Release the Disease, Toxin or Blockage
Could All Your Symptoms Be From Environmental Toxins?
This is the time for transformation and a perfect opportunity to rejuvenate the body through cleansing, eliminating illness, detoxification, weight loss, and stress reduction.
According to Doug Cutler, ND, “it’s never a question if you are toxic, but it’s a question of how toxic you are”. The medical literature has revealed that environmental toxins interfere with our overall health and metabolism in a number of ways. They can overburden our liver and kidney’s detoxification pathways, activate the stress response, promote insulin resistance, inhibit thyroid function and increase systemic inflammation – all leading to excess weight, hormonal imbalances, chronic conditions, distress, and mood disorders.
As for weight issues, xenobiotics are generally stored in fat cells as a defensive measure so until these toxins are eliminated, weight loss becomes more difficult. As the body stores these toxins, it creates a protective shield from these toxins entering the bloodstream until the liver can properly process them. The liver’s role is to take harmful chemicals, and by-products of metabolism from the bloodstream then alter them into safer substances to be excreted through the organs of elimination.
A common issue involves a “sluggish” liver that is overloaded, therefore unable to detoxify naturally from the numerous stressors encountered in any given day. On top of toxins and poor liver function, weight can also be affected by improper nutrition, food sensitivities, thyroid dysfunction, gastrointestinal disorders, genetic polymorphisms and lack of proper elimination from the colon.
So, where do these toxins originate and how do we eliminate them safely?
Toxins are found in our environment, in our food & water supply, our personal care & cleaning products, recreational drugs, medications, in our homes, in utero, and the air we breathe. With the high amount of potentially harmful xenobiotics surrounding us, our toxic burden continues to elevate as we age.
It is estimated that 80,000+ chemicals (10,000+ in food processing) have been developed, distributed, and discarded into the environment over the past 50 years, so it is no surprise that human adipose tissue from U.S. residents has revealed over 700+ chemical contaminants that have not been chemically identified.
And depending on the type of toxins, we can experience chronic and degenerative conditions with mild cases of allergies, skin issues, chronic fatigue, anxiety, poor memory, and headaches, to severe cases of arthritis, chronic pain, certain cancers and neurological diseases.
Even though everyone born into this world will need to explore this area of health (environmental medicine), it is important to not start any type of detoxification or cleansing program without medical supervision. If improperly performed, more harm to your health can result, as in the case of constipation where you aren’t properly eliminating, but reabsorbing toxins. Common effects of intoxication include fatigue, skin conditions, muscle pains, digestive complaints, bad breath, or unexplained illnesses.
The answer? Dr. Cutler, a fully trained and Licensed Naturopathic Physician, and one of the only Michigan doctors specializing in Environmental Medicine.
How do I get rid of toxic buildup?
There are many ways to start cleansing the body, but if detoxification is done improperly or without supervision, you actually could do more harm than good. Dr. Cutler has extensive training in properly supporting the organs safely through a detoxification process. Although the process of healing is unique to each individual patient, and based on their intake, as well as their labs, here are some common ways to detoxify the body:
- Colon Hydrotherapy to cleanse out the colon
- Yeast and parasite elimination
- Chelation Therapy to remove heavy metals
- Neurotherapy to detoxify built up emotions
- Supplements to enhance elimination pathways
- Filtration systems in the home for pure water
- Minimize exposure to harmful substances
- Eat organic foods and minimize eating out
- Use only natural cleaning products
- Incorporate healthier lifestyle changes
Contact Cutler Integrative Medicine today and get started feeling better than you ever thought possible. Call 248-663-0165 and Dr. Cutler will assist you in lowering the overall toxic burden and increase support of the organs of elimination.