If you’re like most people, you probably don’t realize the number of toxins that you come into contact every day. There are over 70,000 chemicals commercially produced in the United States and we’re exposed to small amounts of many of these chemicals every day. This constant exposure, even at low levels, can cause dysfunction in many systems of the body.
The following quiz will help you determine your current level of toxic exposure and whether or not you would benefit from a personalized metabolic detoxification program.
Do you feel tired or fatigued?
Do you experience early morning stiffness?
Do you feel stiff after periods of rest?
Do you feel dizzy, foggy-headed or have trouble concentrating?
Do you experience cracking joints?
Do you experience frequent back pain or headaches?
Are you overweight or underweight?
Do you have cellulite?
Do you eat fried, fatty or processed foods?
Do you eat out more than twice a week?
Do you experience generalized aches and pains in the body?
Do you have an autoimmune disease?
Do you experience frequent sinus problems?
Do you smoke, or have you smoked in the past?
Are you sleepy in the afternoon?
Do you experience intestinal gas and bloating after meals?
Do you bruise easily?
Are you sensitive to chemical odors, like perfumes?
Do you wear clothes that have been dry cleaned?
Do you recover slowly from moderate exercise?
Do you dye your hair?
Do you feel sluggish?
Do you have food allergies or sensitivities?
Do you take pain medications for aches and pains?
Do your bowels move less than twice per day?
Does opening your windows for fresh air in your office/bedroom a few minutes each day make you feel better?
Do you use regular municipal water (non-filtered) for your shower?
Do you eat non-organic fruits, vegetables and/or meat and poultry?
Do you eat seafood more than twice a week?
Does your occupation expose you to toxins?
Do you have wall to wall carpeting in your home or office?
Do you drive a new car?
Do you get headaches?
If you’ve answered YES to three or more of the above questions, you most certainly would benefit from metabolic detoxification. There are general detoxification programs that are good for most every one, and there are specific detoxification programs, custom tailored to the patient based on functional diagnostic test results.
For example, if we find a patient has arsenic or mercury in their system (more common than you might think), they will require a different type of detoxification program than someone who does not.
So, while everyone can benefit from periodic general cleansing, some patients will require a more personalized program to get the best results.
For more information, please contact our office at 203-861-7810.