With the advent of the infomercial, came many famous products to better our lives.  The George Foreman grill will reduce fat from our food; the Ninja will quickly dissolve fruit into its purest form without losing nutrients; Suzanne Somers will help you tone your thighs to their thinnest form with the Thighmaster.  The latest craze coming down the health and wellness pike is “the juice cleanse.”

A juice cleanse, or liquid fasting, comes in dozens of recipes and is recommended for three to five days; there’s the  honey-lemon-cayenne pepper-water combination or the coconut water-peach-turmeric powder incarnation. Regardless of the ingredients, the main purpose of the cleanse is to quickly release toxins from your system that are causing you pain and weight retention.

That begs the question, what is a toxin?  According to Medical Daily,a toxin is an antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when present at low concentration in the body.  Data from EPA reveal that approximately 70,000 chemicals are made use of commercially in the United States alone. From these chemicals, 93 %( 65,000) are considered possibly unsafe to both human beings and animals alike.

However, this is not news.  Society has been well aware of toxins for decades.  In fact, our bodies are designed to eliminate waste via sweat, urine and feces.  So why is toxin elimination a problem? Instead, ask when is toxin elimination a problem?  Symptoms of toxicity come in the form of headaches, night sweats, diarrhea and lethargy. The body sends electrical and chemical impulses down the spinal cord 24 hours a day.  When the spinal cord becomes pinched or misaligned, the spinal cord becomes bombarded with impulses, causing toxins to build up, leaving the patient in pain.

Proper chiropractic care can reduce and eliminate toxin build up – without fasting or juicing – to keep patients pain-free and healthy.  At the Back Pain Clinic Belleville, we provide you with the top diagnostic tools to find the exact cause of your pain.  However, the best tool is a thorough conversation with Dr. Fast.  During your first appointment, plan to spend some extra time discussing pain, lifestyle and medical history to ensure proper treatment.

Don’t go for the gimmick, treat yourself right.  Make an appointment at the Back Pain Clinic Belleville before toxins get the best of you!