Detox & Weight Loss
Discovering the optimal detoxification method for your body is a crucial aspect of good health and key for sustainable weight loss.
Sometimes it’s impossible to keep harmful toxins out of your body since our environment including farming lands, food, water, and air contain a high level of pollutants due to industrialization.
Fortunately, when it comes to naturally-occurring toxins, your body can take steps to keep itself clean. However, when it comes to man-made chemicals, there are far fewer processes in place to protect against them, and deeper detox is necessary.
As toxin levels build up to a critical mass inside your body, you may experience fatigue, headaches, brain fog, weight gain and more.
Failing to eliminate high levels of toxins can also lead to a number of serious illnesses that affect hormone balance, digestion, joint health, and proper mental function. Oftentimes, people dealing with these ailments will turn to medications for a solution which increases their toxic load along with unwanted side effects.
Dr. Gagnon offers a number of advanced treatment and laboratory testing methods to identify optimal detoxification options for her patients based on their specific results.
Dr. Gagnon’s goal is to unlock health for patients by giving them cleansing strategies to rid their bodies of dangerous toxins and promote healthy diet and lifestyle methods that they can use for a lifetime. By identifying detox solutions that include nutrient recommendations and diet changes, she will work to alleviate toxicity in a safe and effective manner.
In addition to feeling better, regular detox can:
- slow the aging process
- protect against chronic illness
- improve skin tone
- aid in easier weight loss
- aid in curing of chronic health problems.
Many perimenopausal and menopausal women suffer from estrogen dominance due to high levels of estrogen, related to poor detoxification. Now, why would you develop high levels of estrogen?
There are three reasons:
1. Because your body is making too much estrogen. Why would your body make too much estrogen? We all know estrogen is produced in our ovaries, but did you know our fat cells also produce estrogen. Excess fat will make excess estrogen. By reducing your excess fat, you can reduce your excess estrogen.
2. Because estrogen is entering your body from an external source. This is usually via toxins that mimic estrogen. Examples would be: non-organic foods (herbicides/pesticides in our fruits and vegetables, growth hormone/antibiotics fed to the animals we then eat), plastics (Phthalates), toxic chemicals in our personal care products (Parabens), cleaning products (VOC’s-Volatile organic compounds), receipts/cannned goods (BPA-Bisphenol A), and synthetic/artificial hormones (Oral Birth Control Pills, traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy). You might want to consider avoiding these foods, products, and prescriptions to decrease your excess estrogen levels.
3. Because your body is not eliminating/getting rid of “expired” estrogen, allowing it to accumulate. Estrogen is detoxified by the liver, then eliminated through the colon via your stool. Liver detoxification may be impaired due to nutrient deficiencies, imbalanced hormones, excess sugar, inflammation, and infection. When constipation is present, estrogen is allowed to be reabsorbed into the body. You might want to consider increasing nutrients/foods (example: cruciferous vegetables) that improve liver function, and increase fiber in your diet enabling you to have a good bowel movement everyday, thus decreasing your excess estrogen.
If you feel you are suffering from estrogen dominance, contact Dr. Gagnon and schedule a free discovery call today.