The 7 Stages Of Disease (Part 4)

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, September 17, 2010 | Published in


I wrote a series of posts about The 7 Stages Of Disease last year and somehow, due to some reason or other, I did not complete the series.

Two nights ago, I accidentally came across one of the posts and decided I must not let my readers wait forever for the remaining posts. So today I would like to resume this health series.

By now most of you must have forgotten what this series of posts are all about, so for your benefit and for the benefit of those who are new to my blog, kindly read the following posts before you proceed.

The 7 Stages Of Disease (Part 1)
The 7 Stages Of Disease (Part 2)
The 7 Stages Of Disease (Part 3)

OK, now that you have read the above 3 posts, let's move on to the next stage, shall we?

By the way, whatever that is written here and in the above 3 posts are not something that I simply cooked up but are based on the book Fit For Life : A New Beginning by bestselling author Harvey Diamond.

We learnt that disease does not appear out of the blue but gradually. In Stage 1 (Enervation), the symptoms are tiredness and loss of appetite. In Stage 2 (Toxemia), the symptom is fever. Now if you continue to ignore these warning signs, you will progress to...

Stage 3 : Irritation

Irritation is a condition in which the body sets its defensive mechanism in motion and speeds up its internal activities in order to unload stored-up toxins. This process can happen at various points in the body.

An example of irritation is the urge to urinate or defecate. This is probably the best way to eliminate toxins from your body.

However, one of the common symptoms of irritation due to toxemia is itchiness. Perhaps you are not aware, but the skin is the not only the body's largest organ but also an organ of elimination. When toxins in your body are removed via the skin, they cause itchiness on the surface areas of your skin.

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This is in fact, your body's way of getting your attention. It is not serious unless you ignore it and do nothing, in which case, you will progress to Stage 4 - The Inflammation Stage.

Not everyone will experience itchiness however. You may feel queasy or nauseated for no apparent reason. Some people will feel that persistent tickling sensation in the nose. Yet others experience nervousness, depression and anxiety.

Other classic symptoms of irritation includes headaches, difficulty falling asleep, putting on weight easily, bad temper, coated tongue, bad breath, body odour, dark circles under the eyes, and for women, out of the ordinary menstrual problems.

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You might be thinking - don't everyone experience these symptoms one time or the other? You are correct. Unfortunately, some people live for years in this state of irritation they even learn how to adapt and live with it!

This is because the discomfort they experience is not serious enough for them to go for a medical check up or for treatment.

But here's the problem. When the effects of enervation, toxemia and irritation are ignored long enough, and the toxic residue in the body that started all these builds up to an even higher concentration, the 4th stage of disease ultimately, and inevitably, results.

Stay tuned for Part 5 where I will talk about Stage 4 : Inflammation


(32) Comments

  1. Caroline said...


    September 17, 2010 at 9:13 AM
  2. Caroline said...

    am the first again is it???? :p

    September 17, 2010 at 9:13 AM
  3. Caroline said...

    omg! disease?!

    September 17, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  4. Caroline said...

    woi! y sound so scary one!!? ish!

    September 17, 2010 at 9:16 AM
  5. Caroline said...

    harr? live for years in this state of irritation n even learn how to adapt and live with it!? u kidding me? gudness! @.@

    September 17, 2010 at 9:17 AM
  6. Caroline said...

    eeeeee! this really scary. like a small prob but actually its NOT! :(

    September 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM
  7. levian said...

    this is one series of detailed explanations to look out for. something that happened out of the ordinary is definitely a sign to pay attention to.

    September 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM
  8. khengsiong said...

    I learn something. Thanks!

    September 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM
  9. khengsiong said...

    I have a number of symptoms you described -_-"

    September 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM
  10. Pete said...

    Better stay healthy through exercise and good food! LOL!

    September 17, 2010 at 2:03 PM
  11. Gabriel said... info! thanks for sharing with us! now i am concern about all the small small symptoms already!

    September 17, 2010 at 3:32 PM
  12. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    I experienced such irritation too after I was injected with H1N1 vaccine last week. I felt head ache and muscle pain. :-(

    September 17, 2010 at 10:54 PM
  13. wenn said...

    thx for sharing..the itchiness stage is irritating too.

    September 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM
  14. Monica said...

    thanks for sharing it Foong! :)

    September 18, 2010 at 2:10 AM
  15. Ayie said...

    great info foong, irritation is something most people overlook

    September 18, 2010 at 4:38 AM
  16. JRmy said...

    Good info there

    September 19, 2010 at 12:28 AM
  17. lina said...

    Just saying hello and have a great sunday, Foong! :)

    September 19, 2010 at 8:22 AM
  18. Shingo T said...

    Oh, a non-travel blog post.

    This article's an eye-opener for me, didn't know about these warning signals.

    Looking forwrad to Part 5, foongpc!

    September 19, 2010 at 2:34 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    caroline, congrats you are first! This post is not meant to scare you but to educate my readers : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    levian, thanks! Yes, must pay attention to our body : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:28 PM
  21. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, glad you learnt something here. Don't be alarmed if you have the symptoms, just take corrective action and go for detoxification, and you'll be fine : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:29 PM
  22. foongpc said...

    pete, exercise is a must! And good food in moderation : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:30 PM
  23. foongpc said...

    gabriel, welcome! Don't worry about the symptoms - just take action and detox! : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:33 PM
  24. foongpc said...

    ishmael, oh really? Why did you go for the H1N1 vaccine? I think it's not necessary.

    September 19, 2010 at 9:35 PM
  25. foongpc said...

    wenn, oh yes no fun to have itchiness!

    September 19, 2010 at 9:36 PM
  26. foongpc said...

    monica, you are welcome! : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    ayie, thanks! : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:39 PM
  28. foongpc said...

    quirky-malaysia, thanks! : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:39 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    lina, thanks for dropping by and enjoy your Sunday in Japan! : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:40 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    shingo T, glad you find this an eye opener. Part 5 coming soon! : )

    September 19, 2010 at 9:41 PM
  31. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    I went for the vaccine because it was given free. ^_^

    September 20, 2010 at 8:35 AM
  32. Maidstone said...

    I have heard of "Seven stages of man" but this topic is quite new to me. Any way I can say one and that is "Prevention is better than cure". Bye.

    September 22, 2010 at 8:20 PM