Toxins are present in our air, food, water and everyday household products, some of which accumulate in tissues or cells causing toxic effects to our bodies. Toxicity can be the underlying source of many chronic illnesses and other barriers to optimal health. Accumulating in the body over one's lifetime, environmental toxins are known to disrupt the immune, nervous and hormonal systems. Mood disorders, infertility, allergies and cognitive impairment have all been linked to environmental toxins.
A toxin is any substance that is poisonous to the body which often originates from our exposure to the toxic environments that we live, eat and breathe in on a daily basis. As an example, toxins are present in our diet in the form of pesticides, preservatives, dyes, artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers. Toxins are also present in our environment in the form of heavy metals, mold, pollution and other chemical substances.
In a healthy body, organs such as the liver, kidneys and the digestive tract serve as our organs of detoxification. These organs help cleanse and release these toxins out of our body. When we become ill, overstressed, overburdened or simply do not have the biological resources to function properly, our bodies are unable to clear these toxins. Many physical symptoms and illnesses you have may be due to the imbalances caused by a buildup of toxins in your body.
Detoxification is a therapy that uses diet, nutrient and botanical therapy, stress management and IV chelation to support your body and encourage it to release these built up toxins. Because it is important not to overstress your body during this process, it is critical to perform a detox under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional such as an integrative medicine doctor. Detox therapy helps to remove toxins and heavy metals, clear obstructions in the body, and restore the organs back to optimal functioning.
Benefits of Naturopathic Detoxification:
- Promotes wellness, especially when someone has prolonged exposure to chemicals or synthetic hormones.
- Promotes weight loss
- Improves energy, arthritis & joint pain, headaches & migraines, PMS, anxiety, immune deficiency, and constipation.
- Recommended for anyone suffering from autoimmune disease, multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive disorders, heart disease, arthritis, and other chronic degenerative disease.