What Are Toxins?
Our bodies are exposed to toxins on a daily basis - polluted waters, solvents in gasoline, pesticides in our food, chemicals in our beauty products and cleaning supplies, pollution in the air we breathe, and much more. In fact, humans today are exposed to more toxins than ever before. Despite the body’s best effort to eliminate these toxins through its very efficient systems, the onslaught of exposure can cause a build-up of toxins in the body’s tissues over time.
Detoxification refers to the process of removing chemicals and toxic substances from your body. Detoxification is a commonly used practice amongst alternative medicine practitioners, as it is believed to purge the body (the liver and the colon in particular) of the toxins and to reduce the risk for many diseases in the long run. There are several different types of detoxification, and while some of them target the entire body as a whole (such as detox diets or chelation therapy), others target specific organs or areas in particular (colon cleanse). Detoxification therapies can be used to aid the body in eliminating dangerous toxins before they cause major health problems and even disease.
Did You Know...
That each organ in the body plays a specific role in maintaining your overall health. Many organs, including the liver and kidneys, filter wastes from your body on a daily basis. But when toxins overwhelm the body’s detoxification pathways, they can cause symptoms like moodiness, fatigue and bloat. It can even lead to ongoing health conditions, such as allergies, joint pain, constipation, acne and insomnia.
Detoxification therapy has been used for a very long time. Although detoxification was initially used for drug and alcohol rehab, the concept has changed evolved over the years and people have adjusted detox therapies to meet their needs.
Rejuvenate Your Body And Feel Better
Increased toxic burden on your body can result in a number of health conditions. Detoxification can help alleviate some unpleasant symptoms, such as fatigue, digestive problems (bloating, constipation, etc.), headaches, nausea, joint pain, and others.
To begin with, it is important to reduce the exposure to toxins. Eating organic foods free of pesticides, drinking filtered water, and using a air purifier can help in this regard. What about all the toxins stored in the body over time? Detoxification helps to slowly purge the body of these dangerous toxins and you start feeling better and more energetic.
Achieve Your Optimum Performance
Detoxification is an ongoing process. Just as you change the oil in your car to maintain performance, similarly, you need to detox periodically to prevent the build-up of toxins in your body. A good detoxification program can be the regular maintenance the body needs to perform at optimum level.
If you feel tired, sluggish, run down, can’t remember the last time you felt Detoxification in Northern Virginia ‘great’, maybe it’s time for a detox and your “filter to be cleaned”.
But even if feeling sub-par has become your norm, you could still benefit from detoxification therapy if you:
- Take prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Have mercury fillings
- Eat foods that contain pesticides
- Use lawn care, cleaning or beauty products that are not organic
- Exhibit symptoms of toxicity, such as digestive problems or difficulty concentrating
Improve Metabolism And Maintain A Healthy Weight
With age, our metabolism starts slowing down. There are some toxins that get stored in body fat. The body starts increase the production of fat in order to protect the rest of the body from these circulating toxins’ effects. You may try uncomfortable crash diets to reduce weight. But over time, you tend to regain the weight lost - and may even gain some more. These diets may affect your social life too and can harm the body’s metabolism too.
Detox is now commonly used for weight loss. An effective detoxification program can help reduce the toxin burden contributing to the inability to maintain a healthy weight. Besides helping you burn fat faster, some detox techniques may also help you improve your blood flow, improve the function of your liver and kidneys, support the optimal functioning of your digestive system and so forth.
Types of Detox Therapies
Detox therapies aim to detox the liver and kidney, and to eliminate all the metabolic wastes at the same time. There are detoxification therapies that target nearly every area of the body where toxins accumulate. These include - Lymphatic system, Liver, Gastrointestinal system, Gallbladder, Respiratory system, Kidneys, and more.
Detox diets are by far the most commonly used ones: natural, cost-effective and efficient, these diets involve tailored dietary plans that are known Detoxification in NOVA to have a highly potent detoxifying effect. Those who want to follow a detox diet are often required to remove foods that contain preservatives, colorings or flavor enhancers from their diets, along with processed foods and foods that may contain traces of pesticides. One of the many benefits of the detox diets, in addition to the fact that they cleanse your body and help you get rid of the toxins, is that their high fiber content speeds up your metabolic rate and helps you burn fat faster.
Detoxification With Protein Powders
Protein powders are sometimes used during the detoxification diet, as they can boost its efficacy. It is important, however, to rely only on powders that contain fructose-free protein and no sweeteners, artificial colors, GMOs or preservatives whatsoever. The protein used for detoxification purposes can be extracted from rice or pea (rice protein concentrate/pea protein isolate), or from hemp, the latter being particularly efficient for those who suffer from digestive problems.
Rose Wellness' Detoxification Program
Detoxification is a process – not a one-time event. As part of our Detoxification program, you are under the care and supervision of a integrative physician who can help identify dangerous toxins in your body and develop a plan for eliminating them. Detox therapies will vary from person to person, but they may include making dietary changes, consuming ‘good’ digestive bacteria or probiotics, drinking plenty of water, using herbal remedies, and taking daily vitamins and supplements.
From time-to-time, we offer a group detox program. Refer to our Detox With Your Doctor Program.
At Rose Wellness Center, we take great pride in being a warm and friendly place where patients feel comfortable and look forward to their treatment. The practitioners at Rose Wellness Center have experience helping hundreds of patients manage their detoxification programs.
Get Started With A Detox Program
Tired of feeling sluggish, tired, and less energetic? Are you ready to take control of your health? Pick up the phone and call us at (571)529-6699 and talk to one of our helpful staff or to set up an appointment with our integrative physician specializing in detoxification therapies.