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If there is one way to maintain your health, reverse your chronic symptoms and enjoy long-lasting vitality, it would be regular detoxification. According to Dr Elson M. Haas, MD, author of the “New Detox Diet”, the ability of the body to detoxify harmful substances is a prime determining factor of a person’s level of wellness.

Dr Haas also says “Unless the body is regularly cleansed from toxins, they will continue building, eventually leading to chronic disease and significant health problems.”

In my Oakville holistic nutrition practice, I have witnessed amazing results with my Oakville-based and distance clients using detoxification as  part of a targeted holistic nutrition program.

Detoxification can help you whether you are looking for revitalizing your health or are struggling with a chronic health condition such as chronic fatigue, difficult weight loss, adult acne, eczema, psoriasis,  migraine, hormonal imbalance, allergies, cancer, and so many other chronic health conditions.

Based on a personal and professional experience, I truly believe that using detoxification as part of a targeted holistic nutrition approach is a key factor in allowing the body to heal and profoundly improving one’s health.

What is holistic detoxification?

Holistic detoxification is simply the clearing of toxins from the body through the detox organs.. 

It includes reducing toxin intake and enhancing toxin elimination, through using specific nutrients and natural herbs  to strengthen and promote optimum function of the organs.

The holistic detoxification process must be systematic because of the inter-dependence of the organ systems.

For instance, the liver is the major organ of detoxification and breaks down metabolic waste and environmental toxins. It then sends most of the water-soluble waste to the kidneys and the fat-soluble waste to the intestines to be eliminated (via the bile/gallbladder).

Therefore, doing a liver detox or gallbladder flush without first cleansing the colon and kidneys is like trying to flush a big load down a clogged toilet. Many of the toxins would be reabsorbed from the intestines and the kidneys could also be over-burdened.

What Are The Detoxification Organs?

Our body’s detoxification system includes the liver, the gastrointestinal tract, the skin, the lungs and the kidneys.

These organs help to process and transform toxins so they can be safely eliminated from the body.

If these body systems are not working optimally then potentially our toxic load increases and we can experience a range of signs and symptoms.

How can Detoxification Help with Chronic Health Conditions?

Chronic Fatigue and Detoxification

  • This is the number one complaint among most of my clients.
  • Chronic fatigue can have many causes but they it is almost always a very clear sign that your body is not functioning properly and needs immediate support.
  • Feeling lighter and more energetic are usually among the most noticeable positive changes that all my clients report after going on a detox. It is also amazing how within a few days, they notice these changes.

Digestive issues and Detoxification

  • When you are not digesting your food properly, you will not be able to absorb the nutrients plus the food will stay longer in your gut allowing for fermentation by bad bacteria, gas formation and toxins build up.
  • Also when you get constipated toxins get reabsorbed through your colon to the blood stream and are an extra burden on your liver.
  • Your gut health is therefore the first step to support your liver, and allowing it to filter the toxins in an efficient way.

Difficult Weight Loss and Detoxification

  • When your body is overloaded with toxins that exceed its elimination abilities, it will store the excess toxins in the fat cells. This is a protective mechanism to protect you from these toxins.
  • When you decide to support your body and give it a chance to get rid of the toxins, your weight will normalize naturally as you will no longer need the fat for storage of toxins. That’s why I believe a detox is an integral part of any successful natural weight loss program

Chronic Skin Problems and Detoxification

  • When your elimination organs become overloaded, the excess toxins will come out through the skin and appear in the form of rashes, breakouts, acne, eczema or psoriasis.
  • From a professional as well as a firsthand experience with adult acne, I know that the conventional skin solutions including prescription drugs, topical steroids and over the counter creams or lotions don’t work.
  • It’s only when you eliminate toxic foods and exposures, improve your digestion and deeply detoxify your body, when your skin starts clearing up and your natural skin glow returns back.

Migraines and Detoxification

  • One of the most common symptoms of chronic toxicity is chronic or recurrent headaches and migraines that usually increase in frequency and severity overtime.
  • Food allergies and sensitivities, blood sugar or hormonal imbalances and candida overgrowth are the most common underling factors in most cases of chronic headaches and migraines.
  • A deep organ detox is essential for dealing with all these factors and allowing for elimination of toxins, rebalancing of body hormones and clearing of pains.

Female Hormonal Imbalance and Detoxification

  • Irregular menses, premenstrual syndrome symptoms, menopausal symptoms, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, fibroids or fibrocystic disease of the breast are all indicators of a hormonal imbalance. The endocrine glands are very sensitive to different toxins which suppress their function.
  • Many toxins act also as estrogen mimickers which will cause a condition of estrogen dominance and alter the natural estrogen/progesterone balance in the body.
  • Furthermore when the main detox organ, the liver is overloaded, we will not be able to detoxify the excess hormones predisposing us to hormone dependent tumors and cancers of the reproductive organs. Detoxification is therefore essential for restoring hormone balance and protection against cancers.

Allergies and Detoxification

  • Allergic symptoms such as chronic itching, hives, rashes or excessive mucus and sinus problems, are an indication of an ongoing inflammation in your body. This inflammation is a continuous source of toxic chemicals and debris resulting from tissue damage and burdens your liver and detox organs.
  • Overtime your body becomes overloaded with toxins which weaken your tissues and immunity and may predispose to more serious chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases and cancer.
  • Removal of underlying food allergies and sensitivities and supporting the detox organs, through deep detoxification allows the body to heal and in most cases can reverse the allergies for good.

Cancer and Detoxification

  • There are theories floating around that an alkaline diet has not only the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, but that it also has the ability to cure it!
  • Dr Michael Murray, author of Acid Alkaline Diet Simplified says, “At a pH of 8.5, cancer cells can no longer survive. Therefore, a high alkaline diet can potentially decrease one’s risk of cancer or even help fight the disease.” When you detox, you help your body to get rid of the toxins which are acidic in nature and act to promote inflammation and congestion, and weaken your immunity.
  • Since, the body cells will function at its best to deliver nutrients and remove toxins in an alkaline medium, alkalizing your body allows for tissue healing and rejuvenation. 

In my Oakville holistic nutrition programs, detoxification is considered an integral part of the effective holistic nutrition approach to many chronic health conditions especially weight loss, digestive issues, allergies, chronic fatigue, skin problems (acne, eczema and psoriasis),  migraine headaches,  hormonal imbalance and cancer. Holistic detoxification works also on the mental and emotional levels through the cleansing of negative thoughts and toxic emotions, thus allowing for a deep sense of overall wellness.

If you are struggling with a chronic health condition such as chronic fatigue, overweight, adult acne, eczema, psoriasis, migraine, allergies, hormonal imbalance or cancer, and considering a comprehensive deep multi-organ detoxification, it is advisable to ask for professional help of a registered holistic nutritionist to avoid harming your body and ensure beneficial results. 

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Maha Nasr

Maha Nasr, MD(Egy.), PhD, R.H.N, founder and owner of Healthy U Turn, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Transformational Life Coach with 25+ years of expertise in the healthcare field. Maha helps women 40+ reclaim their health, regain their shape and rediscover themselves, so they can pursue their goals with greater energy, confidence and peace of mind. She offers personalized wellness plans to help women overcome stubborn weight, balance hormones, improve digestion, discover their authentic selves and let go of old patterns that keep them stuck. Her approach integrates a range of holistic tools for nourishing the body, mind & soul. Her toolbox includes natural nutrition, mind-body techniques, energy medicine practices and transformational life coaching.

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