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1Metabolic Boosting with Detoxification & Cleansing Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton,Licensed NutritionistFunctional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner&Dr. Holly German,Naturopathic Doctor
2Intros Dr. Holly German, Naturopathic Doctor Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton, Licensed Nutritionist, Author of Choosing Health
3OverviewDetox basicsEight techniques to support your body in detoxification and eliminationReduce exposureNourishHydrateMoveEliminateGet UnstuckRestSelf-CareWhat does detoxification have to do with metabolism?When the “toxic burden” is reduced, the endocrine system is more balanced and metabolism will he healthier
4Organs of Detoxification Clearing toxins from the body is a team effort & essential to healthy metabolismThese organs are always detoxifying to some degree but your level of wellness/dis-ease influences how much energy the body has to put towards cleansingH
6Detox Hierarchy Body detoxes endogenous & exogenous toxins Non-native gut speciesChemicals, medications, & normal environmental toxinsEffect the endocrine, immune, and neurological systems first and foremostBody does general “housekeeping” during day:Disposes of cellular waste, esp. lactic acidRemoves larger waste products sent thru lymphRemoves smaller waste thru veins, breath, sweat, or to liverLiver makes some toxins water-soluble, excreted by kidneys or skinLiver traps fat-soluble toxins in bile to be excreted in fecesFinal clearance of waste by digestive tractR
7Tip #1: Reduce Exposure to Toxins There are 70,000 registered chemicals having hormonal effects, in addition to being toxic and carcinogenic.The hormonal effects have a devastating effect on metabolism!H
8Reduce Your Environmental Stress HSkin, air, and food – routes of entrance
9Reduce XenoestrogensEstrogen mimickers, increase estrogen levels, disrupt hormonal balance & tax the liver, include:Organ chlorines—used in pesticides, dry cleaning, bleaching of feminine-hygiene products, plasticChoose organic produce, hormone-free animal products, filtered waterBPA-plastic, water bottles, linings of cansAvoid heating plastics
10Tips for reducing Xenoestrogens Parabens & stearal konium chloride in cosmetics and creamsSkindeep.org, look for paraben-free on labelPhthalates, phenoxyethanol as preservatives in sunscreens, lotionsCoconut oil (SPF 2), red raspberry oil (SPF 28)Perfumes, deodorizers, air fresheners contain artificial scents and phthalatesAir purifier, plant, baking soda, essential oilsBCP’s, spermicidal condomsLaundry detergent, dryer sheets & fabric softeners (petrochemicals)Seventh Generation, Soap Nuts, Ecover, BabyGanics Dryer Sheets
11Reduce Exposure to Poor Quality Food Processed foods (packaged foods with artificial ingredients, food coloring, flavor enhancers, refined salt, reduced nutrients)SugarFeedlot animals (antibiotics, GMO feed, growth hormones, filthy living conditions…you can’t get healthy on sick animals!)Commercial dairy (same problems as above)Dirty dozen produce (fruits & veggies with highest concentrations of pesticides).
12Reduce Exposure to Toxins cont. Use quality body care productsUse EWG’s cosmetics database (ewg.org/skindeep)Get a shower filter & water filterMany choices, freedrinkingwater.com is oneTake chlorella mins before eating seafoodBinds to mercury in stomachHMD, heavy metal detox is a clean brandSafe in pregnancy
13Reduce Exposure to Toxins: Making Your Home & Office Health-Friendly Air purifying plants (spider plant, peace lily)Air purifierIQAir or BlueAirMinimize synthetic materialsUse glass food storage containersUse non-toxic cookwareNutri-Stahl, glass, stainless steel, cast ironAvoid using particle board and othertoxic furniture and building materialsCarpet gluesPaintsVinyl floors (PVC’sMake your own or use natural cleaning products
14Helpful Tests HTMA (hair tissue mineral analysis) Pathogen screen Food intoleranceMetabolic Assessment ProfileLooks at liver clearance (UBAS)Will tell you if liver support is necessaryUrine Toxic MetalsProvoked with DMSADetoxigenomics
15Tip #2:Eat a Nourishing Diet Diet HUGELY influences proper cell function (raw materials for energy production, co-factors & detoxification capacity).Nutrients (or lack thereof) can turn genes on/off and either improve or impede detoxificationR
17Which Metabolic Type Are You? Your diet may be outdated!Our bodies are always changing, you need to stay currentWhat kind of meal makes you full/satisfied for at least 3 hours?Does that same meal give you good mental energy and make you feel emotionally balanced (not agitated or depressed)?Do you have regular elimination?
18Which Metabolic Type Are You? Which proteins make you feel your best (not which ones taste best to you)?Red meat or dark meat poultry or lighter proteins like chicken breast or fish? Or non-flesh proteins like eggs or cheese?Which are your power carbs?High starches such as grains, fruit, potatoes, corn & beets? Medium starches like zucchini, avocado, legumes? Or low starch such as asparagus, mushrooms, and leafy greens?Do you feel more satisfied at meals that contain healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, butter, full-fat dairy, nuts or seeds? Or do you feel sluggish after eating moderate to high amounts of fat?
19Don’t Eat CarbageAvoid processed foods, packaged foods with food coloring, additives, flavor enhancers, artificial ingredients & sweetenersAvoid refined grains and salt (soak grains, use unrefined salt)
20Nutrition Broad Brushstrokes Eat whole, unprocessed foodsChicken, not chicken nuggetsEat plenty of quality fatHormones are made of fat & cholesterolEgg yolks, butter, ghee, coconut, palm, lard, olive, nuts & seeds
21Nutrition Broad Brushstrokes cont… Avoid foods that stimulate your body & blood sugarSlowly switch to decaf, use stevia, xylitol, small amounts of coconut sugar or sucanat as sweetenerConsume bone broth weekly if not dailyInclude fermented foods dailyGood bacteria help to promote healthy detox via the digestive tractSaeurkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, natto, yogurt, kombucha, kefir
22SpicesGinger, turmeric, cayenne, garlic & onion are potentially anti-inflammatory and support detox via the liver.Check food intolerance first
24Test for Gluten Intolerance Gluten Intolerance is a MAJOR contributor to chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseaseRule it out with a simple blood test with Cyrex LabsArray 3, extremely accurate blood test for gluten intoleranceArray 4, cross-reactivityArray 5, multiple autoimmunity screening
25Tip #3: HydrateHydration promotes detoxifation in all cells and promotes healthy BMsDrink plenty of water AWAY from mealsDrinking a lot at meal times dilutes digestive juicesConsume carbonated beverages sparinglyDamages parietal cells, make HCLH
26Tip #4: Move Your BodySweat releases toxins through skin, largest organ of eliminationStrength train, do yoga, do activities you enjoy!Lift weights 1-3 times every weekAnabolic, builds strong muscles/bones/jointsWork all major muscle groupsMuscle movement lymph node detoxReboundingR
28Everybody Poops…Eventually Normal transit time hrsBeet testIdeal to pass 12 or more inches of well-formed stool EVERY DAY!If there’s a problem south, look north (food choice, chewing, hydration)Move the body and the bowels willfollow!
30Causes of Disrupted Elimination Bacteria, fungus & other pathogens can cause constipation and/or diarrheaLive in GI tract, form biofilm (DNA, protein coating to protect themselves), and excrete toxins.Damages our health, disrupts eliminationFood intolerance, stress, sedentary lifestyle, dehydration, medication, endocrine disorders, nutrient deficiency
31Elimination & Detoxification Pathway Teamwork If feces sits around for days in body, we absorb some of that toxic waste material via mesentary/hepatic systemToxins go back to liverTest for elevated UBAS (urinary bile acid sulfates)Can treat pathogens & parasites naturally, don’t have to take medication
32Optimizing Elimination Optimize what goes into the bodyFood choiceChewing thoroughlyTest for food intoleranceConsider digestive aids such as enzymes and/or bitter herbsConsider a pathogen test – stool test x3 most accurateOnce ruled out, can still go through mucosal barrier rebuildingHeal a leaky gutAloe, glutamine, chlorophyll, etc.
33Tip #6: Get Unstuck Explore stuck feelings, emotions, and thoughts. The physical body follows the mind.Persistent anger, anxiety and depression hinders the innate ability to detoxify.Neurotransmitter balancingSometimes it really is in your head!R
34Optimizing Neurotransmitter Balance Food is our best way to effect levels since the amino acids cross the blood brain barrier and direct neurotransmitter supplements won’t.Protein is main building block: only food source of amino acids.Cottage cheese & other dairySeafoodPoultry & red meatEggsEven “complete” plant proteincombinations (i.e. rice and beans) are not as bioavailable as animal-based aminos
35Support for healthy neurotransmitter production Heating food at high temperatures damages amino acidsExercise, especially yogaBrain trainingNegative self talk & bad attitude impact chemistry as much as drugs or dietGut health75% + Serotonin & melatonin made in gutCompromised gut health (poor diet) can impede mood, sleepneurotransmitter productionmood
36Emotional Freedom Technique Psychological acupressure technique for optimizing emotional health.Tap a meridian with fingertips of index & middle fingers
38SupplementsAmino acid therapy should always be done under the guidance of a trained health professional.Serotonin5-HTPDopamine, Norepinephrine & EndorphinL-tyrosine, DLPA (DPA if DLPA too stimulating)GABAPhenibut (beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid)Adaptogenic herbs to support adrenal healthHoly basil, ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng, licorice root, bacopa, astragalus, schizandra, rhodiola
39Next Steps & TestingFree questionnaire on choosinghealthnow.com (links & tools)Read The Mood Cure by Julia RossNeurogistics urine testNeuroresearch: Have your doctor order urine testing with DBS Labs
40Tip #7: Go the F&*% to Sleep Best bedtime: 10pm, best rising time 6amNo bright lights an hour before bedReading lamp behind you, not over youNo TV, computer screen or cell phone!Blackout shadesRemove night lightsSound sleep tipsDeep breathingRescue sleep remedyTo do list for next day (don’t try to remember)Try to avoid stressful things before bed (like checking )H
41Lack of Sleep & Darkness We are meant to go to bed a couple hours after the sun goes down and wake up soon after the sun risesMelatonin production requires darkness before midnightPowerful cancer suppressor, digestive aid, and antioxidantCortisolSlows metabolism & increases hormonally active belly fatNPY=neuropeptide Y = appetite inducer (causes hunger)Leptin = appetite suppressorGrehlin = appetite inducer
42Tip #8: Self-Care Exercise, especially trampoline (lymph) Eat calmly and mindfullyPromotes better breakdown if food, less stress hormones, and correct portionsRest & massageDeep breathingCoffee enemasCastor oil packsInfrared saunasSkin brushingHydrotherapyR
43Honor Your Health All our systems work in harmony (or disharmony) Put effort into supporting ALL of the systemsWhen in doubt, investigate
44Contact InfoRebecca Rovay-HazeltonFree newsletterchoosinghealthnow.comMy bookChoosing Health: A One-Size-Doesn’t-Fit-All Guide to Diet, Exercise & MotivationHolly GermanFree newsletterBlog with detox resourcesSanta Cruz NaturopathicMedical CenterFree 15 minute consultationCooking videosYouTube.com/NutritiousDelicious1