This diagram shows the pathways that lead from stress, genes, and or toxins, to disease. Toxins can be external, such as phytochemicals, or internal, such as imbalances or dysbiosis in the gut. The diagram “connects the dots” in terms of illustrating how various biochemicals produced by one system influence the others. This is one way to explain many disease and problematic conditions. It opens the door for interventions that are natural and based on rebalancing these biochemicals.