Functional Medicine & Wellness

How Do You Know It’s Time To Detox?

Although there are many efforts being made to encourage eco-friendly lifestyles and product purchasing, our society continues to have an increased level of toxic exposure. In turn, this puts a much heavier burden on our bodies as they work to unload all the unwanted toxins and chemicals.

It’s easy to overlook the fact that your liver, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system, and sweat glands are hard at work. On a daily basis, they are tasked with reducing the buildup of these environmental contaminants. Some of the toxins we are most commonly exposed to are farm chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. And you guessed it — they enter our bodies through the air in our environment along with the food and water we consume.

Scientists estimate that the average adult carries within her or his body at least 700 toxins. A newborn’s body can contain over 200 toxins. 

Source: The Institute For Functional Medicine

As people are asking more questions about detox regarding its functionality and benefits, more relevant information is coming to the surface. In fact, there are studies on how drugs are broken down and cleared from the body that have helped us better understand the detox process. 

Well-defined pathways in the body are responsible for changing toxins into chemical compounds that are easier to eliminate from our systems. This typically happens in the form of urine or bowel movements. So, it should come as no surprise that Omnia Health will evaluate stool samples as a way of determining your overall gut health and detoxification efficiency. Functional medicine is not just about treating the symptoms, but understanding what’s causing them. 

Signs That Signify It’s Time To Detox

Speaking of underlying causes, toxins have a way of rearing their ugly heads. When you begin to approach your personal limit of toxin accumulation and are unable to clear them quickly or efficiently enough, your body will be negatively impacted. Researchers are recognizing the following symptoms as being related to the buildup of toxins: 

  • Obesity 
  • Type 2 diabetes 
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Cancer 
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility 
  • Allergies 
  • Behavior and mood disorders 
  • Neurological conditions such as tremors, headaches, and cognitive difficulties 
  • Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases

 

That’s quite the list! Imagine if there were a way to eliminate and/or alleviate these health issues. This is where clinically-directed metabolic detox protocol comes into play. The goal is to provide nutritional support for those pathways we mentioned earlier, in order to make the processing and removal of toxins a smoother, more effective process. 

As a result, many individuals who stick to the detox plan and follow a healthy nutrition regimen are able to overcome these symptoms and experience an improved overall wellbeing. A detox program results in improved symptoms and an increased sense of wellbeing for most individuals.

It’s Time To Do The Detox Thing

One question you might be asking is how often and for how long a person should detox? As much as we wish there was a universal response that made sense for everyone, that’s not the case. Detoxification plans are highly individualized in their frequency, length and other variables. 

Everyone has different DNA and predispositions. Different levels of toxic exposure. Different allergies and dietary restrictions. Different issues to address and goals to accomplish. All of these factors are taken into account when developing a plan for our patients. 

Although you will be implementing the plan for yourself, you will not be doing it alone. Omnia Health is here to guide you and support you through the entire detoxification process. Contacting us is the first step towards eliminating toxins and improving your overall wellness. 

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