Tag: detoxification

Cheap Weight Loss Part 4: Metabolic Derangement

In guiding patients through weight loss challenges over the years, I have championed two main strategies that have been the mainstay of my approach: detoxification and a low-carb diet.  The detoxification process jumpstarts metabolism while eliminating food sensitivities through a modified elimination diet.  After that three week process, keeping one’s diet relatively low-carb by removing […]

Toxicity

Detoxification is one of the four pillars of the cheap medicine program.  Accumulation of toxins is inevitable, therefore detoxification in some form must be a regular part of our self-care.  Strategies that gently detoxify the body should be performed daily with periods of deeper cleaning occurring as necessary and with the support of a holistic […]

A Detox a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Given the ubiquitous presence of toxins within our environment, detoxification must accompany any long-term effort towards obtaining optimum health.  Once acknowledging this, it then becomes a question of what manner of detoxification to use and with what frequency.  It is helpful to divide different strategies of detoxification into two categories: daily and targeted. Daily detoxification […]

Getting the Lead Out

In the last post we discussed daily strategies for cleansing.  Next we turn our attention to more targeted approaches to deep-clean stores of toxic metals. When studying the concept of bioaccumulation, toxic metals and organic pollutants are the most commonly cited problems.  Some of those toxic metals are categorized as heavy metals, such as mercury […]

Cheap Weight Loss Part 6: Detoxification

One of the lesser utilized strategies for reaching a healthy weight is detoxification.  The three week purification program that we employ at the clinic combines three basic strategies that target weight loss.  For patients requesting guidance in weight loss, I often start with this program, which gives the metabolism a jumpstart that almost always resulting […]

Bentonite Clay: Eating Earth for Optimal Gastrointestinal Health

Bentonite Clay: Eating Earth for Optimal Gastrointestinal Health

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Cancer

Currently in the United States, cancer is the cause of death of one out of every four people, and by some estimates, will increase as much as 50% by the year 2020.  Although malignancy has always been an affliction of humanity, these statistics of epidemic proportion are likely out of sync with the rates of […]

Questioning Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a broad range of vitamins and phytonutrients widely marketed for general health and anti-aging.  The most common nutrients sold as antioxidants are vitamins C and E, though preparations of endogenous antioxidants such as melatonin and glutathione are also becoming popular for use as a supplement.  Before we can discuss the pros and cons […]