One of the biggest issues we have in our health today is the number of toxins that have built up in our bodies. It starts in the womb and continues to come to us through all of our surroundings, including air, food, and water. To clear our bodies, we go through a process of detoxification, which begins by identifying sources of exposure to avoid them and then using methods to remove those toxins from the system. Approaches may include diet, supplements, hydrotherapy, and colonic irrigation.
The Purpose of Detoxification:
Detoxification is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body. Eliminating them is a key component of healing and is helpful in patients suffering from chronic diseases including:
- Chemical sensitivities
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Low blood-sugar levels
- Digestive disorders
- Mental illness
Detoxification can also be helpful for conditions that are influenced by environmental factors and for those who have been exposed to high levels of toxins through their occupation or accident. It can even be used as a beneficial preventative measure and to increase overall health, vitality, and resistance to disease.
Environmental factors can play a significant role in many illnesses, and detoxification treatment has become one of the cornerstones of alternative medicine. It is estimated that one in every four Americans suffers from some level of heavy metal poisoning; these toxins have become unavoidable.
The type of therapy that is used will depend on your initial diagnosis. Typically, though, a dietary change is immediate to eliminate allergic and unhealthy foods. Nutritional supplements are used along with herbal supplements.
Curious if detoxification is the right approach? Call our office today to schedule your appointment and learn more!
Learn more about environmental toxicity and its effect on health:
2000 BC – “Here, eat this root.”
1000 BC – “That root is heathen; say this prayer.”
1850 AD – “That prayer is superstition: drink this potion.”
1940 AD – “That potion is snake oil; swallow this pill.”
1985 AD – “That pill is ineffective; take this antibiotic.”
2000 AD – “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.”
~ Author Unknown