The Real Truth Behind Detoxing + Exactly How It Can Transform Your Health
In my telehealth functional medicine clinic, I see how even the smallest of things can affect a person’s health. Toxin exposure might not seem like a big deal - after all, we are constantly surrounded by them in our food, cleaning supplies, personal care products, and more - but they can build up and lead to everything from fatigue to autoimmune conditions.
But before we jump right into the latest detox trending online, let’s take a look at why we should prioritize detoxing and exactly how to detox the right way.
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Why Should You Detox?
Your liver is one of your body’s largest organs, responsible for hundreds of important functions including digestion and metabolism. But one of its primary functions is to filter out toxins from the foods you eat and the things you are exposed to in your environment.
However, when your liver is overloaded with toxins because it can’t process them fast enough, it creates a cascade of chronic inflammation in your body, which further affects your liver’s ability to rid itself of these toxins. It becomes a vicious cycle: toxins build up, the body becomes more inflamed, detoxification is inhibited, more toxins build up, inflammation increases, and on and on. And we all know everything from hormone imbalances, brain dysfunction, poor gut health, weight loss resistance, heart problems, cancer, and more can be traced back to chronic inflammation.
Signs You Need To Detox
The truth is, everyone can benefit from a detox. We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis and no matter how much we try to live a clean, non-toxic life no one can avoid toxins altogether. Whether you need a complete overhaul or a little extra detoxification support, these are the top signs that your body needs a detox.
1. Your gut is upset
Digestive distress is one of the first signs that you need a reset. Everything from gas, bloating, diarrhea, and even food sensitivities are all signs that your gut isn’t functioning the way that it should. A detox will give your gut a break and will hit the reset button on your digestive health.
2. Your skin isn’t clear
Did you know that your skin is also part of your detoxification system? That’s because your skin eliminates toxic waste through sweat. If your body is overloaded with toxins, it’s going to appear on the surface of your skin in the form of acne, rashes, eczema, and more.
3. Your energy isn’t where it used to be
Being exhausted 24/7 might be common, but it’s certainly not normal. Toxin buildup and subsequent inflammation can throw off your HPA-axis, elevating your cortisol, and contributing to adrenal fatigue.
4. Your B.O. is out of control
If you eliminate toxins through sweating, it only makes sense that it could also lead to increased body odor. Too many toxins mixed into your sweat can leave you reaching for the deodorant stick a little too often.
5. Your weight isn’t changing
If you aren’t losing weight despite all of your efforts, you may be experiencing weight loss resistance. This can happen due to elevated inflammation levels and hormone imbalances that are all triggered by toxin overload.
Since everyone is different these are just a few symptoms you might experience. Check out my article for more signs that you need to detox.
How To Detox The Right Way
Now here’s where we get to the real truth….not all detoxes are the same. The thing is most detoxes and cleanses on the market don’t work because they are only focused on treating the symptoms (usually marketed toward weight loss) rather than actually targeting toxin load.
In order to detox the right way, you need to do two things: Limit toxin exposure and support your detoxification system. Since we can’t avoid toxins altogether, it’s important to choose products that are formulated with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to support your body’s own ability to filter out toxins.
That’s why I always recommend Quicksilver Scientific’s Advanced PushCatch® Detox System as the gold-standard for my patients in my telehealth functional medicine clinic. This 4-week protocol is designed with all aspects of your body’s detoxification system in mind - antioxidant defense, lymphatic drainage and kidney support, and support for phase I, II, and III of the detoxification process.
But what makes Quicksilver Scientific’s Advanced PushCatch® Detox System stand apart from the rest is that it’s not just a cleanse - it is a true, practitioner trusted and verified detoxification system that works because of how it is designed:
1. ‘Push Catch’ concept
Their two-step cleanse helps “push” toxins to the gut and “catches” them with binding agents for safe removal from the body. Potent nutrients and bitter phytochemicals help activate critical detoxification pathways like Nrf2 and optimize bile flow, to mobilize or ‘push’ toxins directionally through the body for excretion. Binding agents like charcoal and bentonite clay intercept or ‘catch’ mobilized toxins in the intestine, for elimination, preventing redistribution.
Instead of taking these same ingredients as separate product dosages that can result in various digestion and metabolism times, Quicksilver harnesses BioSynchronous-Activation™ to ensure a harmonious detox cycle to avoid redistribution and detox side effects.
3. Enhanced bioavailability
By utilizing liposomal technology, each supplement is more bioavailable to your body for more effective detoxification.
Ultimately, detoxification support should be on everyone’s list with how much we are exposed to toxins. Even if you don’t have a lot of toxin build up in your system, supporting your body’s detoxification system with Quicksilver Scientific’s Advanced PushCatch® Detox System will help you avoid toxin overload and all the uncomfortable symptoms that can go along with it.
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BY DR. WILL COLE
Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.
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