9 Detox Strategies
In the course of our daily lives, we’re constantly exposed to toxins found in the air, water, and soil. And just eating right or staying hydrated isn’t enough to remove those toxins from our bodies. Fortunately, the body’s ability to heal is powerful, and there are plenty of things you can do to help it along. In this guide from Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., we’ll discuss some of the steps you can take to support your health on a cellular level.
1. Improve Mitochondrial Function with Light
It takes energy to detoxify your body. Improving your health with light therapy builds a foundation so that you can detox more effectively. Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., recently interviewed Wesley Burwell, a leading expert in the field of light. Check out this interview to learn more about how light therapy activates hemoglobin and myoglobin in the bloodstream, helping improve circulation and encourage the release of nitric oxide.
As Burwell describes it, nitric oxide “acts like a cement block on the brake pedal of the mitochondria.” With the help of a phototherapy patch like the LifeWave Energy Enhancer, you can encourage proper mitochondrial function, making it much easier to eliminate unwanted chemicals.
2. Activate Your Lymphatic System with LED Light Therapy
Did you know that up to 20 liters of plasma flow through your blood vessels and capillaries every day? Your lymphatic system helps deliver nutrients throughout the body and carries waste products away from your cells. When the lymphatic system is sluggish or impaired, you may notice swelling, soreness, or stiffness, especially in your arms and legs.
To kick start proper lymphatic function, you can sweat it out: infrared sauna therapy helps the lymphatic system release the toxins stored in your cells. Plus, spending time in a sauna may help you relax, sleep better, and relieve minor aches and pains. Infrared therapy can even stimulate your immune system and encourage the production of white blood cells.
You can complement infrared sauna therapy with supplements like Thymex from Standard Process, which supports a healthy thymus – the lymphatic system gland that produces T-cells to fight off infection. Couple this with LifeWave’s Y-Age Glutathione patches, which can increase the body’s antioxidant levels.
3. Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
Can a patch and a pill save your pancreas? A healthy pancreas is critical for regulating the levels of glucose in your bloodstream. You can help support your body’s natural metabolic processes with LifeWave’s SP6 Complete Patches.
If you have a sweet tooth, try patching in combination with taking a supplement called Gymnema by MediHerb. Gymnema helps suppress your sweet taste sensation and reduce cravings for sugary foods. For those seeking additional nutritional resources, we recommend the Glucose Goddess book by Jessie Inchauspé, who studies the connection between glucose spikes and mental health, aging, and fertility.
4. Consider a Gallbladder Detox
Does your gallbladder need to detox? The gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ below the liver, is responsible for storing and releasing bile to aid in proper digestion. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the gallbladder is part of the Zang-fu: the group of organs that regulate qi, or energy, in the body. Yet in the United States, gallbladder removal is one of the most common surgeries. All too often, a high-cholesterol diet combined with a sedentary lifestyle leads to gallbladder disease, inflammation, or issues like gallstones.
To purify your gallbladder and help it function properly, you can take a supplement like AF Betafood from Standard Process, which combines Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and iodine to encourage healthy bile production and flow. You can also use the LifeWave Y-Age Aeon patch, which helps your body relax and regulate its inflammatory response.
5. Detox Your Thyroid With Light
Are you sick of micromanaging your thyroid levels and wish you could just wake up this essential gland to work better? You can try a thyroid rejuvenation protocol: first, detoxify the thyroid with a Y-Age Glutathione patch, then activate the cells with an X-39 stem cell patch. Healthy thyroid function is critical, as this gland regulates your metabolism, affects your heart rate, and even has an impact on brain development.
6. Understand Gut Permeability
You may have heard of leaky gut syndrome. Gut permeability is common: it’s simply chronic inflammation that you can manage with the right combination of therapies. We recommend an aloe vera supplement – aloe vera is packed with antioxidants and can help support a healthy gut microbiome. LED light therapy can also help improve a leaky gut by supporting a healthy immune response. For an effective patching routine, we encourage the LifeWave Y-Age Trio of Glutathione, Carnosine, and Aeon to improve cellular function.
7. Don’t Forget About Your Ovaries
Your ovaries need purification too, especially if you’re trying to conceive. If you have used hormonal birth control, have irregular periods or ovarian cysts, or experience pain during ovulation, you may need to detox your ovaries. We recommend a combination of supplements and patches:
- Dietary supplements: Castor oil packs and Ovatrophin PMG
- LifeWave phototherapy patches: Y-Age Glutathione, Energy Enhancer, and IceWave
Taking steps to improve ovarian function can be particularly beneficial before undergoing fertility treatments.
Learn More From Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Remember – it’s what you do every day that matters most. If you’re interested in learning more about incorporating detoxification strategies into your daily life, schedule a consultation with Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. Our goal is to help you remove the obstacles to your healing. To get started, contact us today.