Detoxification Therapy

Detox Your Body. Rejuvenate Yourself.

What Are Toxins?

Our bodies are exposed to toxins on a daily basis – polluted waters, solvents in gasoline, pesticides in our food, chemicals in our beauty products and cleaning supplies, pollution in the air we breathe, and much more. In fact, humans today are exposed to more toxins than ever before. Despite the body’s best effort to eliminate these toxins through its very efficient systems, the onslaught of exposure can cause a build-up of toxins in the body’s tissues over time. The symptoms can vary from mild symptoms (nausea and headache) to severe symptoms (coma, convulsions, or death). Toxicity is divided into seven categories with each having its own symptoms.

  • Dermatological – Dermatological toxicity affects the eyes and the skin with symptoms such as itching, rashes, redness, and swelling.
  • Gastrointestinal – Gastrointestinal issues can occur when you have been exposed to toxic chemicals. These symptoms affect the stomach and the intestines and cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Hematological – Hematological symptoms affect the blood. The common symptoms of hematological toxicity include anemia, weakness, and fatigue.
  • Neurological – Neurological symptoms affect the brain and spinal cord. You can experience behavior problems, confusion, coma, convulsions, dizziness, depression, and headaches.
  • Renal – Renal issues involve the kidneys. The common symptoms of renal toxicity include frequent urination and low back pain.
  • Reproductive – If you have toxicity in the reproductive system, your reproductive organs can be affected. Infertility can occur and the risk of miscarriage increases exponentially.
  • Respiratory – Respiratory toxicity affects the lungs, nose, and trachea. Respiratory signs include choking, coughing, irritation, and tight chest.

Detoxification refers to the process of removing chemicals and toxic substances from your body. Detoxification helps purge the body (the liver and the colon in particular) of the toxins and reduces the risk for many diseases in the long run. There are several different types of detoxification, and while some of them target the entire body (such as detox diets or chelation therapy), others target specific organs or areas in particular (colon cleanse). Detoxification therapies can be used to aid the body in eliminating dangerous toxins before they cause major health problems and even disease.

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Did You Know...

Each organ in the body plays a specific role in maintaining your overall health. Many organs, including the liver and kidneys, filter wastes from your body on a daily basis. If toxins overwhelm the body’s detoxification pathways, you may experience symptoms like moodiness, fatigue and bloat. It can even lead to ongoing health conditions, such as allergies, chronic infections, arthritis or joint pain, constipation, acne, digestive disorders, skin issues, obesity and insomnia.

Detoxification and fasting have been used for thousands of years for its therapeutic benefits. Although, detoxification was commonly used for drug and alcohol rehab, the concept has changed evolved over the years and people have adjusted detox therapies to meet their needs.

Benefits of Detoxification

  • Anti-Aging

Detoxification removes free radicals and heavy metals. This helps improve nutrient absorption enabling your body to heal itself and fight oxidative stress, which cause premature aging.

  • Improve Balance

The body is comprised of many different systems that must work conjunctively for optimal health. Whenever these systems do not function properly, illness can occur. Toxins and unhealthy eating habits can cause the body to become improperly balanced. Detoxification helps to heal the digestivehormonal and nervous systems.

  • Increased Energy

Detoxification helps to restore emotional energy, mental energy and physical energy. Many people, who regularly detox, find they sleep better and wake up energized.

  • Boost Immunity

A healthy immune system helps prevent illnesses such as common cold or flu. A healthy gastrointestinal tract contains both good and bad bacteria. Detoxification can help increase immunity by purging bad bacteria and increase the amount of good bacteria.

  • Prevent Chronic Illnesses

Environmental toxins cause a host of diseases. Heart disease, neurological issues and cancers have all been linked to toxins. Although our bodies can naturally detoxify themselves, it is constantly exposed and overloaded with environmental impurities. A detoxification program can help the body recover.

  • Beautiful Skin

Your skin is your largest living organ. When the body becomes unhealthy, it often shows on the skin first. You may experience rashes, hives, acne and other skin conditions. Removing impurities from the body will improve the look of your skin and strengthen your hair and nails.

  • Weight Loss

Did you know that completing a detox program could help you lose weight? Toxins are often stored in fat cells and can lower metabolism. By ridding the body of toxins, you can improve the body’s ability to burn fat, which will help you lose weight.

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Rejuvenate Your Body And Feel Better

Detoxification can help alleviate some unpleasant symptoms, such as fatigue, digestive problems (bloating, constipation, etc.), headaches, nausea, joint pain, and others.

To begin with, it is important to reduce the exposure to toxins by-

  • Eating organic foods free of pesticides
  • Drinking filtered water
  • Using an air purifier

Detoxification helps to slowly purge the body of the dangerous toxins and you start feeling better and more energetic.

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Achieve Your Optimum Performance

Detoxification is an ongoing process. Just as you change the oil in your car to maintain performance, similarly, you need to detox periodically to prevent the build-up of toxins in your body. A good detoxification program can be the regular maintenance the body needs to perform at optimum level.

If you feel tired, sluggish, run down, can’t remember the last time you felt ‘great’, maybe it’s time for a detox and your “filter to be cleaned”.

But even if feeling sub-par has become your norm, you could still benefit from detoxification therapy if you:

  • Take prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Have mercury fillings
  • Eat foods that contain pesticides
  • Use lawn care, cleaning or beauty products that are not organic
  • Exhibit symptoms of toxicity, such as digestive problems or difficulty concentrating
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Improve Metabolism And Maintain A Healthy Weight

With age, our metabolism starts slowing down. There are some toxins that get stored in body fat. The body starts increase the production of fat in order to protect the rest of the body from these circulating toxins’ effects. You may try uncomfortable crash diets to reduce weight. But over time, you tend to regain the weight lost – and may even gain some more. These diets may affect your social life too and can harm the body’s metabolism too.

Detox is now commonly used for weight loss. An effective detoxification program can help reduce the toxin burden contributing to the inability to maintain a healthy weight. Besides helping you burn fat faster, some detox techniques may also help you improve your blood flow, improve the function of your liver and kidneys, support the optimal functioning of your digestive system and so forth.

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Types of Detox Therapies

Detox therapies aim to detox the liver and kidney, and to eliminate all the metabolic wastes at the same time. There are detoxification therapies that target nearly every area of the body where toxins accumulate. These include – Lymphatic system, Liver, Gastrointestinal system, Gallbladder, Respiratory system, Kidneys, and more.

Detoxification Diets
Detox diets are by far the most commonly used ones: natural, cost-effective and efficient, these diets involve tailored dietary plans that are known Detoxification in NOVA to have a highly potent detoxifying effect. Those who want to follow a detox diet are often required to remove foods that contain preservatives, colorings or flavor enhancers from their diets, along with processed foods and foods that may contain traces of pesticides. One of the many benefits of the detox diets, in addition to the fact that they cleanse your body and help you get rid of the toxins, is that their high fiber content speeds up your metabolic rate and helps you burn fat faster.

Detoxification With Protein Powders
Protein powders are sometimes used during the detoxification diet, as they can boost its efficacy. It is important, however, to rely only on powders that contain fructose-free protein and no sweeteners, artificial colors, GMOs or preservatives whatsoever. The protein used for detoxification purposes can be extracted from rice or pea (rice protein concentrate/pea protein isolate), or from hemp, the latter being particularly efficient for those who suffer from digestive problems.

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How Can We Help?

Detoxification works to restore the body to optimal health by ridding it of toxins. These toxins are stored throughout the body, including the brain, organs and cells. By detoxing regularly, you can help improve your health and increase longevity.  Whether you suffer from compromised immune system, fatigue, chronic illnesses or you just want to protect your health, a detoxification program can help.

Detoxification is a process – not a one-time event. As part of our Detoxification program, you are under the care and supervision of a integrative practitioner who can help identify dangerous toxins in your body and develop a plan for eliminating them. Detox therapies will vary from person to person, but they may include making dietary changes, consuming ‘good’ digestive bacteria or probiotics, drinking plenty of water, using herbal remedies, and taking daily vitamins and supplements.

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