Chas Gant MD, PhD
What does it take to be healthy in a modern, toxic world?
We are lucky to be living in a fast paced modern world that has brought us so many amazing benefits.
But, at the same time, we see unintended problems like chemicals in household and personal care products, energetic pollution (WIFI, cell phone, anyone?) and malnutrition from eating “convenient” processed food, all of which are contributing to toxicity-related health problems. Many chronic psychiatric and medical problems may be caused by toxins derived from chronic infections, environmental exposures from the air, food and water, psychotropic drugs, medications, genetic vulnerabilities and gastrointestinal imbalances. Efforts to help patients detoxify can take up the lion’s share of your time with a medical provider, but you can make some lifestyle and dietary changes today that will assist natural detoxification and begin to improve your health status.
Here are 3 ways to detoxify to help your body rid itself of health-stealing toxins.
Step 1: Avoid or minimize exposure to toxins.
Step 2: Enhance the detoxification of toxins already stored in the body.
Step 3: Make detoxification a way of life.
Step #1 Avoid or Minimize Exposure to Toxins
Limiting exposure to toxins can be relatively simple. For example, adopt a routine lifestyle habit that includes consumption of organic food and filtered clean water, and avoidance of air pollution wherever possible. Minimize contact with Wi-Fi, microwaves and high power lines, and wear devices which decrease their biological harm to offer some protection. If you are a health care provider or healer, since toxicity is the cause of so much disability, make it a routine activity in the care you provide to design a program to mitigate this exposure side of the equation.