ANDERSON, S.C., Feb. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An Anderson chiropractor wants to increase awareness of the role toxins play in illness and obesity and the steps people can take to detoxify their bodies. According to Dr. Harvey Garcia, D.C. of Garcia Chiropractic, many common foods, beverages and environments contain poisonous substances that contribute to weight gain and impair proper body function -- which is why his clinic offers detoxification as the first step in its weight loss program. "This program fits in perfectly with our whole-body approach to health and wellness, especially where obesity is a problem," says Dr. Garcia.
The chiropractor warns that toxins have become a way of life in today's developed countries. "Industrialization has had a major impact on the quality of air and water, and traces of heavy metals and other industrial byproducts pollute the water we drink and the air we breathe," says Dr. Garcia. He notes that many of these toxins see regular use in people's homes, citing chemicals in household objects such as Teflon-coated pans, and plastic containers can also leach poisonous substances over time. Even fluoride, a common additive to the water supply, can have a negative impact on the thyroid gland, with weight gain as a side effect of this dysfunction.
Dr. Garcia adds that "convenience foods" and other processed foods and drinks contain large amounts of fat, sodium, sugars and preservatives, all of which can have a toxic effect on the body. Any toxins the liver and kidneys cannot remove settle into the fat cells, where they will stay unless an effort is made to flush them out. The collected toxins can then wreak havoc on bodily functions, with results such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, fatigue, headaches and other conditions. Many of these conditions are caused or aggravated by the obesity these processed foods tend to encourage.
Dr. Garcia prescribes his Anderson detoxification program as the first step toward sensible, healthy weight loss. "Our program does not attempt a major, traumatic shift in eating habits," emphasizes the chiropractor. "We proceed carefully, replacing a few toxic foods at a time with healthy, nutritious alternatives."
As the body gets used to this new nutritional mix, the patient develops new and healthier eating habits and attitudes toward food. Once the detox process is complete, Dr. Garcia then adds an exercise regimen to help the body's metabolism adjust to a higher level for more efficient fat burning. The exercises also increase muscle strength and flexibility, a valuable benefit for people who have developed chronic pain conditions. "Detox and weight loss are a natural combination," he says.
In addition to its detox and weight reduction programs, Garcia Chiropractic provides a variety of holistic health services for pain management, injury or illness recovery and preventative wellness.
For more information visitors can go to the website at: http://garciahealth.com/ and sign up for the clinic's new patient special.
CONTACT: Garcia Chiropractic 888-667-5235Source: Garcia Chiropractic