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Episode #15: Detoxification: A Holistic Approach to Cleansing and Rejuvenation

Functional Health Radio

Release Date: 05/08/2024

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Episode Summary:

In this enlightening episode of Functional Health Radio, Dr. Kristin Hieshetter delves into the critical subject of detoxification, unraveling its complexities beyond the common misconceptions. She illuminates the interconnectedness of environmental toxins, dietary choices, and the importance of supporting the body’s natural excretory pathways. With clarity and fervor, Dr. Hieshetter advocates for a proactive approach to health and wellness, questioning conventional wisdom and urging listeners to reclaim vitality through intentional cleansing.

Dr. Hieshetter’s narrative weaves through her professional evolution, personal experiences, and the sobering statistics on chronic illness and healthcare expenditures in the United States. Emphasizing the significance of detoxification, Dr. Hieshetter outlines a multifaceted process that nurtures the body’s intrinsic capacity to heal. Insightful references to Ayurvedic medicine, environmental hazards, and the detrimental effects of certain dietary components offer a comprehensive framework for understanding and engaging in effective detox protocols.

Key Takeaways:

•             Detoxification extends beyond purging; it encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects leading to a rejuvenated sense of self.

•             Environmental toxins and accumulated internal pollutants obstruct the body’s natural functioning, leading to a myriad of health concerns.

•             The correlation between toxic overload and chronic diseases, particularly cancer, highlights the need for diligent attention to detoxification methods.

•             A structured and nurturing detoxification process, tailored to individual needs and preceded by proper preparation of the body’s excretory systems, can lead to significant health improvements.

•             Post-cleansing reintegration of foods with a focus on those low in harmful substances can further support long-term well-being.

Notable Quotes:

•             “Your skin is your third kidney… your skin is reflecting what’s happening on the inside, and it’s an ancillary route for toxins.” - Dr. Kristin Hieshetter

•             “It’s very subtle. Most of the studies are done at the later stages when we are in full toxic blowout and we have cancer or we have leukemia or we have a brain tumor.” - Dr. Kristin Hieshetter

•             “Grains make your blood brain barrier leak, not just your gut, your brain. So if you want a healthy brain… you got to dump grains.” - Dr. Kristin Hieshetter

•             “Cancer has become our index of chemical toxic exposures.” - Dr. Kristin Hieshetter

•             “When you consider that an atom of one toxic metal like mercury can fit where a critical mineral should fit, it will then disengage these metabolic pathways and slowly, over time, chip away at those pathways until we hit a threshold where we don’t feel good…” - Dr. Kristin Hieshetter

Resources:

•             Dr. David Perlmutter’s book: “Grain Brain”

•             Environmental Working Group (EWG) for water safety reports: EWG’s Water Database

•             Standard Process Cleansing Program: Standard Process

•             Dr. Steven Gundry’s list on lectins: Dr. Gundry’s Lectin-Free Diet

Tune in to the full episode of Functional Health Radio for a deep dive into detoxification with Dr. Kristin Hieshetter and discover transformative steps toward reclaiming your health. Stay connected for more empowering health wisdom in future episodes.