I can’t stand the word detox frankly. Yet I use it more than any other word in my practice these days. It is one of the core things I do today, because the lab testing I do is repeatedly showing that most issues you guys are coming in with are due to blockages in the system due to various accumulated toxins.
Most symptoms can be traced back to different toxins that are interfering with the body’s ability to function and repair normally.
Our body is pretty good at detoxing and healing by itself, but only when it is not overloaded with ridiculous amounts of poisonous stuff that paralyzes the system. Detoxification is the most crucial thing we need to understand how to do safely and efficiently today, yet it is the most abused fad-ridden trend word out there.
Many of us who have been sick ourselves or have loved ones who are, know all too well the madness in healthcare today.
We go to one doctor and they tell us something is wrong with our thyroid, that’s why we are tired all the time. We might think “oh that makes sense - it is my thyroid that is not working”. So we get offered synthetic thyroid medication. A disaster. This is not addressing why our thyroid is not producing normal level of hormones.
Add to that, our body does not recognize synthetic hormones the same way it does natural hormones that are bioidentical.
Why people who start synthetic thyroid medication often experience heart-racing and do not get better at all - on the contrary.
What is wrong with this picture is, we are not addressing the cause.
All these issues we are treating today like: fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, cancer, hormone issues, infertility, mental disorders, weight gain, hair loss, male sexual health issues and acne are simply symptoms in themselves.
When we treat the symptoms, we never get cured, because whatever is causing the symptoms is still in the body.
Did you know that blood sugar and diabetes 2 can be triggered by mercury (we get mercury from fish, but mostly dental fillings)? This means that no amount of clean eating and paying attention to sugar will help much. And did you know that aluminium sits in the brain and is found in Alzheimer’s? We have kids today that are swamped in aluminium riddled medication and vaccines - getting up to 7 injections at a single time, injected directly into a still-developing brain. It is nuts. We don’t know how to use medicine and vaccinations in manners which are safe in the long-term. Right now many of our common practices in conventional medicine are causing more harm than good. And in functional medicine we are dealing with ridiculous none-sense testing like testing your mitochondrial functioning, food allergy testing and saying stuff like “you are allergic to 50 different foods” etc. Dude no. No one is “allergic” to 50 different foods. Just stop yourself right there. When you are reacting negatively to many different foods, what we are dealing with is a compromised digestive capacity - and that needs to be fixed. That has nothing to do with food allergy. Yes, you can have an issue with one or two types of foods - but if you are getting ridiculous lists of things to avoid, food allergy is not the term you should be working with here.
The thing is these are byproducts of things that are blocking the system from functioning optimally.
A side-effect being that yes, our digestion doesn’t know how to metabolize normal foods anymore, our blood sugar might go up, we get adrenal fatigue, our mitochondria and ATP production diminishes and our hormones go haywire.
These things are not to be treated in themselves - they are symptoms that will continue until the root cause of the issue is fixed.
It is critical to understand how to test for the first domino piece that makes all the other pieces fall down. If we focus on a middle piece, nothing gets fixed, cos we are just treating a symptom. You got symptoms of estrogen dominance? Don’t treat the hormones, rather figure out WHY estrogen is being accumulated rather than metabolized. If we have been exposed to mold from water damaged building, we will have mycotoxins that block the liver from functioning - including metabolizing estrogen. And so we get estrogen dominance. If we want to fix this, we need to get rid of the mycotoxins and ensure we are no longer exposed to the source of mold.
If we treat the symptoms, we waste our time, money and energy down the drain.
It is pretty logical. I mean, if you have a clogged drain and all you do everyday is to wipe up the floor and remove the water on the floor, it is still clogged and you can’t shower. Everytime you try, it floods the floor. Although when you clean up the floor, it LOOKS like you have fixed the issue from the outside - same goes for when we take symptom management medication or follow a ridiculous unrealistic elimination diet. Things might get a bit better shortly, only to get worse again. When we don’t unclog the drain, we can’t shower.
Did you know that wild blueberries protect your brain from toxins?
Reference: Antioxidants (Basel). 2014 Dec; 3(4): 636–648.
When we don’t fix what it is that is causing the inflammation in the gut, brain our body, we have to live caged up not being able to ever eat a doughnut or all hell breaks loose in the body.
That is not normal. If we can’t eat normally - which is something like 80% natural produce and 20% Häagen-Dazs or insert-junk-food-of-your-choice, our body is overreacting due to being clogged up.
The question remains WHY? Today, the answer to this question is pretty simple.
Something is inside our body interfering with normal functioning. This is why, what we need to test for are toxins and be aware of things like bacteria, virus and parasites which are opportunistic and will occur, when we have accumulated enough toxins in our body.
We cannot cure these diseases if we don’t test for the causes. Here are some of the things we test for at the clinic in Copenhagen.
DOWNLOAD “HOW TOXINS ARE AFFECTING OUR HEALTH HANDOUT” FROM MY TALK 30th of sept 2018
For those of you who were at my talk in Øksnehallen in Copenhagen Sunday 30th of September I am attaching handouts for the talk as promised - click here to download the notes (DANISH only).