A toxin is basically any substance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body; stressing and undermining one’s biochemical health and organ function. Toxins can come from by products of normal cell metabolism or from the outside environment (e.g.) pollution, drugs, pesticides, dyes, colorings, microbes, heavy metals, tobacco smoke and so on.
Toxicity occurs when we take in more then we can manage and eliminate. The body’s built in detoxification apparatus include the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, skin and lymphatic systems. Multitudes of symptoms are suggestive of toxicity such as headaches, joint/muscle pains, bad breath, rashes, indigestion, frequent colds, mood changes and so on.
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing them. Detoxification is a pillar of naturopathic medical belief and at KNC we support this concept very seriously. Fasting, modified diets, cleansing botanical and homeopathic medicines, Whole Body Hyperthermia, Neural Therapy, Oxygen and Ozone Therapy and Chelation Therapy are a few of the modalities used at KNC.