Environmental Chemical and Heavy Metal exposure has never been more pervasive with thousands of chemicals in use around the world. Many chemicals are integrated into our food supply, the air we breathe and the water we drink, and the fact is if you live in an industrialized nation you have been exposed to heavy metals. Every day, we ingest small amounts of many chemicals and our bodies cannot metabolize and clear all of them. We have internal toxins as well; the body produces ammonia, carbon dioxide, free radicals, etc., plus candidiasis can cause all kinds of internal toxic assaults. Chemicals and Heavy Metals not metabolized are stored in the fat cells throughout our bodies, where they continue to accumulate. As these toxins build up, they alter our metabolism, cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry and can cause cancer. Common problems of toxicity include: headaches, fatigue, general joint and muscle pain, skin disorders like rashes and eczema, and asthma and allergies.
Proper Detoxification can be the key to unlocking your health. Detoxification is one of the most overlooked aspects of health. There is often a lot of talk about cleanses, detoxes, flushes, etc., but a true detox takes time and work. Unless toxic levels are measured before and after doing a detox you cannot know if it’s working. A true detox cannot be done in a couple days or weeks and a cleanse is more of a means of flushing or temporarily “cleaning” the intestines. A properly designed and safe detoxification can often be the cornerstone to restoring one’s health.
How Does the Body Get Rid of Toxins?
All of these toxins enter the body and overwhelm what it usually an already overburdened liver (along with other detox pathways), increasing the need to cleanse and support the removal process. To remove toxins from their place of storage (fat tissue) we must: Mobilize, Bind and Remove.
Mobilize: To release toxins from the fatty tissue, we reduce the caloric load, meaning simply that we eat less. When total calories are reduced, the fat cells are mobilized, and the toxins stored in the fat cells are mobilized with them into the circulation.
Bind: Once toxins are mobilized, they must be bound so that the body can easily eliminate them. The liver has a sophisticated process (two phases of detoxification) to prepare the exit of toxins from the body. In Phase I, the liver utilizes nutrients, mostly antioxidants, to prepare the toxin for entry into Phase II. In Phase II, the liver then utilizes nutritional elements, mostly glutathione (a nutrient consisting of three amino acids) and sulfur to bind to the toxin and prepare for removal.
Remove: Toxins are removed from the body by several different pathways. Although the colon is a major detox organ, other important detox organs include the liver, skin, lymph, blood, kidneys, and lungs. The body utilizes many nutrients to remove toxins. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc. can all help to mobilize, to bind, and to remove toxicity.
We designed a unique and comprehensive detoxification protocol for each patient to improve 3 steps of detoxification above. Our protocol is designed to support Phase 1 and 2 of liver detoxification to drive toxins from the body, promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys, and skin (foot bath), improving circulation of the blood; and refueling the body with healthy nutrients.