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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

The Path to Detoxification

Jan 04, 2012 08:35PM ● By Dr. Conrad Maulfair Jr.


When we look for underlying reasons for health problems and symptoms, we typically find toxins in one form or another at the base of the mountain.

Changing our diet and detoxifying with a number of common methods can do wonders for our health and well-being. However, some people find they cannot get lasting results with self-care; these are the people who can benefit from a program of thorough detoxification.

Toxins are stored in adipose, or fat, tissue throughout the body. The body chooses fat tissue because it has a low blood supply, so storing toxins in fat means they may stay out of circulation in the blood stream until we are exercising or missing a meal and then our body burns that fat tissue for energy. The only thing we may notice is that we may feel light headed or ill; perhaps developing a headache for no reason we can put our finger on. The reason though is within us—our body just dumped a bit of toxins into the blood stream and we are feeling it. Most people answer this problem with more toxins, like an aspirin or antidepressant. That does not work; it only makes us worse over time.

The science is strong and growing in scope. The Environmental Working Group found evidence of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of 10 infants. The US Geological Survey measured organic wastewater contaminants (OWCs) in 139 streams in 30 of our 50 states. They found that 80 percent of the streams had measurable OWCs including cholesterol drugs, insect repellents, triclosan (an anti-microbial), fire retardants and detergent.

In his book, The Seven Pillars of Health, Dr. Don Colbert says 80,000 tons of carcinogens are released into the air annually in North America; there are 2,100 chemicals in most municipal water supplies and there are over 50,000 chemicals in commercial use.

New York University School of Medicine researchers established a causal link between air pollution and arteriosclerosis in 2005, and the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal cited toxins such as PCB’s, dioxin and pesticides increase arteriosclerosis and fat in artery walls. We could go on and on—the body of scientific knowledge of the health problems caused by contaminants grows monthly.

As we age it starts to be become apparent that we are harboring more toxins because we experience a lasting fatigue; we crave drugs if we’ve been a user in the past; and we develop symptoms that stick around. Symptoms arising from toxic metals like mercury arsenic, cadmium and others as well as pesticides, herbicides, food additives and the toxins from medical and street drugs accumulate and overwhelm our liver and other organs or simply give us symptoms that do not go away. 

Taking antioxidants helps in the detoxification pathways and prevents some toxins from harming our body. Utilizing various detoxification protocols like colonics and digestive detoxification methods can help, but they fail to reach the toxins stored in adipose tissue and the myelin sheath around the nerves of our body.

So what releases the toxins from deep fat stores throughout the body? We know of no other effective program to do so other than chelation therapy for toxic metals detoxification and the Hubbard method of sauna detoxification for the hundreds of other poisons and mercury the body stores. With the daily use of nutrients and niacin, mild exercise and dry heat sauna individuals can reduce the level of toxins in the body to the point where they feel the resurgence in well being, energy and mental clarity they desire.  The complete program protocol can be found in L. Ron Hubbard’s book, Clear Body Clear Mind. Followed exactly, this program is profound in its benefits.

Chelation therapy can be used as a preventive program to clean up the ravages of daily living with a maintenance program of a treatment every month. Taking high quality nutrients and eating clean, organic foods and avoiding the chemicals in manufactured foods goes a long way in preventing the build up of toxins in the body. Avoiding sources of contamination is key to health aging and keeping ones wits.

Dr. Maulfair is an Osteopathic Physician who brings four decades of knowledge and experience in alternative, complementary medicine to his patient care. Dr. Maulfair is certified in family practice and radiology. Trained in traditional and alternative disciplines, Dr. Maulfair brings the best of both worlds to his patients. For more information call 610-682-2104 or visit The Maulfair Medical Center is located at 2970 Corporate Court in Orefield. 

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