The term detoxification can have varied meanings. It may reference the organs that help remove toxins from the body, such as the kidneys, liver, or colon. Or, the term may be focused on a biological process of removing toxins from our body (known as methylation). Whichever definition you use, it is imperative that all these methods of removing toxins, no matter where they are produced, be properly functioning. Some of the factors that influence how well we detoxify are: age, genetics, and level of exposure, prescription medications, and nutrition.
We have all heard “you are what you eat” and Dr. Dean firmly believes in this. Dr. Dean holds a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. Because of her strong background in nutrition, she suggests that her patients who are serious about preventing disease by optimizing the body’s natural ability to detoxify, undergo evaluation of their antioxidants, MTHFR (genetic testing), and a comprehensive nutritional evaluation.
Some people have such poor diets that they can benefit from a structured nutritional cleanse to detoxify the liver and colon from the caustic foods they have been consuming, such as gluten, sugar and processed foods. Detox programs are available for 10, 21, or 30 days. This is one way to jump start your body into a new lifestyle.
If you have made a commitment to yourself for a healthier life, then an evaluation of your body’s ability to remove toxins is a wise choice. Call today for your consultation and get started.