Detoxification is a natural metabolic process whereby the environmental, dietary and metabolic toxins we are exposed to are changed into less harmful substances, and subsequently excreted from the body.
The Detoxification Program offered at the Natural Health and Nutrition clinic aims to address dietary and lifestyle factors to reduce the burden placed on your detoxification system, whilst simultaneously supporting the capacity of your key detoxification organs.
The ultimate goal of a professional detoxification program is to provide you with a personalised protocol that is safe and effective, and enables you to achieve the best possible health.
Why do I need to detoxify?
Everyday our body is bombarded by harsh toxins and chemicals from our surrounding environment. Chemicals, hormones and other pollutants are found in the foods we eat, and often in the water we drink and the air we breathe. Although our bodies do have inbuilt means of expelling toxins, there are now so many different substances passing into our bodies that the toxic burden is proving too great for many to deal with properly. These harmful substances have accumulated to such an extent in many of us that chronic illnesses are proliferating at both the physical and mental levels. Under natural circumstances, the body is able to eliminate many of these toxic substances safely provided that it is getting proper nutrition and that the organs of detoxification are functioning at optimal levels.
Unfortunately, given the environment that we live in today and the presence of certain genetic variations (such as the MTHFR polymorphism) in a large proportion of the population, it is becoming more and more difficult for our bodies to detoxify efficiently. We therefore need to give our bodies some assistance in eliminating these harmful substances – and that is where one of the detoxification programs outlined below can help.
Signs that you may benefit from a Detox
If you’ve noticed any of the following signs or symptoms occurring on a regular basis, it’s likely that you’ll benefit from undergoing a short-term detoxification program.
• Overweight or trouble losing weight
• Trouble sleeping
• Skin problems
• Allergic reactions
• Low energy and fatigue
• Feeling depressed
• Sexual dysfunction
• Digestive problems, bloating, nausea, reflux
• Low tolerance to alcohol
• Aches and pains
• High cholesterol