great article. People really need to understand that detoxification of the body is not something to be entered into lightly and that all pathways (esp elimination) must be clear. Well done!
I'm glad you mentioned the people who would not benefit from a detox. That's an important point that people with low thryoid function, low iron, or other 'deficient' conditions wouldn't necessarily see an increase in energy from a detox. I think this is true of people who are otherwise underfed / undernourished and use 'detox' as cover for anorexia or extreme dieting.
There are so many misconceptions out there about detoxes! I love your two step approach to detox and I appreciate that you highlighted a clean diet first. Many people get stuck on the products and supplements and they forget that a nutrient-dense, real food diet is a foundation to providing detox support. Great article!
I love this! I am often asked if I "do" detoxes/cleanses with clients. When I state that I primarily work on diet and digestion as a means of detox, people are turned off, I assume by the work involved. Everyone seems to want a quick fix, but a detox rarely fixes health issues for the long term.
All great points! The word 'detox' is so overused.
Dr. Dinezza, while most people related chiropractic to pain and discomfort of the spine, not all health related issues have a physical issue related to them. That's what makes the need for a detox needed, as the chemical and nutritional issues people have need to be considered when keeping the nervous system healthy.
I will, no doubt, be sharing your post with my patients.
What is the best herb for alcoholism? what about Ashwagandha ? I appreciate your time.
Oh, that is a good question, Cathy! Obviously alcoholism is a very complex condition, so I'm not sure I can full answer that here. I will say, however, that a very important nutrient for alcoholics to supplement with (due to risk of depletion) is vitamin B6. Hope that helps!
Love this info - thank you! One quick question: When supplementing to aid in detox, when is the best time to take supplements (with meals, between meals, in the am on an empty stomach, before bed, etc)?
Hmm. I'm not sure. I tend to recommend taking a steady dose throughout the day (2 capsules 3 times per day of the stuff I use here), partially because it allows you to "push" the pills down physically with food.
An alternative is that you should take detox stuff at night. In TCM, they say that from 1-3 AM is "liver time", so theoretically you should take all of your liver-aiding stuff before bed before the liver does it's work. Here's some info on that: http://foreverconscious.com/traditional-chinese-organ-body-clock
Do you think that better nutrition and a new, holistic approach to your health could dramatically change your life?I do, too.
About Dr DiNezza
As Seen On Tv
Autism And Asd
Birth Control Pills
Choosing A Doctor
Food As Medicine
My Approach Mondays
Waste Of Money
Yeah They Really Said That
http://www.infinityholistichealth.com/Infinity Holistic Healthcare1289 N Fordham Blvd Ste C1Chapel Hill, NC 27514(919) 238-4094