Time to Take OUT The Garbage!
Having discussed in a past issue of Dr. Huntoon's Newsletter entitled Antibiotics and You, and the conditions that result as a bi-product of intaking those Antibiotics, I thought it would be important to help you fully understand the ramifications of having this main resulting condition and how to heal yourself of its effects. I will pick up where we left off.
When one takes an Antibiotic, it causes an imbalance within the digestive flora (healthy bacteria) that naturally occurs in your Intestinal System. What results from this imbalance is the body now tries to function without the vital component of bacteria that is necessary for the normal digestion and assimilation of your food material. This of course will lead to improper digestion. Let's face it. If you can't digest your food properly, you can't expect your body to be healthy. This is similar to your car not running properly if your gas filter is clogged. Along the same lines, a person can put the highest quality food in their body, but if the filters for absorbing the vital nutrients are dirty, clogged or aren't functioning properly, the same issue will occur. The body will malfunction and have poor health. Another possibility is a person could have clean filters yet eat poor quality food; they too will develop health issues. It all comes back to digesting, absorbing and assimilating the proper ingredients in a balanced, healthy fashion. Without this, you will develop health problems from deficiencies in nutrition and lead a miserable existence. And if you don't know this to be true yet, ask someone with health problems and see what you learn. You'll find them to be miserable. But this misery is not necessary.
To fully appreciate this, health of your physical body stems from two components. First you need to eat high quality foods with all the natural components created from natural sources. Not the man-made, highly refined and "Enriched" artificial foods most consume in today's society. Second, you'll need to have properly functioning digestion and elimination systems. Without the first part, you'll lack the necessary building blocks for good, strong and healthy function. And without the second part, you can't expect the body to be able to process those vital ingredients and give you the health they would naturally create. It is because of the second part of this equation (properly functioning digestion and elimination), and the health imbalances that are so pervasive in our country, that I want to teach you about your assimilation and elimination systems.
To assimilate your food in a proper way, it requires the full breakdown within the digestive tract and then the absorption of those food particles into the bloodstream. As mentioned, if this part of the assimilation doesn't occur, the rest of the system is irrelevant. Having discussed the condition of Dysbiosis, or lack of balanced digestive flora, in previous newsletters, this becomes important. If Dysbiosis occurs, resulting in incomplete breakdown of your proteins, the absorption of those improperly digested proteins will cause the Immune System to attack them which leads to food allergies. The resultant toxins associated with the Immune response generated then head to the Liver for final breakdown.
What This Means To You
The Liver is the second most important organ in the body, after the Kidneys. The Liver is responsible for determining what the body needs and what the body should eliminate. It's like the head foreman on a job. It oversees all the flow within the body and makes sure all gets processed appropriately and in a timely fashion. If the body is constantly taking in toxins through the Digestive System, whether they be from processed food, too many medications or alcohol, or the incomplete breakdown as a result of the Dysbiosis mentioned above, the Liver will begin to get overwhelmed and the body will now begin to develop health problems. Conditions like Arthritis, Vision Problems, Headaches, Elevated Cholesterol, Inflammatory Conditions, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and others. It is because of these conditions, and the importance of the Liver in completing the millions of functions it does every day, that it becomes vital for you to have a clean and properly functioning Liver.
The Kidneys, the most important organ in the body, helps to regulate fluid and electrolyte balance. This is necessary for proper completion of normal metabolic pathways and vital for normal Blood Pressure. Making sure you keep your Kidney's properly flushed by consuming balanced amounts of water throughout the day is vital to keep the Kidneys free of toxins. One quart of water for every 50 lbs. every day is recommended to keep the Kidney's clean. If this organ gets overrun with toxins and/or doesn't have enough of the proper ingredients for balanced function, conditions of High Blood Pressure, Heart Palpitations, Dehydration, Low Back Pain and Fluid Retention/Swelling can develop. These are reasons why it is important to keep the Kidneys clean and functioning properly.
Already mentioned in passing when discussing the condition of Dysbiosis, the Large Intestine is important when eliminating the toxins from the body. Since the Kidneys help with the fluid toxins, the Large Intestine handles the solid ones. If Dysbiosis exists within the Intestinal System, the body will have a hard time eliminating its solid wastes properly. Conditions such as Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel, Diverticulitis, Colitis, Sciatica and Low Back Pain can all occur as a result. And if the Large Intestine is out of balance, as mentioned previously, the body can begin absorbing toxins into the bloodstream which then go to the Liver. This is why it's vital to make sure the Large Intestine part of your elimination system is balanced and properly functioning.
The next organ that helps the body eliminate toxins and is vital for normal health and function are the Lungs. The Lungs help to process all the air that we breathe, and acts to filter out the toxins and pollutants within the air. Living in a major metropolitan area where we breathe in pollution on a daily basis, or even considering the outgasing that occurs from new construction and carpeting, we are all constantly exposed to toxins in the air that we breathe. Getting away from these by taking hikes out in the woods on a regular basis is a good start for helping to eliminate these toxins. But even this may not be enough. Lung Conditions such as Asthma, Upper Respiratory Infections, Ear Infections, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia, or Bronchitis are all related to the improper elimination of the toxins we breathe. Taking the time to regularly get outside and deeply breathing in fresh air is vital for your health. Fully breathing into your belly helps to accomplish this, as most people breathe improperly by breathing through their chest instead. This is something else to consider when improving the functioning of your Respiratory System. And again, keeping your Lungs clean and highly functioning is vital for your health.
Last, but certainly not least, the largest organ of the body and one that is involved in your body's elimination system is the Skin. The Skin is something we all take for granted unless you already have a problem with yours. Normal sweating and exposing your Skin to sunlight helps to process toxins out of the Skin. If the Skin has problems eliminating toxins, you can be sure the other four organs are already overrun with toxins themselves. This is because the Skin is the body's last priority. In other words, the body has other organs/glands that are needed to function in a balanced way more so then the skin. It is designed to protect us, helps to produce vitamin D, and it breathes just like the Lungs do. Conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Dandruff, Rosacea, Hives etc. are all an indication that the Skin is overwhelmed with eliminating toxins. This is because the other four organs involved in eliminating wastes are usually out of balance already. Making sure your Skin is healthy is an indication of how the rest of your elimination systems are functioning. If the skin is off, the others are definitely off too.
My Offer To You
Here at the office, I have spent the better part of the last 18 years gathering and perfecting the Doctor Supervised Detoxification Program we offer. Having done the program 4 times myself, and I am well versed in how to get the most out of the program. In fact, I will be doing it again this year. If you suspect that your elimination system is lacking in some way, why not take the time to clean out your garbage. Stop into the office and tell me you want to Take Out The Garbage and Detoxify yourself. Ask me to go over the newly revised program with you and take the time to see what's involved. I can tell you where to shop for the necessary foods, and can discuss the costs involved with the program. Why not take the time necessary to clean out your body, especially if you suffer from any of the above mentioned health conditions. We spend so much time cleaning all the other aspect of our lives, from our homes, to our cars, to our clothes. Why not your body? When was the last time, if ever, when you cleaned out your Elimination Systems? Call the Office today and take advantage of the body's Natural Spring Cleaning Energy.
Now is the BEST Time of year to do a Detox. As nature is growing and expanding, so are your body's systems. Take advantage of this natural time and help your body to clean itself out. Call the Office and tell us you want to do this. You will never be the same if you take the time to help your body by doing this program. For those of you who want to get on board and act quickly, I will throw in a FREE copy of the Newly Revised 2014 Detoxification Program with the purchase of the other detox products. That's a $30.00 value. This is my gift to you for taking action. Let us know you are responding to the offer from the newsletter, and I will make the necessary cost adjustment. This offer expires April 30, 2016. Once the date passes, the offer will be gone. Call the Office today at 561-2225 and tell us to get the package together for you.
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To support as many people as possible in their quest for health and enable them to improve and maintain their health to the highest level possible, while educating them about the benefits of Chiropractic, Natural Healthcare and Holistic Living, so they in turn can teach others to support us having a healthy community.
Health concerns are a major source of lost happiness and lost joy in all of our lives. Finding a solution that is agreeable and enables you to get back to your life is important. Please appreciate that you always have the more invasive surgery and prescription medication available to you as a last resort. What many Traditional Medical Doctors may not share is, many times, once you begin that journey into medication and/or surgery, it alters your original body from the one that you were born with. Unfortunately, at that time, more conservative and natural treatments may no longer be viable. I encourage you to consider that before making any decisions about treatment for your health. As always I am here to help.
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