Detoxfication is a constant process performed by the digestive system, the liver, the kidneys, the lungs, the lymphatic system and the skin. This system is well-suited to manage naturally occurring toxins, but it is not equipped to handle the man-made chemicals we are exposed to daily. Our body is constantly subjected to harmful toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take, the personal care products we use and our own metabolic activity. Of the more than 100,000 commercially used chemicals, over 25,000 are known to be hazardous to human health. Biopsies of human fat cells show elevated levels of toxins which can be found in items such as household cleaners, gasoline and paint. Unfortunately, there is a cumulative effect from years of this continual contact that eventually overwhelms our body’s detoxification system.
We are exposed to these toxins on a regular basis, but often ignore the warning signs of possible danger. When you experience pain, headaches, and fatigue, your body is sending you a message that something is wrong. Poor toxin elimination can affect the body in many ways including impacting digestion, mental function, joint health, hormone balance, and skin condition. In addition to these symptoms, a person with high toxicity may also endure prolonged recovery times, use multiple medications, make countless doctor visits and experience poor long-term outcomes. These are compelling reasons why reducing exposure to toxins and supporting your body in the detoxification process can be very beneficial to your health.
Is detoxification for me?
Advanced laboratory testing can determine the level of stress being placed on your body’s detoxification system. The test results will provide your doctor with the information needed to make specific lifestyle and nutrient recommendations to alleviate your toxicity. Each person is exposed to varying degrees of toxins, producing different degrees of toxic stress. Consequently, a Personalized Program must be designed specifically for each individual to achieve the best outcomes. Keep in mind the detoxification system is often overlooked by health care providers, so choose a doctor that understands its critical function.
The best approach to detoxification
A doctor-supervised detoxification Program is a safe and effective method of cleansing the entire body of these unwanted toxins, promoting better health and optimizing the body’s detoxification processing. The detoxification Program should be gentle and easy to follow with accompanying lifestyle interventions including diet, exercise and stress management.
A customized detoxification protocol structured for your particular needs will deliver the best results. A typical Detoxification Program usually lasts about 30 days which provides enough time to also develop healthier long-term habits. An effective program will eliminate offending foods, increase the intake of healthy and nourishing foods and include a gentle exercise regimen. Specific medical foods (what are medical foods?) and shakes may be included to enhance the detoxification process by delivering the right micro-nutrients to the body. Other support nutrients may be included such as fiber, essential fats and alkalizing vegetable-based drinks.
A Detoxification Program can help correct the following conditions:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Headaches or Migraines
- Gas, Bloating, Heartburn
- Bad Breath and Body Odors
- Acne, Skin Rashes or Itchy Skin
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Joint Pain and Arthritis
- Poor Concentration, Memory and Focus
- Allergic Reactions
The Houston Medical and Pain Center Approach to Detoxification
In addition, a well-designed Detoxification Program can help increase productivity, slow the aging process, assist in weight loss and promote clearer, brighter skin. If you want to address a chronic health problem or revitalize your health, a customized Detoxification Program may just the answer to keep you active and healthy for many years to come.
By listening to your unique story, we help you uncover why you don’t fell well and what you can do about it. Call us at 281.688.4888 today to schedule a personal health consultation.