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Detoxification

Overview

The world's population is being exposed to an ever-increasing array and quantity of toxins. Among these are chemicals, heavy metals, food additives, anesthetics, drugs, from caffeine to recreational drugs and personal hygiene products. When our body is exposed to toxins our body's cells and tissues utilize them, excrete them, or store them in various tissues and cells of the body.

Stored toxins can damage the cells, tissues and organs they inhabit and alter their function, lower metabolism, cause enzyme dysfunction, create nutritional deficiencies, cause hormone imbalances, decrease energy production and ultimately lower the body's ability to resist disease.


Common Questions

  • What is integrative medicine?

    Integrative medicine combines or “integrates” the best that allopathic or conventional medicine has to offer, with the best that alternative disciplines have to offer, all directed at the identification of the “source” of illness or disease, and the resultant treatment of it. Integrative medicine focuses on treating the cause of a disorder as opposed to just treating the symptoms.

  • What conditions and illnesses do you treat?

    This is a partial list of the health issues we treat:

    • A.D.D.
    • Aging
    • Allergies
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Anxiety
    • Asthma
    • Autism
    • Back and Neck Pain
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Fatigue
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Headaches
    • Heart Disease
    • Heavy Metal Toxicity
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hormone Imbalances
    • Hypothyroid Infections
    • Hypertension
    • Infections of all types
    • Lyme’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)
    • Obesity
    • Orthodontic Issues
    • Parasites
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.)
    • Sinusitis
    • Snoring
    • Tooth Pain
    • TMJ Pain

  • What types of doctors/practitioners make up the team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers?

    Our team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers includes:

    • Biologic Dentists (DMDs and DDSs)
    • Medical Doctors (MDs)
    • Holistic MDs
    • Naturopaths (NDs)
    • Acupuncturists (L.Ac.)
    • Chiropractors (DCs)
    • Colon Hydrotherapists
    • Massage Therapists

  • What is colon hydrotherapy?

    The two most toxic areas of the body are on both ends of the gastrointestinal system, the mouth and the colon. The colon collects a large amount of waste and harmful microbes, which, if not eliminated completely, will accumulate in the colon. Low-fiber diets usually lead to incomplete elimination. This accumulation is self-perpetuating, blocking normal flow of wastes out of the body, interfering with the absorption of nutrients, and producing toxins that are then absorbed into the rest of the body.

    Colon hydrotherapy is an extremely effective technique that introduces clean water into the colon (large intestine) through the anus, and washes away accumulated wastes and deposits from the opening and the interior walls of the colon. The result is a toxin-free, normally functioning large intestine that will foster the growth of good bacteria (probiotics).

  • How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?

    Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:

    Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
    Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays

    • Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
    • Fax: (703) 267-6977
    • Email: support@nhwellnesscenters.com

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Assessing Body Toxicity

There are various ways to determine if you require detoxification. These include lab tests to determine toxin levels, combined with a medical history including a patient's symptoms.

Symptoms that can indicate high toxin levels include worsening allergies or the onset of additional allergies, joint pain, headaches, skin lesions, sinus congestion, insomnia, constipation, fatigue, ulcers, and hemorrhoids.

Treatment/Solutions

Stop exposing the body to the toxin(s) that you are attempting to detoxify.

Make sure the detoxification pathways through the liver, kidney, colon and skin are as open via herbs, homeopathics and lymphatic drainage.

How long it takes the body to detoxify depends on the health of the person, what illnesses a person has, the amount of toxic buildup, and the status of the detoxification pathways listed above.

CAUTION should be taken by drug users, alcoholics and diabetics, and people who have hypothyroidism, are hypoglycemic, or who have certain types of cancer in their detoxification therapies.

NOTE: The detoxification process is improved and is less stressful to the body when an allergy or sensitivity to the toxin does not exist.

Things that Help the Body Detoxify

  • Fasting
  • Nutritional Modifications
  • Saunas
  • Baths that pull toxins from the body
  • Foot Pads that pull toxins through the bottom of the feet
  • Skin Brushing
  • Oral Supplements [see products we carry]
  • Specific Oils [see products we carry]
  • Colon hydrotherapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Liver, Gallbladder, and Kidney drainage
  • Chelation Therapy, which introduces binding chemicals that grab onto toxins (usually metals) and assist excreting them from the body.

Who Benefits?

Detoxifying the body benefits virtually every person and is essential for anyone seeking optimum health. It is especially important for people suffering from chronic illnesses or who have been exposed to high levels of certain toxins via their job, lifestyle or their healthcare.

Schedule an Appointment

To arrange for toxicity assessment and/or a detoxification program, or to learn more about toxicity (sources, effects, etc.), contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers at 1-877-292-1571.