Could All Your Symptoms Be From Environmental Toxicants?
This is the time for transformation and a perfect opportunity to rejuvenate the body through cleansing, depuration, detoxification, chelation, eliminating illness, weight loss, and stress reduction.
According to Doug Cutler, ND, “It’s never a question if you are toxic, but it is a question of how toxic you are?” The medical literature has revealed that environmental toxicants 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, distress, chronic conditions and mood disorders.
As for weight issues, xenobiotics are typically stored in fat cells as a defensive measure so until these toxicants are eliminated, weight loss becomes more difficult. As the body stores these toxicants, it creates a protective shield from these toxicants 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 toxicants 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 toxicants originate and how do we eliminate them safely?
Toxicants are found in our environment, in our food and water supply, our personal care and cleaning products, recreational drugs, medications, 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’s 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 toxicants, 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 toxicants.
Common effects of intoxication include fatigue, skin conditions, muscle pains, bad breath, digestive complaints, or unexplained illnesses.
The answer? Set up your appointment today to assist in lowering the overall toxic burden, and increase support of the organs of elimination, by calling (248) 663-0165. Dr. Cutler is one of the only Michigan doctors specializing in Environmental Medicine.