Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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Tips for Detoxifying Your Body

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Friday, 07 September 2018 04:37 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Because most of us already have perfluoroalkylated compounds (PFCs) in our bodies, it’s important to ensure that the body can get rid of these chemicals.

The F in PFC stands for fluoride. Fluoride is an electronegative element and is highly oxidative, which makes it damaging to the body.

Fluoride also happens to be in the halide family, which also contains iodine. One halide can competitively inhibit another.

But the human body needs iodine. In fact, every cell in the body requires an adequate amount of iodine to function properly.

After testing more than 6,000 patients, my partners and I have found that more than 96 are iodine deficient — most severely deficient.

Fluoride toxicity is accelerated when iodine deficiency is present.

Therefore, the first step toward detoxifying from PFCs is to ensure adequate iodine intake. The best food source for iodine is seaweed. Unfortunately, much of the seaweed available today is contaminated with other toxins.

Therefore, the best way to ensure adequate iodine levels — and to help the body get rid of toxic halides like fluoride — is to take at least 25 mg of iodine per day.

Ingesting an adequate amount of salt also helps detoxification. Salt contains the essential halide chloride, which also aids the detoxification of other toxic halides. I find that 1 to 2 teaspoons of unrefined salt per day aid greatly in the detoxification process.

You also must ensure that you drink enough water. I suggest taking your weight in pounds, dividing the number by two and drinking that amount of water (in ounces) every day.

Finally, exercising and sweating aid the detoxification pathways. I suggest a sauna to help body sweat, and exercising for at least 30 minutes three times per week.

PFCs are another example of a common household toxin that is negatively impacting your health — even if you don’t know it.

We can’t wait for the EPA, FDA, or other federal agencies to protect us from harmful chemicals. Those organizations are simply not equipped to do the job.

Instead, educate yourself and take the appropriate steps to avoid toxins and enhance your body’s detoxification pathways.

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