WHAT IS DETOX?
First and for most, a "Detox" is not a dance thus one does not DO a detox. Our bodies are built to perform the process of detoxification without us ever lifting a finger, which is a good damn thing because if the body was dependant on us making the right decisions to keep it running smoothly we would have died off as a species years ago. Thankfully, whatever created us had a pretty darn good design that is pretty self–sufficient.
That being said, supporting detoxification is a beneficial and in some situations necessary step in the process of achieving optimal health. A problem is there a number of companies out there that take the new–year as an opportunity to sell us on our need to make good on the health and fitness goals that may have eluded us last year. Most of these companies lack the platform to educate the public on what detoxification is and where you as an individual may be experiencing problems so they put out good through a bunch of fruits, veggies, and vitamins into a container and sells us a program that promotes eating lean meat (or no meat), increases our water consumption and cut out all the processed foods – Folks that not a detox, that’s called eating a healthy diet and its been producing results since the beginning of time – Diet food doesn’t need to come in a box or a bottle to make it work.
Detoxification is not a product that we just buy, drink and suddenly morph into the clean, lean and sexy versions of ourselves. Our detoxification support programs are designed to support the three phases of detoxification occurring in the Liver and enhance your bodies natural ability to rid itself of accumulated toxins. The first step in this process is understanding what detoxification is and how it works. So if you will indulge me I will take a minute to explain the basics of the detoxification process.
The liver is the main organ of detoxification and the target of most detox programs. Its primary role in detoxification is to neutralize or remove harmful toxins in the body – Though other organs including the Bowel, Kidney, and Lymphatic system all play important roles. The liver achieves this by converting toxins into compounds that can be excreted via sweat, stool, urine. This process is broken into three main phases:
- Phase I: This phase is responsible for the conversion of fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble toxins. Think of this phase as a custodian gathering trash from each office in an office building and putting them in one large container in the basement of the building –This is the phase of the detoxification most packaged “Detox” products focus on.
- Phase II: This phase neutralizes the free radicals generated in Phase I. This phase is dependant on enzymes and co–factors to facilitate mechanisms including; acetylation, glucuronidation, glycine, glutathione, methylation, and sulfation to form water-soluble metabolites. -Think of this phase as the custodian moving the container holding all the trash into position for the garbage truck. – Ideally, all toxins addressed in Phase I are efficiently moved to Phase II, but it doesn’t always work that way, any inefficiency in these phases of detoxification can cause a build up of toxins.
- Phase III: This is the easiest phase of detoxification; it is simply the excretion of toxins from Phase I and Phase II in bile, feces, sweat and urine for removal. –Think of this phase as the garbage company picking up the trash and moving it to the dump.
If you support phase I and fail to support phase II or III it creates a detoxification log jam. This is one reason it is so important to make sure a detoxification program is right for you as an individual before you start.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
We live in a toxic world filled with environmental toxins, toxins in make–up, lotions, clean products, water, food – even organic food still have some level of toxins – though significantly less in most situations. Get the point? We are inundated with toxins, and though they body is designed to get rid of toxins, we don't always give the body the raw materials needed to exist in our overly toxic world.
OUR DETOXIFICATION PROGRAM
We have developed a detoxification program that supports all 3 phases of liver detoxification and expedites fat loss, improves insulin sensitivity, and improve your ability to repair mentally and physically.
HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Herbal DTX – A custom herbal formula based on Classic Chinese herbal principals used to aid the body in detoxifying herbicides, pesticide, and heavy metals. Herbal DTX also supports the body's general detoxifying ability and helps to protect the liver and kidney which play key roles in the process of detoxification.
Jade Windscreen – Classic Chinese herbal formula used to boost the immune system and ward off seasonal allergies and cold & flu season.
Amino Detox – Amino acid profile supporting the 6 pathways found in the second phase of liver detoxification.
Paleo Greens – Providing a plethora of antioxidant rich super foods in a tasty and easy to drink powder.
Milk Thistle – Milk Thistle is an effective herb for detoxifying the liver by promoting the flow of bile and protecting hepatocytes. Milk thistle may help protect the liver from the normal and inevitable exposure to toxins. The inclusion of lecithin provides improved absorption and additional lipotropic liver support.
Insulinomics – Insulinomics is a nutritional supplement featuring ingredients that may support insulin function. The nutrients in this unique formula support balanced kinase signaling which may help to maintain healthy glucose and triglyceride regulation.
Additional Detoxification Support: Acupuncture: Aids in the movement of toxins via the blood and lymph enhancing the excretion of toxins.
Infrared Sauna: Stimulates blood and lymph to enhance the excretion of toxins.
Our detoxification programs are adjusted to match seasonal conditions, contact us to learn more about this seasons detoxification support programs and if it is right for you.