Many people may not be aware, but there are a staggering number of unregulated chemical compounds that permeate our everyday life. Toxins are in the building material used in our homes, the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. We will cover more sources of toxins later – but it is most important to understand that toxins are unavoidable.
However, the human body is equipped with an excellent toxin disposal system and can easily neutralize most toxins – so long as it is properly equipped to do so. When deprived of key nutrients or placed into a chronic state of stress, the body’s ability to rid itself of toxins is suppressed, and we begin to suffer the consequences of a highly toxic body.
Today more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise.
What is the lifestyle approach?
Simply put, the lifestyle approach to medicine is an attempt to flip the script on traditional therapies, which often come too late and are only capable of managing chronic conditions. Rather than treating only the symptoms of a chronic health condition, our method aims directly at the root cause, and is capable of completely reversing several common chronic diseases (hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and even some autoimmune diseases).
Q. Why is the lifestyle approach better?
A: There are several reasons why we believe the lifestyle approach to healthcare MUST be the future of medicine. From a financial perspective, the current style of healthcare is not sustainable. In the United States, $3.6 trillion is spent in health care every year. 86% of that is spent managing chronic diseases. Not treating, not reversing. Managing. From an individual perspective, the lifestyle approach is far more successful, capable of preventing 80% of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer.
The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.
You should consider a detox program if you:
- Drink bottled water daily
- Frequently catch colds or get sick easily
- Experience more and more allergic reactions to food, especially allergies that are new or develop spontaneously
- Travel frequently
- Eat on the run or eat out frequently
- Experience mood swings or sleeping problems
- Work indoors without exercising regularly
Toxins can be found in:
- Plastic water bottles (especially disposable ones)
- Hand sanitizer (the FDA recently released a list of 9 brands to steer clear of)
- Hair and skincare products (keep an eye out for chemical-sounding ingredients)
- Cooking utensils (especially Teflon based non-stick pots and pans)
And most importantly:
Especially of note is that because of how common certain agricultural practices have become, even by maintaining a healthy, plant-based diet, food is still a significant source of toxins – it is simply unavoidable.
Rather than worry about how many toxins are going into our body, it is far more effective to concern ourselves with how to get rid of them. The body is fully capable of handling a respectable amount of toxins when it has been supplied with the nutritional support it needs. With Metagenic’s metabolic detox program, you can be sure that your liver will have the full support necessary to dispose of toxins and will not be deprived of vital nutrients, as it might be with other, less scientifically-backed detox programs. The metabolic detox program is designed to minimize further toxin input while simultaneously maximizing elimination of toxic waste.
At Huntington Lifestyle Partners, we highly recommend that all our clients who may be interested in the First Line Therapy Program begin with a 10-day or 28-day detox – because when you feel better, change comes easier.