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      What Is Metabolic Detoxification?

      Metabolic Detoxification Seattle WA

      If improving your health and reducing your risk of chronic disease is on your list of priorities, metabolic detoxification may be for you. While the term “metabolic detoxification” may sound technical, it’s simply a method of clearing toxins from your system and keeping them out, all by flushing them with a carefully planned diet that is specifically tailored to your nutritional and medical needs.

      What happens during a metabolic cleanse?

      A safe, effective metabolic cleanse will include close supervision by your naturopathic physician, and the following dietary additions and changes:

      • Fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
      • Adequate calories and nutrient intake
      • Supplements and foods that are free of common allergens like gluten,in grain, and casein, which is found in dairy
      • 6-8 glasses of pure water per day
      • Moderate exercise and adequate sleep
      • Adequate fiber for healthy bowel function
      • Adequate protein intake, emphasizing vegetable protein like those derived from rice
      • Intake of nutrients that are proven to increase proper detoxification function, such as resveratrol, found in grapes and peanut skins; polyphenols and anthocyanidins, found in berries; epigallocatechin gallate from green tea; and glucosinolates from cruciferous vegetables like brussel sprouts and cauliflower

      In addition to adding these healthful nutrients to your diet, a true metabolic cleanse includes eliminating stimulants (caffeine), alcohol, tobacco products, synthetic chemicals, and all modified food ingredients.

      What can I expect after a cleanse?

      Many people experience great improvements after a cleanse, including weight loss, better digestion, hormone balancing, allergy relief, decreased inflammation, healed carpal tunnel stress, and much more. By eliminating negative influences from your diet, you will learn a great deal about what your body truly needs, including which foods make your thrive and provide energy and which prompt intolerances. These choices will allow you to feel your very best, and can serve as a guide for future lifestyle choices, as well as a map with which you can trace your current health issues.

      You’re in expert hands

      If you’re considering participating in a metabolic detoxification process, be sure to do so under the guidance of a naturopathic physician. Our physicians at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine have both the nutritional and medical training to customize a detox plan that provides specific cleansing and nourishment for your individual system. Our physicians are happy to discuss any pre-existing issues and refer you for other treatments if necessary to address these concerns prior to your cleanse. Considering a metabolic cleanse? Call us with your questions today!

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