Metabolic Boosting with Detox & Cleansing (1)

 Dr. Holly German, Naturopathic Doctor
 Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton, Licensed Nutritionist,
Author of Choosing Health
 Detox basics
 Eight techniques to support your body in detoxification and
Reduce exposure
Get Unstuck
 What does detoxification have to do with metabolism?
 When the “toxic burden” is reduced, the endocrine system is more
balanced and metabolism will he healthier
Organs of Detoxification
 Clearing toxins from the body is a team effort &
essential to healthy metabolism
 These organs are always detoxifying to some degree
but your level of wellness/dis-ease influences how
much energy the body has to put towards cleansing
A Collaborative Approach to Health
Detox Hierarchy
 Body detoxes endogenous & exogenous toxins
Non-native gut species
Chemicals, medications, & normal environmental toxins
Effect the endocrine, immune, and neurological systems first and
 Body does general “housekeeping” during day:
Disposes of cellular waste, esp. lactic acid
Removes larger waste products sent thru lymph
Removes smaller waste thru veins, breath, sweat, or to liver
Liver makes some toxins water-soluble, excreted by kidneys or skin
Liver traps fat-soluble toxins in bile to be excreted in feces
Final clearance of waste by digestive tract
Tip #1: Reduce Exposure to Toxins
 There are 70,000 registered chemicals having
hormonal effects, in addition to being toxic and
The hormonal effects have a devastating effect on metabolism!
Reduce Your Environmental Stress
Reduce Xenoestrogens
 Estrogen mimickers, increase estrogen levels, disrupt
hormonal balance & tax the liver, include:
Organ chlorines—used in pesticides, dry cleaning, bleaching of
feminine-hygiene products, plastic
Choose organic produce, hormone-free animal products, filtered
BPA-plastic, water bottles, linings of cans
Avoid heating plastics
Tips for reducing Xenoestrogens
 Parabens & stearal konium chloride in cosmetics and
, look for paraben-free on label
 Phthalates, phenoxyethanol as preservatives in sunscreens,
Coconut oil (SPF 2), red raspberry oil (SPF 28)
 Perfumes, deodorizers, air fresheners contain artificial
scents and phthalates
Air purifier, plant, baking soda, essential oils
 BCP’s, spermicidal condoms
 Laundry detergent, dryer sheets & fabric softeners
Seventh Generation, Soap Nuts, Ecover, BabyGanics Dryer Sheets
Reduce Exposure to Poor Quality Food
 Processed foods (packaged foods with
artificial ingredients, food coloring, flavor
enhancers, refined salt, reduced nutrients)
Feedlot animals (antibiotics, GMO feed,
growth hormones, filthy living
conditions…you can’t get healthy on sick
Commercial dairy (same problems as above)
Dirty dozen produce (fruits & veggies with
highest concentrations of pesticides).
Reduce Exposure to Toxins cont.
 Use quality body care products
 Use EWG’s cosmetics database (
 Get a shower filter & water filter
 Many choices, APEC @ is one
 Take chlorella 20-30 mins before eating seafood
 Binds to mercury in stomach
 HMD, heavy metal detox is a clean brand
 Safe in pregnancy
Reduce Exposure to Toxins:
Making Your Home & Office Health-Friendly
 Air purifying plants (spider plant, peace lily)
 Air purifier
 IQAir or BlueAir
 Minimize synthetic materials
 Use glass food storage containers
 Use non-toxic cookware
 Nutri-Stahl, glass, stainless steel, cast iron
 Avoid using particle board and other
toxic furniture and building materials
Carpet glues
Vinyl floors (PVC’s
• Make your own or use natural cleaning products
Helpful Tests
 HTMA (hair tissue mineral analysis)
 Pathogen screen
 Food intolerance
 Metabolic Assessment Profile
 Looks at liver clearance (UBAS)
Will tell you if liver support is necessary
 Urine Toxic Metals
 Provoked with DMSA
 Detoxigenomics
Tip #2:Eat a Nourishing Diet
 Diet HUGELY influences proper cell function (raw
materials for energy production, co-factors &
detoxification capacity).
 Nutrients (or lack thereof) can turn genes on/off and
either improve or impede detoxification
FIRST STEP=Eat the Right Diet
Which Metabolic Type Are You?
 Your diet may be outdated!
 Our bodies are always changing, you need to stay current
What kind of meal makes you full/satisfied for at least 3 hours?
 Does that same meal give you good mental energy and make you
feel emotionally balanced (not agitated or depressed)?
 Do you have regular elimination?
Which Metabolic Type Are You?
Which proteins make you feel your best (not which ones taste best
to you)?
 Red meat or dark meat poultry or lighter proteins like chicken
breast or fish? Or non-flesh proteins like eggs or cheese?
 Which are your power carbs?
 High starches such as grains, fruit, potatoes, corn & beets?
Medium starches like zucchini, avocado, legumes? Or low starch
such as asparagus, mushrooms, and leafy greens?
 Do you feel more satisfied at meals that contain healthy fats such
as coconut oil, olive oil, butter, full-fat dairy, nuts or seeds? Or do
you feel sluggish after eating moderate to high amounts of fat?
Don’t Eat Carbage
 Avoid processed foods, packaged foods with food
coloring, additives, flavor enhancers, artificial
ingredients & sweeteners
Avoid refined grains and salt (soak grains, use unrefined salt)
Nutrition Broad Brushstrokes
 Eat whole, unprocessed foods
 Chicken, not chicken nuggets
 Eat plenty of quality fat
 Hormones are made of fat & cholesterol
 Egg yolks, butter, ghee, coconut, palm, lard, olive, nuts & seeds
Nutrition Broad Brushstrokes cont…
 Avoid foods that stimulate your body & blood sugar
 Slowly switch to decaf, use stevia, xylitol, small amounts of
coconut sugar or sucanat as sweetener
 Consume bone broth weekly if not daily
 Include fermented foods daily
 Good bacteria help to promote healthy detox via the digestive
 Saeurkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh,
natto, yogurt, kombucha, kefir
 Ginger, turmeric, cayenne, garlic & onion are
potentially anti-inflammatory and support detox via
the liver.
Check food intolerance first
Food Sensitivity/Intolerance
Test for Gluten Intolerance
 Gluten Intolerance is a MAJOR contributor to
chronic inflammation and autoimmune disease
 Rule it out with a simple blood test with Cyrex Labs
Array 3, extremely accurate blood test for gluten intolerance
Array 4, cross-reactivity
Array 5, multiple autoimmunity screening
Tip #3: Hydrate
 Hydration promotes detoxifation in all cells and
promotes healthy BMs
 Drink plenty of water AWAY from meals
Drinking a lot at meal times dilutes digestive juices
 Consume carbonated beverages sparingly
 Damages parietal cells, make HCL
Tip #4: Move Your Body
 Sweat releases toxins through skin, largest organ of
 Strength train, do yoga, do activities you enjoy!
Lift weights 1-3 times every week
Anabolic, builds strong muscles/bones/joints
Work all major muscle groups
Muscle movement  lymph node detox
 Rebounding
Tip #5: Optimize Elimination
 Waste removal system, essential to overall health
Everybody Poops…Eventually
 Normal transit time 10-15 hrs
 Beet test
 Ideal to pass 12 or more inches of well-formed stool
If there’s a problem south, look north (food choice, chewing,
 Move the body and the bowels will
What’s Your Poop Telling You?
Causes of Disrupted Elimination
 Bacteria, fungus & other pathogens can cause
constipation and/or diarrhea
Live in GI tract, form biofilm (DNA, protein coating to protect
themselves), and excrete toxins.
Damages our health, disrupts elimination
 Food intolerance, stress, sedentary lifestyle,
dehydration, medication, endocrine disorders,
nutrient deficiency
Elimination & Detoxification Pathway Teamwork
 If feces sits around for days in body, we absorb some
of that toxic waste material via mesentary/hepatic
Toxins go back to liver
Test for elevated UBAS (urinary bile acid sulfates)
Can treat pathogens & parasites naturally, don’t have to take
Optimizing Elimination
 Optimize what goes into the body
 Food choice
 Chewing thoroughly
 Test for food intolerance
 Consider digestive aids such as enzymes and/or bitter herbs
 Consider a pathogen test – stool test x3 most accurate
Once ruled out, can still go through mucosal barrier rebuilding
 Heal a leaky gut
 Aloe, glutamine, chlorophyll, etc.
Tip #6: Get Unstuck
 Explore stuck feelings, emotions, and thoughts.
 The physical body follows the mind.
 Persistent anger, anxiety and depression hinders the innate
ability to detoxify.
 Neurotransmitter balancing
 Sometimes it really is in your head!
Optimizing Neurotransmitter Balance
 Food is our best way to effect levels since the amino
acids cross the blood brain barrier and direct
neurotransmitter supplements won’t.
 Protein is main building block: only food source of
amino acids.
Cottage cheese & other dairy
Poultry & red meat
Even “complete” plant protein
combinations (i.e. rice and beans) are not as bioavailable as
animal-based aminos
Support for healthy neurotransmitter production
 Heating food at high temperatures damages amino
 Exercise, especially yoga
 Brain training
Negative self talk & bad attitude
impact chemistry as much as drugs or diet
 Gut health
 75% + Serotonin & melatonin made in gut
Compromised gut health (poor diet) can impede mood,
sleepneurotransmitter productionmood
Emotional Freedom Technique
 Psychological acupressure
technique for optimizing
emotional health.
 Tap a meridian with
fingertips of index &
middle fingers
Reduce Your Stress
Hidden internal stressors: parasites, bacteria, fungi & viruses, pesticides,
herbicides, chemicals, metals, blood sugar imbalance, alcohol, drugs
 Amino acid therapy should always be done under the
guidance of a trained health professional.
Dopamine, Norepinephrine & EndorphinLtyrosine, DLPA (DPA if DLPA too stimulating)
GABAPhenibut (beta-phenyl-gammaaminobutyric acid)
Adaptogenic herbs to support adrenal health
Holy basil, ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng,
licorice root, bacopa, astragalus, schizandra, rhodiola
Next Steps & Testing
 Free questionnaire on (links
& tools)
Read The Mood Cure by Julia Ross
Neurogistics urine test
Neuroresearch: Have your doctor order urine
testing with DBS Labs
Tip #7: Go the F&*% to Sleep
 Best bedtime: 10pm, best rising time 6am
 No bright lights an hour before bed
Reading lamp behind you, not over you
 No TV, computer screen or cell phone!
 Blackout shades
 Remove night lights
 Sound sleep tips
 Deep breathing
 Rescue sleep remedy
 To do list for next day (don’t try to remember)
 Try to avoid stressful things before bed (like checking email)
Lack of Sleep & Darkness
 We are meant to go to bed a couple hours after the
sun goes down and wake up soon after the sun rises
Melatonin production requires darkness before midnight
Powerful cancer suppressor, digestive aid, and antioxidant
Slows metabolism & increases hormonally active belly fat
Tip #8: Self-Care
 Exercise, especially trampoline (lymph)
 Eat calmly and mindfully
Promotes better breakdown if food, less stress hormones, and correct
 Rest & massage
 Deep breathing
 Coffee enemas
 Castor oil packs
 Infrared saunas
 Skin brushing
 Hydrotherapy
Honor Your Health
 All our systems work in harmony (or disharmony)
 Put effort into supporting ALL of the systems
 When in doubt, investigate
Contact Info
 Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton
 [email protected]
Holly German
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