Exposure to toxins is a fact of modern life. Substances like heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals from household materials and cleaning products are ingested, inhaled or absorbed into our bodies throughout our lifetimes. Some of these substances are carcinogens, meaning they are known to cause cancer in high enough concentrations; others disrupt the optimal functioning of the body. All can give us the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Low energy
  • Sleep problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor coordination
  • Digestive problems
  • Impaired immune function
  • More than 20 pounds overweight


Here at the Center for Integrative Medicine, we take detoxification seriously. Our bodies cannot effectively eliminate the amount of toxins to which we are exposed every day. Without excretion, those toxic substances continue to build up in the body—and over time, the uncomfortable symptoms listed above can give way to even more significant problems, including neurological disorders and cancer.

Fortunately, we can support the body in ridding itself of harmful chemicals and other substances. If our doctors determine you could benefit from detoxification, we will recommend one or more of the following methods of safely removing toxins from your body:

Explore the links on this page to learn more about the detoxification options available through the Center for Integrative Medicine. We invite you to call us to schedule an appointment to speak with our naturopathic physician, Dr Jocelyn Cooper, about your health concerns and discuss how detoxification can help.