Nyla Jiwani BSc.ND – Naturopathic Doctor
Spring is just around the corner! Traditionally, this is the time of year that we spring clean our homes and yet how many of us think about cleaning our internal mansion? With increasing reactions to normal everyday food items and increasing amounts of toxins in the environment, our bodies are severely burdened.
Dr. Nyla uses the IgG and IgE Food Antibody Assessment to identify immediate and delayed food sensitivities/allergies (88 Combined Food categories = Dairy, Fish/Shellfish, Fruits, Nuts/Grains, Poultry/Meat, Vegetables). She also tests IgE Inhalants to identify region-specific environmental allergens such as grass pollen, weed pollen, fungi, tree/shrub, and household allergens (ie. Animal dander, generic mold). Knowledge and temporary elimination of these foods while concurrently strengthening the immune system and cleansing the body can help to deal with food sensitivities.
Liver, yeast and parasite cleanses are used to help clear toxins. It is very important that many factors be taken into consideration when performing a cleanse. High blood pressure, prescription drug use, supplement use, constipation, and other factors can cause one to become very ill during a cleanse. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a licensed Naturopathic doctor who will work up a patient’s case in full detail including health complaints, current diet and lifestyle, drug/supplement use, bowel habits as well as a thorough physical exam before beginning any form of cleanse or detoxification program.
The body is burdened with several types of toxins such as heavy metals, chemical toxins, and microbial compounds. High levels of heavy metals in the body may cause many symptoms including headaches, fatigue, muscle pains, indigestion, decreased concentration, tremors, and poor co-ordination. Scientists have found a strong relationship between children with learning disabilities/ADHD and high levels of heavy metals in the body. Hair Analysis can be used to identify these heavy metals in the system. Chemical toxins such as pesticides, drugs, alcohol, solvents, and food additives are processed by the liver. Common symptoms include respiratory allergies, numbness, and headaches.
Microbial compounds are toxins formed in the gut from the waste products of yeast and bacteria and can lead to thyroid disease, SLE, Chrons, ulcerative colitis, allergies, asthma, and immune disorders. Similar to yeast and bacteria, parasites also inhabit the intestinal system and can cause such havoc such as malabsorption and bowel disorders.
Detoxification improves one’s immune system, assists in weight loss, increases energy and alleviates other discomforts such as allergies. This spring, think “CLEANSE” and take a positive step to optimal health. For more information and to book your family’s initial consultation, please call Dr. Nyla at Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Centre (905) 825-9996.