How Long Does a Detox Take?

We come into contact with thousands of environmental toxicants on a daily basis. Many of these compounds can accumulate in the body, resulting in a heavy body burden that can cause a range of symptoms. Detoxification (detox) helps the body cleanse itself of this burden and decrease future exposures. 

What is a Detox?

Your body can absorb toxicants through food, water, air, and contact with many common materials. While you cannot avoid all toxicants, you can take steps to detoxify your body and limit future exposures. An Environmental Medicine specialist like Dr. Cutler will customize a treatment plan. Your plan will begin with a range of tests and assessments to understand your current toxicant levels and symptoms. 

How Long Does a Detox Take?

Detox is not a time-limited process that stops after specific goals have been met. Eliminating toxicants from your body can take a varying amount of time. Following your detox, you will need to maintain your lifestyle changes to prevent re-exposure. People who continue to follow their detox plan enjoy better health, more energy, and improvements in many other health issues. 

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How Does a Detox Work?

Dr. Cutler will work with you to develop a treatment plan that detoxifies the body and helps you avoid re-accumulating a burden of toxicants. Your detox plan may include:

Dietary Assessment

Your diet can be a primary source of toxicants, but it can also help you detoxify your body. Testing will demonstrate whether you have any food sensitivities or high levels of food-related toxicants. Foods such as green vegetables and antioxidants can help your body detox

Environmental Exposures

Many of your toxicant exposures come from your environment. While you cannot avoid all of them, Dr. Cutler will help you identify and develop sources you come into contact with regularly. These can include cleaning products, personal care products, and even plastics. 

Other Treatments

Many people benefit from a series of IV Detox treatments. This treatment infuses vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help your body eliminate toxicants. You may benefit from chelation if you have a high body burden of heavy metals. This treatment binds to and removes these harmful toxins from your body. 

What are the Signs You Need to Detox?

Your symptoms will relate to the type of toxicants your body deals with. However, most people are exposed to so many sources of toxicants that they may have a wide range of symptoms. Classic signs that you would benefit from a detox include:

  • Fatigue
  • Digestive issues
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Skin problems
  • Mood changes
  • Memory and cognitive issues

Am I a Good Candidate for a Detox?

Since all of us are exposed to countless toxicants every day, anyone can benefit from detoxification. Your customized detox plan addresses your unique environmental and personal factors. Detox is a safe, natural process that helps the body remove harmful materials and improves your overall health. 

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about detoxification. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being. 

Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally renowned expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.

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