What disrupts Harmony?
Poor lifestyle choices (staying up too late, overworking, eating on the go), environmental (pollution) and dietary stressors (processed foods), PLUS the use of NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Tylenol, Advil or low-dose baby aspirin) and prescription medications impact the core functioning of our body on a cellular level. Eating the same narrow range of foods lowers the microbiome diversity of the gut (the rich microbial balance of flora). Current research on the microbiome shows the unique balance of micro-bacteria living in our gut has an enormous impact on our digestive health, brain function, inflammation chronicity, and immune function. A detox program targeted at detoxifying the liver and intestines will reset and regulate the microbiome providing relief from inflammation, and provide cardiac and cognitive protection.
How can I tell if I need to re-set my body?
Research studies show that exposure to environmental and digestive toxins anywhere in our bodies affect the microbiome, and the cellular mitochondrial function (energy), the driving force at the core of every cell. This dysfunction can result in fatigue, immune hyper-reactivity, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, mood disorders, joint pain, and can impact digestive health, sleep cycles, heart health and brain health.
An overwhelming 80% of your body’s immune system and inflammatory hormones are produced in your gut. It is vital to allow a detoxification period each year to reset the core organs responsible for detoxification (the liver, kidneys, intestines and skin) and restore balance to digestive and immune processes. Unimpeded eliminaton and microbiome balance is key to enhance the absorption of nutrients.
Taking a break from processed foods, sugars, alcohol, stimulants like caffeine and nicotine can allow the body to reverse the body from storing toxins and getting them out of blood Circulation to dredging them out of storage and eliminating them permanently.
Following a detox protocol and menu guide, Designs for Health has a comprehensive 14 days, 21 days or 28 days Detox program (details below) depending on how long you want assist in your Liver’s dumping of toxins.
DO I NEED TO DETOX?
- Are you experiencing fatigue and relying on caffeine to wake up in the morning or get through the day?
- Do you experience symptoms of toxin overload (brain fog, bloating, headaches, migraines, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, sleep disturbances, difficulty losing weight, acne, and sugar cravings)?
- Are you suffering from digestive issues (gas, bloating, stomachaches, diarrhea, constipation or the feeling of needing to evacuate the bowels but cannot)?
Detoxing goes beyond the benefits of having more energy, eliminating food cravings, easing aches and pains. A detox can reset your immune system and inflammatory habituation through recalibrating and restoring the microbiome of the gut. In order to facilitate that balance, proper elimination followed by the introduction of a high-quality probiotic including strains such as Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Benefits of Detoxing Include:
- Immune recalibration
- increased energy
- Decrease in mood fluxuation
- Elimination of food cravings
- Healthier skin
- Better sleep
- Improved digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Reducing joint and muscle pain
- Eliminates brain fog and improves memory
- Elimination of migraines and headaches
Ordering your Detox Kit
Detox includes supplements for 14 Days: PaleoCleanse or PurePaleo, LV/GB; and Amino Detox plus a probiotic can be added to your program if you do not have one.
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This Program includes one Paleo shake daily; and the Lv/Gb and Amino Detox taken daily with your next meal.
Another option for a probiotic is: Probiotic 50B: 1 capsule, twice daily.
Please feel free to email or call me with any questions. Lets get that inflammation down, energy levels up, and digestion and elimination restored to promote your optimal health and happiness
Contact: Dr. Therese Walsh-Van Keuren
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Three Pots of Tea
The collective wisdom and perspective of three women who have been studying and practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for over 20 years each. We have consumed countless pots of tea as we compared notes, case studies, and furthered our education in our commitment to grow as practitioners and help our patients reclaim their health and vitality.
Kathleen Port, L.Ac. West Los Angeles
Kia Sinay, L.Ac. Manhattan Beach
Therese Walsh-Van Keuren, PhD, L.Ac, Los Gatos