Environmental Toxins

Four Ways to Naturally Detox at Home

Adult drinking water after exercising.

The human body is built on enzymes which are small proteins within cells that create chemical reactions to help perform specific functions. These functions can vary from breaking down food particles, building muscle and tissues, destroying toxins and strengthening immunity. As important as they are, enzymes are extremely vulnerable to harsh chemicals and diseases that can damage them, and sadly people inhale toxic environmental chemicals on a daily basis. In addition to damaging enzymes, these toxins can also displace structural minerals, impair cell membranes, interfere with hormones, and destroy organs. Many patients don’t realize that they are suffering from environmental toxicity until they receive a diagnostic test that reveals the inflammation and toxic buildup in their body. Subsequently, this leads many to begin a detoxification process.

Going through the detoxification process is not a simple feat. The treatment is extremely beneficial in the long term, however it’s up to the patient to make a full commitment to it. Without the right dedication, it’s impossible for the detox to work 100%. LifeWorks patients undergoing detox treatments are responsible for following a program that instructs them to receive ozone treatments and intravenous therapies on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. On top of this, patients are advised by practitioners to maintain the detoxification process at home, however many who are new to detoxing might feel slightly overwhelmed. Thankfully, detoxing at home can be simplified with these four simple steps.

1. Stick to your Diet

Normally while patients follow a detoxification process, a LifeWorks practitioner will suggest a natural diet to follow. The purpose of this diet is to ensure that the body is receiving proper proteins and nutrients while subtracting all the preservatives that most ingest on a day-to-day basis. Depending on the case, patients will be recommended either the Paleo Diet or the Ketogenic Diet. The Paleo Diet is meant to resemble what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate during the Paleolithic era (2.5 million years ago). It consists of all-natural, grass-fed, free-range items and excludes all foods that contain artificial flavors, preservatives, added sugars, fats or sodium. The Ketogenic Diet is a low carb, high fat diet that decreases the amount of carbohydrates consumed and relies on natural fats for the body to burn, putting the body into ketosis. This diet involves tracking macros (protein, fat and carbs) while limiting carb intake to about 20 to 50 grams per day. Generally, the Paleo Diet is used more frequently during a detoxification process, however in special circumstances a practitioner may recommend Keto to assist with obesity, cardiovascular disease, or cancer. Both diets must be followed at home as instructed by a practitioner.

2. Take Your Peptides

Those who suffer from environmental toxicity will develop certain conditions such as neurological issues, hormonal problems, gastrointestinal issues, weak immunity, muscle wasting, and many others. When enzymes in the body are killed off, it depletes the amount of proteins in the body. The purpose of peptides is to replenish the body of the proteins that the body lacks and release amino acids to assist in certain bodily functions. Additionally, they can also relieve many of the symptoms that patients may be suffering from due to their conditions. Peptides can be administered either subcutaneously, orally or as a nasal spray. If one is interested in peptides, it is recommended to speak with a LifeWorks practitioner so they can order the right peptide(s) for you and your body.

3. Keep Up With Your Supplements

A LifeWorks practitioner will recommend the patient take specific supplements to assist them with their detox program. Furthermore, these supplements will also help to provide the body with essential amino acids and nutrients for strength. Patients are advised to take supplements as instructed at home along with their diets and/or peptides. Supplements that are often recommended for those detoxing include various BodyHealth products such as:

  • PerfectAmino
  • Perfect Immune Defense Probiotic
  • Complete Multi + Daily Liver Support
  • Intestinal Cleanse

4. Exercise

Studies show that regular daily exercise assists in removing harmful toxins from the body. This is because one’s ability to sweat helps to excrete bacteria, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals. Additionally, exercise also promotes blood circulation throughout the body, thus facilitating the functions of lymph nodes and the liver. The exercises don’t have to be vigorous daily workouts. LifeWorks recommends patients take a daily walk for at least an hour. For patients that have trouble walking, they can look into low-intensity aerobic exercises such as swimming, bike riding, yoga, or weight lifting. While sweating is important, it’s essential that patients hydrate with water in between exercises to replenish their bodily fluids. This is to prevent dehydration and to ensure the body is fulfilled with natural liquids and energy.

Combine These Steps with Your Detoxification Program for Best Results

Detoxification treatments are useful but will work best if the patient plays their part in the program. LifeWorks Wellness Center will provide specific guidelines for each patient on how they should maintain the process at home in between therapies. Individuals will notice changes in energy levels, a decrease in symptoms and a reduction of inflammation.

To consult with a LifeWorks practitioner about a detoxification program, please call to schedule an appointment at 727-466-6789.

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Helpful Environmental Toxin Resources

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.