Detoxification

Toxins galore
Toxins are everywhere. They are in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the water we drink. Our own body makes numerous toxins during the various processes of metabolism. Of course our body is used to cleansing itself of toxins. That is partly what the liver, the kidneys and the lymphatic system do.

But these organs and the genetic instructions that drive them, were not designed for the onslaught of thousands of modern toxins. That is the heavy and toxic metals like aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, and so on, the results of industrial pollution of the environment, which accumulate in the brain, the kidneys and the immune system.

Also the nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and other products of internal combustion that pollute the air and our lungs. Or chemical fertilizers, fumigants, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, drugs, solvents, ozone, and additives everywhere including over 5000 in our foods alone, which our poor liver has to deal with. Or the toxins produced by bacteria and fungi in our gut, the so-called endotoxins, toxic amines, toxic derivatives of the bile, and numerous other substances including proven carcinogens.

Everything considered, there are some 20,000 chemicals in what we eat, drink and breath alone, not counting the waste materials of human metabolism, or these of the parasites present in our bodies.

Toxicity effects
Many of these toxins are implicated in allergies, asthma, colitis, Crohn's disease, lupus erythematosus, thyroid problems, and immune disorders. The antibodies released by the immune system sometimes cross-react with body tissues for reasons we don't understand yet, and cause auto-immune diseases like arthritis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, thyroid problems, sclerodermia, and so on. But perhaps the most insidious effect of toxins is the weakening of the immune system, that leaves one liable to all sorts of infections, tumors, and other diseases that are normally kept in check by a powerful immune function.

Our program
The right regimen of foods together with appropriate supplements can help detoxify your body by increasing the elimination of toxic wastes. But detoxification is not a one shot affair, but a continuous process. Our program also aims to teach you how to help your body get rid of its toxins on a continuous basis. And like every other program we offer, this is not a computer print-out, but a program based on your own individual needs, as they appear from your specific eating habits, environmental conditions, disease patterns, family medical history, lifestyle, etc, designed by an expert. Detoxification is often the first step towards a better, healthier, more energetic lifestyle.

Briefly, our program offers,

  1. Comprehensive measures. Identify the principal causes and sources of toxicity, and devise an appropriate plan of detoxification.
  2. Diet.What to eat, how to eat it, and what to cut down or eliminate at least for a while, so as to help the body detoxify itself.
  3. Nutritional supplements . What vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, etc, you need, and the dosages and times to take them so as to avoid annoying and even harmful nutrient interactions.
  4. Botanical support. What standardized herbal preparations may be of assistance for your condition, their dosages, their contraindications, etc.
  5. Lifestyle changes. Significant but perhaps small changes in lifestyle, that may help you achieve your goals easier and faster.
  6. Physical therapies. Other forms of treatment that may be of help.