Detoxification Specialist

Reshma Patel, PA-C -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Ananda Integrative Medicine

Reshma Patel, PA-C

Integrative Medicine Specialist & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Every day, you’re exposed to toxins that can build up in your body and interfere with your health and wellness. At Ananda Integrative Medicine in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Reshma Patel, PA-C, helps you detox your life and your body. If you’re looking for a natural and holistic way to improve your health, call Ananda Integrative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.

Detoxification Q & A

How am I exposed to toxins?

Hidden toxins are everywhere. Living in Los Angeles, you know that the air is polluted and that you should always filter tap water before you drink it. You probably know about the “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables that increase your exposure to pesticides. You might already know to purchase safe and natural cleaning products for your home and your body. Even if you’re aware of the risk, there are still toxins in your environment that you might not be aware of. 

For example, did you know that Teflon™ is a common ingredient in many brands of dental floss? Additionally, many popular brands of protein powder include heavy metals in their ingredients or refuse to be transparent about their ingredients and manufacturing processes. Even your mattress could be a hotbed of toxic chemicals, and you spend hours in your bed every day.

The point is, heavy metals and toxins are everywhere. While your body is designed to flush out toxins and waste products, it wasn’t designed to cope with the amount of potentially dangerous materials in the modern world. 

How can I reduce my exposure to toxins?

The first step in protecting yourself is educating yourself about the different toxins in your environment and the alternatives available. At Ananda Integrative Medicine, Reshma offers wellness consultations and can help you identify your highest risk areas. Once you know where you’re most exposed, you can take steps to protect yourself from changing the way you shop to replacing chemical-heavy products in your home. 

What’s involved in detoxification?

Reshma provides a multidisciplinary approach to detoxification. She often begins with nutritional counseling. Changing your diet can both reduce your exposure to toxins and help your body flush out any remaining chemicals. She also recommends that everyone drink more filtered water.

She might also recommend infrared sauna therapy. This innovative treatment heats your body and raises your temperature, which helps you process and remove waste products and toxins. Additionally, alternative therapies like massage can stimulate your lymphatic system. 

If you’re interested in detoxification, call Ananda Integrative Medicine or make an appointment online for expert testing and customized treatments and advice.