Detox Begins June 21!
What’s It All About?
Why do detox?
Our bodies were not designed to handle the amount of detoxification necessary to remove all the chemicals we are exposed to. When these build up, they can cause a wide variety of problems including hormonal problems, diabetes, weight gain, neurologic problems and even cancer.
Doing a detox helps to improve blood sugar, improve sleep quality, lessen fatigue, improve mood, and improve overall health. While it is NOT a weight loss program, many people who need to lose weight do so while doing this program.
What is detox?
Detoxification, “detox” is the process of removing toxins from the body. A detox is sometimes also referred to as a “cleanse.” There are many different types of detox programs available.
What are toxins?
Toxins are chemicals that are poisonous in some way, and have negative effects on the body.
Why would I have toxins in my body?
We are all exposed to many toxins on a daily basis. Studies have been done that show that most people are exposed to over 200 chemicals each day BEFORE THEY LEAVE THEIR HOUSE! Some exposures are unintentional and unconscious, such as contaminants in the air, water and soil. Some personal care products contain hundreds of chemicals, even soap, shampoo and deodorant- you don’t have to be using perfumes, creams or makeup to have exposures.
Other exposures are more obvious, such as tobacco use, caffeine use, drug use (prescription, over the counter and illicit).
If your body can’t get rid of the chemicals as fast as they come in, they will build up in the body and cause problems.
What is involved in doing a detox?
The detox program is either a 10 or 28 day program, depending on what your health care practitioner recommends. During this time, there is a particular diet to follow. It is important to follow this diet, because it removes most of the foods that commonly cause allergies. Often people feel better just getting off of these foods, because hidden food allergies can make you feel sick.
There are also pills and shakes to drink, which have many vitamins that help your body to clear out the poisons that have been stored in it.
How will I feel when I do the detox?
Most people feel good when they do a cleanse. Some, but not all people lose weight. Many notice that after the first couple of days carbohydrate/sweet cravings decrease or disappear completely. Many people notice that headaches go away, digestion improves, fluid retention decreases and energy increases.
Are there any side effects?
If you normally drink a lot of caffeine or eat a lot of sugar you may get withdrawal symptoms, like headaches. Also, you can feel sick from the toxins moving around. These will usually resolve within a couple of days. If you have any questions, be sure to contact the office for instructions about what to do.
If you are interested in doing a detox, or learning more about how a detox might benefit you or a loved one, please call our office at (907) 283-9118 to schedule a free 10 minute consultation at our clinic.
For more information about the detox program, see the Clear Change website: https://www.metagenics.com/patients/patient-programs/patients-clearchange