Why Detox?

Our Naturopathic Detox Programs

Detoxification is a natural process whereby toxins from our environments and diets are transformed into less harmful substances for excretion. In reducing the burden on the body’s detoxification system and supporting the key detox organs’ capacities, a professional detox program addresses dietary and lifestyle factors in order to promote optimum health and vitality.

Toxins are substances with a potential to interfere with both short- and long-term health. Toxins may be in the form of dietary allergens, such as gluten, preservatives or additives, or they may be environmental or lifestyle related, from pesticide exposure, cleaning agents, or cigarette smoke. Toxins may even be created internally from the recirculation of metabolic waste, or by the bacteria of the digestive tract. Your toxic burden refers to your individual level of exposure to various toxins.

Toxin resistance describes the body’s ability to effectively process and eliminate toxins, and also refers to the health impacts these toxins may be creating. In our modern world, health challenges may arise as a result of a constant, low-level exposure to a broad range of dietary and environmental toxins.

The detoxification programs run by our naturopath, Renae Trivic, aim to lower your toxic burden whilst helping to build toxin resistance. Renae can guide you to reduce dietary toxins, improve detox capacity, neutralise free radicals, and eliminate waste products.

Over a period of 4-6 weeks, depending on your health needs, Renae may combine the prescribing of nutritional and herbal formulas with dietary and lifestyle guidelines in order to deliver a personalised detoxification process.

How does a program like Renae’s differ from a detox program that I may purchase off the shelf?

Detox programs have become very popular over the years, and there are now countless types available and offering a “quick fix”. A one-size fits all program lacks the support of a professional practitioner, and their advice to suitably prescribe something to address your particular health requirements. Unlike a store-bough detox program, Renae’s is tailored to suit your needs, and includes practitioner-only supplements of the least-reactive, highest quality. Renae screens and evaluates the efficacy and safety of your detox program as you go, providing support and motivation to help you to achieve optimal results.

Are there any occupations or circumstances which can increase the need to detox?

Living close to areas of high pollution, or working with hazardous substances, can increase your toxic burden. Some of the occupations or circumstances usually associated with an increased toxic exposure include:

  • Aircrew
  • Beauty therapists
  • Builders
  • Farmers
  • Hairdressers
  • Painters
  • Horticulturalists
  • Mechanics
  • Metal workers (including plumbers and welders)
  • New car owners
  • Those living, working, or exercising nearby to a mine, industrial area, or main road

Will I lose weight on Renae’s detox program?

Renae’s detox programs are generally not designed specifically for weight loss, although many individuals implementing a detox diet have noticed a reduction in weight as a result of making healthier dietary choices. If weight loss is a goal of yours, please speak to Renae for appropriate guidance on how the dietary guidelines may be adjusted to improve your body composition.

Renae is at West Perth Osteopathy on a Wednesday and Saturday.
Please call ([PRACTICE PHONE], or email [email protected], for more information, or to book an appointment.