THIS MAY BE A BOLD STATEMENT, BUT RECENT studies suggest this is true—each year chemical companies in the U.S. manufacture over 6.5 trillion pounds of 9,000 different chemicals and release over 7.1 billion pounds of 650 different chemicals. In addition, heavy metals are released into the environment from industrial manufacturing plants and fossil-fuel combustion, including 48 tons of mercury annually. Exposure to these ubiquitous chemicals has created an overall toxic burden that extends from the old to the very young.
Knowing this, all of us can use a good detox! The liver and other tissues involved in detoxification must be supplied with the essential nutrients as well as botanicals that assist detoxification and aid in preventing damage to the body's tissues. Dr. Alan Miller will offer advice on how to properly and effectively detox and cleanse. He is the Director of Medical Education and Research at Thorne Research. A well-known naturopathic doctor and educator who has lectured at medical conferences nationally and internationally, he is also a senior editor for Alternative Medicine Review.