Is something just not right? You want to feel your best, but vague conditions nag at you. Our bodies are exposed to toxins every day, through food, air or skin. This exposure takes a toll. Board-certified Gastroenterologist Dr. Lynne Ahn of Ahn Point Wellness discusses how a medically supervised detox enhances you physically and mentally.
What Is a Medically Supervised Detox?
The body is designed to eliminate natural toxins and does a good job of it. However, the modern world contains many manmade toxins that do not leave the body so readily. As these toxins accumulate, they wreak havoc on health. They are found in the food we eat, the water and alcohol we consume, the air we breathe, the lotions, perfume and make-up we put on our body.
A medically supervised detox program allows patients to cleanse their bodies of these harmful substances safely and effectively. Detoxification occurs through the kidney and liver.
Elements of a medically supervised detox include changing the diet and nutritional support via supplementation. You have to supply your body with specific nutrients that will aid in the detoxification process. At Ahn Point Wellness, Dr. Ahn will guide you as to what nutrients these are and recommend specific neutraceuticals. Patients may opt for IV therapy or injections of specific vitamins and minerals.
To be clear, this type of medically supervised detoxification is not the same as that recommended for people battling substance abuse issues. And it is not a juice cleanse. It is a detox!
Benefits of Detoxification:
Boost your mood with a detox. The process eradicates the toxins that can affect mental health. Poor nutrition has a deleterious effect on mental health. Consuming a clean, healthy diet and exercising regularly has a profound effect on mood and your outlook on life.
Detoxification aids the liver. This organ’s job is detoxifying the body. Many digestion issues are connected to less-than-optimal liver function, including nausea, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and poor stool quality.
Detoxing your gut leads not only to improved digestion, but also better brain function. The gut-brain connection is paramount for overall health.
A medically supervised detox can help with weight loss. Removing inflammatory foods is very important to help decrease the toxic burden in the body. Often by avoiding these foods as well as avoiding alcohol, weight loss will occur naturally. A healthy diet and exercise regimen can help keep weight from returning and continue the journey toward your goal weight.
Inflammation is the primary source of joint pain. Eliminating the cause of the inflammation results in less stiffness and more flexibility. A medically supervised detox rids the system of toxins that create aching joints.
Everything in the body is connected. The weight loss associated with detoxing can ease the strain on joints.
Alleviate Chronic Conditions
Accumulation of toxins contributes to chronic conditions. A medically supervised detox program can alleviate symptoms of chronic illness and may offer complete relief.
For More Information, Contact Dr. Lynne Ahn
If you would like more information about the benefits of a medically supervised detox and whether you are a candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahn today. Each patient receives a customized treatment plan based on his or her individual needs.