Your body is continually breaking down and eliminating substances that are harmful and toxic. But health issues can arise when your organs contain too many toxins. Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist Dr. Kristen LePage helps patients in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, safely detox with the use of herbs, supplements, and other holistically based strategies. When your body is detoxified efficiently, you can experience increased energy, improved mood, and a feeling of vibrant health.
While your body is naturally good at getting rid of harmful substances, toxins fill the modern world. Everything from the air you breathe to the food you eat can expose you to toxic chemicals or compounds. Over time, these toxins can accumulate in the body and create a wide range of health problems.
Ongoing detoxification is one of the most critical aspects of maintaining good health, as it assists the body in eliminating harmful substances and allows your organs to function optimally.
Since even the healthiest people can’t completely avoid exposure to toxins, a detoxification protocol can give the body a boost and eliminate many common health issues.
Dr. LePage works with you to determine what type of detoxification protocol will benefit you most. Most people can benefit from cleansing the gastrointestinal tract and detoxifying the liver and kidneys.
However, Dr. LePage still monitors the detoxification process closely since you can experience a “healing reaction” where you temporarily feel worse before you feel better.
Your detoxification protocol might include specific herbs, supplements, minerals, or vitamins that assist the body’s ability to eliminate harmful substances and assimilate nutrients better.
Dr. LePage might also recommend acupuncture protocols that help the body move energy through the organs and stimulate blood flow.
Most detoxification protocols include drinking plenty of clean, filtered water, getting adequate rest, and engaging in light activity so as not to stress the body.
As you detoxify, you’ll probably notice you feel lighter, more energized, and clear-headed. While your symptoms may temporarily get worse before they improve, this is normal and indicates the body is doing its job to eliminate harmful substances.
Other benefits of detoxification may include:
Once you’ve completed an initial detox protocol, Dr. LePage can help you determine next steps for further improving your health.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. LePage today, use the easy online booking system.