Detoxification pertains to the adequate metabolism of toxins through the liver and removal of these toxins from the body through the various elimination pathways. A toxin is any substance that has a detrimental effect on the body.
The importance of detoxification has been known since the time of the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates himself recommended fasting as a form of detoxification to improve health. The ability of the body to eliminate toxins is a key factor in overall health, given the chronic exposure to toxins in our environment, our foods and the medicines we take. Many chronic health conditions are a result of excess toxic load- chronic fatigue syndrome, conditions of pain (arthritis, fibromyalgia), immunosuppression, and cancer. The Metabolic Detoxification Program is a multi-level program to address toxic burden and excess oxidative stress in order to improve quality of life and decrease the risk of chronic disease.
Because cancer is associated with excess oxidative stress, one of the key elements in cancer prevention is undergoing regular detoxification. Please note that detoxification is contraindicated during conventional cancer treatment (chemo/radiation) as it affects the liver's ability to appropriately metabolize the drugs, and could increase toxicity or decrease efficacy of the treatment. Never embark on a detox prior to having a proper medical evaluation.
What does the our Detoxification Program entail?
Dr. Jamieson has designed a detox program that is adaptable to fit the needs of the patient. The detox program is innovative and varies in length (anywhere from several days to several months), frequency and intensity, depending on goals and outcomes.
Key elements that are used in the detox program are:
All patients begin with a detoxification consultation, in which they are given all the materials and instructions they need to follow the detox program.
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo