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detoxification is a huge gift for your health

Detoxification is a huge gift for your health. As it helps to manage both internally generated as well as externally acquired toxins. Therefore having persistent detoxification capability is key for sustainable health.

Do you have achy joints? Do you have skin problems that you can’t get under control? Have you gained weight that you can not loose? Do you have mood swings, anxiety, insomnia?

This is a way of your body talking to you and asking for help by sending out inflammatory molecules. 

Toxicity can be a major trigger for chronic inflammation. As a result this sets us up for imbalances, dysregulation and further downstream for chronic disease. Our experience of toxicity is unique. So, what is toxic to me, might be fine for another person.

Chronic, accumulative and low-level exposure to toxins creates body burden and sets us up for inflammation throughout the body.

There are both internal as well as external sources of toxicity.

What may surprise you is that the microbes in the gut is a source of toxicity. We have hundreds of trillions of different individual units living in our gut. So, all of them are competing for space and food. They are also thriving off different parts of our diet and having metabolism. Hence the additional source of toxicity in your body that your liver has to deal with is the waste product from your microbial friends.

Another source of internal toxicity can be hormones. Once the body has synthesized and used up the hormones, we should be able to metabolize it. In the modern Western world it can be challenging. Even if our bodies are producing healthy and optimal levels of estrogen, we are daily exposed to the substances that act as an estrogen in the body. Because these substances can fit into estrogen receptors and have estrogenic effect on the body. We are readily swallowing, inhaling and absorbing them through the skin. As a result this can dramatically change hormone balance and cause hormone overload.

Examples of substances that have estrogen mimicking effect include:

  • BPA – bisphenol A is used in making plastics and it’s everywhere. Pretty much every food is wrapped in the plastic. So this plastic is leaking into our food, especially if it’s something like cheese that has more acidic pH.
  • Perfumes, colognes
  • Anti-persperants, deodorants
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Hair dyes
  • Makeup and skincare products
  • Nail polish
  • Hair straightening procedures
  • Other personal hygiene products

According to this study, women use an average of 12 products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. Men use fewer products, but still put 85 chemicals on their bodies. Some hair care products contain more than 5,000 chemicals, including some known to disrupt the body’s natural hormone balance or to have cancer-causing effects in animals, according to study authors.

There are different laws for the food and personal hygiene products.

Personal hygiene products in US don’t have to disclose all of the ingredients. If an ingredient is below a certain percentage, the company doesn’t have to disclose on commercial packaging what ingredients have been used.

Another steady and constant source of toxicity are medications. Nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription medication, study finds. Drugs can be lifesaving. However drugs use up liver detoxification pathways which can create additional toxic burden on the body and detox system.

Unknown food sensitivities when consumed on regular basis can be the source of the ongoing inflammation in the body. If you have food sensitivity and you don’t know it, it keeps your body in a great state of alarm at all times.

We are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of toxic chemicals on daily basis. Thus this slow accumulation of toxins in our body can easily lead to liver overwhelm and cause toxic burden on the body.

Inflammation as a result of toxic overwhelm can be at the root of:

  • arthritis
  • migraines
  • muscle pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • inability to loose the weight
  • acne, dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, discoloration or any other skin problem
  • autoimmune disease
  • or any other inflammatory dynamic in the body

Detoxification strength naturally repels toxic retention and toxic overload.

It is important that the body could readily process estrogen mimicking substances, so they don’t build up in the tissue on the ongoing basis and start having negative effect on the health.

Toxicity buildup in the body can be a major trigger for chronic inflammation. And then damage from that inflammation sets us up for the stage for any chronic disease. And for 99% of people it’s not about single, acute exposure. It’s about a slow, persistent, incremental addition of toxins in the body as a result of toxic overload.

We have an opportunity on the regular basis to try and decrease the level of toxins in order to minimize downstream effects of the toxicity on the body. 

A lot of the most insidious toxins (estrogen, BPA, heavy metals, etc) are fat soluble substances. In order to get rid of them we have to convert them into water soluble substances.

Because we are exposed to so many toxins both internally and externally, and because our diet tend to be nutrient poor, we can struggle with converting fat soluble chemicals into water soluble ones. As a result this leads to poor excretion of toxins and their recirculation.

This topic is very close to my heart as I have suffered from a toxic burden myself few years ago. I am excited to share a detox program with you based on the Functional Medicine Science principles. It is a 9 day inflammation busting, detoxification enhancing, new lifestyle promoting experience. 

Not all cleanse programs provide detoxification, biotransformation and excretion of toxins!

If the detox or the cleanse doesn’t support biotransformation or conversion of the most dangerous toxins from fat soluble state to water soluble state, those toxins just keep re-circulating in the body and eventually get stored in the fat or bone tissue and actually become more toxic as they generate more free radicals and inflammation.

Detox

Detoxification is a Huge Gift for your Health!

This 9-day detoxification cleanse combines elimination diet and nutraceutical supplements which actually speed up the rate at which the body gets rid of toxins. Therefore, if there is a blockage how your liver or GI tract processes the toxins, this cleanse dramatically helps to speed up all detox pathways in the liver and gut. Not only it provides all the nutrients that you need for all the major detox pathways but it actually increases the enzymes that speed up detoxification pathways. As a result your body is able to get rid of the toxins in more accelerated way.

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Nutritional, supplemental, fitness, and wellness information provided by the Functional Medicine Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko, Unique Verve Inc is designed for educational purposes only. If the Client has any concerns or questions about her/his health, the Client should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Do not disregard, avoid, or delay obtaining medical or health-related advice from the healthcare professional.

Any claims made with respect to dietary supplements, including those made with respect to supplements available at Unique Verve, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and is not necessarily based on scientific evidence from any source. Dietary supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent medical conditions or disease. You should consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any dietary supplement program.

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  1. I hereby request and consent to the performance of all aspects of the Detox and/or Skin Wellness program provided by Unique Verve, Inc, Functional Medicine and Skincare Practitioner Natalie Maibenko.
  1. I am consenting to submit to participate in the Detox and/or Skin Wellness program of my own free will, that I will accept any and all responsibility for any undesirable consequences that may occur. I understands that it is my sole responsibility to consult with my physician prior implementing the Detox and/or Skin Wellness program.
  2. I understands that method of the Detox and/or Skin Wellness program involves taking nutritional supplements, recommendation for lifestyle and nutritional changes.
  3. I understand that the Detox program is a private outpatient program that is non-refundable.
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  5. I understand that due to the nature of the Detox and/or Skin Wellness program, it might involve cleansing reactions in the form of fatigue, headache, or other symptoms. These symptoms will abate with time. Because all individuals are unique, Unique Verve, Inc and a Functional Medicine Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko can not gauge or guess client’s reaction(s) to the Detox and/or Skin Wellness program.
  6. DISCLAIMER and CONDITIONS: Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko encourages the Client to continue to visit and to be treated by his/her healthcare professionals, including, without limitation, a physician. The client understands that Natalie Maibenko is not acting in the capacity of a doctor, licensed dietitian-nutritionist, therapist, psychologist or other licensed or registered professional. Accordingly, the client understands that the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko is not providing health care, medical or nutrition therapy services and will not diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. Rather, Functional Medicine and Skincare  Therapist Natalie Maibenko serves as a coach, mentor and guide who helps a client to reach her/his own health and wellness goals through implementing incremental, positive, healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes that help the client to live and thrive using simple methods. The Client has chosen to work with the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko and understands that the information received should not be seen as a medical or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of the client seeing licensed health professionals. Nutritional, fitness, and wellness information provided by Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko, Unique Verve Inc is designed for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Do not disregard, avoid, or delay obtaining medical or health-related advice from your healthcare professional.
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The Client acknowledges that the Client takes full responsibility for the Client’s life and well-being, as well as the lives and well-being of the Client’s family and children (where applicable), and all decisions made during and after this program. The Client expressly assumes the risks of the Program, whether or not such risks were created or exacerbated by the provider. The Client releases the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko, his/her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, teachers, lecturers, agents, health counselors and staff (collectively, the Releases) from any and all liability, damages, causes of action, allegations, suits, sums of money, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, which against the Releases, the Client ever had, now has or will have in the future against the Releases, arising from the Client’s past or future participation in, or otherwise with respect to, the Program. Unique Verve, Inc and the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko is in no way liable for client’s health or safety.

  1. The Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko, is not a licensed Dietitian, Naturopathic Doctor or Medical Physician or Doctor and does not diagnose diseases, disorders or conditions.
  2. Nutritional, fitness, and wellness information provided by the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko, Unique Verve Inc is designed for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Do not disregard, avoid, or delay obtaining medical or health-related advice from your healthcare professional.
  3. Any claims made with respect to dietary supplements, including those made with respect to supplements available at Unique Verve Inc by the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and is not necessarily based on scientific evidence from any source. Dietary supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent medical conditions or disease. The client should consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any dietary supplement program.
  4. In providing wellness program to the client, the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko, is relying upon the truth, accuracy and completeness of all information the client have provided to her. Any recommendations the client follows for changes in diet, including the use of nutritional supplements, are entirely client’s responsibility.
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    The Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist, Natalie Maibenko does not guarantee that the client will attain a particular result, and the client understands that results differ by each individual. As with any health-related program or service, the results may vary, and will be based on many variables, including but not limited to, client’s individual capacity, life experience, unique health and genetic profile, starting point, expertise and level of commitment.
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The client accepts that the ultimate responsibility for her/his health care is the client’s own and that the Functional Medicine and Skincare Therapist Natalie Maibenko, Unique Verve Inc is here to support the client in this.

The client hereby agrees to assume full responsibility for any manner of loss, injury, claim or damage whatsoever, known or unknown, incurred as a result of same and the client, her/his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns for any loss, injury, claim or damage sustained as a result of the client’s attendance and/or participation.
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