Toxins 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. At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, we provide detoxification treatment that aims to minimise traces of toxins from the body in order to reduce potential risks to health and wellbeing.
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 the levels of toxicity in the body, which enable us to determine the most appropriate detox services in Melbourne to take as a course of action thereafter. They include:
Any disease can be made worse by toxicity, however some of the most common signs include:
If you’re experiencing a number of these symptoms, it may be worthwhile making an appointment with MNMC for toxicity testing and detoxification treatment if necessary.
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:
Take a proactive approach and consult with one of the highly qualified naturopaths at MNMC today. For detoxification treatment or to engage any of our detox services in Melbourne, you can make an appointment online, email us, or phone us on (03) 96862566. Our clinic at 49 Chetwynd St, North Melbourne, is open six days a week.