Detoxification, Mycotoxins, and Toxic Overload
We recommend and monitor detoxification when we see patients suffer from toxic overload
Detoxification promotes the efficient elimination of toxins from the body. We accomplish this holistically by reducing the intake of harmful exposures to your body while implementing nutrition and lifestyle strategies. A detox or a cleanse can have many positive benefits.
Signs Your Body Needs a Detox
The list is large and varied, it can include anything from fatigue, allergies, and bloating to migraines. It is best to be medically supervised during a detox.
What is Detoxification?
Your body’s main organs of detoxification are the liver and the kidneys, followed closely by the intestines and skin. If the body cannot excrete waste via urination, defecation or perspiration, it will be processed through phase II detoxification in the liver. Several minerals/vitamins and other nutrients are required for the processes to take place.
Mycotoxins can be a major cause of many chronic illnesses. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles and food. Most mycotoxin exposures are through contaminated food and airborne exposure.
Mold loves warm, wet environments, ie: inner wall materials of buildings, wall paper, fiber glass insulation and ceiling tiles. These fungi release mycotoxins into the environment, causing many symptoms of chronic disease. Some diseases/symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include: fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety and liver damage.
Functional Lab Testing
The MycoTox Profile can identify mycotoxin exposure and recommendations can be made for safely detoxifying and eliminating these harmful substances.