What Is Toxic Overload?

Toxic overload refers to an accumulation of toxins or harmful substances in the body beyond the body’s natural capacity to eliminate them.

Toxins can come from various sources:  environment, food, water, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption.

When the body is exposed to a toxic overload, it can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive disorders, and even cancer to name a few.

“Functional medicine-based detoxification identifies and reverses the root cause of toxic overload in addition to treating its symptoms.”

-Dr. Shapiro

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Common Toxic Overload Symptoms

  • Persistent Fatigue
  • Poor Digestion
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Brain Fog & Mood Swings
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Eczema

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Our Functional Medicine Approach to Detoxification

Dr. Shapiro approaches detoxification by first identifying underlying toxin exposures, metabolic imbalances, and nutrient deficiencies contributing to toxic overload.

Through specific toxin testing, Dr. Shapiro can create a Personalized Detoxification Program.

This program may involve specialized detox supplement protocols, intravenous (IV) chelation or phlebotomy therapy, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications to support the body’s detoxification pathways.

Dr. Shapiro’s Recommended Testing for Toxin Exposure:

  • Mycotoxins (Mold Toxicity)
  • ‍Environmental & Heavy Metal Toxin Testing
  • Urine Toxicology Screening
  • Liver & Kidney Function Testing
  • GI MAP Stool Microbiome Analysis
  • Hormone Testing (to evaluate endocrine disruption)
  • Inflammatory Marker & Nutrient Deficiency Testing

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Is Detoxification Right for Me?

If you suspect your symptoms are related to a toxin exposure, getting started with a detoxification program is easy. 

During your consultation, Dr. Shapiro will evaluate your symptoms, health history and risk for toxin exposure.  This will allow him to develop a personalized detoxification program designed specifically for you.

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Dr. Shapiro takes a result-driven approach to detoxification contact us today to request a virtual or in-office consultation with Dr. Shapiro.

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Popular Questions

Functional medicine detoxification can benefit anyone looking to improve their health and wellness through reversing toxin exposure. It is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, and chronic inflammation.

Yes, functional medicine detoxification is safe when done under the guidance of an experienced medical doctor. Dr. Shapiro will determine the safest and most effective detoxification program for you.

The length of a functional medicine detoxification program varies depending on the patient and their unique health concerns. Dr. Shapiro will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.