by Sean Croxton
Of all of the systems of the body, I’d say that I’m the weakest when it comes to my knowledge on detoxification.
I’m really not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’d much rather study poop than the liver.
Regardless, when your game isn’t quite up to par you bring in the big guns to take you to the next level.
So on this episode of Underground Wellness Radio, my new friend Dr. Andrea Maxim ND stopped by to fill in some of the blanks for me and to help YOU discover the right way to detox.
Click the player at the bottom of this post to check out the entire show.
Here are my notes:
3:29 – How Google saved Dr. Maxim’s life.
5:38 – Why detox has become so darn popular and such a buzzword.
6:12 – Why the detox-in-a-box works…but doesn’t work.
7:46 – There’s no one-size-fits-all detox. Detoxification should be individualized.
8:27 – What’s the difference between a cleanse and a detox?
9:25 – “No matter how healthy you are, you still need to detox.”
10:00 – How your liver works and the phases of detoxification.
12:00 – Why some people are oversensitive to caffeine and perfumes.
13:31 – How toxins can become even more harmful in your liver than they were to begin with!
14:49 – What you MUST do before detoxing. This is important.
16:06 – Foods and nutrients that facilitate the phases of detoxification.
18:00 – The most common signs of toxicity — fatigue, high blood pressure, mood disorders, headaches, fertility issues, etc.
20:36 – Caller Q: How to eliminate heavy metals from the body.
23:37 – Why there are different detoxes for different people — parasite infections, yeast overgrowth, acidic bodies, xenoestrogens, and more.
27:30 – Dr. Maxim’s top 5 products swaps to reduce your toxic load (i.e personal care and cleaning products)
29:07 – Herbs that kill parasites and other nasty gut bugs. And the importance of knowing what bug you have via the right testing.
31:15 – The BEST way to tackle pH problems with bicarbonate, dark leafy greens, berries, and other goodness.
33:46 – Email Q: How to lessen the side effects of detox.
35:00 – Email Q: Is it safe to detox while breastfeeding?
35:30 – Email Q: What the doc thinks of coffee enemas and intermittent fasting.
37:45 – Email Q: Is detox helpful for multiple chemical sensitivity?
39:10 – Is there a best time of day or year to detox?
40:38 – What a REAL naturopathic detox looks like.
42:01 – The detox mindset — why you need it to stick with your detox.
43:41 – Why you should eat organic while detoxing…and how much coffee you can drink.
44:28 – The foundational approach to health —> remove the trigger, detox the body, maintain acid/alkaline balance, and flood the body with the nutrients it needs.
46:22 – Why the elimination diet can be limiting.
47:26 – Mono-meals: how to strategically add foods back to the diet.
49:40 – Learn more about Dr. Maxim’s detox program HERE!
52:14 – Caller Q: Even green vegetables cause me digestive problems. Why!?
58:15 – Are coffee enemas a good idea if you have caffeine sensitivity?
58:50 – Caller Q: Why does water give me a stomach ache?
1:03:17 – Email Q: Is bentonite clay effective for detox?
Click the play button below to listen in. And be on the lookout for Dr. Maxim’s upcoming book, MAXIMized Health: The New, Intelligent System for Optimal Digestion and Hormones.
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss