Living in today’s world causes us to be exposed to chemicals in our environment that affect our bodies in in many negative ways. Chemicals are added to food to enhance or preserve taste and several hundred end up in our drinking water. In addition, toxic chemicals exist in auto exhaust, carpet, flooring, clothing, and cleaning and laundry supplies, particularly fabric softeners. These chemicals end up in adipose tissue, liver, breast milk, and blood.
Environmental illness is characterized by a multitude of complaints, both physical and psychological, seemingly triggered by the accumulation of these toxic substances in the body. Increased toxic burden may not be evident at first. One exposure does not immediately lead to symptoms, as we have detoxification systems that usually are able to take care of these chemicals. But accumulation of such exposures eventually leads to the body’s malfunction. Initial symptoms could include fatigue and weakness, which can lead to poor memory, sleep disorders, brain fog, headaches, and depression. In addition to external toxins, the human body can also create internal toxins. Stress and fear, for instance, can actually cause the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the colon. As toxic burden overwhelms the body, it becomes difficult to feel completely well.
Sometimes yeast overgrowth with Candida prevents recovery. When the yeast is treated, sensitivities to the environment often improve. Sluggish liver detoxification; zinc deficiency; allergies to food, mold, or dust; and overload of heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and aluminum may impair your road to health.
Minimizing indoor chemical pollution is helpful in preventing the development of environmental illness. This may include removal of any household products that emits vapors: paints, solvents, scented soap and laundry products, polishes, lawn and garden chemicals, air fresheners, cosmetics, and anything that has an odor. Nontoxic alternatives are available in health food stores or online.
The liver is the largest organ in the body that assimilates and packages nutrients for use while detoxifying hundreds of chemicals in two phases. This process is called biotransformation. If the liver fails to function properly, every other system of the body is compromised.
Most of the toxins are fat-soluble molecules. These substances are deposited into our body’s fat stores, as fat cells are less metabolically active than the rest of the body. This reduces the amount of toxins that are circulating freely throughout the bloodstream. The fat protects us, and the body will tend to form more fat in which to store the toxins, making weight management difficult.
The body will also deposit toxic compounds into other tissues, preventing proper organ function. This can negatively affect the heart, liver, colon, brain, kidney, lungs, skin, and hormone systems. The liver changes fat soluble toxins into a water soluble form, to be eliminated by the kidneys and colon. A good detoxification program will assist the liver by providing nutrients to enhance biotransformation process. Healthy biotransformation support will reduce the burden of incoming toxins on the body and promote liver’s ability to process and eliminate stored toxins from tissues.
Eating organic foods, drinking filtered water, and eliminating problem foods helps reduce toxin exposure. However, toxins can be still stored in the body from decades of living. It is paramount that we support the process of biotransformation. This aids the liver in both phases of detoxification, and ensures incoming toxins are removed and eliminated.
So you can finally feel healthy!
Detoxification is not just a one-time deal. It should be repeated in order to prevent toxin build-up and maintain a healthy body. A good detoxification program can be the regular maintenance the body needs to perform at its best. If you feel tired, achy, and sluggish, maybe it’s time to detoxify.
You can benefit from detoxification if:
You live near a major urban area or near a busy highway.
You eat out frequently or eat pre-packaged foods.
You experience discomfort after eating certain foods.
You overweight, underweight, or have cellulite.
You have less than two bowel movements a day.
You use standard household cleaning products.
You drink or use unfiltered water.
In our clinic we take careful history and pay attention to your personal details, in turn allowing to provide you with the help that you need in your endeavor to regaining health and maintaining it.
This plan is designed to renew and enhance the body’s cleansing and detoxification abilities. Whether you want to reboot your energy or learn to live clean, this program will provide you with the necessary tools to start. Detoxing is a way to help your body eliminate the toxins that have accumulated in your body over time due to poor lifestyle habits, stress, pollution, or pesticides. With this program you will be able to gain insight of making healthy choices and loving the choices you make! There is always a perfect time for DETOX.