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DETOX: The Truth About Detoxification and Cleansing

If you’re like most people, you probably have some misconceptions about detoxing and cleansing. Maybe you think it’s only for people with serious health issues, or that it’s a fad diet that isn’t backed by science. Whatever your reasons for thinking twice about detoxing, I’m here to set the record straight. 

Detoxification is a process that helps the body rid itself of toxins, and there are many different ways to do it. Cleanses and juice fasts are two popular methods, but there are also more gentle approaches. No matter what method you choose, detoxing can be beneficial for your overall health.

People will say, “Dr. Purcell, is doing a detox really necessary?” Some would feel that the word itself sounds scary. Others will go, “Isn’t that something people in Hollywood do?” Well, people around the world are detoxing. In fact, you are too, in a mild way each day.

At some point for all of us, detoxing is necessary. And no, it’s not scary. As we sit here, our bodies scrub and exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen. Our blood is being cleaned by the immune system while it eliminates waste products from organs like kidneys or liver. 

You’re probably wondering, “Well, if detoxing is something that we do all the time, why is it necessary to cleanse our bodies any further?” 

The simple answer is to help them along, give them a little nudge, give them a leg up, a deeper type of cleaning. There comes a point in each one of our bodies where the organs of elimination: the skin, the colon, the liver, the kidneys, the lungs, become burdened with too many things that need to be filtered. So instead of deep cleaning, we only get a broom clean, a superficial type of elimination that doesn’t do as much. 

There are two things that I want to share with you. Number one, our body is a filter. Number two, planet earth is a polluted place. 

Our body is a filter. 

What happens to filters over time is they get clogged. We need to change the fuel filter in our car. We need to change the air filter in our home. You know what I’m talking about. We need to change our filters regularly. So does that mean we need to get a new liver? It’s not that easy.

That’s where detoxification and cleansing come into the picture. Planet earth is a beautiful place and it’s also a polluted place. The more decades we live on planet earth, the more we accumulate toxins inside our own bodies.

What are all these toxins? Many can not be seen with the naked eye and we may not realize that they are indeed toxins. Here are some examples: 

  • radiation
  • heavy metals
  • fuel exhausts
  • pesticides
  • chemical residues 
  • off-gassing from your new carpet, your flooring, your furniture, your clothes, artificial fragrances and body products
  • candles 

Our planet is a polluted place.

The toxins in us are making us sick and when they build up. It can cause chronic disease which will burden the system greatly before taking away good years of life with illness or injury

Detox must be done right. It should be done using whole clean food that acts to gently scrub the system and allow it to do a deeper level of self-cleaning on its own. A good detox will lower inflammation inside the digestive tract. From there, the positive effects go out into the rest of the body. People generally notice mental clarity, clear skin, improved digestive function and less body pain

I’m gonna tell you a story about Donna.

She came to us with weight gain and fatigue. She was exhausted all the time and her weight was at an all time high. She said her weight was just going up and her energy was going down. We ran some tests and we started her on a three-week detox. 

She was excited to get started. She jumped right in and she had a headache for the first few days from caffeine withdrawal. But, we worked through that. Then she started to feel better and better. At the end of the three weeks, she was down 16 pounds

She was thrilled. She was excited about her new way of eating. Her weight was moving and her energy was coming up. Any time someone loses a significant amount of weight on a detox, I know that the liver was desperately in need of a good, deep, clean.

Here is a detox hack you can try today: You can start your day with 16 ounces of lemon water (16 ounces water and a quarter of lemon squeezed into it). Stay hydrated throughout the day and focus on those deeply pigmented, leafy greens, dark-colored fruits, and veggies. Work on getting at least five servings of these each day.

Now, you see, we are constantly detoxifying and cleansing our bodies whether we realize it or not. And while our body does a great job of handling most of the toxins we encounter on a daily basis, sometimes it can use a little help. That’s where external detoxification and cleansing comes in. If you’re interested in giving your body that extra boost, schedule a free discovery call with us today. We would be happy to discuss our various detox and cleansing programs with you and help you find the best one for your needs. Thanks for reading!

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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional 

Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.