Detoxification

November 3, 2015

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Did you know that environmental toxins may be taking a toll on your health? Learn how to power up against the pollutants and feel vital and healthy again. Detox and discover A NEW WAY TO AGE.

Detoxification is the metabolic process of purging toxic substances from the body. Our bodies have an excellent natural detoxification system that cleanses impurities which cause damage and disease. The three main organs involved include the liver, which prevents toxic substances from entering our blood stream, the colon, which flushes out toxic chemicals, and the kidneys, which filter away unwanted substances.

Unfortunately, we are being bombarded by environmental toxins, and our detoxification system may be getting overloaded. The list of pollutants, chemicals, and toxins we take in daily is endless, from fertilizers, and antibiotics, to processed foods filled with additives, preservatives and artificial ingredients. We’re constantly exposed to heavy metals and environmental estrogens from pesticides and other chemicals. Once inside our bodies, these substances are not easily broken down. When our detoxification system is inundated by far more pollutants than we can eliminate, toxicity can occur.

What are The Symptoms of Toxicity?

You may be familiar with the symptoms of toxicity, which include headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, skin rashes, and digestive problems. Environmental exposure may possibly be connected to a wide variety of diseases and chronic illnesses, such as asthma, allergies, arthritis, digestive disorders, autism, multiple sclerosis, lung disease, and breast and other cancers.

Fortunately, there’s help. There are several detox methods that may support and enhance your body’s own system. Detoxification therapies include IV Chelation Therapy, probiotics, massage therapy, sauna therapy, and herbal medicine, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements. Of course, exercise, nutrition, and a healthy diet also play a major role in the detox process.

21 Day Purification Program Discussion at True Food

Join us for an intimate dinner and discussion next Thursday November 12th, 2015 at True Food Kitchen, Fashion Island from 6:30-9:30 PM to learn more about detoxification and the 21 Day Medical Purification Program.

Click here for details and to register.

In health,

Dr. Gina


Hormone Health in the Childbearing Years-Article By Dr. Gina Published in LA Parent

January 28, 2013

Check out the latest article by Dr. Gina, on hormone health in the childbearing years, published in LA Parent magazine.

Click here to access the La Parent article.

 


Weight Loss and Toxic Exposure

September 16, 2010

A new study (1) published  in the International Journal of Obesity found that those individuals who lost a significant amount of weight had an average of 50% higher levels of six of the most toxic organic environmental pollutants in their blood, as compared to those who gained weight! This is based on data collected from among 1,099 adult participants age ≥40 in the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Toxins are stored in fat cells and once fat cells purge their contents, those toxins will begin to circulate in your blood stream.  There is an association between the increased level of toxins in our environment beginning with the industrial age, and the increased incidence of obesity in our country. This new research provides further evidence that undergoing a 21 Day Purification Program can be a wise step to take on your weight loss journey. This program is clinically researched and includes custom formulas that are proven to bind to environmental toxins and remove them from your body so that they do not cause DNA damage and disease.

If you are interested in learning more about the role toxins play in the body and how detoxification methods help, click here.

To your health,

Dr. G

(1)The authors declared they had no conflicts of interest. Lee D-H, et al “Inverse associations between long-term weight change and serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants” Intl J Obesity 2010; DOI: 10.1038/IJO.2010.188.


Can Breast Cancer Go Away on its Own? Does Mammography Contribute to Breast Cancer Risk? Where is the Balance Point?

December 8, 2008

mamogramA compelling new research study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine this week confirms what some physicians have suspected and seen in their practice for years – breast cancer and other invasive cancers, can in some cases, heal on their own without intervention. The study also raises suspicion regarding the safety of annual mammograms and whether they contribute to the increased incidence of breast cancer.

The study compared two groups of women ages 50 to 64 in two consecutive six-year periods. One group of 109,784 women were followed from 1992 to 1997. Nearly all the women in this group received mammography testing for one year only, from 1996 to 1997.

The second group included approximately 119,472 women that were followed from 1996 to 2001 and nearly all women received regular, routine mammography screening during that period.

Interestingly, the women who had regular routine mammography screenings had 22 percent more cancers. For every 100,000 women who were screened regularly, 1,909 were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over six years, compared with 1,564 women who did not have regular screenings.

The researchers have concluded that the most likely explanation for this discrepancy is that the cancers in the women who did not get regular mammography screenings spontaneously disappeared so that they had cancer at one point and later they no longer had the cancer.

Another theory, currently being discredited but worth mentioning and further exploration, is that the routine mammography may have contributed to the increased incidence of invasive breast cancers that were diagnosed.

Nature provides many options to assist the body in remaining balanced, even when exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in our environment, including xenoestrogens.  In the future detoxification, hormone balance and limiting exposure to toxins whenever possible, will be a necessity rather then a luxury.  To learn more about the connection between toxins, cancer and what you can do to safeguard your health, click here.

To learn more about the research supporting the use of detoxification as a way to prevent and treat health conditions click here.

A general recommendation for my patients is they undergo a comprehensive 21 day systemic cleanse twice per year, and support detoxification daily between cleanses.

In light of this new research, we must begin to ask the question, are we over-diagnosing and over-treating cancer? Does the pendulum need to swing toward a more balanced place where we begin to demonstrate true integration of natural health care and prevention coupled with conventional diagnoses and treatment for cancer.

In the spirit of providing change in the lives of those who seek health & balance,

Dr. G


New Study Finds that Scented Laundry Products, Air Fresheners are Hazardous to your Health

July 25, 2008

New research by the University of Washington shows that scented laundry detergents and fragrances are hazardous to your health.  The study looked at six of the leading laundry products and air fresheners and found that all of these products emitted nearly 100 disease-promoting volatile organic compounds and none of these chemicals were listed on the product labels. One of my books, Clinical Purification,  discusses ways in which volatile organic compounds lead to disease in the body, including cancer.  It is important to test for toxic chemicals and toxic damage in the body, and to detoxify the body as a means of preventing diseases in the future.  As this research study reveals, it is also important that we use non-toxic household products to minimize our exposure to disease-promoting chemicals. Fortunately there are lots of them available these days.  Some of my favorites include Thieves household cleaner and wipes (you can use the # 931983 to order the products direct from the manufacturer) and products by Seventh Generation.

Dr. Gina


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