Detox vs Drainage?

health lifestyle May 23, 2022
Dr Cheryl Kam - Blog - Functional medicine coach - Singapore - Detox vs Drainage

So I've kept the detox workshop as simple as possible but here's an additional point to re-iterate.

Let's break it down a little more...

When I mention detox, I mean all these 4 processes:

  1. Pulling toxins from cells 
  2. Metabolizing the toxins into their waste product (Liver, mainly)
  3. Draining and excreting the waste product (Liver, Kidneys, Colon, Skin, Lymphatics, Cell membranes)
  4. The use of binders to bind to the metabolites in the colon and prevent recirculation.

Some people talk about detox and mean just steps 1.  

 

It is simply not safe to pull toxins from the cells when your body can't handle, drain and excrete the metabolites.  Detox crisis, and repoisoning can occur.

 

When I say detox, I mean all the steps.  

And in our workshop, we focused on drainage a lot more.

Why?

Because, with a clear drainage system, running 365 days a year, there sometimes is no need to do any stronger detox.  (Stronger detox such as intravenous chelation, truckloads of Glutathione, Coffee Enemas, Saunas)

Focusing on drainage is safe in babies, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

 

How do we optimize our drainage?

 

First optimize your nutrients. 

 When your nutrients are in order, your body drains properly!

In other words, when there is a nutrient shortage, even mild ones, the drainage becomes sluggish, and toxins build up faster.

So simple, yet so often overlooked or done inadequately. 

Being unaware how to optimize and balance the 5 key nutrients while trying to heal can be very demoralizing and tiring, which I see again and again in clinical practice no matter how many specialists the client has seen.

 

In Kickstart Your Immunity, we dive into exactly this, and you will walk away with better energy, sleep, focus and feel calmer.



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