Detox Toxins

We live in a toxic world.  No longer is detoxing a luxury event you partake in periodically. To detox toxins daily is a required part of a healthy lifestyle. Metabolix Health tests for exogenous and endogenous toxic burdens such as heavy metals, mold, mycotoxins, parasites, metabolic waste, poorly digested foods, fungus, and stealth infections. 

Why do you need to detox?

Since I started in holistic health practice over 20 years ago, the toxic burden has increased exponentially, and this shows in the program length and complexity of health issues. 

Unwanted toxins abound in our air, food, water, and even personal care products.  We are bombarded by marketing messages telling us how to short-cut health recovery without any concerns about this toxic overwhelm humans are facing. It is a crisis of enormous proportions. Children are being born with hundreds of toxins already registering in their bloodstream.  

As functional medicine practitioners, our role is to educate you on the dangers of this toxic burden and how to mitigate toxic exposure for you and your family. It is absolutely possible to live a healthy life, but it requires you to focus on the quality of the air, water, food, and toxic exposures you expose yourself and your family to daily.

 Some symptoms associated with overloaded detox pathways:

  • Decreased energy
  • Hair loss
  • Brain fog
  • Digestive challenges
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Autoimmunity
  • Leaky gut
  • Infertility

Health considerations to Detox Toxins


  • Even a perfect diet can clog your body’s detoxification pathways if YOU aren’t digesting.
  • Specific amino acids play imperative roles in the proper functioning of your detoxification pathways in the liver.
  • Poor fat digestion clogs your lymph and, therefore, your liver.
  • The bile is the “river” by which toxins are removed from the body via the intestinal tract.


  • Elevated cortisol and general blood sugar imbalance stress your liver.
  • Blood sugar imbalances deplete the B vitamins.
  • Chronically high blood sugar creates a buildup of free radicals and a general catabolic state, which robs the nutrients needed by the body to detoxify properly.


  • Adipose tissue helps the body to store difficult-to-remove toxic waste.
  • The liver metabolizes fats into their usable forms.
  • A balance of dietary fat in our diet helps to create properly permeable cell membranes, promptly removing wastes from the inside of the cell.


  • Minerals are cofactors for enzymes needed for phase I detox. 
  • Certain minerals help keep heavy metals from collecting in the tissue.
  • Chelation agents assist in heavy metal detoxification but also deplete other minerals, requiring replacement. 
  • Molybdenum and manganese, in particular, activate metabolic and detoxification enzymes.


  • Hydration is required to keep bowels open and your body flushing toxins. 
  • Sweating whether via sauna or exercise is key. 
  • Hydration keeps our lungs moist for healthy breathing. 
  • Hydration keeps the blood fluid to deliver toxins to the liver and lymph.  
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functional Medicine Approach to Detox Toxins

Detox toxins is not a one and done kind of treatment – it is an ongoing process that requires commitment, dedication and perseverence on the part of the client and the practitioner. However, rewards are high when you open up the body’s ability to release toxins that may have been affecting your health for years, if not decades. 


We start all programs with functional lab testing. This allows us to know what kinds of toxic burden you may be suffering from.  Understanding what kind of toxins may be impacting your health can be enlightening and a relief for clients who may have been suffering multiple unpleasant symptoms for a long time. 


We will provide you with a suitable nutritionist-approved nutrient-dense food plan to follow that is applicable and manageable for your personal circumstances. No one food plan fits everyone.  If you are suffering from weight gain, this can be a toxic burden.  Understanding that your body stores toxins in fat cells is key to weight loss and detox toxins.  


We will guide you on cleaning up your personal environment from water quality to mold exposure to personal care products, plastics, cooking equipment and so forth. 


And finally, as advanced detox specialists, we will design an appropriate clinical detox plan for you to remove the toxic burden. It is critical that this is supervised by a health professional who is certified and has expertize and experience in this type of work.  Detoxing can be dangerous as you may just be relocating toxins from one part of the body to another which can make your health worse, not better. 

So, if you want to learn more about a professional detox program, schedule a call with a member of our team TODAY

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