What if the test finds that your stubborn weight is due to toxins. We are exposed to an estimated 80,000 toxins every day. Many of these toxins are hormone disrupting. This means that they confuse the complex system of hormones causing imbalances that can lead to disease and weight gain. Since you can’t avoid these toxins, we have to make sure that your body is effectively handling them, that your liver and kidneys are clean and functioning as they should.

Our testing will identify if there are deficiencies in your mechanisms of detoxification. If this is the case, we have a number of therapies we use to both eliminate toxins and improve your body’s own ability to detoxify. First, we use an infrared sauna. This sauna is no ordinary gym sauna. It uses near, mid, and far infrared light to stimulate natural detoxification mechanisms deep within the body tissues. The heat of the sauna then helps sweat those toxins out. It requires the body to burn up to 1000 calories to perform these functions. In addition to encouraging detoxification and calorie burn infrared saunas have other PROVEN health benefits including longer living, better brain and heart health, increased athletic endurance and reduced pain from fibromyalgia, arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Three other therapies assist in detoxification. The first one is red light therapy. We have both red laser and red LED lights. Banks of lasers and/or LED lights are positioned around fatty areas of the body. The frequency of these lights cause pores to be opened in fat cells. These pores remain open for a period of about 24 hours. During this time, they leak fat and shrink in size. The average loss of fat in one session is between 2 and 6 inches. Although this sounds more cosmetic in nature, you have to remember that toxins are often stored in fat cells. In fact, we have to make sure that your liver is functioning well before this procedure so that it can process the added load of toxins being released. This is a detoxification process. It lowers the total body burden of toxins. But, of course,  our patients love the dramatic inch loss as well.

This process is always followed by the second of these therapies, whole body vibration. Whole body vibration stimulates the lymphatic system and helps direct the waste and leaked fat into lymphatic vessels. For the same reasons as whole body vibration, we utilize lymphatic massage as the third of these therapies.

Finally, we prescribe supplements to support phase I and phase II detoxification of the liver and support other functions of detoxification in other organs of the body.