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The Power of Detox with IMS: Some of the best cleaning we can do is on the inside

Dr. Fred Lisanti

In warm weather we devote a lot of time to cleaning, whether we’re washing the car or weeding the garden. But some of the best cleaning we can do is on the inside, with systemic detoxification through a multi-pronged process, says Dr. Fred Lisanti of Integrative Med Solutions (IMS), a natural medicine clinic with offices in Eastchester, New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut.

Lisanti often recommends detoxification for those with “telltale signs of a struggling, toxic system,” such as weight gain, continuous headaches, chronic fatigue, acne, gastrointestinal discomfort or a weak immune system. “A summer detox using acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and nutraceutical supplementation can rejuvenate, rebalance and reinvigorate your body and mind,” he says.

A naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, he creates a detox combination individually prescribed to fit each patient’s specific needs. “It is modern, customized, developed health care based on a synthesis between ancient healing arts and cutting-edge natural medicine,” he says.

A detox program at IMS uses acupuncture to “wake up” detox organs such as the liver, kidneys, and intestines, which may not be functioning at full capacity due to toxic impediments, Lisanti says. Next come recommendations for clinical nutrition. “These would entail more plant-based foods and plenty of filtered water while avoiding processed foods and vices such as tobacco and alcohol,” he says. Finally there’s a botanical medicine and nutraceutical protocol, such as curcumin (turmeric), milk thistle and psyllium husk for cleansing support, plus antioxidant/probiotic assistance like alpha lipoic acid, glutathione SR and HMF forte.

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