Detoxification


With the advancement of science, technology, medicine and industry, there has been incredible progress to mankind. However, this progress has taken a toll on the human body through the contamination of our atmosphere and water, and through the pollution and depletion of our soil and foods. Even though the human body has an amazing ability to adapt, these contaminants are accumulating faster than our bodies are able to handle them. This toxic burden is resulting in a myriad of chronic illnesses that stem from altered metabolism, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and enzyme dysfunction.

 

Toxins derive from several sources, affecting the physical body, mental sharpness and acuity, and emotional and spiritual well-being. The idea behind a thorough detoxification program is to promote the elimination of toxins and wastes through every exit pathway of the body. Naturopathic medicine ensures that detoxification programs are compiled to cater to the individual, based on the patientís medical history and requirements. Patients who begin their naturopathic program with a detoxification protocol often experience an alleviation of their health symptoms, increased energy, fat loss, improved sleep patterns and increased mental acuity.

 

 

Environmental Toxicity Testing


Environmental Pollutants Profile


This test measures Phthalates, Parabens and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the urine.

 

Hair Analysis


This test assesses the levels of essential (minerals) and toxic elements. Less than one gram of hair is needed to test for 45 essentials and toxic elements.

 

Urine Analysis


A small sample of urine can be used to look for essential element deficiencies and for the presence of toxic elements. A chelating agent is used to release toxic metals from the tissues so they can be eliminated in urine.

 

Iodine Testing


Iodine deficiency is on the rise for two reasons: decreased intake of iodine, and increased intake of bromine. This test can help determine whether you have sufficient iodine and whether excess bromine could be negatively impacting your iodine status. It also includes selenium and cadium. Selenium is an essential element for thyroid function, and cadmium is known to interfere with the actions of selenium.

 

MELISA Testing


Memory Lymphocyte Immunostimulation Assay (MELISA), a test used to identify metal hypersenstitivies towards mercury, nickel and titanium. Patients with metal hypersensitivities may have numerous symptoms associated with an activated immune system, including chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain, cognitive impairement, depression, headaches and fibromyalgia.

 

 

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