Managing Toxins in Your Environment


by Dr. Michael Grossman, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Irvine

Environmental toxinsToday’s environment is filled with a variety of toxins that were not present 50 to 100 years ago. Pesticides, plastics, food additives and genetically modified foods are all possible toxins.  These toxins have to be processed by the liver in order to be excreted from the body. Liver toxicity is the common culprit of patients that complain of chronic distress, such as fatigue and moodiness.

Some people are genetically more efficient at dealing with the toxic environment than others. Individuals that struggle with the elimination of toxins need high doses of nutrients and other herbs to assist their body in detoxification of these pollutants. People with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, headaches, skin rashes, stomach upsets, alternating diarrhea and constipation need to focus on detoxification.

My track record for improving outcomes with these forms of chronic distress is approximately 90 percent, seeing dramatic improvements in their health and well-being within four months. Some testing can help to evaluate liver functioning, but the standard blood tests are not sufficient.  An ultrasound of the liver may show toxicity in the form of fatty deposits.  In some cases, heavy metal testing may be valuable.

Often a trial of nutrient detoxification powders along with a very restricted diet for a period of two weeks will dramatically remove toxicity and improve symptomology.

I believe that everyone can change their eating, nutrient intake, lifestyle in order to create vibrant health.


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