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How much do you know about toxins? How may detoxification lead to healthy improved cellular function?
Toxins are in our air, food, water, and everyday household products. We are exposed to a mix of harmful chemicals, some of which will accumulate in our bodies with toxic effects.
A toxin is a poison that affects the body internally or externally. As a naturally occurring chemical or in synthetic form, research has shown that there may be a link between the build-up of toxins in body tissues and the development of health problems.
Additionally, metal toxicity poses a potential risk to optimal health. Cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury may cause damage to the brain and peripheral nervous system, especially in children. According to the advocacy organization Environmental Defence, toxic metals pose a great environmental health problem today. Widely used in industry, food processing, and agriculture, toxic metals may find their way into our bodies through normal daily activity.
Minimizing Toxic Exposures
It’s possible to decrease your intake of toxins, including excessive metals, through habitual changes. Avoiding food grown with pesticides and artificial fertilizers, plus limiting your consumption of fish with high levels of mercury, are excellent starts for lessening toxin exposure in your life. At home, use lower risk pesticides on your garden to limit your contact with toxins. (Read more about lower risk/alternative pesticides from the Government of Ontario here.)
Are you concerned about toxins in your body? Toxicology testing can identify the toxins present in your body. Toxicology testing may also establish the substances required to alleviate conditions linked to toxic burden.
Eliminating Toxins with Detoxification
A properly functioning body can eliminate toxins through urine, feces, exhalation, and perspiration involving major organs, such as kidneys, liver, colon, lungs, and the skin.
But when a toxin overpowers the normal excretion mechanisms, the body produces inflammation in the areas where toxins are present (in an effort to rid itself of the problem). These inflamed areas may increase your risk for developing degenerative diseases; they are the body’s signal that it cannot rid itself of accumulating toxins.
Toxicity can be the source of various chronic illnesses and may obstruct optimal health. When toxins are gathered in the body over time, they may disturb the nervous, immune and hormonal systems. In fact, infertility, allergies, mood disorders and cognitive impairment have been connected to toxins.
With that, a detoxification program may encourage your body to eliminate toxins, while helping you identify which toxins are causing harm. A natural health program, such as our Metabolic Reset Detoxification program, allows you to customize a detox plan to support the removal of toxins.
About our Detoxification Program
Toronto Functional Medicine Centre offers Detoxification programs to encourage the body to find its balance. This program incorporates a healthy diet with natural supplements and a recommended sensible daily regime, such as rest, meditation and good old fashion “quiet time.”
This program is a nourishing way to take steps toward a new healthy you. It holistically encourages resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. With the help of natural health principles, you may learn how to eliminate toxins and reintroduce healthy nutrients into your body. You will uncover new tactics to help protect your body from diseases and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
The program was designed to support your metabolism. This may help your body promote weight loss, while providing yourself with essential nutrients that may contribute to looking (and feeling) healthy.
We offer various integrative health treatments at Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, such as Detoxification programs. To schedule a visit at our Toronto location, we recommend that your first appointment take place in-person at our clinic. Learn more about our detoxification program by calling (416) 968-6961 or send us a message.