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  • Dr. David Serrano, DC

Why Should You Detox?

Updated: Jan 19

Surely you have heard of detoxing by now, right? But you have questions, right?!


Why detox?

What exactly does a detox do?

When should you do one?

Who can detox?

How do you detox?


A Detox is a great way to cleanse the body and kickstart your journey toward better health! Here are a few things to think about as you consider whether a Detox is right for you.

Here is a quick perspective on why I detox:


Your body is constantly being bombarded with "toxins" such as heavy metals, pesticides, pollutants, and chemical additives. They come from EVERYWHERE. The air, the water, the soil, the food that you eat, the products you put on your skin... Over time, these “toxins” can build up and contribute to health issues.


What exactly is a toxin?

A toxin is any substance that interrupts or stresses normal physiology, or causes damage to your body's tissues, cells, or even microbiome (your normal balance of bacteria). Substances that your body has not developed defenses against. Your body has an ancient design, and many things that are "toxic" are products of a new lifestyle. Our world and lifestyles have changed from our Paleolithic Hunter Gatherer ancestors, but our bodies have not. We sit inside all day at a computer. We drive. We eat junk food. We breathe poor quality air. Our soil has changed. We hyper process food. Chemical additives are ubiquitous, and our defenses have not caught up yet.


When should I detox?


Unfortunately, you might not even notice the interference from all these changes or toxins! That's why it's a good idea to participate in a detox occasionally to cleanse your body. Everyone is different so consult a doctor before starting. I’d recommend it once or twice per year.


Are there any signs that you are in need of a metabolic detox sooner than later?


Yes! Fatigue. Lack of energy or motivation. Foggy brain. Bloating. Digestive discomfort. Difficulty concentrating. These are the big ones.


Here's the big picture: Your body is at constant war with harmful substances. Human physiology can win this war, but it may need help. Think of a detox as ammo to supply your body's innate defenses. The world is only getting more toxic, so you have to have an answer to it!


How do you detox?


Detoxing often involves drinking a fortified shake or smoothie, AND eating from the right food list. A detox is only as effective as the food you put in your body. The purpose of the shake or supplement is to inundate your body (especially your liver) with all the nutrients it needs to neutralize, bind, and transport disruptive substances out of your body.


And presto! You are one battle closer to winning the war!


For more information on how to Detox and our Clear Change® 10 Day Detox program, please call (847)742-5200 or click below to leave your contact information.


Note: Double check with a doctor before altering diet or taking supplements if; you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a known health condition.


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