Why do we need medically supervised detoxification therapy?

Modern society has attempted to improve our productivity and standard of living through the manufacture of thousands of synthetic compounds. As a result, man made synthetic compounds with known toxicity and known carcinogenicity are flooding into our environment and are being stored in our bodies at an alarming rate! This toxic accumulation has unknown and potentially disastrous effects on the human body since these chemicals are known to be unsafe, and because toxic chemicals also have synergistic toxic effects which means the toxins combine with each other in the body to produce greatly multiplied and unknown toxic effects far greater in force than would be expected by merely the sum of the individual chemicals themselves.

According to the website of the United States Department of Environmental Protection, Toxin Release Inventory Data for 2008, the latest data that are available, Hawaii’s major industries released 3.2 million pounds of toxic chemicals in one year! This accounts for only the State’s 39 top industrial facilities, as required to report by law. The top five released chemicals, according to this EPA report were “sulfuric acid, nitrate compounds, hydrochloric acid, barium compounds and propylene.” This is not counting the millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released by non industrial activities including household cleaners, small business and industries, agriculture, and transportation. Multiply this Hawaii statistic by the other states and countries of the world year after year in order to try and appreciate the staggering amounts of environmental toxins that are released into our global environment!

The chemical pollutants of greatest concerns to human health are the toxic heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, arsenic), industrial organic solvents, and industrial bio-toxins (pesticides). The primary mechanism by which these chemicals lead to toxicity is through neurotoxicity, immune system toxicity, and through hormone mimicking, although virtually every system of the body can be affected. Numerous studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, the NIH and the EPA since 1976 consistently show that large amounts of dangerous chemicals are stored in the bodies of nearly every individual that has ever been studied!

I am a medical practitioner who is very concerned about the effects that toxic environmental exposure may have on the body. As such I have developed a series of Medically Supervised Detoxification Programs in order to assist the body’s detoxification and depuration process. By removing the toxic effects of these substances, we allow the body to regain its own innate ability to heal. Medical detoxification has an immense potential to assist patients in the recovery from a diverse range of symptoms and diagnoses, especially stubborn and persistent complaints that have not responded well to other methods. Detoxification is known in Integrative Medicine to have beneficial effects in the following disorders:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitive Disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Disorders
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Hormone Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
    • Stroke
    • Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Attack)
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Chronic infections
    • Candida albicans infections
    • chronic viral infections
    • chronic bacterial infections
    • chronic parasite infections

This partial list of diagnoses is by no means an exhaustive categorization of all the benefits of detoxification therapy! If you feel drawn to medical detoxification therapy as a modality that may work for you, please familiarize yourself with our medically supervised detoxification programs and schedule an appointment for a physician consultation.

Medically Supervised Detoxification Programs