Detoxification is a natural and normal process that our bodies use regularly to get rid of substances that can be harmful to our health. We detoxify naturally through our skin, sweat, breath, bowels and urine. Exposure to environmental toxins is inevitable. We get these through pollution in the air, water and land due to society’s use of pesticides, herbicides, additives, preservatives and heavy metals. In addition to this, however, many of us contribute to our toxic load through personal lifestyle choices, including: consuming alcohol, smoking, taking chemically derived medications, living with stress and lacking proper exercise. Even our normal metabolism creates by-products that are toxic if not neutralized or excreted.
Your body’s ability to detoxify properly depends on how efficiently your organs – liver, colon, kidneys, lungs and skin – eliminate waste. If any one of these organs becomes compromised, proper detoxification cannot occur. When toxins accumulate in our bodies, they can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including: fatigue, unhealthy skin, joint pain and gastrointestinal problems. Long-term exposure increases our susceptibility to infections and can lead to serious chronic illness.
Benefits of cleansing
The benefits of detoxification are considerable, including: increased energy and vitality, clarity of mind and better moods. Detoxification improves allergy symptoms, fatigue, skin conditions, chronic stress, gas and bloating, aches and pains, frequent headaches, difficulty sleeping and more. Most people notice a clearer complexion, brighter eyes, and even moderate weight loss. Detoxification will also decrease the toxic load in women before pregnancy so less is passed on to their future child.
What will my detox plan include?
It is a 2 week individualized program designed strictly on your unique symptoms and lifestyle. A typical Naturopathic Cleansing plan includes some combination of the following:
Dietary modification: a special diet and nutritional supplements to support your medical history and organs of elimination.
Botanicals: herbs to encourage elimination and restoration of the body.
Lifestyle support: breathing exercises, exercise and saunas for skin and lung detoxification.
Hydrotherapy: the use of water to encourage elimination and energize the body.
Rest and relaxation: stress reduction allows for healing to occur.
WHO SHOULD DO A DETOX?
- Feel tired, lethargic, sluggish?
- Have difficulty concentrating?
- Get 2 or more colds per year?
- Get “stuffed- up” nose/ sinuses?
- Have strong smell of urine?
- Have trouble sleeping?
- Have sore muscles or joints?
- Have weak or brittle nails?
- Have dark circles under eyes?
- Gain weight easily?
- Have bad breath?
- Have less than 2 bowel movements per day?
- Feel anxious, depressed or stressed out?
- Have body odor?
- Have allergies/ sensitivities?
- Have eczema/ acne/ rashes?
- Have digestive issues such as bloating or gas?
- Have discomfort under your ribcage?
- Feel you’re unhealthy for your age?
The more check-marked answers you have, the greater your need for detoxification!
To learn more, call the clinic at 905-842-0287 and book your 15 minute complimentary consultation.