A good detoxification program can help your body’s cleansing systems stay in top working order. Dr. Tina Marcantel is a naturopathic physician in Gilbert, Arizona, who also serves the East Valley cities of Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, and the greater Phoenix area.
What is detoxification and why is it necessary?*
Toxins can simply be thought of as any substances in our bodies that are causing a harmful effect or putting stress on our biochemical or organ functions. Some of these toxins we may ingest unknowingly, while others we choose to put into our systems.
Our bodies are exposed daily to environmental toxins such as air and water pollution and allergens. There is mercury in our fish and hormones added to our chicken. Alcoholic beverages, pesticides and herbicides on raw fruits and vegetables, and additives and preservative in foods also add toxic substances to our systems, as do hair dyes and hair sprays, paint and paint remover, and countless other products.
Medications are another major source of toxins for many people. Over-the-counter and prescription medications are man-made chemicals that our bodies must figure out how to process. While these medications can be beneficial, over time they can build up to toxic levels in our bodies.
People with high levels of toxicity may experience headaches, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, unexplained rashes, and unexplained body aches and pains. Other symptoms may include constipation, stomach bloat, poor digestion, gas, weight gain, excessive mucus, poor concentration, skin rash, poor memory, depression, body odor, and bad breath.
Our bodies have a natural process for eliminating toxins from our systems. The liver cleanses debris from the body. A healthy liver means a healthy body and better quality sleep with more energy. When the liver is not filtering well, it is not detoxifying the body. The kidneys are another filtering system that cleanses the body of toxins. The intestines also must be functioning proficiently to help the body remove these unwanted substances.
A good detoxification program can help cleanse and “tune up” a sluggish system so the body can operate at optimal health. If you’re planning a weight loss program, a good cleansing is essential preparation for an effective diet!
14-Day Detox Plan
Dr. Marcantel has put together a gentle but effective 14-day detoxification program for her patients.
She has chosen a combination of food supplements that will
- absorb and eliminate toxins and improve colon health
- support comfortable elimination of toxins
- support healthy liver function and detoxification
The program also includes probiotics to re-establish healthy normal gut flora that supports proper digestion and elimination of waste, along with a liver pack that stimulates detoxification via the lymphatic system and the liver system.
Another important part of the program is a detoxification/gluten free meal plan to help promote the elimination of toxins from the body while helping to develop good nutritional habits.
Call our office today for more information or to schedule your appointment to get started!
*From Chapter 14 of Imagine: A Whole Different Kind of Medical Care by Dr. Tina Marcantel.
Dr. Tina Marcantel, NMD
201 W. Guadalupe Rd. Ste. 202
Gilbert, AZ 85233