A very intricate part of my practice involves addressing the major toxins we are subjected to on a daily basis. The number is staggering, in the hundreds. Many environmental toxins such as PCBs, xenoestrogens, GMOs, pesticides and such are known as “endocrine dysruptors” as they can reek havoc on our hormones. This particularly comes into play with fertility. Also, many patients come to me following rounds of IVF and stimulating hormonal protocols like Clomid, and this can impair liver function and really cause major issues with the menstrual cycle. Some patients don’t eat well, consuming packaged foods which are loaded with chemicals and preservatives. And many have impaired detoxification from years of stress, medications, alcohol intake, lack of sleep (also nightshift workers), eating on the go, pushing ourselves, and other unhealthy lifestyle patterns.
So I use a detoxification protocol for either 14 or 21 days which includes one shake and a whole food diet, which helps to reduce inflammation, improve sleep and energy, regulate hormones, and helps someone feel good again. A natural bi-product of this cleanse is that most people lose weight–some have lost 21 pounds in 21 days, although this is not the intent of the detox.