Spring Cleaning Our Lives

Posted on 15 May 2017

By Dr. Chris Holder, ND

Congratulations! You have made it through winter and the sun is finally peeking out.

Now it’s time for Spring cleaning! The perfect season to plant your gardens and tidy your house. Spring is also an excellent time to clear out your mind, body, and spirit. Have you accumulated things through the year that no longer serve you? A good detoxification regimen addresses clearing out body toxins, mental clutter, and cultivation of healthy practices.

Unfortunately, we don’t live in a pristine world. The industrial revolution has made our lives better in many ways, but it has caused the negative side effects of polluting our air, water, and soil. Our bodies are collecting and accumulating these toxins and it is affecting our health in a myriad of ways. Components of plastic, pesticides, herbicides, petroleum, and heavy metals are now being found in increasing amounts in our bodies. Do you wonder if it’s possible that your health condition is affected by damaging contaminants finding their way into your system?

Once they’re introduced, toxins have three main pathways to leave the body: urination, defecation, and sweating. However, before they can be eliminated, toxins go through a process in the liver called phase one and two conjugation, which packages the toxin to get it out of the body. This process can be augmented with the use of proper herbs, diet, and nutrients. Other helpful aids might include juice or water fasting, saunas, hydrotherapy, coffee enemas or Pancha Karma, but how do you know which methods are appropriate and safe for you?

What about the mental clutter weighing you down? How do we detox the negative self image, the news, grief and the hardships we endure? A good first step is to look at what we consume: do the music, TV shows, movies, news, and other media we consume clutter our mind or liberate it? How do you connect to that which is greater than you? Do you need to reconnect to a community? Do you need more time in nature? Is there a spiritual practice that has been calling to you?

Before embarking on a detox plan, consider a detox consultation with Dr. Chris Holder at Hill Park Integrative Medical Center for a comprehensive look at your health and to learn which detox options are right for you. He will develop a personalized detox plan to meet your individual needs and a program specific to the toxins in your body. Important considerations will be explained as well as safety considerations and a customized regimen to address your specific toxins will be developed. If needed, you can have comprehensive and personalized toxin testing through Hill Park as well. Come learn more about how detox might benefit you. Let’s get busy cleaning your body, houses, and the planet!

Dr. Holder is currently offering his annual Spring Detox Package: $200 includes an initial office visit for focused detox evaluation plus two 15 minute follow up visits. Call to discuss scheduling your detox appointment today!

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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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