Detoxification and Cleansing

Detoxification and cleansing are important ways to rid the body of toxins. Taking probiotics and different cleansing products along with eating designated foods will give you the best results.

What is the main purpose for detoxification and cleansing?

Dr. Chris Serafini: Really the main purpose is to get rid of all of the toxins build up that we have in our bodies. As humans walking around on planet Earth, there’s many, many different toxins in our environment. There is some research that says we’re exposed to over 82,000 chemicals a week. Our bodies do have an ability to rid themselves and detoxify and cleanse themselves of all of these toxins but when the load of the toxins surpasses the body’s ability or the threshold that we have to cleanse, they build up inside the body.

Obviously when they build up inside the body, they create lots of different problems, conditions, symptoms, health related problems in general. By doing some sort of a detox or cleanse, we can then rid the body and allow the body to use the natural cleansing processes to help rid the body, but the load just gets too high, and too many people are walking around with too many.

Are the results generally the same for everyone?

Dr. Chris Serafini: That’s a good question. They do vary, depending on the toxic load and the overall health of the patient. Obviously, some people have more toxins that others. Some people’s health is worse than others, so the results do vary but most people get fantastic results from cleansing.

During a detox or a cleanse, will people feel weak or have more energy?

Dr. Chris Serafini: I would say overall, most people have more energy. They might have a little dip at first because most cleansing programs or detoxification programs do have a period of decreasing your calorie intake. They might get a little bit of a weakness then but most of the time, they will bounce back after that little lull period and have more energy.

Do you have customized detoxification programs in your practice?

Dr. Chris Serafini: We sure do. We actually have a six to eight day cleanse. It’s really easy to follow. It’s great for beginners, people who have never cleansed before. There’s basically four different products that they take. There is a shake mix, there is a probiotic, there is a homeopathic product called Drainage, and another product called Colonex. The other good factor about the cleanse that we use, is the patients are able to eat. Most people have a lot of misconceptions about cleansing and detoxification programs but you are able to eat on the one that we use which increases your patient compliance tremendously.

Lastly, how does someone get started with a detoxification or cleanse?

One, I would say really educate yourself. There’s many different programs out there. Some are good, some aren’t so good. It’s like any industry, once there’s a need or a want, everybody floods it but not necessarily having the best programs or the best products. I would say educate yourself, but I also would say, “Get supervision while you’re doing a cleanse.” For us, we have patients and we have many different patients that have gone through cleansing, so we have lots of different experience, clinical experience with guiding them through these processes. Sometimes you can have headaches or what not, there’s other things that can occur, and I really would recommend that you have some sort of supervision.

If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Chris Serafini, visit www.thescottsdalechiropractor.com or call 480-443-7678 to schedule an appointment.

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