Binders are a crucial part of any detox protocol. Like their name suggests, they “bind” to toxins and help pull them out of the body.
You can use binders to help detox:
Mold and mycotoxins
Biotoxins from Lyme and/or parasitic infections
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
There are several different types of binders, and each one can attract different toxins. The right one depends on your specific goals and condition. Reach out for help finding the one that’s right for you.
Mold exposure may be affecting your health without you even realizing it.
Possible signs of mold toxicity include:
Chronic fatigue and brain fog
Headaches and migraines
Asthma and breathing problems
Anxiety of trouble sleeping
Mold toxicity can appear differently in everyone, and it is often hard to detect. As a result, people with mold toxicity are commonly misdiagnosed with respiratory issues, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, crohn’s and colitis.
Some hidden sources of mold include:
Air conditioning units
Toilets and showers
If you have a chronic health condition you can’t solve, it may be a good idea to get tested for mold exposure. (Psst! This is something I can test for — and help you detox from — right here in our clinic. Reach out to learn more.)
It doesn’t take much to throw off your hormones, and xenoestrogens can be the tipping point.
Xenoestrogens are endocrine disrupting chemicals that impact your ability to excrete estrogen, increasing your risk of other health problems like:
Low progesterone, low testosterone
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from estrogen dominance caused by prolonged exposure to xenoestrogens:
Low libido/sex drive
In addition to switching out your personal care and cleaning products for safer alternatives, kidney and liver detoxes (like the ones available through my clinic) can help rid your body of harmful xenoestrogens.
Interested in learning how to safely detox your body from harmful chemicals? Reach out. I’d love to help!
Chances are you have a substantial amount of toxic glyphosate in your body.
Glyphosate is a herbicide used to kill weeds. It has also been linked to serious health issues like:
Immune system dysfunction
Liver and kidney problems
Mitochondrial DNA damage
Sadly, glyphosate is hard to avoid given how often it’s used. Foods associated with the highest levels of glyphosate include:
Non-organic fruits and vegetables
Bread and baked goods
Seed oils like vegetable/canola oil
Organic farming prohibits the use of glyphosate, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any glyphosate residue on your food. Plus, you can still be exposed to glyphosate through your skin and particles in the air.
If you’re struggling with any of the conditions above, it may be worth considering getting tested for glyphosate toxicity. This is something I can do right here in my clinic. Reach out if you’re interested in learning more.
Years ago my wife and I had our tap water tested, and what we learned will surprise you…
The rep told us our water was technically considered “safe” by our city’s standards, but it certainly wasn’t clean by any means…
The reality is there’s an increasing number of toxins in our water supply. The vast majority of these chemicals are not regulated, so even when the government says your water is “safe,” it can still contain harmful contaminants. In fact, many U.S. cities have chemicals in their water supplies that exceed established health guidelines.
So, what can you do to reduce your toxic load?
Assess your body’s toxic burden — If your water is toxic, it’s going to be difficult to achieve optimal health. Toxins can overwhelm your liver and get stored in your fat cells and brain, which can lead to a whole slew of health problems. That’s why I recommend regular muscle testing, blood work and/or urine samples to assess your body’s toxic load. Then, you can invest in a targeted functional medicine detox to clean up your body.
Invest in a clean water system — One of the best ways to reduce toxic exposure is to ensure you have clean water in your home. In our house, we not only have a water softener and RO system, but we also invested in a distiller for our drinking water.
Distillation is the most effective process for purifying water. It removes 99.9% of contaminants. Essentially, the process adds heat to tap water, turning it into water vapor and leaving any junk behind in the boiling chamber. Then, the pure water vapor rises and is moved into a separate chamber where it’s cooled back into liquid.
Have you had your tap water tested? What type of clean water system does your family use? Comment below to share your thoughts.
Contact us to schedule a functional medicine consultation today.
Parasites are extremely common, and they can live dormant for years without symptoms. When they do, it’s usually the ones above.
You can get parasites from:
Lakes, rivers and creeks
Raw fish (sushi) and undercooked meat
In addition to practicing proper hygiene, it’s a good idea to avoid foods that feed parasites like processed carbs and sugar. Parasites cannot survive without a steady supply of sugar, which triggers sugar and carb cravings in the host.
Parasites are also more active during a full moon, so if you notice symptoms during this time, you can probably benefit from a cleanse.
If you’re interested in learning more about parasites and how to get rid of them, reach out! I’d love to help. Contact us to learn more.
You may think it’s just a little bit, but that “little bit” can add up and cause serious health issues.
When toxins overload your body, your immune system becomes suppressed, making you more susceptible to viruses, parasites and other pathogens.
Swapping out common household products for safer alternatives is one way to reduce your toxic load and improve your overall health. But it’s also important to support your body’s natural drainage and detox pathways.
In my clinic, I use muscle testing and blood work to identify the root cause of patients’ ailments and address their health issues head-on. You’d be surprised how often environmental factors come up.
For example, I often see patients who think gluten and/or processed dairy are causing their gut issues. While these may not be helping, I usually find that glyphosate toxicity and/or parasites are to blame. Once we get them on a personalized detox protocol — which always includes a binder to safely pull the toxins from the body — they start feeling better.
If you need help identifying the root cause of your ailments and detoxing safely, I’d love to help!