When we detox, it is to get ourselves stronger and healthier, and it strengthens a low immune system.
Examples of a low immune system: Herpes, shingles, glandular fever (mono), acne rosacea, mouth ulcers, thrush, gum disease, cancer, fungal infections, recurring coughs/throat infections, and auto-immune diseases.
Our immune system is everywhere: Under the skin, inside our bone marrow, in the lymph glands and our spleen. We have thousands of bacteria and viruses in our body and often they live in harmony and equilibrium. However, as soon as we are put in an imbalanced state, inflammation begins as way to correct this and an attempt to retain a state of homeostasis.
The imbalance may have been caused by excess toxins which have entered our body through: drugs, pesticides and heavy metal in food, alcohol, injury, smoke, breathing polluted air and most important the overuse of pharmaceutical antibiotics.We are defined through genetic disposition thanks to our parents and grandparents.
There are many reasons why our immune system becomes weak and our health deteriorates; Shocks and traumas or injuries, big stressful events (e.g., change, move, break up, loss of love ones etc) traumatic and stressful events.All of these are interconnected. If you have a history of thyroid problems from both sides of the family, that makes you susceptible to thyroid problems. If your immune system becomes weak or you end up having a traumatic event or injury, your pituitary gland - which is the master gland that governs all your glands - may start to not function properly and the trauma/stress will go straight to the susceptible organ which is your weakest link.
To strengthen your immune system it is important to make sure you are well hydrated, eat healthy food and cut out processed food. Manage gut flora by taking a good probiotic. Find ways to manage your stress by walking, exercise and/or meditation.
Homeopathy can help bring balance back to your system.It is a way of treating an illness by looking at a person as a whole which is body, mind and emotions and treating individual susceptibilities. These are systems of healing that have been used well over the centuries and safe for babies, children, men, women and the elderly as well as during your pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted, 100 percent natural, safe and non- toxic. They stimulate your own healing mechanism to become stronger,increase your immune response and reduce your susceptibilities.
Why build a strong microbiome?
Our microbiome is a wonderful and unique ecosystem of microbes that our organism rely on for the most significant processes in our body. We carry up to 4 pounds of microbes in our gut. Some of these microbes are so unique for each of us, almost like a digestive blueprint.
Not only are our gut microbes responsible for digestion, producing vitamins B & K, preventing pathogenic microorganisms from invading, but so many times our health issues start with the gut health and lacking of proper microbiome. Your microbiome is responsible for your weight. The type of bacteria that reside within your gut impact your risk of obesity and other metabolic conditions.
Recent research shows a strong link between gut bacteria and cancer.It was found that the gut bacteria Helicobacter pylori might deactivate your immune system’s ability to regulate inflammation, potentially triggering ulcers and stomach cancer.
One of the most significant role of your Gut bacteria is an influence on your mental state, as the microbes produce a variety of euro-chemicals that are used to regulate your brain’s physiological and mental state.
A 2013 study found that children with autism had lower levels of three types of digestive microbes (Prevotella, Coprococcus, and Veillonellaceae) than other children. There is growing recognition that the microbiome is directly linked to infant and childhood development, research also shows that digestive flora play a role in childhood behaviors like the ability to focus, follow instructions, and even sit still.
Schedule your consultation with our TH nutritionist to hear how she can assist you and your family with a Microbiome make over.