perhaps he realised that almost no-one, BUT NO-ONE, is prepared to completely, irrevocably and permanently change their diet. The fact remains that EVERYONE, by eating, takes on board EVERY DAY more toxic waste than their eliminatory organs can get rid of. If one doesn't halt the incoming, then the waste accumulation will continue until the Phases 5 and/or 6 are reached where death becomes imminent because the body's cells will be unable to function. It is pathetic to painstakingly give every known symptom of waste build up a clever name, try and find a procedure that makes the symptom be not noticed and lump all that together as Medical Science.