- Everyone has their own unique environmental, diet and lifestyle history combined with genetics. You should invest in a program to address your own specific physiology, not waste money on a cookie cutter cleanse which may give you temporary results. You will end up frustrated when the symptoms or weight gain returns.
- A customized program should work to resolve the underlying issues or patterns which trigger your symptoms. For example: Do you have hormone metabolites in your system from past or current use of birth control or other hormone therapies? (See my previous article on xenoestrogens) Do you have dysglycemia or insulin resistance? Do you have a gut infection such as H Pylori which in most cases people have NO symptoms. Are you anemic? How do you know? Labs. I’ve seen several patients showing patterns of least two of these issues once I analyze their blood tests.
- You should be monitored by a professional, especially if you are on medication . Also when progress is tracked, your program can be tweaked along the way to make sure you are getting optimal results and minimizing any uncomfortable symptoms while your body is expunging the crap out your tissues and gut!
It’s been a long, busy winter of post grad education, clinical practice demands and some traveling. So finally, it is good to be back on this blog. So, better late than never! This series is one that is important to me because it is a huge game player in lasting health and longevity! I’m sharing with you my five favorite ways to prevent the buildup of toxins in your body…in other words, slowly cleanse your system without feeling you are going through a serious detox! I mentioned in a previous article that if you are having any health issue or complaint, such as chronic fatigue, stubborn weight issues, headaches, thyroid symptoms etc, it is best to consult with a licensed health practitioner, preferably one trained in functional medicine. In my opinion a therapeutic cleanse or detox should be designed and supervised by a professional. Why? Why You Should Be Supervised by a Health Professional During a Detox: