Have you ever considered doing a detox but were afraid that you’d experience weird side effects such as uncomfortable digestive or GI issues? Or perhaps you thought it could get really expensive even though you’d only be drinking juice for 10 days. If you’re thinking that a detoxification would be good for you, it’s important to understand what it is before you get started.

In today’s modern world we are exposed to toxins in ways we don’t always realize. Substances like heavy metals, pesticides, as well as chemicals found in household materials and cleaning products end up being ingested, inhaled, or absorbed into our bodies. The liver plays an important role in clearing these substances from the body and occasionally it needs a little help.

Over time, this consistent exposure to toxins leads to build-up and sometimes serious health problems because the liver can’t keep up with it all. Some of the substances we’re exposed to are categorized as carcinogens, which means they may cause cancer when found in high enough concentrations. Other carcinogens merely throw off the body’s ability to function properly. Exposure to these substances can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Low energy
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Sleeping concerns
  • Problems concentrating
  • Digestive issues
  • Poor coordination
  • Impaired immune function
  • Being more than 20 pounds overweight

If you’ve ever tried a cleanse or a detox before, and you stuck with it, you’ve probably noticed how different you feel. Cleansing your body of toxins leads to more restful sleep, looser joints, improved energy levels, weight loss, and more.Starting with a clean slate

Starting with a clean slateFunctional medicine is a type of medicine that focuses on the root causes of illness and disease. Instead of focusing merely on the symptoms of the illness, those who practice functional medicine believe that in order to actually heal the body, the thing that set the illness in motion must be treated.

Functional medicine is a type of medicine that focuses on the root causes of illness and disease. Instead of focusing merely on the symptoms of the illness, those who practice functional medicine believe that in order to actually heal the body, the thing that set the illness in motion must be treated.When we detox our bodies, we’re providing ourselves the opportunity to have a clean slate. We’ll be able to rule out over exposure and focus on what else is happening in the body. And when we have a clean slate, we can more effectively determine what caused the sickness.

When we detox our bodies, we’re providing ourselves the opportunity to have a clean slate. We’ll be able to rule out over exposure and focus on what else is happening in the body. And when we have a clean slate, we can more effectively determine what caused the sickness.How to detoxify your body

How to detoxify your bodyBecause our bodies can’t effectively eliminate

Because our bodies can’t effectively eliminate the amount of toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, it’s important to support them in any way we can. Without a detoxification period, the harmful substances mentioned before get built up in our systems and can produce uncomfortable symptoms as well as more serious problems such as cancer and neurological disorders.If your gut is telling you that it’s time for a cleanse, or you’re looking for a way to simply feel better, then speak to a functional medicine physician near you. Not only will your physician be able to tell you just how much a cleanse will help your body, but he or she can also help you determine what method is most appropriate for you based on your goals.

If your gut is telling you that it’s time for a cleanse, or you’re looking for a way to simply feel better, then speak to a functional medicine physician near you. Not only will your physician be able to tell you just how much a cleanse will help your body, but he or she can also help you determine what method is most appropriate for you based on your goals.Your physician may suggest the following methods of ridding your body of toxins:

Your physician may suggest the following methods of ridding your body of toxins:

  • Colonic hydrotherapy
  • Infrared sauna
  • Foot bath
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Acupuncture
  • Chelation

To kick off your detoxification in a way that’s best for you, contact Dr. Tanya Teggatz at The Teggatz Clinic. During your consultation, Dr. Teggatz will determine the types of foods you should avoid, what supplements will best support you, and help you determine and tackle what you’ll experience during your detox. Call today to set up your appointment.

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