At Origins Medicine, we begin every patient’s health journey with a two week detox so your body can properly integrate your supplements and/or nutrition therapy.
Why Detox Anyway?
We live in an incredibly toxic environment. It seems to come as surprise to some people that we are part of this polluted environment!
Studies show that the average american has between 300 – 700 toxic chemical contaminants and the average infant is born with 40-70 measurable toxins in their body tissues!
If you don’t eliminate and minimize these toxic loads you are drastically increasing your long term risk of disease.
How Toxins Affect Us
Many of these toxins are endocrine disruptors and neurotoxins, meaning they affect our hormones as well as our brain and nervous system. They also cause massive stress on our cells leading to fatigue, premature aging, and create conditions for diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
When the body is shackled by an undue toxic burden it loses its ability to tolerate even gentle therapeutic supplements.
Solution: Support the Liver
The liver is an incredibly complicated organ and for our purposes here we are going to make some big oversimplifications. Just like cleaning your clothes takes two steps (washing phase and drying phase), the liver goes through two steps as well.
Phase 1 is fueled by anti-oxidants to make toxins water soluble and cool inflammation.
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Phase 2 Binds these toxins with amino acids so they can be eliminated and excreted.
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Get Ready to Dive in!
Remember that our goal in this initial detox is to prepare your body for the upcoming therapeutic plans.
Over the next two weeks you will be receiving several coaching and educational emails and videos from us to support and guide you to better health.
Stay tuned for the next email describing the nuts and bolts of what you will eat and what supplements you will take during your detox.
This is just the beginning, so let’s get started!
The solution to pollution is dilution!