Detoxification is an alternative medicine approach that proponents claim rids the body of “toxins”, accumulated harmful substances that are alleged to exert undesirable effects on individual health. Detoxification usually includes one or more of: dieting, fasting, consuming exclusively or avoiding specific foods, colon cleansing, chelation therapy, or the removal of dental fillings.
Toxins Are in Our Food & Our Environment
It is estimated that every day, the average person in the US is exposed to 700,000 toxic chemicals. Common sources of toxins we come into contact with much too often for our own good are:
- Air pollution
- Cleaning products
- Cosmetics like skincare and makeup
- Plastic bottles and dishware
- Processed foods
- Tap water
- Childrens’ toys
- Gasoline fumes
- Exhaust fumes
- Hobby and craft chemicals
While in the far past, body detox and cleansing wasn’t necessary, today cleansing and detoxing your bodily systems is integral to maintaining optimum health. The human body wasn’t designed for exposure to synthetic, carcinogenic chemicals that are present in our food, water, clothing, homes and air. It needs help to get them out.
Methods of Cleansing & Detoxifying Your Body
Various modalities of body cleansing are currently employed, ranging from physical treatments to dietary restrictions or dietary supplements. Some variants involve the use of herbs and supplements that purportedly speed or increase the effectiveness of the process of cleansing. Several naturopathic and homeopathic preparations are also promoted for cleansing; such products are often marketed as targeting specific organs, such as fiber for the colon or juices for the kidneys.
Garbage (toxic waste) is constantly produced during normal functions such as digestion and cellular respiration. As a result, damaging chemicals and other pollutants need to be continually removed. If allowed to accumulate in tissues and organs, these toxins can have harmful effects on the body, much the same way a sanitation strike can make a city unlivable. This accumulation of toxins, researchers now believe, lies at the heart of many chronic diseases. It is caused by long-term low level exposures and inadequate detoxification that leads to bioaccumulation and bad health effects.
Body Cleansing Detox Treatment
The Body Cleansing & Detox Specialists at Blatman Health and Wellness Center of Cincinnati, Ohio are dedicated to providing traditional and holistic pain management solutions. We believe patient education and support are the keys to continued good health, and will teach you techniques to treat and prevent chronic pain long after you have left our office.