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Detox Why I.Foresman

  1. 1. Why should I detox/cleanse?
  2. 2. Why is there a need to Detox? <ul><li>All of us live in an ever-increasing toxic environment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ENVIROMENTAL TOXINS <ul><li>Many of the toxins abundant in our environment today did not even exist 30 years ago! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Toxic Overload <ul><li>Body burden from environmental toxins, including pesticides, herbicides, chemical solvents, xenobiotics, and industrial chemicals of all types come through our food, water, and air supply. </li></ul>
  5. 5. From The Water <ul><li>Neurotoxins were found in 33% of a random sampling of drinking water (diazinon: from insecticide) </li></ul>
  6. 6. From The Air <ul><li>Since World War II, 80,000 new synthetic chemicals have been released into the environment, and less than half have been tested for potential toxicity to adult humans </li></ul>
  7. 7. Xenobiotic Exposure <ul><li>Over 4 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the U.S. This amounts to 8 pounds for every man, woman, and child. </li></ul><ul><li>Current law allows for 350 different pesticides to be used on the food we eat. </li></ul><ul><li>The average home contains 3-10 gallons of hazardous materials. </li></ul><ul><li>400 synthetic chemicals can be found in the average human body. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no single regulatory agency that oversees industrial chemicals to ensure their safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Any toxicity testing that is done typically involves individual compounds in highly controlled settings and almost never investigates effects of complex mixtures. </li></ul>
  8. 8. EXPOSURE <ul><li>In addition, we are eating more sugar and processed foods than ever before and regularly abuse our bodies with various stimulants and sedatives. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Synergistic Effects of Toxins <ul><li>Cigarette Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer by 10 times </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos exposure increases the risk of lung cancer by 5 times </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking and asbestos exposure increase the risk of lung cancer by 55 times </li></ul><ul><li>Total Effect: More than additive or even multiplicative! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Catagories of Toxicants <ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insecticides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbicides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industrial Compounds and Chemical Byproducts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volatile organics such as solvents and detergents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toxic metals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plasticizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulators (asbestos) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combustion / Incineration Pollutants </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Food Additives and preparation byproducts </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetic Additives </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chemical Additives <ul><li>Over 10,000 food and chemical additives are allowed into U.S. food supply including colorings, sweeteners, stimulants, preservatives, flavorings, emulsifiers, humectants and antimicrobials </li></ul><ul><li>In 1984, 3200 tons of coal tar dyes were added to foods </li></ul><ul><li>The average American eats approximately 14 pounds of additives per year </li></ul>
  12. 12. Additional Environmental Toxicants <ul><li>Microbial toxins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aflatoxin (peanuts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mycotoxins from molds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medications and “lifestyle chemicals” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acetaminophen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Byproducts of food preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrylamide from French Fries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrosamine from cold cuts and sausages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from char broiled meats </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Endogenous Toxins: Intestinal Sources <ul><li>Products of dysbiosis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bacteria: putrescine, cadaverine, ammonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yeasts: arabinose, tartarate, citramalate, beat ketoglutarate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary bile acids (deconjugated) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beta glucuronidase (causing enterohepatic recirculation of hormones and other toxins) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Chronic Exposure to Environmental Toxicants : Systemic Health Effects <ul><li>Carcinogenesis </li></ul><ul><li>Endocrine & metabolic disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Immunologic dysfunction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immunosuppression (direct effects on bone marrow) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autoimmunity & allergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic inflammation (cardiovascular disease) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Neurotoxicity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive & behavioral dysfunction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurodegenerative disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuropathy </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The Liver is the Major Detoxifying Organ <ul><li>The liver utilizes a two-phase system in detoxifying the body of harmful substances: </li></ul><ul><li>1 st : Transforms toxins into more water-soluble compounds that are then carried through the blood to the liver for further processing, or to the kidney for elimination. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd: Completing the detoxification in the liver and sending the toxins back to the kidney for elimination, or into the bile for elimination via the GI tract. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Is Detox right for you? <ul><li>Detoxification can be beneficial for those with one or more of the following conditions:   </li></ul>Parasite infestation Recurring headaches Bad breath Hemorrhoids Irritability Frequent colds Protruding belly Chronic constipation Frequent gas & bloating Excess weight Frequent fatigue Impaired digestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Candida infection  
  17. 17. Potential Benefits of the Detoxification Program <ul><li>Increased Energy & Vitality </li></ul><ul><li>Weight Loss </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking Weight Loss Plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Better gut function </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Better Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Mood </li></ul><ul><li>What are you waiting for? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why Can’t I just eat a healthy diet? <ul><li>Individuals who are candidates for a detoxification program have been typically experiencing symptoms for long periods of time. </li></ul><ul><li>They have built up an excessive toxic burden over time and have typically depleted antioxidant reserves. </li></ul><ul><li>They may have specific genetic polymorphisms that require higher than normal levels of particular nutrients. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Diet alone may not provide enough concentrated nutrients to satisfy the requirements of these individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>They may find it difficult to prepare fresh whole organically grown meals because of their health, travel or work schedules. </li></ul><ul><li>Medical foods like PaleoMeal provide a concentrated source of appropriate micronutrients within a hypoallergenic matrix that cannot be duplicated by food alone. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Why not just fast? <ul><li>Breakdown of adipose tissue (lipolysis) results in surge of toxins into the circulation further overloading already impaired liver function </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of fiber impedes fecal excretion and increases enterohepatic recirculation </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient calories impairs biotransformation (detoxification is highly energy dependent ) </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Problem with Fasting <ul><li>Fasting induces phase 1 enzymes– leading to overproduction of toxic intermediates </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of exogenous antioxidants + depletion of endogenous glutathione = inadequate quenching of free radicals </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of cofactors impairs phase 2 conjugation </li></ul><ul><li>End result: oxidative stress, inflammation, aggravation of symptoms </li></ul>
  22. 22. What about chronic GI problems <ul><li>These patients may have leaky gut, IgG-mediated food allergies and inflammation. </li></ul><ul><li>Their liver is constantly burdened by toxins and allergens arriving from the gut. </li></ul><ul><li>These patients need to go on a 4R program to restore normal gut function and relieve the burden on the liver before they can become well. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Summary <ul><li>Detoxification is a continuous physiologic process that your body depends on for survival. </li></ul><ul><li>There are complex cellular detoxification mechanisms that are constantly at work for you all day, every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural and synthetic chemicals are processes by this complex system of cells, organs, and organ systems to keep you healthy in the face of a virtually constant barrage of toxic material </li></ul><ul><li>Our program is an excellent tool to improve your detoxification </li></ul>
  24. 24. Mental Detoxification <ul><li>Relax…Breathe…Go for walks… </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the changing of the seasons </li></ul><ul><li>This is a time for you to care for your unique self… </li></ul><ul><li>You are a priority, if only for this short time </li></ul>The cleansing of our mind of negative thought patterns is essential to our overall health. Physical detoxification can aid in this process. Emotionally, detoxification helps us uncover and express hidden frustrations, anger, resentments and fear and replace them with forgiveness, love, joy and hope.
  25. 25. Contact Pauline de Lange at 805-481-3442 or [email_address]