Toxins are everywhere, including the air you breathe and the foods you eat. Toxin buildup within your body can drain your energy and damage organs over time. At LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness in Palmdale, California, board-certified family physician and registered dietitian Karen Marie Glover, MD, RD, uses holistic therapies for detoxification to boost energy and increase your quality of life. Call LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness to learn more about detoxification, or schedule an appointment online today.
Detoxification is the process of detoxifying or removing toxins from your body. It’s often used in naturopathic treatments to help you feel better and cleanse and rejuvenate your body. Detoxification might involve making dietary or other lifestyle changes, taking supplements, or using other natural remedies to reduce or eliminate toxins.
Dr. Glover discusses various detox options with you so you can look better, feel better, and restore your health. Some detoxification strategies Dr. Glover recommend include:
Intermittent fasting involves not eating or drinking only juices for certain periods of time, which often aids in weight loss. Dropping weight if you’re overweight or obese helps detoxify your body. Before, during, and after fasts, it’s important to drink a lot of water to speed the detoxification process.
Eating clean helps detox your body from the toxins found in highly processed foods. Nutritious eating involves removing processed meats, alcohol, excess sodium, refined grains, sweets, baked goods, and fried foods in favor of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains.
Taking herbal or other natural supplements help detoxify your body and boost energy. Dr. Glover lets you know which supplements are right for you.
Taking multiple medications puts extra strain on your liver and kidneys. If you have a chronic disease, Dr. Glover might recommend holistic treatments so you can cut back on medications or stop taking them altogether.
Numerous healthy lifestyle habits enhance your body’s natural ability to detoxify. Examples include getting 7-9 hours of sleep, exercising daily, sweating more, and avoiding tobacco products and second-hand smoke.
Dr. Glover creates custom detoxification treatment plans based on your unique needs, the condition of your health, and your preferences.
To learn more about the health benefits of detoxification, schedule an appointment with LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness by phone or online today.