Detoxification is a cornerstone of Naturopathic treatment and philosophy.  Many conditions are fueled by toxicity, and may benefit from a professional detoxification protocol, which focuses on including functional foods which aid detoxification, such as crushed garlic and green tea in therapeutic doses, as well as supplements which aid the removal of toxins from tissue and support the liver to bind and clear these toxins, which are then eliminated via the bowel by consuming a diet high in fiber.  

Why detox in a box is not a good option?

Firstly, this is a mass produced protocol, which is largely not based in evidence and certainly not individualised like a practitioner prescibed detoxification program.  Plus, we have all heard the horror stories in the news of someone taking a detox product, which induced liver failure!  


Your own personal health needs need to be taken into consideration.  Such as:  


Are you well enough to be on a detox?  

Sometimes, you need to do some work on your health and energy levels prior to detox, as it takes a lot of energy for the body to detoxify.  A person who is barely staying awake in the day, should not make matters worse by embarking on a detox program. Sometimes a detox can make you feel worse by liberating toxins, that you are ill equipped to deal with in your current state of health.

Will the herbal products in a detox program interact with your medication?

Is detoxification contraindicated in your health condition?

Are you sensitive and likely to react to detoxification products and need a gentler approach over a longer time period?

Are you mentally prepared for the work you need to put into a detox program right now?  

Detox programs require some preparation - such as making all your meals.

Consulting with a practitioner, will help you workshop all of the above.  They will take into account your whole body and which systems or organs are most likely impacted, and tailor make a program specifically for you.  There are different programs for:

  • Gut rehabilitation

  • Liver detoxification

  • Heavy metals

  • Preconception care detox

  • Wellness and spring cleans

Make an appointment and visit me in my Perth Northern Suburbs Hillarys Clinic to take that first step to wellness.

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Conditions which may benefit from detoxification

Many conditions may improve when your body is cleared of stored toxicity.  Some of these conditions are listed below.

  • Weight Loss

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Inflammatory bowel related issues

  • Sensitivity of strong smells

  • Food intolerances

  • Thyroid complaints

  • Liver disorders

  • Bloating 

  • Sluggishness

  • Poor immunity

  • Autoimmunity

  • Inflammatory conditions