Detoxification and Weight Loss
Toxicity can be the underlying source of many chronic illnesses and other barriers to optimal health. Accumulating in the body over one’s lifetime, environmental toxins are known to disrupt the immune, nervous, and hormonal systems. Mood disorders, infertility, allergies and cognitive impairment have all been linked to environmental toxins.
A program of detoxification begins with thorough diagnostic testing to identify the toxic materials present in your body. Dr. Amauri Caversan, ND will then customize a personal rejuvenation plan to effectively remove the toxins and, taking into account your individual circumstances, suggest a course of action to minimize future exposure.
Toxins are present in our air, our food, water and everyday household products. Canadians are verifiably polluted with a mix of harmful chemicals, some of which will accumulate in tissues or cells causing toxic effects.
Metal toxicity poses perhaps the greatest such risk to optimal health. Lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic are all capable of causing considerable damage to the brain and nervous system, particularly in children. According to toxicnation.com, toxic metals pose the worst environmental health problem in Canada today. Widely used in industry, food processing, and agriculture, they find their way into our bodies through normal daily activity.
Good habits can minimize your intake and uptake of toxic metals. Eating a high fibre diet, avoiding food grown with pesticides and artificial fertilizers, and eating organically grown products are an excellent beginning.
Toxicology testing can identify the metals and toxins present in your body and also establish the substances required to alleviate toxic conditions such as:
• Autoimmune conditions
• Brain fog
• Certain cancers
• Chemical sensitivities
• Chronic bacterial, fungal and viral infections
• Chronic neurological illnesses
• Cognitive Difficulties
• Development disorders
• Hormonal imbalances
• Mood disorders
Are you toxic?
The question is no longer IF we are toxic … the real question is:
How toxic are we?
What is a Toxin?
A toxin is a poison that affects the body by internal or external means. Whether a naturally occurring chemical, or in a synthetic form, research established that there is a definite link between the accumulation of toxins in body tissues and the development of chronic diseases.
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.
However, when a toxin overpowers the normal excretion mechanisms, the body produces inflammation in the areas where toxin is present in an effort to rid itself of the problem. These inflamed areas signal the onset of a disease. They are the body’s signal that it cannot rid itself of accumulating toxins. If the toxins remain, the body deposits them into areas, such as fat cells, cysts, polyps or tumours, where they will do the least harm. After years of storage, the toxins move into body cells and tissues, ultimately producing such degenerative diseases as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF TOXICITY
Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or older than your years?
Do you have:
• Recurrent headaches?
• Muscle achiness and weakness?
• Nerve pain or numbness?
• Poor short-term memory and lack of concentration?
• Environmental sensitivities and/or allergies?
• Bags under your eyes/dark circles?
• Pimples and/or acne?
• Bad body odor or breath, gas, bloating diarrhea, constipation or indigestion?
Do you experience:
• Inability to lose weight regardless of what you do or don’t eat?
• Infertility or diminished sex drive?
• Inability to concentrate, depression, irritability, anxiety and/or mood swings?
If you answer yes to more than 3 of the questions above, you are most likely:
Burned out physically, mentally and spiritually In need of a detoxification program.
PURE … The Cleansing Program
Is designed by Dr. Amauri,ND to help bring balance back into your body by incorporating diet with natural supplements and a recommended sensible daily regime, including plenty of rest, meditation and a good old fashion “quiet time”.
Don’t think of it as a short-term deprivation diet to endure until you lose weight. Think of it as the first step you’re taking toward the new healthy you! Resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out, eliminating toxins and reintroducing healthy nutrients into your body; help protect your body from diseases and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
So make detoxification part of the New Healthy You. Besides exercise and a determination to lose the “indulgence” weight gained over the Holidays, this year, why not increase your efforts by including PURE…Cleansing Program.
High levels of stress, inflammatory foods, lack of exercise and poor dietary choices can all contribute to obesity and overall poor health. Whether your goal is to prevent obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension or to simply look and feel better, a naturopathic program involving supplements, a healthy Mediterranean-style diet and lifestyle changes can help you reach your ideal weight and stay there.
Contributing factors for obesity vary in men and women, many of which are identifiable through blood tests known as male and female weight loss panels. These include measurements of reproductive and thyroid-stimulating hormones, insulin, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins, and liver and kidney function. Dr. Amauri, ND will also test your basic metabolic rate and cellular fat content. After thorough analysis, the restoration of hormonal balance and optimal metabolic function can begin, contributing to successful, prolonged weight loss.