The topic of this release is the question, is it true that detoxifying your body is the most important thing you can do for overall good health and even weight loss?
Dr. Cajar's Response:
Now this is a complicated question. I will answer this question in a two-part article. The second article will discuss the weight loss aspect of detoxification.
Each day we let toxins bombard us. Let’s see, there is the car exhaust, cigarette smoke, preservatives in food, insecticides cleaning products, fumes from plastics, lotion, and perfumes and on and on.
These toxins didn’t exist 100 years ago. The body has different systems and ways to handle these toxins. When someone talks about detoxification this should mean supporting the organs that eliminate waste and reducing the new toxins from entering the body.
So let’s look at the organs that get rid of waste. The main organ that deals with toxins in the body is the liver. The liver performs more than 500 functions in the body and detoxification is one of them.
There are two phases in liver detoxification. We will just call them Phase One and Phase Two. In Phase One, the liver prepares the toxic chemicals for elimination by turning them into less harmful chemicals. There are foods that have nutrients that are necessary for this to occur. Foods in the cruciferous family of vegetables are very important to eat. These include kale cabbage broccoli and Brussels sprouts to name a few.
It’s important to remember that the liver is always working and these foods should be eaten daily to keep good health. In Phase Two of liver detoxification, the liver takes the waste and prepares it for the kidneys or the bowels. So water and plenty of vegetables and fiber aid this part.
Also foods, such as garlic and onions, are very important here. Now there are a lot of “cleanses”
Dr. Alfredo Cajar
Turtle Run Chiropractic & Wellness Center
6265 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33067
Dr. Cajar Bio:
Dr. Alfredo Cajar is answering our readers questions with information on how diet and nutrition can help you deal with many health challenges. To ask a question, send an email to doc@TheOurTownNews.com
Dr. Cajar's Background: He has been in practice for over ten years. In 2008, he combined his passion for chiropractic, health and vitality by opening Turtle Run Chiropractic and Wellness Center. The goal of the center is to improve health through chiropractic treatment and nutrition. Dr. Cajar is confident that by educating and treating his patients they will retain lifelong health improvements. Taking pride in his balanced lifestyle, Dr. Cajar has been avidly training in and teaching martial arts for over 20 years.
Advanced postgraduate education and seminars attended.
• Beginner and intermediate certification in Nutrition response Testing.
• Advanced training in Nutrition Response Testing started.
• Advanced insurance and documentation
• Neurological fitness (foot levelers)
• Dr Charette’s Extremity adjusting protocol
• Carrick Institute for graduate studies Neuron Theory (801) neurology diplomat
• Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies Peripheral nervous system
• Natural alternatives to the top 10 conditions the mayo clinic treats
• Clinical nutrition A-Z
• Functional Wellness
• Essentials of nutritional therapy
• Standard Process Essentials
• Work Experience
Head Clinic Doctor at Fuller Life Chiropractic Center 2000-2004
Clinic Doctor South Florida Pain and Rehabilitation 2004-2/2008
Owner /Doctor Turtle Run Chiropractic and Wellness Center 2/2008–present
Host for radio show 4 Doors to Health 2007
Lecturer for multiple businesses for lifting safely and work place safety
Lecturer at Expo for the Heart 2006
• Florida Chiropractic Society
• Florida Chiropractic Association
• Coral Springs Kiwanis Club
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