Whether we realise it or not, toxins are a part of our everyday life. While they may be a frequent occurrence in our environment, they can disrupt the function of our body and stop us from performing at our best. They come in the way of things like heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, food additives, medications, supplements, pollutants or simple filters in the food and water we consume. They also occur within the body, unbalancing the good balance of bacteria and yeasts that are produced naturally (usually within the digestive system).
The Metagenics range that we recommend at our chiropractic clinic offers one of the most comprehensive and effective detoxification programs for rapidly improving the state of your health. It helps to clear toxins from the body and leaves you feeling healthier and replenished.
While most people often associate chiropractic with the musculoskeletal system, it is important to remember that the whole body functions as a system, and we need ALL parts of it working at their best to give us the best health possible. In fact gut health is gaining significant attention in the medical community as an important contributor to overall health.
It is always important to discuss your plans for detox with your chiropractor first, as they may be able to advise you of the best plan for your, any immediate risks to your health and go through how a detox works in more detail. If your chiropractor believes that a detox program could benefit you, he will make the appropriate recommendation to a naturopath or dietitian who specialises in the management of these programs.
The natural supplements in the Metagenics range support your body and help it detoxify, allowing your body’s detoxification and repair system to function efficiently and without the unwanted side-effects.
The Metagenics Integrated Detoxification Program works by decreasing exposure to toxic dietary and lifestyle choices, removing harmful bacteria and waste from your digestive system. After this a range of supplements can help to renew your digestive lining and improve its function, paving the way for releasing and eliminating toxins from the body more efficiently.
Your chiropractor can also discuss the option of doing a shorter, less comprehensive detoxification program, which last for about two weeks. These are also available and should get you back feeling a bit better after some indulgence.
As mentioned, it’s important to consider your personal circumstances before undertaking a detoxification program. Pregnancy, existing medical prescriptions and the known side-effects should be taken into account as potential risk factors.
If you are thinking of undertaking a detox program, or would just like some general advice on staying healthy and keeping your body as active and healthy as you can, please don’t hesitate to talk to our chiropractor during your next consultation! Your chiropractor Dr Goran has personally undertaken this program several times and can speak to you in detail about his own experiences.