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Do Detoxification Plans Really Give You More Energy?

By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on May 8, 2015, 9:20 am


There is no denying the increasing popularity of cleanses designed to help the body to detoxify the body. Toxins enter into our bodies as the result of our environment (see also: Southern California's terrible air quality), our diet, our lifestyle, and become by-products of our own metabolic reactions. Fortunately, our liver does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to cleaning toxins from the GI tract. However for many people, the liver does not function at a level that can keep up with the overload of toxins. The resulting buildup of toxins in the body begins to manifest itself in decreased functionality of our organs, including the colon, heart, lungs, skin, and more. This naturally leads to fatigue, and often other medical conditions.

A proper detoxification program, such as those provided and recommended at the California Center of Longevity & Functional Wellness will accomplish three goals. The detox program will remove, restore, and revitalize your body so that you are better able to absorb nutrients, thus giving you renewed energy.

In addition, a safe detoxification program will help to:
  • Prevent Chronic Diseases- Detoxification programs offered by Dr. Kurtz through the California Center of Longevity & Functional Wellness serve to improve upon what the body is meant to do naturally, which is to prevent the buildup of toxins in the body.
  • Enhance Your Immune System-An immune system which is overloaded with toxins is far more vulnerable to illnesses such as the common cold or the flu. By reducing stress on the immune system through a proper detoxification program, you are likely to experience fewer illnesses.
  • Lose Weight-Toxic build up can inhibit your body's ability to burn fat. Through a proper detoxification program you can rid toxins which are stored in fat cells and consequently increase your metabolism.
  • Restore Balance to Various Systems- Detoxification programs help the various systems of the body to achieve balance through eradicating many toxins. When the systems (nervous, endocrine, digestive, etc.) are functioning at optimal levels, you will naturally feel more energized.
Dr. Kurtz's patients throughout Southern California who are looking for ways to boost energy, while promoting balance and healthy function of organs and systems, unanimously report that detoxification programs offered through the California Center of Longevity & Functional Wellness help them to achieve their goals.

If you're interested in finding out if a detoxification program is right for you, schedule an appointment with Woodland Hills Integrative Wellness Specialist Dr. Allan Kurtz today, by calling 818-346-1440.