Q: What is auto-intoxication? I want to know if there is any link between headache, skin or allergic problem and autointoxication. Is it true that foods in colon produce harmful toxins and if absorbed, toxify the body?
A:The theory of autointoxication represented an attempt to find a common classification united by a common causal theory for individuals who suffered a variety of otherwise-unexplainable symptoms. That same attempt underlies the diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivities and the theoretical linking of common symptoms to a common cause. Thus, in many ways, multiple chemical sensitivities is the current iteration of this turn-of-the-century disorder. There is no role in modern medicine of colonic cleanser treatments. This does not mean that they are not beneficial to individuals, but we need to wait for scientific studies to validate any treatment.