Adequate liver function is essential to overall health. The functions of the liver are numerous some of which include cholesterol production and regulation, production of clotting factors, blood filtration, removal of toxins, blood sugar regulation, and hormone regulation. When the liver becomes over burdened due to toxic substances many of its functions may become impaired. Liver detoxification becomes necessary in order to restore proper liver function. The detoxification process may include very specific dietary and lifestyle modifications, IV therapies (Glutathione or Alpha Lipoic Acid), and nutritional supplementation (botanicals, antioxidants, fiber).
Whether we want to admit it or not, we live in a toxic world. Toxic materials are all around us. Such toxins include heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium etc.), herbicides, pesticides, home and industrial cleaning products, exogenous hormones, air pollution, and contaminated water and food supply. The body has a miraculous ability to detoxify itself, yet once the threshold of toxic load overcomes the body’s ability to detoxify itself, illness and chronic disease set in. Scientific research shows high levels of toxins contributes to autoimmune diseases, neurological problems, hormonal imbalances, emotional disturbances, digestive disturbances, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, skin disorders and other chronic disease. At NOR CAL Natural Medicine, we provide specialty testing, assess for stored toxins and provide individualized detoxification programs to assist the body back to a state of balance and restored health.
Consider Detoxification for…
- Autoimmune Diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis)
- Endocrine Imbalances (Thyroid disease)
- Generalized Fatigue
- Neurological Problems (Parkinson’s)
- Gastrointestinal Problems (IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease)
- Cardiac Disease (Hypertension, Arrhythmias)
- Skin Disorders (eczema, psoriasis)
- Chronic Infections
Heavy Metal Detoxification
Heavy metal toxicity (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic etc.) is most often due to chronic exposure over time rather than an acute exposure. Heavy metals may target the endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular or immune systems. Detection and removal of heavy metals has shown to help reverse disease. Removal of metal form the body is achieved through IV therapy (EDTA, DMPS, Vitamin C), oral supplementation or suppository use. Supporting organs such as the liver, kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract is important as these organs are challenged during the detoxification process. Individualized treatments are designed based upon your specific needs.
Chelation Therapy Programs
Chelation is a term used to describe the removal of minerals from plaque that may be causing blockages in the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis. It has been used for over 50 years as an alternative to more invasive procedures – bypass and stents. One advantage of Chelation is that it works throughout the entire 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body as opposed to addressing only one or two areas which is what is accomplished with coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty/stent placement. The Chelation agent is EDTA and is given intravenously (IV). The entire process is done in accordance with the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).
Ionic Detoxification “Footbath”
This form of detoxification uses Ionic therapy. Ionic therapy uses ELF (Extremely Low Frequencies) pulsed magnetic fields that are transmitted through water. Research shows that Ionic fields of the correct frequencies are able to restore the exchange of nutrients between the cells and the external environments. Ultimately, this promotes proper cellular function. It is proposed that as a result of this ionic activity, toxins such as heavy metals and other chemicals may be released and flushed out of the body. This gentle treatment consists of placing your feet in a basin of warm water for 30 minutes and watching as toxins leave your body through the extensive network of pours in the skin.
Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics)
One primary way the body rids itself of toxins is through the colon. Health of the intestinal tract and adequate bowel elimination are absolutely essential for overall health and well being. Inadequate elimination (less that one complete bowel movement per day) results in the build up and recirculation of toxins. Symptoms of bowel toxicity may include constipation, fatigue, general malaise, weight gain and increased levels of generalized discomfort and pain. Colonics are a safe and gentle approach to restoring healthy bowel function. Eliminating toxins by flushing them out and preventing their resorption will ultimately decrease the onset of illness and disease.
Some patients suffer from sever and multiple sensitivities resulting in the inability to tolerate the above mentioned detoxification programs. In such cases, the concept “less is more” comes into play. Elimination of all current supplements and, if possible, medications is part of the Homeopathic detoxification process. Extremely sensitive patient often benefit from this more subtle and gentle approach to stimulate the release of stored toxins. Homeopathic detoxification, used alone or in combination with other therapies, is a natural way to assist the body with a slow and gentle detoxification process. We individualize the treatment to meet your body’s specific needs.