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Overview of Detoxification

Overview of Detoxification



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  • 1. Detoxification Dr Dana Elliott Srither MBBS(S’pore) Grad Dip Family Medicine
  • 2. Detoxification
    • Benefits of Detox
    • Does your Body Need Detox
    • Precautions before Starting Detox
    • Sensation during Detox
    • Fundamentals of Detox
    • Forms of Detox
  • 3. Benefits of Detoxification
    • Modern diet, with excess animal proteins, fats, caffeine, alcohol and chemicals, inhibit the optimum function of our cells and tissues.
    • Most important and longest lasting effect is reduction of stress on immune system and greater mental clarity.
  • 4. Benefits of Detoxification
    • Other benefits include increased vitality, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, improved assimilation of vitamins and minerals.
    • Maintain normal function and integrity of intestinal flora
    • Enhance the natural ability of the body to resist infections, allergies and skin disorders
  • 5. Does your Body Need Detoxification
    • Loading Theory of Toxicity – cumulative load of multiple poisons creates an illness.
    • Everyone has a specific level of tolerance that cannot be exceeded if good health is to be maintained.
    • If the amount of toxins within the body stays below that level, the body can adapt and rid of itself of these
  • 6. Does your Body Need Detoxification
    • You don’t suddenly get sick – it takes a long time for the body to break down.
  • 7. Precautions before Starting Detox
    • Not appropriate for those
    • underweight
    • physically weak
    • hypothyroid
    • Hypoglycemic
    • Pregnant or nursing
  • 8. Precautions before Starting Detox
    • Maybe ok for those with
    • Cancer
    • Post-surgery
  • 9. Sensation during Detox
    • Early
    • Headache
    • Furred Tongue
    • Skin Spotty
    • Weeks Later
    • Clear Skin
    • Eyes Clear
    • Brain Sharper
    • Digestion Efficient
    • Energy levels high
  • 10. Fundamentals of Detox
    • Use Only Organically Raised Foods
    • Get the Poisons Off Your Vegetables
    • Maintain Household Free of Toxic Chemicals
    • Breathe Clean Air
    • Filter Your Water
  • 11. Forms of Detox
    • 3 Most Common Forms
    • Water Fasting
    • Juice Fasting
    • Diet
  • 12. Fundamentals of Fasting
    • Results depend upon the health of the individual and length of the fast.
    • Body continues natural process of excreting stored toxins, while the intake of new toxins is decreased.
    • Immune system’s workload is greatly reduced
    • Digestive tract is spared the constant inflammation due to allergic reactions
  • 13. Fundamentals of Fasting
    • With lowering of blood fats, the thinner blood affords increased oxygenation of tissues and enhanced delivery of immune cells throughout body
    • Less energy directed at food digestion, thus greater reserves of energy and nutrients for use by systems of self-regulation.
    • Metabolism of fat releases fat-stored chemicals (pesticide,drugs) into blood for better eliminatory capabilities.
  • 14. Fundamentals of Fasting
    • Body dissolve old nonessential tissues, while recycling their important nutrients for new cell production leads to broadly enhanced physiological function.
    • Persons’ awareness and sensitivity to diet and surroundings elevated.
  • 15. Water Fasting
    • Consuming only filtered water or herbal tea, with zero caloric intake.
    • Best method of detoxification
    • Be done only under guidance of healthcare practitioner.
  • 16. Juice Fasting
    • Stimulate immune system
    • Reduce blood pressure
    • Help diagnose food allergies
    • Good for those with nausea and digestive problems
  • 17. Diets
    • Start with lower calorie content foods than your normal meals
    • Rest without strenous activities to allow all available energy to focus on cleansing and repairing processes
    • Begin with less frequent sessions, and when sensations subside, space them more frequent
  • 18. More Details