Detox- What and Why
Detox is often used to describe a 'cleansing' diet, supplements, a colonic irrigation prehaps, a few days or a week of drinking green drinks. What we do is different.
Natural Detox Solutions specialises in the systematic removal of toxic metals (such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium) from the body. This detox also removes many man-made chemical toxins as well as greatly improving the ability of the body to effectively neutralise and excrete these chemicals. Mycotoxins - toxins produced by moulds, yeasts and fungus are also removed from the body.
The most common reasons for people seeking this type of detox are for treating the following conditions:
- Poor memory
- Concentration issues
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain
- Low mood
- Digestive complaints
- Numbness/ Tingling
- Endochrine (Hormonal)issues
- Cardiac issues
- Immune system problems
- Autism / Autism spectrum disorders
- ADD/ ADHD
In Clinic I often see people with autism or autistic spectrum problems, allergies, Multiple sclerosis, low mood, anxiety, digestive issues and Chronic fatigue. I often see people with complex health issues that have not proved treatable by other therapies.
The natural Detox Solutions method is to use a three-level detox system. The first level binds and excretes toxins from the most superficial layers of the body, the blood and gut. Extra support is given to the liver and kidneys to increase toxin and acid exretion. The second level removes toxins from the body tissues, and the third acts deeper and more intracellularly.
The advantage of this approach is it avoids a common side effect of detox - the healing crisis, where more toxins are released from the cells and tissues of the body than the liver and kidneys can cope with. We have done many pre and post treatment urine tests to be sure of the effectiveness of our products.
We use micronised chlorella based products, along with cell wall broken probiotics and other herbs. All our products have been tested to ensure that they themselves are free of chemical and metal toxins.
Why is detox needed?
Over the past 60 years, thousands of new chemcials have entered the environment. We are exposed to levels of toxic metals 700 times higher than in the time of our ancestors. We consume around 10 lb per year of chemicals added to food. At the same time our food has lost a great deal of its nutrient value through storage, refinement and demineralised soils.
The cost to our health is huge. Ever increasing numbers of people are suffering from metal illness, cancer, learning or behavioural difficulties, and a whole host of 'modern diseases'.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, ADHD, Autism to name but a few. Degenerative diseases such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease and dementia have links to our exposure to toxins.
The nervous system (the brain and nerves) is very vulnerable to damage from mercury from our diet, our 'silver' fillings and from oil and coal. Below is a video of the effect of mercury on a nerve cell:
Our exposure to toxic metals and man-made chemical toxins starts in the womb. The Environmental Working Group in the USA tested samples of blood taken from the umbilical cords of newborn babies. 10 samples were randomly selected and tested for 413 different chemical and metal toxins. They found 70% of these toxins in the blood of newborns. The number of man-made toxins found in each baby varied from 154 to 231. these toxins can only have reached the baby's blood via the mother. Many of these chemicals, such as PCB's, chemicals that make up TEFLON(non stick pans) and methyl-mercury, tend to bind to fatty tissues in the body such as the brain and fat stores. For more information, the link to EWG's website is below.
Some people can cope well with this onslaught of toxic stress on the body. These people typically have a good fully functional set of enzymes in their liver and other cells that protect them. Others are not so lucky and through a combination of genetics, nutritional deficits or other health issues such as parasites or candida, may not be able to cope so well. Some notice physical or mental health issues in childhood, others not until they reach middle to old age. It all depends on when the toxin load the body carries becomes too much for the metabolism to cope with. Symptoms can be very variable, depending on what the weakest parts of the body are. Removing toxic metals, chemicals and mycotoxins from the body will make a large difference in the ability of the body to heal, and for other therapies, herba and nutrition to work as it should. It is very hard for a poisoned body to heal if the poison is not drained. Detoxing effectively is a great help to your body and mind.