You might be wondering, why would you want to detox in the first place?
Our bodies are exposed to more chemicals now than ever before. Every day new chemicals are added to our personal environments via food, pollution, plastics, furniture, food containers, cookware, carpets, electronics, personal care products, and more.
Some of these chemicals are newly created and their effects on the human body are entirely unknown. Others are only a few decades or even a couple of years old and we are still learning about their impacts.
Possibly the most concerning factor behind all these chemicals is that there are few to no barriers in the process which allows chemicals to be used in everyday items. Meaning your body is slowly taking in small amounts of new chemicals and toxic buildup over time.
It’s a war of attrition.
This constant chemical bombardment your body is fighting each day just to keep you healthy is why you should be interested in detox.
I’m not talking about a harsh detox that can sometimes put the body under more pressure and stress than necessary. Juice cleanses and powerful liver detoxes can backfire because they deprive your body of nutrients or place overwhelming stress on detox pathways.
We need to reduce our toxic burden wherever possible, support our body’s natural detox pathways, and incorporate detox binders into our health routine.
I want to focus on this last strategy – using binders for detox – because I’ve seen binders work well in my personal practice and I want to share them with you. Binders work by:
- Clearing out toxin buildup
- Inducing biofilm removal in the gut
- Alleviating gas and bloating
- Preventing acute poisonings
Detoxing to support your health
There are some toxins we should be worried about more than others. Some of the worst offenders are mold toxins, heavy metals, and bisphenol-A (BPA). When it comes to ridding our bodies of these chemicals, I’ve found there are two binders work particularly well:
GI Detox and Upgraded Coconut Charcoal are two effective binders that help you with daily detox from mold, heavy metals, and other toxins. They are also strong enough to use in more targeted therapies such as mold exposure treatments.
GI Detox is made from two binders – it consists of 75 percent Pyrophyllite clay and 25 percent activated charcoal.
Pyrophyllite clay a very rare clay that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It’s richer in silica and quartz than other clays (such as bentonite) and works through both adsorbing (to bind to) and absorbing (to ‘swallow’ up) chemicals.
Phyrophyllite clay is negatively charged and binds readily to endotoxins from Gram negative bacteria, by-products of yeast and bacteria, and heavy metals. This process assists in restoring gut microbial balance and is recommended as an effective detox strategy that is also gentle enough to use daily.
Activated charcoal is one of the most effective binders known to man. Considered more effective than stomach pumping in poisoned patients, charcoal effectively rids the body of unwanted toxins. This is why I recommend using is on its own as well as in the GI Detox.
For normal use, I recommend taking one to two capsule of GI Detox once a day on an empty stomach – an hour before eating or two hours after.
Upgraded Coconut Charcoal
Activated charcoal works by binding to toxins through adsorption. Adsorption is different from absorption because the chemicals are trapped in the little holes of this porous substance rather than being soaked up. The charcoal isn’t absorbable by your body so it passes through the GI tract while taking unwanted toxins with it.
You can order Upgraded Coconut Charcoal here. For normal use, take Upgraded Coconut Charcoal with other binders on an empty stomach. You can also take your activated charcoal with food you know to be low quality.
Using Binders for Mold Detox
You can use both GI Detox and Upgraded Coconut Charcoal to fight daily toxins or in a mold treatment protocol. The toxins produced by toxic mold are called mycotoxins and ridding your body of these takes a comprehensive plan that lasts between six months to a year.
GI Detox – Take one to two capsules twice daily with Upgraded Coconut Charcoal.
Upgraded Coconut Charcoal – Take 1000 to 1500 mg (2-3 capsules) twice daily with water, GI Detox, and on an empty stomach.
For more specifics on mold detox protocol, you can read my Mold Exposure Treatment Guide.
Do binders interfere with nutrient absorption?
Because of the effectiveness of binders in their absorption and adsorption of chemicals, it’s a completely logical concern to think they would also bind with beneficial nutrients. In general, we need more research on this subject but preliminary animal studies have found that adding charcoal to sheep’s diets did not decrease their nutrient levels. Also, toxins are predominantly positively charged, which is how the negatively charged binders are readily attracted to them.
You can reduce the chance your binders will work on the wrong particles through taking them on an empty stomach. All binders should be taken at the same time and either one hour before or two hours after medications and supplements.
Other Detox Strategies Worth Considering
We live in a time where we are exposed to more chemicals than ever before. Learning about detox strategies is now as important as learning to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Other detox strategies worth learning more about include:
- Infrared saunas
- Glutathione – Love this brand…. Bulletproof Liposomal Gluathione Force
- Calcium D-Glucarate
Each of these can be used on their own or together for a compounding effect. Also, each of these are included in my Mold Exposure Treatment Guide.
Add Detox to Your Daily Routine
Toxins are a part of our daily lives. Fortunately, there steps you can take to reduce their overall impact on your health. I recommend incorporating GI Detox and activated charcoal into your daily health routine.
If you’re healthy, take both the GI Detox and Upgraded Coconut Charcoal to deal with daily toxins.
If you’ve been exposed to mold, you can take GI Detox and Upgraded Coconut Charcoal to help with a comprehensive Mold Exposure Treatment. Remember, these two binders are only part of a mold treatment protocol.
I recommend adding detox strategies to your daily routine to combat the unprecedented number of chemicals that bombard us each day.