Cleanse your body from the many toxins it has absorbed, and start feeling healthy and refreshed with our Body Detoxification Program.
We are all exposed daily to toxins. As children, our systems work extremely well filtering out and disposing of toxins, but as we age those systems get overcrowded with toxins and can’t remove them as well, leading to higher and higher levels in our bodies. If the burden of the toxic load is not removed, eventually the system may shut down completely.
When we are exposed to heavy metals, they blockade many of our enzyme processes and shut down the production of life sustaining chemicals. Extreme exposure can overwhelm our systems and cause a quick death, while smaller exposure gradually shuts down our systems and leads to premature death. Toxins can come from a variety of sources. They are found in our food and beverages which contain chemicals, heavy metals and carcinogens.
Arsenic is put in chicken feed to kill parasites. Years ago, Americans ate around 33 pounds of chicken, per person, per year. That number has rocketed to 88 pounds per person per year, almost tripling the amount of chicken and therefore the arsenic that our bodies have to deal with.
Mercury is common in seafood and the bigger the fish, the greater the amount of mercury. People who eat salmon every day believing it is good for them may actually be loading themselves down with mercury.
Lead is found in tap water in the kitchen and in the bathroom. In older homes, paint may contain lead and lead dust.
Aluminum gets into the body through aluminum foil use in cooking, aluminum cans that soft drinks and beer come in, many underarm deodorants and in some newer vaccines.
Titanium may be in hair dyes, toothpaste and in the coating of some prescription medications and supplements.
Chemotherapy may actually poison you with platinum and other heavy metals. Cigarette paper may have arsenic, cyanide, cadmium or other heavy metals laced into it. People exposed to secondhand smoke may also pick up these heavy metal toxins.
Some people are involved in mass exposure to heavy metals. One patient in Louisiana was complaining of “green sweat!” A high level of copper was found in her blood. It had come from her contaminated water supply. Her daughter was tested and found toxic with copper as well.
Certain jobs can put people at risk. Dentists and dental assistants are commonly exposed to heavy metals. People who have played with mercury from thermometers or other sources often find themselves contaminated. Those with silver fillings in their teeth sometimes find that 55% of those fillings are made with mercury, not silver. The mercury evaporates and leaches out over time into the body. Mercury was a preservative in older vaccines, and though the public has always been told that it is harmless, the vaccine industry has quietly removed the preservative mercury from their products.
Our bodies have 3 lines of defense against toxins: Liver, kidneys and skin sweating. The liver processes and excretes toxins through the bile, which then is secreted in the intestinal tract. Bile is what gives our stool its characteristic brown color. If a patient is severely constipated, they may actually reabsorb toxins in the stool while it is sitting in the intestines instead of being evacuated. The kidneys remove a fair amount of toxins through the urine. Sweating is one of the best ways to detoxify the body, actually pushing toxins out through the skin. Unfortunately, with modern air-conditioning, we don’t have to sweat much anymore which leads to toxin overload. Exercise that creates sweat is an excellent way to detox your body. You should wash the sweat off immediately after your sweating therapy.
Unfortunately, these essential organs tend to become overloaded or damaged by abuse, malnutrition or aging and hormone loss, and loose their ability to cleanse the body over time and body detoxification is needed.
The Body Detoxification program at Renewed Vitality enables patients to rid themselves of the toxic burden they have been carrying and return to health. The first step in the program includes blood screenings that can uncover elevated levels of arsenic, lead or mercury. If these levels are elevated, secondary comprehensive urine testing can determine fairly exact levels of various heavy metal toxins in the body. Once the particular toxin is identified, detoxification treatments can begin.
Treatments may be done orally or intravenously, depending on the toxicity amounts and the degree of sickness the patient is experiencing. The most common therapies used at Renewed Vitality are DMSA (oral) and EDTA. There are certain enemas that may also be helpful. After a period of treatment, retesting is done to see if the patient is finished with therapy or if a second round of treatments is needed.
Finding the source of toxic exposure is important to preventing a recurrence.
An important method of internal detoxification which is rarely utilized by the medical community is the use of Thyroid Hormone. Thyroid Hormone is the detoxification hormone. Its job is to pull toxins out of our tissues and dump them into our blood stream where the liver, kidneys and skin may eliminate them from the body. Without adequate thyroid levels, the body is unable to remove these toxic chemicals from our tissues.
Avoiding exposure to heavy metals and making sure our organs and thyroid are working at their maximum best to detoxify our bodies are the best ways to keep our heavy metal levels in the lowest range possible.
A good Body Detoxification Plan for everyone to follow includes the following steps:
Be aware of what you eat or drink.
- Eat a diet that is as clean as possible including organic, free range meats, and pesticide free fruits and vegetables.
- Drink pure, clean water.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat and starches. Meat and starches increase the acidity of the body, which damages its ability to stay healthy. If you do eat meat, eat a variety and not just one type. It can help keep you from developing toxic overloads.
Eat specific beneficial foods or supplements
- Certain foods and supplements can specifically aid in detoxification. The cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale) aid the liver in detoxification.
- Lemon juice helps in 3 ways: it increases bile secretion, helps push bowel movements through the body faster and increases kidney excretion. Milk thistle and Schizandra help the liver function better. Iodine helps the thyroid gland be more productive.
Avoid unnecessary exposure to heavy metals
- Avoid cigarette smoke, wearing colognes or perfumes. Be careful about choices of underarm deodorants. Choose to live away from highways and factory pollutants.
Have a good exercise program that causes sweating.
Appropriate dry sauna treatments.
Avoid plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cooking with aluminum foil as much as possible.
Make sure that the Thyroid Hormone is at a healthy level.
Get enough to drink.
- Adequate hydration not only dilutes toxins, but also helps the body function properly and aids in detoxification.
Avoid jobs or hobbies that obviously put you at risk.
- Painters of any kind may have two-fold risks from both skin absorption and inhaled fumes. Always make sure if you are working around any chemicals that you use adequate skin protection because the skin absorbs chemicals like a sponge. Always make sure there is adequate ventilation to prevent overexposure to skin and lungs.
- People who work with asbestos are at risk for toxicity as well.
- By taking precautions and being aware of the dangers of heavy metal toxins, you can reduce your risk of exposure and maintain better health.
Our staff and doctors can answer any questions you may have about body detoxification and assist you in finding the right treatments to restore you to the healthy, active person you want to be. Call today for an appointment – (214) 389-1234!