autointoxication


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au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

 (ô′tō-ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body. Also called autotoxemia.

autointoxication

(ˌɔːtəʊɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the body. Also called: autotoxaemia

au•to•in•tox•i•ca•tion

(ˌɔ toʊ ɪnˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion. Also called autotoxemia.
[1885–90]
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As I explain, chronic constipation is responsible for a number of symptoms, organic disorders, and even disease from toxemia and autointoxication, which for Naturopaths may be seen as the prime cause of disease.
Grebowicz holds that pornography is problematic as an instrument of the kind of democracy that requires the disappearance of the secret existence and the autointoxication of the social.
1) The procedure became popular in the early 1900s, but in a 1919 paper, the American Medical Association discounted the autointoxication theory and condemned the practice.
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:
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.
Well, I think a housewife's affair or romance is just like diarrhoea caused by autointoxication.