"We are living in the most polluted environment in the history of mankind!"
We are constantly inhaling, eating and absorbing toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, plastics and pesticides. These toxins occupy cell receptor sites and block or mimic hormones, alter gene expression and contribute to cancer, diabetes, obesity and many other chronic diseases.
Most of these toxins are fat soluble and can cross the Blood Brain Barrier, altering brain function, mood and memory.
The Endocrine Society released a scientific statement on environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in 2015. This comprehensive review of the literature showed strong evidence for these chemicals to cause endocrine disruption, including obesity and diabetes, female reproduction, male reproduction, hormone-sensitive cancers in females, prostate cancer, thyroid, and neurodevelopment and neuroendocrine systems.
EDCs such as bisphenol A, phthalates, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and dioxins have a lot of studies related to fetal and infant development. These are critical life stages when disruptions of hormones have the greatest potential to cause a disease or dysfunction.
The Endocrine Society showed that these chemicals can cause low-dose effects and developmental vulnerability. Full Endocrine Society report: https://tinyurl.com/ybpemvmu
So How Do We Get Rid Of These Toxins?
Detoxification of course, but I am not talking about a juice or water fast, colon cleanse, liver cleanse, or any of the other so called “detox” methods, which are long on hype and short on substance.
The body's natural cleansing or filtering process primarily involves the liver, digestive tract, lungs and kidneys. Unwanted compounds that are soluble in water are easily eliminated through the stool, sweat and urine. However, fat-soluble compounds require enzymes from the liver to help break them down into neutralized, water-soluble substances for transport to the kidneys or intestines for elimination. "Environmental overload" or lack of nutrients to fuel necessary detoxification activities may prevent harmful, fat-soluble compounds from undergoing this transformation process.
I have helped hundreds of patients successfully navigate a complete Metabolic Detoxification. Our unique whole body approach to metabolic detoxification has helped patients lower blood pressure, end fatigue, combat auto-immune conditions, lose weight, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, end Fibromyalgia, reverse diabetes and more.
The 5R approach to Metabolic Detoxification.
The 5Rs stand for Remove, Replace, Repopulate, Repair and Rebalance.
Remove: remove stressors, allergenic foods, parasites, bacteria or yeast that might overgrow in the gut.
Replace: replace digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid and bile acids that are required for proper digestion and that may be compromised by diet, drugs, diseases, aging or other factors.
Repopulate: repopulate the healthy, beneficial bacteria in your gut by taking in prebiotic foods and probiotics in the form of clinical grade supplements that contain the “good” bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species.
Repair: repair the lining of the GI tract by supplying key nutrients such as zinc, antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, fish oil and the amino acid glutamine.
Rebalance: rebalance and pay attention to the lifestyle choices – sleep, exercise, stress and self-care that impact your health every day.
Detoxification is “The Best Medicine” provided it is done correctly and with an experienced clinician!
Detoxification – the chemical, physiological and nutritional processes your body uses to rid itself of harmful substances (toxins), thereby, decreasing the overall burden these toxins place upon the structure and function of the body.
Water-soluble toxins are easily eliminated through the stool, sweat and urine. Therefore, Metabolic Detoxification focuses on the fat-soluble toxins, which must be transformed into a water-soluble form before they can be eliminated from the body.
Metabolic Detoxification can reduce the incidence of chronic degenerative disease and improve overall quality of life. Some form of detoxifying the body has been a critical component to all ancient healing traditions for thousands of years. In fact, to maintain a productive and healthy life on planet earth today, detoxification is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
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