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Detoxification cleanses became massively popular in the last decade, and different programs revolve around different theories, from eating plant-based foods to getting sustenance primarily from liquids for a time, and everything in between.
The history of cleanses is interesting, and many cultures and faith traditions encourage periods of limited windows of time for eating a limited diet or fasting to initiate a reset in one’s spiritual practice.
Unfortunately, we’re exposed to myriad toxins in our everyday lives, and not just from the food we ingest — things like air pollution, cleaning agents, and more.
Dr. Russel Bartels, Dr. Burt Webb, and the entire VitalityMDs team help people get a fresh start for their health by prescribing something called a metabolic cleanse. It’s a specific, effective, and carefully designed practice that helps boost your energy, lowers your risk for chronic disease, and can even help with weight loss.
We’ve seen people get exceptional results from this important step, which is a component of our functional medicine services, and we’re here to guide you through the entire process.
It’s impossible to live in the modern world and avoid major exposure to toxins like carcinogens, heavy metals, preservatives, and pesticides. Unfortunately, these toxins aren’t readily eliminated by our bodies and hide in our tissues, cells (especially fat cells), and even our brains over the long-term.
Toxins then have the potential to do great damage to our bodies’ systems and organs, even to the point of causing serious illness like cancer and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, lupus, and RA (rheumatoid arthritis), an array of allergies, and leaky gut syndrome (more on this condition in next month’s post). Excessive body fat has also been linked to toxins.
A metabolic clearing allows your body to take a breath, ridding itself of toxins from the environment, harmful substances you ingest, such as genetically altered and chemical-laden highly-processed foods, and the cumulative harmful effects of chronic stress. After a cleanse, you should notice:
Your cleanse will also improve your ability to focus and think more clearly, which is difficult for many due to the many demands of work, family, and other obligations.
Not all cleanses are created equal. You need to make sure that the one you’re embarking on is safe, nutritionally sound, and corresponds to the health goals you set with our team.
At VitalityMDs, we subscribe to the belief that we’re your partners in health, so it’s critical that communication around why you’re detoxing, what you’re planning, and how long it will last are clear. We never recommend drastic or prolonged limitations or fasting. Instead, we provide a program that keeps you satisfied and never wanting for nutrients or taste.
We’ve put together a nutritious, easy-to-follow 15-day program centered on:
We also provide you with our Metabolic Detox Program Guide, a daily walk-through on how to execute your metabolic cleanse, and a detailed food plan as well as a complimentary session with respected Health Coach Jaki Ryan, who monitors, mentors, and encourages you.
A medically sound plan helps your body detoxify safely. Our program is evidence-based and designed to work with your body as it rids itself of toxins. All the while, you won’t lack for meals that are both satisfying and nutritionally balanced. Our healthy protein shakes and nutritional supplement packets round out the plan.
Our carefully developed shakes contain good-for-you organic pea protein, beneficial medium-chain triglycerides, a diverse group of antioxidants, and loads of healthy fiber, while the vitamins you take deliver important plant-derived chemicals and other immune system-boosting, inflammation-lowering antioxidants.
The VitalityMDs metabolic cleanse enhances your liver function, brings your important and unique gut bacteria into equilibrium, and boosts your energy. You should feel these critical benefits during the cleanse and afterward.
Though the goal of our program is detoxification and not weight loss, we hear frequently from patients who lose pounds also, which can be a nice dividend.
Call our Scottsdale, Arizona, office today to schedule a consultation about metabolic cleansing, or request one through our website.
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