Detoxification for Deeper Healing
Great health depends on our body’s ability to effectively cleanse the naturally occurring waste from basic daily metabolic processes, as well as the increasing exposures to environmental toxins such as pesticides, chemicals/xenoestrogens, heavy metals, molds, viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, parasites, and nanoparticles.
Now is a perfect time to support the body’s natural detoxification processes. Let’s do some Holistic Cleaning!!
Holistic Detox Therapies for the Body, Mind & Spirit
Did you know that springtime is traditionally a time of rebirth and renewal? It is and therefore, we think detoxing is important. According to Chinese Medical Theory, springtime is also the time when the Wood Element aka Liver and Gallbladder energy or ‘Qi / Vital Force’ is most active in the body. So, it is a fantastic time to support detoxification by increasing the intake of foods, herbs, and other therapies which promote the body’s readiness to detox.
Healthy Liver energy is likened to ‘flexible healthy, well-nourished wood or tree limbs’, which allow the smooth, life-giving flow of Qi or ‘Vital Force’ to support the whole body, mind, and spirit. Unhealthy liver energy can be described as ‘dead, stiff tree limbs’ that break under stress instead of bending.
Healthy Liver energy also regulates the Earth Element aka Spleen and Stomach to support good digestion and assimilation of nutrients and the Fire Element which governs the Heart and Small Intestine function. Also, many medications can deplete nutritional status and alter natural detoxification processes so it is important to consume a nutrient-dense diet.
Detoxification for Deeper Healing Therapies for the Body, Mind & Spirit
Numerous holistic detoxification therapies are available and include:
- Bitter Herbs / Dandelion
- Arugula / Chard / Mustard Greens
- Lemon or Lime / Juice or Oil
- Liver / Gallbladder Cleanse
- Citrus Pectin
- Bentonite Clay (smectite)
- Immunoglobulin Therapy
- Total Gut Restoration
- Epsom Salt Baths
- Dry Brushing
- Massage / Lymphatic Stimulation
- Castor Oil Packs
- Chlorella / Chlorophyll
- HCL Detox Program
- NAC / Glutathione
- Sulfur containing foods
- Iodine Therapy
- Protease Blood Cleansing Program
The Protease Blood Cleansing Program is very effective for reducing circulatory inflammation caused by poor diet and other toxic exposures. Enzymes have also been used as part of a cancer therapy regimen. You can purchase the Plant Plant Enzyme Digestive Formula directly from Designs for Health by registering for an account at the Supplement Ordering page if you have not already done so. To complete a 10 day cleanse, you will need to purchase 2 bottles.
Detoxification for Deeper Healing by Dr. Kathy Veon
The HCL Detox Program is excellent for breaking down mycoplasmas anywhere in the body and is often used as an effective treatment to heal Lyme Disease and other infection / immune-related issues. If you are interested in this program, please schedule an office visit for more testing and dosage specification. Not everyone is ready for this type of detox and physician supervision is recommended.
Glycine is an amino acid that is an excellent detoxifier of herbicides such as Glyphosates and is also supportive of healthy liver and kidney function, and exhibits neuroprotective effects. Glycine is a key ingredient in neurological detoxification formulas that often help with depression, anxiety and other mood related disorders by clearing and strengthening the metabolic pathways responsible for creating neurotransmitters in the perfect balance to support excellent mental and emotional health. Because our environment is filled with substances that often damage or inhibit these metabolic pathways, ongoing neurological detoxification is necessary.
Autophagy is a natural homeostatic function and promotes of the cell’s innate ability to cleanse itself from debris and toxins. Our modern lifestyle does not support healthy autophagy so it’s important to pay special attention to engaging in overnight fasting, daily exercise, quality sleep, reduction of sugars and processed foods, and the addition of Nrf2 pathway support including green tea, pomegranate seeds, resveratrol and sulforphane containing foods, NAC / Glutathione, and healing therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
Gerson Therapy utilizes many natural treatments including consuming fresh-pressed juices and raw foods to promote healthy detoxification and increased levels of antioxidants. This facilitates proper detoxification, as well as liver and gallbladder cleansing to support the healing of many serious and chronic diseases. Many of the Gerson Therapy protocols are used as a part of holistic cancer treatments.
Massage, Infrared Sauna, Acupuncture, Qi Gong, Exercise, Grounding, and spending time in Nature, away from phones and other ‘digital devices’ are all excellent means of detoxing from the excessive environmental, emotional, and mental stressors we face every day.
Dry Brushing and healthy skin care are also important, as the skin is truly our largest detoxification organ. One of my favorite healing skin serums is the Nitric Oxide Serum from Berkeley Life. This serum has been clinically proven to speed wound healing and reduce wrinkles and other damage caused by oxidative stress and our toxic environment.
Genetic factors may play a role in our health, however, it is the environment that triggers the active expression of mutated genes. Nutrigenomic Testing is an important first step to understanding how our genes affect the nutrients that are used to perform every metabolic function in our bodies. The Detoxification Panel and also the Autophagy Panel from GX Sciences can reveal the hidden keys to our health and offer recommendations for diet and lifestyle practices that support optimal health, wellness, anti-aging, and longevity.
This is also an excellent time to engage in a good ’emotional detox’. Be flexible like ‘healthy living wood’ and be willing to learn new things and clean up the ‘dead limbs’ in your mind, will, and emotions. Let go of relationships, activities, and habits that bring unnecessary drama or chaos into your life. Gravitate toward everything that nourishes you and supports your growth, joy, and the development of your God-given gifts and destiny. Prepare for a renewal and rebirth into your new ‘best self’.
Patient Resources is a great place to explore ‘self-help’ wisdom and healing practices for your body, mind, and spirit to support your amazing new journey. Any type of medical intervention or healing therapy will be most successful when accompanied by lifestyle changes, and a healthy and life-giving mindset as the strong foundation.
For more information about how Clinical Nutrition, Functional and Holistic Medicine can help you, please call the office: 407-328-6711 or email: Kathy@DrKathyVeon.com
Wishing you the beautiful, life-giving renewal of your whole self! Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN – Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture Physician – Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA as well as Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida.
She is a board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Veon is currently serving as Chair of the Florida Board of Acupuncture, and Committee Chair of Continuing Education for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN).
She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in holistic medicine therapies such as Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Acupuncture, Pelotherapy, NAET (allergy elimination technique), Western and Chinese Herbology, Nutrigenomic Testing and Nutritional Therapies, EVOX Perception Reframing, Environmental Medicine and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.
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