A wide range of toxic symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, pain, coughs, gastrointestinal problems, immune weakness, sexual diseases and psychological distress are being seen by healthcare professionals in record numbers. Toxins in our environment may be a cause of some of these disorders. Detoxification is a process that can rid the body of toxins in several ways - dietary changes, herbal or homeopathic remedies, colonic irrigations, vitamin therapy, fasting, and cleansing baths.
The need for detoxification becomes stronger as we are exposed to smog; chemicals in our drinking water; chemicals in processed foods and meats; household cleaners; pesticides; gasoline and even dry cleaning fluids. The lymphatic system is designed to eliminate these toxins from our bodies, but according to Zane Gard, M.D., of Beaverton, Oregon, "...bioaccumulation (a buildup in the body of foreign substances) seriously compromises physiological and psychological health. Over the last ten years, hundreds of studies have demonstrated the dangers to health from toxic bioaccumulation."
What can be done to protect your body is the emphasis of holistic practitioners program to fit your needs. They tailor the detoxification to your needs, beginning with dietary changes and may use colonic hydrotherapy where necessary. Fasting methodologies are taught to you so that bioaccumulation can be avoided. They may supplement this training with specific diet regimens that include whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The combination of fasting and diet, under supervision from your holistic healthcare provider, can aid your lymphatic system in carrying out waste products.
Conditions Benefited by Detoxification: Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiovascular problems, Diabetes, Obesity.
**This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.