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By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, PSc.D, Board
Certified Chiropractic Physician.
Some people say that what you don’t know
won’t hurt you. In fact, when it comes to toxins in the body, what you don’t
know can make you sick or kill you. Radon gas, drinking water contaminated with
lead, car exhaust, and chemicals seeping into the water supply from landfills
are a few examples of toxic substances that will hurt you.
Surprisingly, people also consume toxins
in a variety of foods if they’re not paying attention. An apple a day may keep
the doctor away, but not if the daily apple is coated with pesticides! Our bodies have been designed to
naturally remove toxins. However, if we are not carefully avoiding or
limiting our exposure to toxic substances (medicines, processed foods,
cleaners, air pollution, etc.), our bodies can become overloaded with
Our world is becoming more and more toxic with the level of
synthetic chemicals, preservatives, and man made ingredients creating toxic
load our bodies sometimes can’t remove.Toxins accumulate over time. A toxic
body is an unhealthy body. Toxins affect how the body operates. Among other
things, toxins can have a significant impact on a person’s ability or inability
to lose weight. The good news is that you can reduce your exposure to chemicals
and take positive steps to detoxify.
What is a toxic substance?
Substances that cause health problems
are considered toxic. People don’t generally drink ammonia or eat rat poison
because they know that it’s harmful to consume those items. Products that
people use every day, like household cleaners, prescription drugs, gasoline,
alcohol, and even artificial sweetners can also be harmful. It’s not as easy to
avoid all of those as it is to avoid the most obvious toxins.
People take in toxins by breathing
gasses, vapors, or dust. As I’ve mentioned, people also take in toxins by
drinking or eating them. Substances can be ingested, absorbed into the blood,
and then transported throughout the body. The more you do to avoid taking in
toxins in the first place, the healthier you will be.
How can you detoxify your body?
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At Vibrant Life Health Center, we teach
patients how to detox their systems. Using fresh and locally grown produce in
your diet is a great way to avoid many toxins. Since produce that is grown
nearby doesn’t have to be shipped very far, no preservatives are required.
Also, if you shop at a farmers’ market, you can actually talk to a farmer about
how he or she grows produce, what kind of fertilizer is used, etc. That
information can really help people to make wise decisions about what they are
putting into their bodies.
Food supplements can also be helpful for
detoxifying. The key is to get the highest quality supplements from someone you
trust. There are lots of supplements on the market, and they vary in quality.
The way they are made can make a tremendous difference. Members of my own
family and I use many of the supplements offered at Vibrant Life Health Center.
I wouldn’t offer anything that I would not use for my own family.
Chiropractic care is also very effective
for removing toxins. When the vertebrae of the spine are in their proper
alignment, the central nervous system can function properly. Along with
everything else the nervous system does, it also sends messages throughout the
body to get rid of any toxins. Chiropractic adjustments release toxins that
have built up. Releasing those toxins improves energy levels.
Can toxins affect weight?
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Carrying excess fat around the abdomen,
hips, and thighs is usually a sign of a hormonal imbalance. No amount of
dieting or exercise can correct this problem. Hormonal balance is one of the
keys to weight gain and weight loss. Hormones control the metabolism, food cravings,
fat burning, and more. Hormone imbalances are caused by disrupting chemicals.
The World Health Organization refers to
these disrupting chemicals as “obesogens.” Nearly 800 different chemicals are
obesogens. They alter components of the hormonal system that control weight
gain. They also interfere with the functionality of the metabolism, fat
storage, bone development, and the immune system.
Over 60% of Americans are overweight.
Obesity can be a result of genetics and/or behavior. However, it is ultimately
controlled by the endocrine system. Shampoos, toothpaste, lotions, soaps,
cleaning products, and many other common household items can contain chemicals
that disrupt the endocrine system.
Most weight loss programs focus
primarily on the diet. Diet is very important, but another key to weight loss
is getting the body operating properly. NutriMost is a program which focuses
not only on diet and losing weight. NutriMost also addresses how the body is
working so that patients can keep the weight off after they have lost it.
Some people have chemicals in their
bodies that disrupt hormones and neurotransmitters. When that happens, the body
becomes resistant to shedding pounds. NutriMost identifies the chemicals in
patients’ bodies that are causing them to store fat instead of burning it.
An assessment measures vitamins,
minerals, toxins, and many other components. Once any chemical imbalances have
been identified, we put together a personalized plan for getting the body back
into balance. Removing toxins from the body is one of the things that sets
NutriMost apart from other weight loss programs. Detoxification enables a
person to burn fat naturally.
Life In Balance
At Vibrant Life Health Center, we now
offer a program that brings all the key components for wellness together under
one roof. Our Life In Balance Program addresses weight and nutrition, fitness
and exercise, musculoskeletal health, and more. Our goal is to help patients
get their lives into balance and to give them all the tools they need to stay
in balance. If you have any questions about the Life In Balance Program and
you’d like to find out how it can help you, please call to set up an
Schedule a Free Tytron Scan at Vibrant
Life Health Center.
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Vibrant Life Health Center is currently
offering free Tytron scans through the end of November. See for yourself how
this amazing non-invasive device works and how it can help you to get your body
back into balance. If you have acute or chronic pain and you’d like to find out
how chiropractic can help, set up an appointment with Dr. Thomas at the Vibrant
Life Health Center.
If you’d like to learn more about the
benefits of detoxification, call Vibrant Life Health Center. If you’ve been
struggling to lose weight, let Dr. Thomas explain how the NutriMost program has
helped hundreds of people lose twenty to forty pounds or more in just forty
days. If you’d like to check out the Life In Balance plan which can address
every area of a patient’s health, call Vibrant Life to set up an appointment.
In this article, I have discussed the
ways that toxins can get into a person’s body and how those toxins can affect a
person’s health. I’ve also discussed various ways of getting toxins out of the
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the
key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes
nutrition, Chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a
chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact
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Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board-Certified
Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is
located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and
fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing,
Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weightlifting, and Martial
Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout
the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to
transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s
healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr.
Thomas is regularly seen on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the
transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the
community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents
throughout Northeast Florida.