21 Day Detox
21 Day Guided Detoxification and Allergy Elimination Diet
The 21 Day Detox is a healthy and sane approach to detoxification.
Developed by Dr. Murphy, a California licensed Naturopathic Doctor with extensive training and experience in natural detoxification, hundreds of people have been able to safely complete this detox and unleash their full vitality. You can choose to join a group or meet one on one with the doctor. We provide you with the guidance and information you need to safely detoxify your body and to identify hidden food allergies.
Detoxification is appropriate for anyone who is looking to take control of their health. This process will increase overall vitality, and help those with food allergies, candida, autoimmune diseases, and environmental burdens such as heavy metal and chemical exposure.
The Benefits of the 21 Day Cleanse
- * Permanently remove toxins from your body
- * Discover hidden food allergies
- * Naturally replace harmful candida in the gut with beneficial organisms
- * Reduce inflammation in the GI tract
- * Establish positive eating habits
- * Look and feel great
We rely on whole foods, herbs, nutrients and cleansing practices such as hydrotherapy to encourage the natural detoxification processes in our body. You are not required to buy any products or supplements, but we do carry products such as protein powders and herbs to help support your body during the detox.
While not intended as a weight-loss diet, many participants will find that our 21 Day Cleanse helps to establish healthy eating patterns, improves digestion, nutrient absorption, and identifies foods that the body cannot properly digest.
In group classes, we create a supportive environment for you to detox and share your experiences and learn from others. No group classes are currently offered, but they’re coming soon. Please contact us if your interested in joining a group.
Detoxification is the process by which our body’s get rid of unwanted metabolism byproducts or toxic pollutants.
Every major organ system in the body functions in waste removal and elimination. When we detox, we help our vital organs like the kidneys, liver, intestines and skin to do their job better and remove obstacles to optimal performance.
In many cases, the obstacles are toxic metals, pesticides and other chemicals that lodge deep in your organs and tissues and accumulate over time. Bacterial and yeast overgrowth in the bowels and on the skin is another obstacle to optimal health, this is often caused by following a Western diet and taking antibiotics at high frequencies.
Our Approach to Detoxification
Luckily for all of us, our bodies are equipped with a very powerful detoxification system,we just need to nourish it like a garden and it will flourish. Our naturopathic detoxification protocol starts with a whole foods diet, intermittent non-protein restrictive fasting, botanical medicine support, lifestyle counseling, and vitamin, mineral and other supplementation to include omega fatty acids and probiotics.
Detox with Us
The first place to start is by completing our 21 Day Detox. This can be done one on one with the doctor, in person or virtually, or you can join a group class.
If you are concerned about food allergies and want to investigate how your body actually reacts to your favorite foods, you can enter the Allergy Elimination phase after the detox.
If you are concerned about heavy metals or other pollutants and are unable to properly detoxify through our whole foods based 21 Day Detox, then you should consider chelation which we discuss later on this page.
Our 21 Day Detox Program
The 21 Day Detox is a healthy and sane approach to detoxification that we have helped hundreds of people to complete. You will eat a hypo-allergenic diet for 21 days, only consuming whole foods that are not known to be highly allergenic and are low on the glycemic index scale. The menu plan strikes an ideal balance between protein, fat and carbohydrates during the cleanse, and sets the stage to re-introduce foods after the cleanse to test for allergic reactions.
Each day we set small lifestyle tasks like working up a sweat in a sauna or hot bath, dry skin brushing, using castor oil packs, hydrotherapy and a host of other activities that will help flush your organs of elimination and teach you fun and healthy lifestyle activities to keep up after the diet ends.
At no point during the cleanse do we restrict protein but there are a few days in the middle with very little carbohydrate intake. Each plan will be adjusted to your individual goals and health status. We provide a framework and guide you through the program, with each participant receiving individual input.
The Benefits of our 21 Day Detoxification Program
- Permanently remove toxins from your body
- Discover hidden food allergies
- Naturally replace harmful candida in the gut with beneficial organisms
- Reduce inflammation in the GI tract
- Establish positive eating habits
- Increase fertility for men and women
- Look and feel great
While not intended as a weight-loss diet, many participants will find that our 21 Day Cleanse helps to establish healthy eating patterns, improves digestion, nutrient absorption, and identifies foods that the body cannot properly digest. You are not required to buy any products or supplements, but we do carry products such as protein powders and herbs to help support your body during the detox. Detoxification is appropriate for anyone who is looking to take control of their health.This process will increase overall vitality, and help those with food allergies, candida,autoimmune diseases, and environmental burdens such as heavy metal and chemical exposure.
Heavy Metal Testing
We can test for heavy metals through hair, blood or urine. Testing of urine is fairly easy to collect and has good accuracy. Hair testing is good for kids. As toxic metals are often ‘hidden’ in the body, sometimes a provoking agent is used to flush out some of the toxins so we can get an accurate measurement. We can work with anyone who suspects chemical or metal toxicity to get the right test.
Some cases where heavy metal toxicity may be suspect are: chronic fatigue syndrome,arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme, autism/ADD/ADHD, infertility and autoimmune disease.
Heavy Metal Chelation
Sometimes a more targeted intervention like chelation is required to remove deep seated toxins. Mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, titanium and several other metals can be a challenge for the body to get rid of.
Chelation requires the use of a provoking agent to flush out the pollutants. Chelation is serious business since the provoking agent will bring the toxic metals out into the bloodstream, it is important to work with a naturopathic doctor if you are going to chelate. We have helped many patients with chelation and are able to confirm via urine test if and when our treatments are effective.
Food allergies and intolerances are a growing area of concern. You may be allergic to your favorite foods and not know it, or you could develop an intolerance slowly over time to common food items.
Food allergies can be investigated using blood spot analysis and other tests. We use IgA and IgG food allergy testing and food challenges to help you get to the root of your food sensitivities/allergies.
You may discover that you have an unknown food allergy and be forced to eliminate that item from your diet, but you can also test and rule out suspect food items and enjoy them without question.
The hypo-allergenic diet and removal of processed foods and refined grains for 21 days has immediate benefits on gut flora which in turn strengthens the intestinal lining to prevent unwanted food molecules from absorbing into the bloodstream.
With less irritants entering your body and bloodstream, the immune system calms down,inflammation is reduced and circulation through the body and abdominal region is improved. In this environment, the body is ready for a food introduction challenge to test for reactions.
For example, if you suspect that wheat is bad for you and wanted to challenge it, you would eat a small bowl of pure wheat cereal for breakfast on the 22nd day of your low allergy diet. By measuring your pulse and body temperature or by using a more sophisticated fitness tracker, you can easily gauge your physiological response to the food. Symptoms of wheat intolerance could show up in your mood, complexion or other areas and last for a day or two. Other common foods to challenge are cheese, egg whites, soy, peanuts and tree nuts, and any single fruit or vegetable that you suspect intolerance to.
Completing the 21 Day Detox correctly is a necessary step before doing a food challenge. You can work one on one with Dr. Murphy in person or via video chat or join a group class to complete the detox.
Detoxification is a proactive practice to improve your health and a treatment in itself for toxic and environmental burdens. We encourage everyone undertaking a detoxification program and/or diet change to speak to a qualified health professional prior to starting.We offer a one-time complementary phone introduction to discuss how naturopathic medicine and naturopathic detoxification protocols can help you reach your wellness goals.
Join a Group Detox
In group classes led by Dr. Murphy, we create a supportive environment for you to detox and share your experiences and learn from others.
All classes follow the same format: we meet weekly for four consecutive weeks. The first class is a free introduction to getting started. If you decide to sign-up, the detox starts the following week.
Spring is the ideal time to detox, but we hope to offer groups throughout the year. If you do not see a suitable date listed, please contact us and let us know that you are interested to join a group, and best timeframe to begin.
2017 Monthly Detox Groups Forming Now
Each class is 4 weeks long:
- January 4, 11, 18, 25
- February 15, 22, March 01, 08
- March 15, 22, 29, April 5
We meet on Wednesday for one hour starting at 6:30 pm at our Lake Forest office. To register your interest in future classes or to register for a specific class, please use our Google Form Link.
Sign up using our contact form and let us know a few good dates and times for you, and we will let you know when the virtual classes are scheduled. We look forward to meeting you in a one on one, group or virtual 21 Day Detox group.Please let us know in the comments section of the contact form if you have any