In regard to health, quality and length of life has to do with overcoming barriers to attaining optimal function and repair. We are the product of our genes interacting with the environment in which they reside. Although we cannot today change our genes we can modify how they are expressed, that is as health or illness, by modifying the genetic environment. We have three main categorical avenues in which our genetic environments may be modified to influence health. The first avenue has to do with toxicity.
Toxicity involves the presence of factors which prevent optimal function and repair. Such factors may include heavy metals like mercury or lead, electromagnetic pollution, maladapted attitudes, harmful repetitious habits, toxic neighbors, etc. A second avenue has to do with deficiencies. Deficiency involves the lack or relative lack of factors that we need for optimal health. Deficiencies may include inadequacy of nutrients, restorative rest, exercise, intimacy, etc. The third avenue available for modification has to do with dysfunction. The interacting Dysfunction involves the non-synchronous or disharmonious integration of various aspects of our beings with one another and collectively, mind and body. If we remove what is toxic, supply what is missing, and foster harmonious function, we are healthier in are more at ease. The opposite of these is disease.
What is detoxification? Detoxification is the removal of obstacles to optimal function and repair. Biochemical toxicity may be reduced in many ways. Organs of detoxification may be supported, such as the liver. Various natural substances may be used to support the liver detoxification. Milk Thistle may be administered orally or with increased benefit intravenously. A detoxification diet may be prescribed to reduce stress involving the liver as well as that of the intestines, kidneys, lungs, and other organs. Chelation therapy is helpful in mercury and other heavy metal detoxification. Intravenous phosphatidylcholine and glutathione may be useful in detoxification of organic poisons such as solvents and pesticides.
Detoxification may also involve energy healing in the form of oxidative therapies such as ozone, acupuncture, homeopathy, infrared heat. For the mind, both the conscious and subconscious, detoxification therapies are available to address disturbing thoughts, emotions, and habits which impair well-being. For substance abuse such as alcohol, detoxification requires mind and body therapies. Detoxification is imperative as one of the three essential pathways for attaining and sustaining high-quality health. Dayton Medical Center many forms of detoxification are used to suit individual need being each person not quite as the next.