There is a mind-boggling amount of environmental toxins that impact your body each and every day.
Our environment has become incredibly polluted over the last 50 years, brought on by industrial farming practices and general pollution of air, land and sea. When you pair this with stealth infections and compromised gut health, it’s a recipe for disaster!
Additionally, we are exposed to many more man-made chemicals (so-called xenobiotics ) today – present in medications, beauty products, cleaning supplies, residual pesticides in foods – seriously increasing nutrient requirements for proper detox!
You see, without consistent detoxification support, these toxins accumulate inside your body, ultimately triggering more serious disorders that affect hormone balance, digestion, joint health, and proper mental function.
Yet oftentimes, people dealing with these ailments will turn to medications to merely address symptoms – without addressing the true root cause of their chronic dis-ease and merely adding to their toxic load!
Proper detoxification support is also key when undergoing any weight loss, because many fat-soluble toxins (stored in fatty tissues) get released into the blood stream and need to be dealt with properly.
Yet weight loss plans oftentimes don’t support the three distinct phases of detox to allow your liver and other organs to metabolize and excrete xenobiotics – and that’s one of the reasons why many people don’t feel any better after a standard juicing plan.
Plus, conventional weight loss wisdom also doesn’t take your gut health, hormone balance, and sleep patterns into account to achieve optimal results.
Each person has unique health challenges and may be suffering from specific imbalances that might be blocking weight loss. Thus, there is no “one diet fits all” plan.
Finally, genetic factors also plays a role in how “healthy” some foods are for your body. This is why some dieting styles work well for some people and not for others. Bio-individually has to be taken into account when using food as medicine!
In my practice, I find that a patient’s microbiome and impaired gut health are one of the key stumbling blocks keeping them from losing stubborn weight.
The bacteria that make up our microbiome help digest our food, protect our immune system, fight harmful bacteria and viruses, and produce important nutrients like B12, thiamine (B1) and riboflavin.
They also produce important neurotransmitters that allow for proper brain function (this is why people with poor gut health report brain fog).
So when people attempt to lose weight without also addressing underlying digestive and hormonal imbalances, it makes it next to impossible to lose that stubborn weight.
That’s why unlike in conventional practices, our functional medicine-based approach to detox and weight loss is a far more in-depth approach:
Our goal is to unlock vibrant health for our patients by giving them medically-backed cleansing strategies to rid their bodies of toxins and promote a healthy diet and lifestyle that they can use for a lifetime.
We also include in-depth testing to see where their digestive or hormonal imbalances lie, so we can craft a personalized treatment plan unique to each patient’s individual needs.
Depending on your situation, we may recommend an anti-inflammatory program called Shape ReClaimed or Nutri-Clear protocol. Both teach you better ways of eating while helping the body detox.
To discover what options may be right for you, please feel free to schedule a health strategy session with a member of our team.
Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.
The Gut Doc is located in Kirkwood, Missouri, and serves clients throughout the St. Louis Area and surrounding areas, including St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe.