Detox

Detox

In today’s environment we are subject to more toxins than ever before and most often more than your body was designed to handle. When things are working properly, the immune system, liver and kidneys work together to remove toxins at the same rate as they are enter the body. When toxin levels are in excess of our body’s capacity to remove them, toxins build up and are stored in our body fat until they are removed. We can have toxins stored in our bodies for years without seemingly experiencing any negative symptoms.  Once the burden of toxins becomes too high, we start to feel ill. There are many sources of toxins.

Where toxins come from:

  • Environmental Toxins
    • Polluted air/auto exhaust
    • Household chemicals (pesticides, cleaning products, etc.)
    • Radiation
    • Heavy metals
  • Lifestyle Toxins
    • Poor diet (fried foods, fast foods, refined foods, sugars, lack of fresh vegetables)
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine/tobacco
    • Caffeine
    • Medications (over the counter & prescription)
    • Recreational drugs
  • Internal Toxins
    • Overgrowth of bacteria & yeast in the body (i.e. intestinal tract)
    • Undigested food
    • Chronic stress/trauma
    • By products of metabolic reactions (hormones, ammonia, carbon dioxide)

The liver is the main organ of detoxification in our bodies. Our skin and respiratory tract are other detox organs.  Every other system in our body is compromised if our liver is not functioning properly.  Most of the toxins we are exposed to are fat soluble and they are stored in our fat cells in the body. This causes them to be easily transported into cells where they settle and exert their toxic effects. These toxins then stay in our system permanently and start to negatively affect various organs: liver, colon, kidney, heart, brain, lungs, skin and endocrine system (hormones). A good detoxification program supports the liver in changing harmful fat-soluble toxins into a water-soluble form so they can be easily eliminated from the system through the kidneys or colon (large intestine).

Why Detox?:

  • We ingest over 30-50 tons of food in a lifetime.
  • Most patients that have gastrointestinal (stomach and intestinal) illnesses also have increased levels of incoming toxins.
  • Gastrointestinal (stomach and intestinal) illness may not allow you to properly absorb nutrients, which are used in liver detoxification processes.
  • Patients develop symptoms different from the “underlying cause” or “true cause” because toxins get built up in various tissues and are not eliminated.
  • Least expensive and invasive method that will be used as a first-line approach to treat gastrointestinal (stomach and intestinal) illness.

We have multiple customized detox programs available.
Please call us for details.

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