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Why should I Detox?

Toxicity is a major problem

Did you know that approximately 10 million tons (over 21 billion pounds) of toxic chemicals are released into our environment by industries each year? Over the course of a lifetime, we will be exposed to thousands of foreign compounds that can enter our bodies through the food we eat, air we breathe and directly through our skin. To make matters worse, many of us have substituted healthy meals with a poor diet that significantly lacks nutritional value to fuel the body’s detoxifying capacity. These factors can contribute to an accumulation of toxins, or toxicity.

Where do Toxins Come From?

Toxins can derive from chemical pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides, drugs, alcohol, active/ passive cigarette smoking, and food additives. However, toxins can also come from normal metabolism and intestinal buildup of unhealthy bacteria within your own body.

How can toxicity can affect your health?

A number of symptoms and conditions have been associated with possible toxic exposures and toxicity, including:

  • migraine headache

  • fibromyalgia

  • generalized arthralgia’s

  • chemical sensitivity

  • chronic fatigue syndrome

You can reduce your risk for toxicity

Listed below are some practical suggestions to help lower your exposure to toxins.

To minimize toxins in the diet:

  • Avoid food high in fat, additives, and preservatives

  • Eat organically grown vegetables, fruits, and grains

  • Drink plenty of water

To minimize toxins in the environment:

  • Use an effective air purification system

  • Wear protective clothing and/or apparatus when working with toxic materials

  • Replace furnace and air conditioning filters regularly

Detoxification of stored toxins involves 3 stages

Only substances that are easily dissolved in water or water-soluble, can be effectively excreted from the body. Toxic compounds, however, are typically stored as fatty molecules and therefore, do not mix well in water. The detoxification process transforms these toxic, fat-soluble substances into harmless, water-soluble molecules which can then be excreted out of the body. Detoxification systems in the body can be summarized in 3 phases:

Liver function phase I:

  • Fat- soluble toxins are transformed into intermediate compounds which can be more reactive but bind more easily to non-toxic, water-soluble molecules in Phase II

Liver function phase II:

  • Formation between the reactive intermediates and water-soluble molecules make the entire compound harmless and ready for excretion of the body

  • Without enough supportive Phase II substances, the reactive intermediates can attack healthy tissues and may cause damage


  • Neutralized toxins, now made water-soluble, are removed from the body in urine via the kidneys or in bile/feces through the intestines

There is Nutritional Support for Detoxification

Studies have shown that the overall detoxification process is heavily nutrient- dependent, whereby key steps are fueled by vitamins, minerals, and other major food components.

We use a few nutrients that may help maintain and improve detoxification throughout our 6 Day Detox program.

Healthy Detoxification Requires Healthy Ingredients

Without optimal detoxification, your body will not efficiently remove harmful toxins. Your kidneys play a major role during the final step of detoxification by excreting transformed toxic compounds in urine. An alkaline pH level may be an important consideration for proper kidney function. Therefore, a focused, high impact, low allergy-potential nutritional support program to promote an alkaline pH level and improve detoxification capacity may be helpful.

It is never too late to take control of your health. McLaughlin Care has a complete scope of wellness services including, nutritional coaching, advanced laboratory analysis, Chiropractic care, exercise, massage, acupuncture, and infra-red sauna.

If you would like more information about Detox plan to attend our Detox with the Doc event on March 22nd at 6PM at McLaughlin Care, 900 North Shore Drive, Suite 170, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 847-234-2346

You will learn how to detox your body with our easy 6 day detox protocol, detox your mind and reduce stress with our guided meditation lesson and how to detox your home with a chemical free home cleaner from the Young Living Thieves collection. The event will be fun, interactive and educational.