Most of us know that we’re living in a more toxic world than at any other time in history. Whether it’s coming from pollution in the air we breathe, chemicals and pharmaceuticals in our water, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides in our meat, toxic food additives and GMOs in our food, lead, phthalates and parabens in our skin care products, mercury in our seafood, arsenic in chicken, mold and formaldehyde in our homes and plastics in our canned food and water bottles. The list just goes on and on. We are exposed to over 85,000 chemicals in our environment today and most have never been tested for safety. The average newborn has over 285 chemicals in their chord blood.
The good news is, our bodies have an amazing capacity for detoxification. However, our liver, kidneys, colon and lymphatic systems can become overwhelmed with the burden of these chemicals. That is why we encourage everyone to set aside time annually to detoxify. The changing of the seasons is a good time to do a cleanse! A simple 5 to 10 day detoxificati
on program can be life changing. Along with a special fast we recommend supplements to support the organs of elimination. To further enhance and speed the process of eliminating toxins, we recommend enemas.
An enema can help you to rid excess waste that builds up in the colon from eating refined and processed foods that are high in fat and sugar and low in fibre. These types of foods can cause peristalsis to become weak and ineffective producing symptoms such as constipation and IBS. This causes foods to become lodged along their journey and impacted against the wall of the colon! From there the lodged fecal matter begins to putrefy and ferment and your whole internal environment can become toxic! Enemas will help to break up the toxic matter and quickly eliminate it from the body.
What can you expect from a good detoxification program? At first most people experience the side effects of the body releasing toxins. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, a coated white tongue and brain fog. After the initial symptoms pass, usually 2-5 days depending on the toxic burden of the individual, energy returns, the mind clears and so does the skin.
The most noticeable benefits from detoxification are physical. Since the toxins store up in major organs, detoxification will help these areas the most. The organs which are affected, such as the liver, kidneys and stomach, will begin to work more effectively. After the detox is completed, one may feel “lighter” and have more energy. Also, since a detox is used to clear away free radicals, the body’s immune system will be stronger, lowering the risk of infections, cancer and other chronic diseases. Finally, a detoxification regimen will clear your blood, helping it circulate better. Better circulation benefits every cell in the body, enhancing mental function and heart health.
This month we are offering a special on our detoxification products. We’ve attached our recommended 10 day accelerated detoxification fast below. While on the fast we recommend a medical food shake and a detox supplement packet called Clear Change Essentials. During the month of January, these products will be discounted 10%.
We also offer a shorter, more intensive detoxification fast. Call and make an appointment today to learn more, including how to do enemas at home.
Here’s to your health!
Senior Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator at the Integrative Wellness and Research Center
Accelerated Detox Fast Attachment