Toxcity and Detoxification Programs
Most people believe that if they eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, avoid cigarettes and excessive alcohol consumption that good health will follow. All of these strategies are indeed important; however, we cannot ignore the impact that the environment has on an individual’s overall health. There are more than 80,000 active chemicals in production in the United States, and our bodies have become a virtual dumping ground for thousands of toxic chemicals that have invaded our air, water and food supply.
The bottom line is that if you’re breathing, eating, drinking or bathing, you are being exposed to toxins. There is no way to live in this world and avoid them. Not only do we have to concern ourselves about the chemicals in our environment, we must also understand the impact of heavy metal exposure and its impact upon our health. Cadmium, aluminum, mercury, antimony, lead and arsenic are some of the heavy metals that have been added to the food chain by industrial discharges, pesticide runoff, manufacturing smokestacks as well as automobile and commercial vehicle exhaust. Also, the mercury that is in silver amalgams can be a chronic source of heavy metal exposure.
So, how can you determine if the environment has challenged your health?
Are you tired, cannot lose weight, have chronically low body temperature, moody, suffer from ADD or have memory problems, have unstable blood sugar and overwhelming carbohydrate cravings, developed rashes or skin problems, have high cholesterol or yeast overgrowth?
If you have answered yes to any of these symptoms, there is a distinct possibility that the toxic environment may be a contributor to your health issues. What happens is that these chemicals are stored in different parts of the body and accumulate at different rates and in different combinations. As they build up over a period of time, they can alter our metabolism, cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalance, alter brain chemistry and can potentially cause cancer.
The saving grace is that our bodies have a “built in” detoxification system. Phase I enzymes and minerals work to remove toxic material from the body, and Phase II is a powerful detoxifier called glutathione which sends chemicals through the liver and eventually the kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract. This “built in” detoxification system, however, was not created to deal with literally thousands of chemical assaults on our bodies. Fortunately, there are protocols of diet, supplements and chelating agents that are designed to help optimize our body’s ability to clear our bodies of toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
If you’re not convinced that environmental toxicity can negatively impact your health, there are laboratory tests that inform you as to how your body is dealing with the inevitable toxic burden. Based on two years of research, earlier this year, we added two detoxification programs to the practice. Read below to learn more..
June4, 2009. “Good morning! I have to tell you that I weigh 157… down from 191!!! OMG…thank you so much! I feel incredible!”
You are so great! I truly appreciate all you are doing for me. Phyllis and I are so fortunate to have found you.
“So far I have lost 30#’s in 6 weeks and have the energy of a 40 year old. Am so thankful to be able to handle unpacking and shelving 6000 books. I am up and down stepladders and extension ladders with books in tow. The awful arthritis pain is there but the energy isn’t depleted from the pain like before and I keep going like this for hours.”
Dare I say it out loud? It sure is looking as though Semorelin has given me my life back. I was so worried about skiing – afraid I’d ski one day and be in bed the rest of the week. But I was just fine. This past Saturday I prepared, served, and cleaned up (with help) dinner for 14. Sunday I was just fine.
Words cannot describe how happy I am with your anti-aging program. I have not felt this good in YEARS. Since getting pregnant in 1995 I have been overweight. Between 1992-1995 I was being treated for infertility and had to take all sorts of hormones that made me bloated and tired.
Now, at the age of 46 I have more energy and I look better than I have in YEARS. I actually THRIVE on exercise and do it religiously because I know it is the key to keeping the weight off and enjoying the foods that I love.
As a successful businesswoman, you often feel that you can’t have everything and I put my weight and health on hold to grow my business. You have given me the gift of being able to run a business AND look good. I am getting so much attention for my weight loss and it has helped my confidence and self esteem greatly.Since I do a lot of speaking engagements, I know that image is more important than what you say or how you say it. By looking better and appearing fit and healthy, I am a more powerful public speaker!
I can’t say enough about this gift you have given me and I hope you know how much I appreciate you.
On top of all of this, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out who provides a level of caring I have never seen from a doctor, weight loss clinic or other health professional.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My update. I feel pretty good!!! My bleeding is under control and I am now regular for the most part. Sometimes I will have a strange menstral bleed (long and slow), but I will take it compared to my old “normal”. I still love the progesterone and testosterone I am on. They leave me with no side effects.
I was very happy at my recent (Feb 6th) annual doc appt (physical). After the standard blood draw work up, my numbers were:
Vitamin D= 66.9 (down a bit from your work up which was 77, but still good)
Cholesterol=123 (down from 150 in Sept 2011)
Triglycerides=91 (down from 129 in Sept 2011)
So… I am the new spokesperson for HCG! I love that stuff!! smile The second round for me was amazing. I was very disciplined and determined and after about the 3rd day, it become very easy for me. I was able to drop 14lbs in an 18 day cycle!!!! AND….I am keeping that off with very little effort! OMG I couldn’t be happier! I am in the body that I am comfortable in once again! That feels so good. I am continuing to eat clean and exercise, it is a great life change!
Hi Lynese – In an old file I found a print out from an online longevity calculator I had used in 2007 (www.eons.com). I thought I was doing well because it said I would likely live to 86! But I just re-took the survey. Basically by cutting out the coffee, carbs and sugar, increasing my exercise and losing weight, I’ve apparently added 13 years to my life!! The calculator now says I could live to be 99!! With a little more exercise and a little less work, I could live to 106!! Thanks for all the added years Lynese!!!
All the best.
P.S. – I saw Diane over the weekend – she’s looking great, and is so happy with her weight loss.
Hi Lynese – Just had to share this with you. I have appeared in an online newsletter (Legal Bisnow) twice – the first time a year ago and the second time today. Look at the difference in my photos!
It’s an absolute miracle! In the older photo even my eyelids look fat! I can’t get over how much I now look like my old self – of 20 years ago! I certainly don’t look like I’m closing in on 59, do I??
The best thing anyone has said to me so far was a comment made by a neighbor who saw me today for the first time in over a year. At first he didn’t recognize me. Then he just stared intently into my face for a few minutes and said “How is your mother?” (I was confused because he doesn’t know my mother). Then he said “I had to ask that because you look like your own daughter!” Wow!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
“With that said, I have been getting incredible compliments:
“You look like a movie star”
“What have you been doing”
“You look amazing”
“You look ten years younger”
I feel incredible”
Hi – hope you are doing well. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m getting there. I wanted to let you know I hit the 30 lb loss today!!! Yeah! So excited! Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting. Clothes I used to wear are too big. Feeling great! A little nervous about tomorrow’s feeding frenzy- but hoping to not overindulge too bad.
Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big – I fit best in the size 10!!
I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!
I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.
I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!
Hi Lynese — Great news – seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn’t gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn’t show up on the ultrasound. smile
Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I’m so glad I’m not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven’t had a period since September, and haven’t had any hot flashes either! Life is good.
After many years of researching about the most effective ways to detoxify the body from harmful contaminants, it is clear that we must support detoxification across all of the detoxification pathways, not just one. As examples, contaminants include free radicals, viral fragments, heavy metals, byproducts from plastics, insecticides, pesticides, byproducts from drugs and alcohol and importantly, biotoxins (mold, Lyme and related).
The detoxification process is very complex, but for simplicity, we will focus on the exit pathways for toxins of all sorts as a basis of understanding our comprehensive detoxification approach. Generally, the liver is considered the most important organ in the detoxification process and handles a significant portion of the detoxification actions in the body. Toxins exit from liver processing by the skin (sweat), bile (bowel) and kidneys (urine). But the lymphatic system is often overlooked but it is also very important. In combination with your circulatory system, the lymphatic system removes waste produced by your cells. This includes excess fluid, dead blood cells, cancer cells and toxins. This toxic waste then gets filtered through your kidneys and liver, and exits the body through fecal matter and urine.
Role of Binders
But is important to understand that due to genetics and biochemical differences between all of us, that not all of us are good across the entire spectrum of toxin elimination and at times binders are needed to help us detoxify in areas where our body falls short. Binders are specialized products that “bind” toxins via molecular affinity then remove them from the body so that they are not reabsorbed into the body. Taken orally in pill, powder, gel, or tincture form, binders are a crucial piece to our treatment protocols, whether they include removing environmental toxins, reducing toxin exposure, or treating infections. Different binders can attract different toxins, so it is important to test where possible so that we can identify the proper binder for the targets. For this reason, binders are an important part of our detoxification approach. For each patient, we use one or more of the following binders.
Biotoxin Binder – Best for binding biotoxins like mycotoxins and ammonia and other Lyme byproducts and other toxins from water-damaged buildings. This binder is not systemically absorbed.
Carboxy — Best for binding biotoxins including mycotoxins and other toxins from water-damaged buildings. This binder is systemically absorbed so it is a broad-spectrum binder as well.
ViRadChem — Best for binding viral fragments, preventing viral replication and VOCs. Helpful for patients diagnosed with reactivated viruses like EBV, CMV and HHV6 that we frequently see in patients with dysregulated immune systems.
HM-ET Binder. Best for binding pesticides, herbicides, and toxic heavy metals.
Putting it all together — Complete Detoxification
Based on lab results, exposures and symptoms, the detoxification plan for each patient is customized.
Binders: Every plan includes at least one binder, and appropriate dosing of the following supportive products.
Lymphatic Support: As discussed above, we must support the lymphatic system for complete detoxification support. Historically, we would wait for symptoms of lymphatic blockage but we have had much better success by including lymphatic support right from the start. Everyone needs it. For this, we use Cell Core’s LymphActiv product.
Liver and Kidney Support: As the liver is the workhorse of the detoxification system, it is clear that we have to support it, but the kidneys need support as well. We either use Cell Core’s KL support or Cell Core’s Tudca for kidney and liver support.
Additional support as needed: We use Cell Core’s CT-Minerals for maximum detoxification support. The heart of CT-Minerals is the naturally occurring, highly refined and naturally chelated extracts of Fulvic Acid. This means ultra small-sized and ultra-low-molecular-weight 100% organically complexed nano-sized negatively charged ionic molecules which can penetrate human tissue and blood cells easily. Because of these unique properties, this supplement is highly bioactive and can provide numerous biochemical and metabolic detoxification functions.
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