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Detox for Optimal Health

Written by: Dr. Fred Harvey, MD

Detox for Optimal Health

The first step to developing awareness that you are not functioning aswell as possible is to explore what you feel. Functional Medicine is uniquely equipped to help you delve into this complex process. Our goal is to discover why you are ill so that we can stop the damage. Our client history intake dives deep to help guide the search for a root cause.

We use unique tools to find toxins and toxicants in people. Initially, we test for these things based on the signs and symptoms discerned from the intake exam. We look for the presence of toxic metals, petrochemical solvents, pesticides, and glyphosate. There are ways to look for human metabolic, toxic byproducts, and environmental or food-borne mycotoxins. Once we find these, the next step is eliminating the source, depending on the toxin found. For example, Mercury in tuna fish or pesticides on a peach would require different elimination plans.

We can take basic steps to support a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. We can use resources like the EWG.ORG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen food lists. Drink only filtered water. Eliminate pesticide and herbicide use in your local environment. Stop eating processed foods from “big food” companies like Kellogg, Kraft, and Nabisco and all fast “foods.” Also, we need to reduce the intake of most animal products because they are tainted by the same pesticides and herbicides that poison our fruits and vegetables.

Keep your phone away from your head and carry it away from your body. Use detoxification supports such as Opticleanse GHI, designed to support gastrointestinal and liver detoxification. Drainage is a homeopathic remedy that facilitates the elimination of toxins. S-acetyl glutathione is oral absorbable detoxification support that helps to reduce mercury and petrochemical toxins. A good probiotic and prebiotic fiber help to improve elimination by increasing bowel movement.

ALWAYS remember that water is the universal solvent of biology that flushes out the system, so drink, drink, drink! Let’s start the new year with a resolution to clean up our acts. We at the Harvey Center are here to help guide your steps on the detox journey to optimal health!

Contact my office to learn more about the simple detox plan. The Harvey Center for Integrative Medicine is located at 3982 Bee Ridge Road, Ste J, Sarasota, FL. Phone #941-929-9355.

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