by Dr. Angelique Hart, M.D.
Its that time of the year again when the “winter stuff” gets stored, the yard gets readied for a nice warm summer, and the house gets a thorough Dutch cleaning. Our bodies also need regular, thorough cleaning or detoxing for best performance (mind, body and spirit). When we detox regularly, our minds function better with improved clarity and creative energy, our skin clears, our hormones kick into higher gear and we can optimize our bodyweight with less effort.
Removing toxins also helps to reduce inflammation and prevent development of auto-immune disease. There are many different ways to safely remove toxins. The Holistic Medical Clinic in Albuquerque offers Powerhouse Protocols based on individual patient’s needs, abilities, preferences, time commitment, and budget. We have intensive, all day, 1 to 2 week – Detox programs with IV Therapies combined with Live O2 exercise sessions. These open your circulation channels and allow toxins to leave the body through the lungs and sweat glands. The intensive Detox also includes use of an Amethyst BioMat for deep heat penetration and/or a 30-minute session in the Far Infra Red Sauna.
Patients can also choose once weekly (or monthly) detox therapy combinations and continue with maintenance programs at home. Home programs are focused on routines that are safe, cause no side effects, and are “doable” for the patient. We remind our clients to do the best they can and don’t go overboard or feel guilty about not always following the protocol precisely.
There are dietary prescriptions, juicing recipes, coffee enemas, supplement programs, Epsom Salt baths, HomeoTherapeutic remedies and interval training exercise opportunities; all to help you reduce your “toxin body burden”. Before starting a detox program, it is important to open your “exit pathways”. This means that we have to ensure that our gut is able to expel stirred up toxins efficiently, our kidneys get enough fluids (water) to flush out toxins, and our liver is supported with proper nutrition providing the co-factors needed to metabolize toxins into waste products.
Our grandparents would detox monthly with the administration of cod liver oil that would provide a “nice cleaning out of the gut”. We live in a different environment than that of our grandparents. Our toxic exposure is exponentially greater because of our increasingly more polluted environment, (which includes the effects of EMFs!), our “un-natural” food ingredients that raise inflammatory responses, and our much higher stress levels.
Emotions trapped in our bodies also affect our highest functioning. They are like physical imbalances in our systems and can cause pain, discomfort and dis-ease. Left unchecked, they can be the root-cause for most illnesses within the body, mind and spirit. When we do intensive detox programs in our clinic, we usually see these issues surface by day 4. As these “issues in the tissues” show up, we spend the needed time to properly and effectively work with the client to raise the awareness of these root-causes. Then we guide them through a clearing/cleansing process, thereby creating a foundation for lasting wellbeing. Rev. Dr. Richard Heart gets amazing emotional clearing results with our clients. Some of the tools he uses for this cleansing process include Mind Scape, NLP, Guided Imagery and Spiritual Counseling.