If you look at ancient systems of health care, they have ways of detoxifying the body.
Ayurvedic medicine is traditional Indian medicine that has been around for thousands of years. The word Ayurveda translates as the science of life and longevity. In Ayurveda regular periods of detoxification are done because its core philosophy is that health is a state in which the body is clear of toxins, the mind is settled, emotions are happy, wastes are consistently eliminated and organs are working efficiently.
Native Americans and other similar cultures around the world have used periodic fasting and sweat lodges to purify body, mind and spirit
Considering the modern times that we live in now, we are constantly exposed to toxins in our air, food, water, soil and household products. Therefore, it’s important that we also practice periodic cleansing or detoxification.
Our detoxification mechanisms and pathways can become overburdened depending on how much toxins we ingest or are exposed to. Toxins become lodged in the bowel, liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and especially fat tissue. The toxic build up prevents the normal uptake and utilization of nutrients, carbohydrates and proteins. It reduces the body’s oxygen uptake and creates an acidic, septic, low-energy state, prone to disease.
Some of these toxins or chemicals are endocrine disruptors and can cause hormonal imbalance, others impact neurotransmitters which can affect your brain and mental state, while other chemicals can affect our immune system and digestive function.
So when all systems are affected and can’t work effectively, imbalance occurs, and our body becomes unable to heal and repair itself naturally.
Toxin build up contributes to a number of condition and disease states such as:
Alzheimer’s, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol
Who should detoxify?
It’s not a question of whether you’ve been exposed to toxins - it’s a matter of what your toxic burden is and how much impact they are having on your health. It is recommended that anyone who desires optimal health and wellness should detoxify seasonally.
At Meliora Integrative Medicine we do the following:
Careful history/Questionnaire - How Toxic Are you?
Advanced laboratory diagnostic testing for heavy metal and toxin analysis
pH testing and balancing
Recommendations on reducing exposure to toxins
Customized program to support your body's natural detoxification and elimination pathways. This can include a combination of optimal diet, nutrients and supplements to support the liver and gut, and mind-body techniques.
Toxin clearance is essential for optimal health and wellness!
Seasonal detoxification, it's like spring cleaning but for your body!
An imbalance in one or more of these areas - hormones, nutrients, toxin clearance, mind and body - can play a role in your symptoms or conditions. In turn, these imbalances can affect multiple body systems including the nervous system, digestion, immune and metabolic systems. Most importantly, it helps us discover the root causes of your symptoms or conditions.
Restoration of optimal functioning in these areas can play an important role in your overall health, healing and wellness. It can also help you with long-term prevention strategies from chronic disease.
Dr. Chua developed this protocol based on training from SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine.