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5 Critical Blood Tests That EVERYONE Should Have Performed

5 Critical Blood Tests That EVERYONE Should Have Performed

These are some of the basic conventional lab tests that I recommend running on most patients. These tests really help me to evaluate their true state of health.

1. Blood testing for carbohydrate metabolism.

2. Blood testing for thyroid metabolism.

3. Blood testing for adrenal (stress) hormones.

4. Blood testing for a specific viral infection.

5. Blood testing for vitamin and nutrient deficiencies.

These can be easily run by your conventional doctor at any local lab such as Quest or LabCorp to just name a few. Regardless of your health concern or complaint I feel that the following crucial lab tests can really provide you with a starting point to regaining your health and ultimately optimizing it.

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Important Cholesterol Facts

Did You Know That Cholesterol is a Necessary Part of Human Existence?

Some important facts: Cholesterol from the diet and cholesterol manufactured in the liver originates from many of the major hormones that fuel the human endocrine system.

Cholesterol is essential for the body’s production of pregnenolone, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, estrone, estradiol and estriol.

Most people when asked about cholesterol simply equate it to heart disease yet they don’t realize that cholesterol is actually vital for human life.

If the body is stressed and the adrenals are not working properly from undernutrition or physical exhaustion, the cholesterol levels will physiologically increase to attempt to manufacture more DHEA and cortisol (both adrenal hormones).

If the thyroid is under performing, then the cholesterol levels increase to compensate by making more of the other hormones.

If a woman has polycystic ovaries with an imbalance of testosterone over estrogen, the cholesterol increases.

If a man is low in testosterone or becomes diabetic, his cholesterol increases.

The main point is that high cholesterol is a sign that the body’s hormones are not in balance.

To treat the symptom (the high blood cholesterol), most physicians will resort to statin drugs to actually poison the liver’s ability to produce cholesterol….not only can this worsen hormone imbalances, but it can greatly increase the person’s risk of developing other more serious diseases.

Total cholesterol levels up to 300 were not considered important until there were pharmaceutical drugs available to lower the levels.

In my practice I will first and foremost treat the cause of the cholesterol as a problem of nutrition and a problem of hormone imbalance.

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A Naturopathic Guide To Detoxification. A Revised Special 2021 Edition

Did you know that the top 10 detoxification questions people ask every month are:

1) How to detox your liver 10,100

2) How to detox your body 5,700

3) How long does it take to detox from alcohol? 4,900

4) How to detox your body from mold 4,100

5) How to detox 3,200

6) How long to detox from alcohol? 3,000

7) How to detox from weed 2,000

8) How to detox from alcohol 1,700

9) How to detox from sugar 1,600

10) How to detox from alcohol at home

…and that’s just people putting things into their bodies, intentionally for the most part, wanting to find and undo “button” or reverse the affects of too much fun.

But what about the toxins we don’t knowingly ingest or absorb?

❏ Do you drink unfiltered water, or beverages with artificial sweeteners? 

❏ Do you cook with Teflon, plastic utensils, aluminum cookware, or reheat foods in the microwave using plastic containers? 

❏ Does your home or workplace contain conventional cleaning chemicals or toxic substances, new construction materials, or show signs of mold or water damage? 

❏ Do you consume processed foods (i.e., foods with added artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners), deep-fried, or fast foods? 

❏ Do you eat conventionally-grown (non-organic) or genetically- modified fruits and vegetables, eggs, animal proteins, and farmed fish? 

❏ Do you smoke, exposed to second-hand smoke, or have a history of heavy use of alcohol, recreational, or prescription drugs? 

❏ Do you have root canals, extracted teeth, “silver” fillings, crowns, dental sealants, dentures, retainers, aligning trays, braces, mouth guards, dental implants, etc.? 

Toxins Are Everywhere

We simply cannot escape the 80,000 plus pollutants, household and personal care products, chemicals, plastics, mold, heavy metals, pesticides, contaminated water, and more in our everyday living environment.

Things that can increase toxicity in your body:

  • Alcohol (obviously the #1 answer according to what people are asking every month)
  • Smoking
  • Prescription and OTC drugs
  • Infections/illness
  • Stress
  • Processed food
  • Non-organic food/glyphosate
  • Environmental toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals
  • Nutrient deficiencies and a poor diet
  • Allergies/food intolerances
  • Genetic variances negatively affecting liver detoxification pathways

Toxins Accumulate In Your Body

We also have toxic buildup inside our bodies from things like normal metabolic processes, hidden infections and inflammation.

Detoxing Obviously Makes Sense

Now you know a little bit about how your body gets toxins, intentional or inadvertently. And like many of the people asking the same questions every month, the next step seems to be obvious, detox to undo the damage.

But there are a lot of detoxes out there. Where do you start?

A Detox Can Mean Many Things

  1. Temporarily abstaining from something harmful (like sugar or alcohol)
  2. Consuming something beneficial (like green juice)
  3. A combination of things that ultimately help our bodies eliminate substances detrimental to our health

Regardless of the approach, the objective of
a detox is to remove the bad stuff.

This is A Naturopathic Physician’s (Dr. Aieta, ND) Approach to Natural Detoxification

To do this we need to support our body’s natural detoxification organs so they function optimally. The liver, kidneys, digestive system, skin and lungs process and excrete toxins through our urine, feces, sweat, and breath on a daily basis.

What do we actually need to do (and stop doing) to detox in a healthy, effective, and manageable way?

Following an easy yet effective custom-formulated detox can get you started on the right path towards rebalancing your health and getting rid of ongoing symptoms.

Over 20 years experience as an expert in herbal medicine

As a CT-licensed naturopathic physician, nutritionist, and expert in herbal medicine for over twenty years, I have seen what works in clinical practice.

My detox is designed to be a fool-proof method using a simple dietary, lifestyle and supplement plan to target the ways the body eliminates waste.

This strategy gets quick results while teaching basic ways to relieve some of the most common health complaints for good (like weight gain).

Dr. Aieta’s Detox Program Overview

Let’s first discuss dietary changes that we can all gradually do to get back on track. Instead of jumping head first into a very strict diet plan that may be difficult to stick with, we can do it gradually in steps while taking some very specific natural supplements as an adjunct to the diet to help with overall metabolism and detoxification. 

We can break it down to weekly dietary changes and supplements that build upon the previous week as we work towards achieving or re-achieving optimal health with a gradual cleansing.

*Download the new 30+ page Detox Program for a complete in-depth guide

Detox Protocol Week 1:

For the first week as you are trying to get back on track simply alter your diet by avoiding all grain products – by just doing this you will significantly reduce your daily sugar and carb intake. This means taking out bread, pasta, cereal, crackers, rice, corn, cookies, and cakes etc. Don’t worry about tracking your carbs or calories just focus on being 100% grain free and try to just eat when your are hungry and limit between meal snacking. When you are ready move on to step 2

Detox Protocol Week 2:

Continue to avoid the grain products as well as foods with added sugar. Now it’s time to start being more aware of how much fat you are ingesting daily in contrast to your protein. Most people forget this crucial step of adding more fat in. It’s easy to cut carbs and immediately start eating tons of protein and forget about the need for dietary fat. In order to get into ketosis, it’s important to eat higher fat (70% or more of your daily calories) moderate protein (around 20-25%) and low carb (around 7% or less).

Detox Protocol Week 3:

Start checking for the presence of ketones either through urine (convenient, cheap but least accurate), breath (more expensive, very convenient, more accurate than urine), or blood (most expensive due to the cost of the test strips, most accurate, least convenient). Based upon your ketone status you can adjust your diet accordingly…..maybe less carbs, less protein and more fat.

Detox Protocol Week 4:

Once you are in ketosis your appetite should be greatly diminished so you should start trying some intermittent fasting. Essentially only eat when you are hungry and try eating within a 6-8 hour window.

Detox Protocol Week 5 and on-going:

if you hit a plateau – pick one day a week as a designated overfeed day where you may exercise more and increase your fat and protein intake but keep your carbs low (less than 20-30 Net Carbs). This will recharge your metabolism.

NEW! Detox Program Guide with more protocol information, checklist & details ($9.95)

Download this 30+ page detox program guide for a deeper dive into Dr. Aieta’s approach to detoxification packed full of helpful information, checklist and food tips to help make your next detox outcome a successful one.

*OR purchase the 2 week detox kit used in the 5 week protocol and get the 30+ page Detox Program Guide FREE as an instant download automatically added to your cart at checkout!

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2021 Detox Supplements

The Two Week Detox Protocol eliminates toxins with fiber –  other products don’t include fiber and without it, toxins get reabsorbed in your system.

Dr. Aieta’s Detox Protocol complete 3-product kit

Everything you  need for a safe, gentle 2-week cleanse. These detox support products can be used at anytime during the 5 week detox, before, during or after.

NEW! Detox Program Guide with more protocol information, checklist & details ($9.95)

Download this 30+ page detox program guide for a deeper dive into Dr. Aieta’s approach to detoxification packed full of helpful information, checklist and food tips to help make your next detox outcome a successful one.

*OR purchase the 2 week detox kit used in the 5 week protocol and get the 30+ page Detox Program Guide FREE as an instant download automatically added to your cart at checkout!

To CleanseLiver Detox Support supplement stimulates toxin-clearing bile flow as well as supporting the kidneys and lymphatic system.

To DetoxifyFiber Detox binds to toxins so they don’t get reabsorbed into your bloodstream as well as providing satiety if you decide to do some intermittent or extended day fasting with your detox.

To Rejuvenate: Tri-Mag (laxative formula) gently purges the intestines of built up toxins and makes sure the toxins are carried out of your body for thorough detoxification.

Thyro-Adrenal Support pairs well with 2 Week Detox.

Add Thyro-Adrenal Support with 2 Week Detox

Let’s discuss dietary changes that we can all gradually do to get back on track.

 Instead of jumping head first into a very strict diet plan that may be difficult to stick with, we can do it gradually in steps while taking some very specific supplements as an adjunct to the diet to help with overall metabolism and detoxification. 

We can break it down to weekly dietary changes and supplements that build upon the previous week as we work towards achieving or re-achieving optimal health.

Week 1:

For the first week as you are trying to get back on track simply alter your diet by avoiding all grain products – by just doing this you will significantly reduce your daily sugar and carb intake. This means taking out bread, pasta, cereal, crackers, rice, corn, cookies, and cakes etc. Don’t worry about tracking your carbs or calories just focus on being 100% grain free and try to just eat when your are hungry and limit between meal snacking. When you are ready move on to step 2

Week 2:

Continue to avoid the grain products as well as foods with added sugar. Now it’s time to start being more aware of how much fat you are ingesting daily in contrast to your protein. Most people forget this crucial step of adding more fat in. It’s easy to cut carbs and immediately start eating tons of protein and forget about the need for dietary fat. In order to get into ketosis, it’s important to eat higher fat (70% or more of your daily calories) moderate protein (around 20-25%) and low carb (around 7% or less).

Week 3:

Start checking for the presence of ketones either through urine (convenient, cheap but least accurate), breath (more expensive, very convenient, more accurate than urine), or blood (most expensive due to the cost of the test strips, most accurate, least convenient). Based upon your ketone status you can adjust your diet accordingly…..maybe less carbs, less protein and more fat.

Week 4:

Once you are in ketosis your appetite should be greatly diminished so you should start trying some intermittent fasting. Essentially only eat when you are hungry and try eating within a 6-8 hour window.

Week 5 and on-going:

if you hit a plateau – pick one day a week as a designated overfeed day where you may exercise more and increase your fat and protein intake but keep your carbs low (less than 20-30 Net Carbs). This will recharge your metabolism.

Featured Products

Now for the supplements! I’m going to highlight 4 supplements this month that will aid in boosting the metabolism and start detoxifying the body by supporting the organs of elimination (the liver, kidneys and digestive tract). 

Our first product is called: Thyro-Adrenal Support Complex– the typical dosage that I recommend to patients is 2 capsules every morning, with or without food. This product can be started right away during week 1 and taken on-going.

The first product is designed to support the adrenal glands, which are two little glands that sit on top of our kidneys that produce hormones that help with energy, focus, blood sugar regulation, metabolism, inflammation control, and one’s ability to properly deal with stress. 

This same product also supports the thyroid gland. 

The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the neck area that produces powerful hormones that regulate how fast our cells burn up the calories that we take in from our diets. It essentially dictates our metabolism. 

As we age our metabolism can slow down and if our diets are not dense in specific nutrients that fuel the thyroid it becomes very easy to put on excess body weight and more difficult to take it off. 


Now let’s look at some products to aid detoxification. The next three products comprise Dr. Aieta’s Two Week Detox Protocol:  Most detox or cleanse kits contains harsh laxatives and other suspect products. 

My detox protocol uses a gentle laxative, a tasteless fiber supplement to bind up toxins from the GI tract and provide satiety so one eats a little less and a well rounded liver detox product that also supports the gallbladder, kidneys and lymphatic system.

Directions:
Tri-Mag (Laxative Formula): Day 1 through 7: Three tablets at bedtime with 8 ounces of water.
Day 8 through 14: Two tablets at bedtime with 8 ounces of water. Reduce dosage if you experience abdominal discomfort or diarrhea (you may only require 1-2 tablets opposed to 2 or 3). If discomfort persists, discontinue use.

Fiber Detox: For 14 days, Mix 1 scoop into water in the morning and again at night. After drinking mixture – follow up with another glass of 8oz of water.

Liver Detox Support: Day 1 through day 7: One capsule at night.
Day 8 through day 14: One capsule in the morning and two at night.

Dr. Aieta’s Two Week Detox Protocol will contain enough products for 2-3 more two week detoxes. Dr. Aieta recommends doing his two week detox every 3 months or at every change of season for optimal health.

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A Naturopathic Approach To Detox

I’ve been getting countless emails from patients over the past week saying that they feel just awful from overeating out of boredom and being more sedentary due to the Covid-19 stay at home order. People are looking for a way to get back on track with a diet and a way to detox or cleanse their system.

Get this FREE Download of Dr. Aieta’s 30+ page detox program guide with the purchase of Dr. Aieta’s 2 week detox kit.  (*$9.95 value) This in-depth Detox Program is based on the detox protocol covered in Dr. Aieta’s new eBook Taking Back Your Health. 

The Detox Program Overview

Let’s first discuss dietary changes that we can all gradually do to get back on track. Instead of jumping head first into a very strict diet plan that may be difficult to stick with, we can do it gradually in steps while taking some very specific natural supplements as an adjunct to the diet to help with overall metabolism and detoxification. 

We can break it down to weekly dietary changes and supplements that build upon the previous week as we work towards achieving or re-achieving optimal health with a gradual cleansing.

*Download the new 30+ page Detox Program for a complete in-depth guide

Week 1:

For the first week as you are trying to get back on track simply alter your diet by avoiding all grain products – by just doing this you will significantly reduce your daily sugar and carb intake. This means taking out bread, pasta, cereal, crackers, rice, corn, cookies, and cakes etc. Don’t worry about tracking your carbs or calories just focus on being 100% grain free and try to just eat when your are hungry and limit between meal snacking. When you are ready move on to step 2

Week 2:

Continue to avoid the grain products as well as foods with added sugar. Now it’s time to start being more aware of how much fat you are ingesting daily in contrast to your protein. Most people forget this crucial step of adding more fat in. It’s easy to cut carbs and immediately start eating tons of protein and forget about the need for dietary fat. In order to get into ketosis, it’s important to eat higher fat (70% or more of your daily calories) moderate protein (around 20-25%) and low carb (around 7% or less).

Week 3:

Start checking for the presence of ketones either through urine (convenient, cheap but least accurate), breath (more expensive, very convenient, more accurate than urine), or blood (most expensive due to the cost of the test strips, most accurate, least convenient). Based upon your ketone status you can adjust your diet accordingly…..maybe less carbs, less protein and more fat.

Week 4:

Once you are in ketosis your appetite should be greatly diminished so you should start trying some intermittent fasting. Essentially only eat when you are hungry and try eating within a 6-8 hour window.

Week 5 and on-going:

if you hit a plateau – pick one day a week as a designated overfeed day where you may exercise more and increase your fat and protein intake but keep your carbs low (less than 20-30 Net Carbs). This will recharge your metabolism.

NEW! Detox Program Guide with more protocol information, checklist & details ($9.95)

Download this 30+ page detox program guide for a deeper dive into Dr. Aieta’s approach to detoxification packed full of helpful information, checklist and food tips to help make your next detox outcome a successful one.

*OR purchase the 2 week detox kit used in the 5 week protocol and get the 30+ page Detox Program Guide FREE as an instant download automatically added to your cart at checkout!

Natural Detox Products aid in boosting the metabolism and start detoxifying the body by supporting the organs of elimination (the liver, kidneys and digestive tract). 

Our first product is called: Thyro-Adrenal Support Complex– the typical dosage that I recommend to patients is 2 capsules every morning, with or without food. This product can be started right away during week 1 and taken on-going.

Adrenal Support

The first product is designed to support the adrenal glands, which are two little glands that sit on top of our kidneys that produce hormones that help with energy, focus, blood sugar regulation, metabolism, inflammation control, and one’s ability to properly deal with stress.

Thyroid Gland Support

This same product also supports the thyroid gland. 

The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the neck area that produces powerful hormones that regulate how fast our cells burn up the calories that we take in from our diets. It essentially dictates our metabolism. 

As we age our metabolism can slow down and if our diets are not dense in specific nutrients that fuel the thyroid it becomes very easy to put on excess body weight and more difficult to take it off. 


Natural Supplements In This Protocol For Detoxification

Now let’s look at some products to aid detoxification. The next three products comprise Dr. Aieta’s Two Week Detox Protocol:  Most detox or cleanse kits contains harsh laxatives and other suspect products. 

My detox protocol uses a gentle laxative, a tasteless fiber supplement to bind up toxins from the GI tract and provide satiety so one eats a little less and a well rounded liver detox product that also supports the gallbladder, kidneys and lymphatic system.

Directions:
Tri-Mag (Laxative Formula): Day 1 through 7: Three tablets at bedtime with 8 ounces of water.
Day 8 through 14: Two tablets at bedtime with 8 ounces of water. Reduce dosage if you experience abdominal discomfort or diarrhea (you may only require 1-2 tablets opposed to 2 or 3). If discomfort persists, discontinue use.

Fiber Detox: For 14 days, Mix 1 scoop into water in the morning and again at night. After drinking mixture – follow up with another glass of 8oz of water.

Liver Detox Support: Day 1 through day 7: One capsule at night.
Day 8 through day 14: One capsule in the morning and two at night.

Dr. Aieta’s Two Week Detox Protocol will contain enough products for 2-3 more two week detoxes. 

Dr. Aieta recommends doing his two week detox every 3 months or at every change of season for optimal health.

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