External toxins from your environment (i.e., chemicals are found in your foods, water and air, pesticides, heavy metals and other pollutants) bombard your body on a daily basis leading to many of the chronic illnesses we see today.
If your body has the proper nutrition in sufficient quantities to provide a healthy biochemistry and if the organs of elimination and detoxification are functioning at optimal levels, your body is able to eliminate these unwanted substances safely and efficiently through cellular processes in the main organs of detoxification (i.e., skin, bowels, liver, kidneys and lungs). Toxins are then eliminated through perspiration, bowel elimination, urination and respiration. However, if the body is taking in more toxins than it can safely eliminate, a state of chronic toxicity may occur. Most chronic illnesses can be attributed to the presence of unwanted substances in the body or the lack of needed substances in the body. When the body has been exposed for a prolonged period of time, it loses its capacity to detoxify at the same rate that toxins are being produced and ingested causing your organs to be weakened.
The presence of unwanted substances (toxins) in the body causes imbalance and is a very common root cause of illness. The process of eliminating these unwanted substances is referred to as detoxification. A detoxification program is designed to enhance the body’s natural ability to handle toxins by neutralizing or safely eliminating harmful chemicals within the body. While it is unrealistic to eliminate external toxins completely, the body can be supported in its natural function of detoxification so that it is better able to cope with the daily stresses of modern life. Detoxification has a beneficial effect on most chronic illnesses because of its impact on all major systems of the body: cardiovascular, nervous, immune, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal, urinary, skin, musculoskeletal and endocrine.
Detoxification is recommended for individuals who:
- Have chronic digestive problems
- Have impaired liver function due to: alcohol, poor eating habits, high stress, chemical exposure in the workplace, and hepatitis.
- Have chronic headaches
- Have chronic skin conditions
- Stiff, aching joints and muscles
- Susceptibility to infections
- Respiratory difficulties
- Low energy and fatigue
- Depression and moodiness
- Poor quality sleep and insomnia
At Integrated Health Clinic we can perform focused testing and developed targeted and individualized programs to address the needs of each patient.
Detox opportunities include:
Simple at home program for liver support and minor gastrointestinal issues.
Annual preventive health ND supervised whole body detoxification program.
Three (3) week (21 Day) program to address chronic health concerns including: allergies, eczema, digestive disorder, chemical sensitivities, auto-immune disorder.
Intense Four (4) week (28 Day) whole body detox program to address chronic and systemic health concerns.
Restore the health of your arteries. ND supervised heavy metal detoxification program to address Atherosclerotic conditions that lead to heart disease and peripheral vascular diseases.
We encourage you to visit Integrated Health Clinic to meet with our physicians and learn more about detoxification testing and treatment.
Please contact us at 604.888.8325 to learn more.