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Self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called autotoxemia.
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(Pathology) self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the body. Also called: autotoxaemia
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(ˌɔ toʊ ɪnˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən)

poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion. Also called autotoxemia.
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According to Metchnikoff, these toxic compounds were responsible for what he referred to as "intestinal autointoxication," which caused the physical deterioration and breakdown associated with aging.
Metchnikoff believed that premature senescence is the result of bacterial activity (1) and the so-called autointoxication, resulting in chronic infection in the gut.
Colon cleansing has been around since ancient times, when its purported benefits were based on the belief that intestinal waste can poison the body ("autointoxication").
Invoking the then-popular diagnosis of autointoxication, the most persuasive therapist drew Lawrence's attention to digestion's impact upon breathing, circulation and other bodily functions and then prescribed a series of sweeping diet changes:
It was believed that evacuation at least once daily was required for good health and that infrequent passage of stool would lead to 'autointoxication'.
He argued that accelerated aging is because of autointoxication (chronic toxemia), which is due to the toxins produced by gut microflora.
Ray Moley, for instance, became an outspoken critic of the New Deal after leaving the administration, writing in 1939 that Roosevelt suffered from "a kind of mental autointoxication." By 1948 he was warning about creeping statism, and by 1960 he was a full-fledged Goldwater Republican.
'Well, I think a housewife's affair or romance is just like diarrhoea caused by autointoxication.'
Practitioners claim that colon hydrotherapy can relieve a wide range of afflications--from arthritis to cancer to depression, from insomnia to flu to bad breath--by mitigating a condition called "autointoxication." Critics argue that the procedure has no proven efficacy--and that it is dangerous.
Autointoxication is self-poisoning caused by bad bacteria, metabolic wastes and other toxins produced within the large intestine.