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Detoxification

Detoxification

detoxToxins come in two broad categories, environmental (external) and endogenous (made in your body). Environmental toxins include metals, chemicals, hormones, bacterial and microbial toxins that are present in the air, water and food that we consume. Endogenous toxins include hormones and other chemicals that are produced in the body, and chemicals produced by bugs in your digestive system which enter your bloodstream.

What happens if I am exposed to toxins?

If you have a large exposure to these milder poisons (e.g. pesticides), over time they can overwhelm your ability to “detoxify” or remove them from your body. Also, exposure to several mild poisons at once is much more dangerous than one at a time. One of the body’s defence mechanisms when faced with toxicity is to store the harmful chemicals in your fat tissue. This means that these poisons can be stored for many years in our tissues, becoming an ongoing source of ill health.

At MNMC we have specialty tests to determine levels of Toxicity. They include:

  • Urinary Indican test which measures levels of bad bugs in your digestive system.
  • Zinc Tally Test, measures levels of zinc which is an important detoxification mineral.
  • Hemaview tm assesses toxicity by looking at your blood cells and the Bioimpedance Analysis that looks at cell function and inflammation.

What are the signs and symptoms of Toxicity?

Any disease can be made worse by toxicity, however some of the most common signs include:

  • Recurrent headaches
  • Muscle aching and weakness
  • Nerve pain and numbness
  • Recurrent infections
  • Infertility
  • Poor short term memory and concentration
  • Adverse reactions/sensitivity to environmental chemicals, odours and/or nutritional supplements
  • Chronic fatigue or lethargy
  • Depression, anxiety and/or mood swings
  • Anaemia

What is the safest way to remove Toxins?

Most people with toxicity develop problems called “leaky gut syndrome” (intestinal permeability). In a healthy digestive system, the lining of the digestive system is a very good filter, allowing beneficial nutrients like vitamins and amino acids to pass into the bloodstream, whilst keeping toxic bacteria and waste products of digestion within the bowel.

This places a tremendous stress on the liver, and eventually a percentage of this material escapes capture by the liver and it ends up entering the general circulation, where it can lead to many of the symptoms of toxicity. As a result, “leaky gut syndrome” results in a great deal of stress upon the immune system, the liver and virtually every other organ or system of the body.

That is why we recommend a four-stage process:

  1. Remove the bad bugs from the digestive system.
  2. Replace bad bugs with beneficial bacteria and repair the lining of the digestive system or repair the “leaky gut syndrome”.
  3. Cleanse and detoxify the liver and other organs of waste removal.
  4. Follow the MNMC Wellness Program to maintain health and prevent “re-toxification”.

Appointments

Take a proactive approach and consult one of our highly qualified naturopaths at MNMC today. You can make an appointment online, email us, or phone us on (03) 96862566. Our clinic in 49 Chetwynd St, North Melbourne, is open six days a week.