Detoxing might seem like a passing trend, given that every other ad on Insta seems to promote a brand new detox method (with emojis for days). But, it is actually an important concept—and it’s not going anywhere! Trouble is, approaches to detoxing are all over the map, which makes the whole enterprise a bit controversial. So, here’s the deal: your body can detoxify naturally (lots of organs help clear out unwanted substances, including the liver, kidneys, GI system, lungs, and skin—bet you didn’t know skin is an organ!). But that ability can be compromised. If you’re fighting off chronic infection or managing persistent pain, it’s possible that your body isn’t detoxing as efficiently as usual. There are countless detoxification methods to choose from, including holistic and conventional approaches. Core aspects of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine are based on detoxification, and it’s a key part of many holistic and medicinal treatments and supplements. Common detox methods include eating high-fiber fruits and vegetables, using vitamins and herbal supplements (especially ones like dandelion root that promote the excretion of bile) or chelation agents (citrus pectin is a natural one!), hitting the sauna, or fasting. Whether you’re managing the symptoms of a chronic illness or eliminating toxins that have built up over time, short-term detoxing, preferably with the help of a nutritionist or other practitioner, may help set your body up for success.
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Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness
Millions of people are suffering from chronic illnesses that, unbeknownst to them, are the result of exposure to environmental toxins and infectious agents such as mold and Borrelia, which causes Lyme disease. Millions. Because the symptoms of these illnesses are so varied and unusual, many of these individuals have sought medical care only to be dismissed, as if what they are experiencing is “in their head.” Many (if not most) have tried to tough it out and continue to function without hope of improvement. Unfortunately, their illnesses are very real. Toxic is a book of hope for these individuals, their loved ones, and the physicians who provide their care. Over many years of helping thousands of patients recover their health (even after their previous doctors had given up on them), Dr. Neil Nathan has come to understand some of the most common causes for these debilitating illnesses, which allows for the utilization of more precise and effective forms of treatment. The goal of this book is to shed light on these complex illnesses so that suffering patients and their families can get the help they so desperately need. Inside, you will find: • Information about how extreme sensitivity and toxicity develop in the body, how sensitivity and toxicity differ, and how they often overlap. • Detailed descriptions of each of the five major causes of extreme sensitivity and toxicity: mold, Bartonella (a co-infection of Lyme disease), mast cell activation, porphyria, and carbon monoxide poisoning. • An outline of the cell danger response, a revolutionary model developed by Dr. Robert Naviaux that explains how the body essentially gets “stuck” fighting a threat even after the danger has passed. • A system-by-system plan for “rebooting” the body to break the cycle of illness and allow healing to begin. • Information about coping with stress and embracing an emotional and/or spiritual awakening on the path to wellness.
Detoxify or Die
There is now no question that accumulated toxins are behind nearly every disease, symptom, injury and malfunction of the body. But get ready for the greatest medical discovery of the decade. If we get these ubiquitously unavoidable toxic chemicals out of the body, we can reverse and even cure the most hopeless diseases. ~ It no longer matters what you call your disease. The label your doctor gives you is meaningless. What matters is what caused it. Learn how to find the underlying causes and get rid of them with the only proven way to reverse disease and slow down aging.
Detoxify or Die: The Simple Science of Purifying Your Body, Removing Toxins and Fortifying Your Immune System
The key to lasting vitality and good health is giving your body what it needs to detoxify. But you don't need to go on a crazy fad diet, take dangerous drugs or herbal supplements or go on a "water fast" in order to detox and live a radically healthy life. In Detoxify or Die, Stephen Tvedten shows you exactly how you 100 ways to detoxify your body naturally without harmful drugs or chemicals. Every living thing in the universe must eliminate waste in order to survive. If a cell, bacteria or human fails to eliminate waste quickly and efficiently enough, it will die. Unfortunately, we live in a world with more toxins than any other time in human history. Learning how to detoxify your body is now more important than ever! Even newborn babies are contaminated with toxins. A 2004 study that looked at the umbilical blood of 10 babies revealed the presence of 413 dangerous toxins! Obviously these babies could not and did not smoke a single cigarette, take any drugs, or eat any fast food. Never before in human history have you been more exposed to so many toxic man-made chemicals – the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink and the continual daily release of literally tons of toxic chemicals into our environment. In Detoxify or Die, you'll learn exactly how to detox your body easily and gently to live a happier, healthier life.
Podcasts about Detoxification
Take Control Of Your Health: Dr. Joseph Mercola Interviews Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt on the importance of detoxification for general health, and how to detoxify water-soluble and fat-soluble toxins.
Take Control Of Your Health: Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Bryan Walsh on Detoxification
Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Bryan Walsh, a naturopathic physician, on detoxification and how to ensure that a detox program is really effective.
Natural MD Radio: Herbs for Detoxification - What Really Works
Detoxification is something our bodies do naturally. Unfortunately, things are much different for us now than they were for our ancestors. While they were exposed to very few environmental toxins as little as 75 years ago, the same cannot be said for us today. We are simultaneously being overloaded by external toxins and undersupported by our diets because our diets are not balanced enough to keep our natural detox processes robust. Over the past few weeks of our series on detoxification, we have talked about the impact that too much detoxification can have on your health, as well as the differences between metabolic and psychologic detoxification and the dangers of fad detoxes. I want to wrap up this series discussing the very powerful role that some foods and supplements can play in our body's natural detoxification processes. I also want to share some of my favorite botanicals and herbs that I use with my patients to support their natural detoxification processes. Today I'm excited to dive into the steps of a 12-week detox program. Along the way, I'll share with you some of my absolute favorite botanicals and herbs to use to support the detoxification process while also showing you how to be intentional about limiting exposures to harmful toxins in your home, food, and household products. Listen in as I talk about the historical and scientific support behind these detoxifying herbs and the steps you can take to rid your home and your body of the harmful toxins that are getting in the way of your health.
The Naked Mind Podcast: Detoxification with Helena Cavan
Helena Cavan is the owner and director of The Milestone Detox, a boutique juice and raw food detox retreat company based in the Cotswolds. Annie and Helena discuss how the toxins of alcohol affect our bodies and why the detoxification process can be so helpful during our first few days of going alcohol free. Helena also provides some really great tips for a simple detoxification process.
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