Detox Basics to Reset Your Body in the New Year

By Connie Jeon | Blog

Dec 20

Hi it’s Dr. Connie.

As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to provide you with some insights as you begin to think about resolutions for the new year.

As we are surrounded by all the pies, cakes, and cookies at various holiday parties, it gets hard to refrain from temptations.

It’s the gluttonous season of the year, but pretty soon we will begin to think about what we want to accomplish in the new year.

So with that in mind, today, I’d like to talk about detoxification for all aspects of your life, from toxic relationships, environments, habits, thoughts, and foods.

Let’s first understand the concept of detox.

Intro To Detox Pathways

Detoxification is often understood as removing toxic substances.  While this is partly true, detoxification processes in our bodies are much more complex.

Detox involves highly coordinated metabolic processes which remove environmental toxic substance as well as routine biotransformation of unnecessary substances out of the body.

Simply put, the body is capable of getting rid of any toxic and unnecessary substances.

Our liver, kidneys, skin, respiratory, lymphatic, and digestive systems are always busy getting rid of various toxic metabolites.

Detoxification Features

Liver

The liver is a highly regenerative organ with over 500 functions, including a significant role in detoxification and elimination.

It functions as a blood filter, processing over two liters of blood per minute.

The liver is constantly receiving chemicals, digestive byproducts, medications, toxins, and waste products from normal metabolic processes.

The liver also stores vitamins and minerals until they’re needed by the body.

There are two main phases of the detox, Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase 1

Phase 1 liver detoxification involves oxidation, reduction, and hydrolysis reactions with a complex  enzyme system which is genetically determined and responsible for metabolizing medications and other excess toxins.

Since the enzymatic system is highly genetic, this explains why some people can tolerate certain medications and foods and others cannot.

And in those that cannot, taking those medications and eating those foods causes toxicity.

During phase 1 of detox, toxins are pulled out from our cells and become very volatile. This volatility can cause excess oxidative stress on the surrounding tissues and cells, ultimately damaging them.

It is also important to note that the enzyme system is responsible for eliminating excess substances from the body.

The enzyme system is influenced by medications, nutrients, and foods, so it’s essential to get essential nutrition in the body to optimize our detox potential.

Phase 2

The volatile substances from phase 1 move on to phase 2 detoxification to be neutralized, priming them for elimination through stool or urine.

Key reactions during this phase require the super antioxidant glutathione and amino acids as cofactors for this reaction.

Conclusion

Detoxification in the body is complex and involves a myriad of systems.  Understanding a safe way to detoxify is key to having success with any health endeavor.

We offer a comprehensive detox protocol which involves a structured way to eat, move, and think for 90 days.

Our hot yoga in conjunction with the detox is a phenomenal combination to enhance your body’s detox potential.

After the 90 days, you can expect to be re-energized, lose stubborn fat, and boost your metabolism to a state that you’ve never imagined.

So in 2019, don’t sign up for another fad diet. Join us to reset and transform your body and health.

Join us for our Alkaline Detox Challenge to begin on 1/15/2019.

When you join, we will offer 3 months of COMPLEMENTARY hot yoga membership.

Hope you’ll join us in making 2019 the healthiest year.

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About the Author

Dr. Connie shares her expertise on lifestyle factors that can drastically improve your health. She continues to strive to maintain her health despite her Lupus diagnosis and as a result, lives a thriving life helping others do the same.