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Deficiency. Toxicity. When you hear these words, do you think in terms of things that are unhealthy and in decline? Or do your thoughts take you down a completely opposite path, where things are healthy and thriving? The truth is, if something is affected by deficiency or toxicity, it will show signs of poor health and decline. So let’s talk a little bit more about how this works.
Have you ever tried to grow a plant? Whether you’ve planted a garden or just tend to a houseplant, it’s fairly easy to see when plants are in a healthy state. Their leaves are lush. Their stalks stand up. They’re growing and thriving, and it’s all perfectly natural for them to exist in this way.
But what happens the second you see the plant’s leaves start to wilt? You water it…because it has a deficiency that prevents it from thriving. Most likely, it will return to a natural and healthy state as soon as you water it because you have given it what it needs and eliminated its deficiency.
If the plant doesn’t go back to its natural state, you try to figure out if there’s anything besides water the plant might need to thrive. Sunlight? Certain plants do better with different amounts of sunlight. Some prefer full sun while others grow best in shade or indirect sunlight. Soil nutrients? These levels may be insufficient for the type of plant you’re growing, warranting adjustments be made to bring them back up to par.
Now that you’ve addressed all of the plant’s water, sunlight and nutrient deficiencies, its healthy self is back. Everything’s growing good. Then someone comes along and starts pouring toxic substances into the soil. How’s that plant of yours thriving now? It’s not. However, it can, if you can find a way to address the toxicity.
Can you stop the toxins from being dumped in your soil? Can you fix the toxicity issues already present in your soil? Sure you can. You can address the toxicity just as you did all the deficiencies I mentioned. And once you do, your plant will be back on its way to reclaiming its health and returning to its natural state.
How do I know? Well, Calvin Bey, Ph.D is a good friend of mine. He also happens to be an expert on growing plants and teaching people how to grow nutrient dense fruits and vegetables. He is often asked about the different diseases that affect plants or the bugs that attack plants. Calvin’s answer to these questions is always the same, “We need to do a soil analysis and see what toxicities or deficiencies you have for that plant.”
He responds this way because when plants are affected by disease or by bugs, there is always a toxicity or deficiency involved. These things only happen in weak plants. It’s nature’s way, breaking down weak plants so their nutrients can re-enter the soil and allow other plants to thrive.
There’s been a lot of discussion about plants here simply because it’s a great way to illustrate how deficiency and toxicity work. But did you know the laws of deficiency and toxicity can be applied to all living things, too, including humans?
If our bodies are missing something they need in order to function, or if we put something in them that is toxic, they will react much like a plant does. Our bodies will start to show signs of declining health. Our cells will get out of balance and lose function. And, over time, they will cause weakness to a point that allows bacteria and viruses to take over. In some cases, it will even allow disease to develop in our bodies.
Understanding the principles of toxicity and deficiency are essential when it comes to our health. It can help us create an environment that is more pure and sustainable. It can help us create a lifestyle centered on maintaining and nurturing health. And it can help us enjoy the health and vitality we need and deserve in order to thrive.
If you would like more information on the type of environment and lifestyle your genes and epigenetics require to function at their healthiest, come join us at one of our monthly workshops. We’re always happy to teach you more about staying active, eating healthy and being happy.
Denny Warren is a doctor of chiropractic at Generations Health and Wellness Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. When he and his wife, his business partner and fellow chiropractor, aren’t teaching others about staying active, eating healthy and being happy, they’re busy blazing new hiking trails with their two young children. You can follow Dr. Denny and his team at http://www.generationshwc.com/blog.