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Detoxification involves the removal of harmful toxins that build up in your body over time, especially in the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and colon. The body does detoxify itself naturally to a certain extent, but in today’s polluted world, it cannot cope on its own with the amount of harmful molecules that it encounters. For example, according to the World Health Organization, 13 million deaths worldwide could be prevented every year by making our environment healthier.
The number of synthetic chemicals introduced since World War II is astonishing. Studies on the health effects of some of these chemicals are currently underway, but will take decades, or perhaps centuries to complete, and little data is publicly available about even the basic toxicity of these high production volume chemicals.
The link between a polluted environment and disease was a taboo for a long time, because “polluters” would have to confront their collective responsibilities, which was not a familiar notion during the “golden age of capitalism” that lasted for the first two-thirds of the twentieth century. Benzene, a known carcinogen, is a good example of the exponential development in the petrochemical industry. During this period - in the US alone- benzene production increased from 125 million gallons in 1940 to 410 million in 1955, to 1.5 billion in 1976. It took 20 years and numerous epidemiological studies before benzene usage was finally regulated in 1977 (The Politics of Cancer Revisited by Samuel Epstein, M.D.).
These toxins find their way into our bodies countless ways, and in many cases cannot be avoided. Due to our high exposure to these harmful chemicals, it is necessary to detoxify our bodies to remain healthy, and it is not hard to do.
For example, exercise is extremely important to any detoxification regimen. Sweating rids the body of toxic molecules, so sign up for a gym membership, or do it the old fashioned way by taking a jog in the sunshine. Yoga and massage are also important, as they relieve the body of stress, which creates harmful hormones such as cortisol, which can increase blood pressure and weaken the immune system.
Avoid molecules that are known to be harmful by making sure to buy organic food and natural products free of dangerous preservatives. You should also steer clear of foods that are known to be harmful to your health, such as refined sugar, caffeine and trans fats. A proper diet is essential to healthy bodily function and maintaining energy levels.
However, this only goes so far and it is inevitable that toxins will still enter your body. The next step is to remove the harmful molecules through natural detoxification methods such as gentle chelation, which helps remove heavy metal buildup, or by taking natural supplements to help support the liver’s function. These are important because toxin buildup can have significant effects on your physical wellbeing, such as headaches, weakness and fatigue.
Our Treatments do some or all of these things in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle. Our goal is to help you create a healthier, toxin free lifestyle in a way that is comfortable and sustainable to you.