What is detoxification?
The modern lifestyle exposes you to toxins continuously. From preservatives and other chemicals in or on the food you eat to cleaning products you use on your body and in your home, and the air you breathe, harmful substances are everywhere.
While these toxins are usually only present in barely detectable trace amounts, over time, they can build up in your body and interfere with your health.
More importantly, if you have any genetic issues with the ability to clear toxins, they can start accumulating in your soft tissues and organs.
Detoxification is the process of removing those toxins from your body. Detoxification allows your organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, liver, colon, and body systems, including the lymphatic system, to return to optimal functionality, which improves your overall health and wellness.
What are the benefits of detoxification?
When toxins clog your body, your health suffers. For example, toxins contribute to a range of health issues, including:
- Chemical sensitivity
- Digestive problems/gut issues (IBS, etc.)
- Skin problems acne
While relieving these symptoms, detoxification boosts your physical and mental wellness and increases your energy levels.
What should I expect during detoxification?
Dr. Guy recommends a three-week detox program once a year. Your detoxification program begins with a consultation, exam, and lab tests. He assesses your overall health, current levels of toxicity, and other health issues before creating your customized plan.
While every detoxification program is custom-designed, many elements are similar. For example, Dr. Guy provides medically crafted meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch as well as supportive and detoxifying nutritional supplements. He also gives you recipes and plans to make wholesome, clean, light dinners.
You should also drink plenty of filtered water during your detox program to help your body flush out excess toxins. If you’re physically active, talk to Dr. Guy about how to safely exercise while following the detoxification diet.
While exercise stimulates your lymphatic system, which flushes toxins and waste products out of your body, you may need to adapt your regimen to accommodate the changes in your diet.
Can I reduce the build-up of toxins in my body?
You can take steps to reduce your exposure to toxins and support your body’s ability to detoxify itself. For example, you can limit your alcohol intake. Excessive alcohol consumption can damage your liver, which is critical to filtering waste and other toxins out of your body.
Additionally, you should always aim to drink at least eight glasses of filtered water every day. Water not only keeps you hydrated, which optimizes your overall body function, but it also helps your body flush out toxins and waste. Fiber is also incredibly important for many reasons in keeping your body healthy.
Call Doctor Guy today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about detoxification and how it can enhance your health.
Naturopathic Doctor & Hormone Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA
You’re exposed to toxins every day, and over time, they can build up in your body and interfere with your health. These toxins come from things such as exhaust fumes in the air to the abundant chemicals in our food supply. Dr. At Doctor Guy, in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, Guy Citrin, ND, provides customized detoxification programs specific to the patient to eliminate unnecessary substances from your body and enhance your health. Call Doctor Guy or schedule a consultation online today to find out how detoxification can benefit you.