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Vitality NW - Natural Medicine Clinic specializing in Women's Health and Pediatrics

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Do I Need a Detox?

by: Alicia Hart, ND People often come in wanting to do something to “detox” postpartum. Now, what detoxification means to you may vary. Usually people are saying they want to lose weight, feel healthier, and have more energy. Sometimes people are asking to get rid of heavy metals or environmental pollutants like organophosphates. Sometimes people are concerned about fat soluble medications that they feel are still affecting them. In general, your liver and kidneys do a marvelous job of processing your day to day exposure load, so congrats! You’re already detoxing. When we think of detox in the postpartum, we must consider nursing mothers specifically because breastfeeding itself is an act of detoxification. Breastmilk, with its higher fat and protein content, does tend to attract heavy metals...

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