Who needs a detoxification program? The answer is: Everyone does.

As a result of the industrial revolution and the post-World War II petrochemical revolution, toxins have accumulated in the human system faster than they can be eliminated. Today, people are exposed to chemicals in far greater concentrations than they were in previous generations.

In 2003, The Environmental Working Group (EWG), in partnership with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, released The Body Burden Study: The Pollution in People. The Study consisted of 9 individuals whose bodies were tested for 210 chemicals.

The Body Burden Study Found:

  • Subjects contained an average of 91 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in the blood and urine.
  • 76 chemicals were directly linked to cancer.
  • Participants had a total of 48 PCBs, which were banned in the U.S. in 1976.
  • The people tested do not work with chemicals on the job, and do not live near an industrial facility.

The Body Burden study clearly demonstrates how toxins in the environment (i.e. air, food, water and soil) wind up in our body.

It is important to keep in mind that this was a test for 210 chemicals and the subjects contained an average of 91 chemicals. There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the United States environment and approximately 700 more are introduced each year. People now carry within their bodies a modern-day chemical cocktail derived from industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, food additives and heavy metals (e.g. lead, mercury), plus the residues of pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.

The result of the intake of these chemicals is what is called bio-accumulation, which is a buildup of toxins in the body over time. Bio-accumulation seriously compromises our physiological and psychological health. Over the last ten years, hundreds of studies have demonstrated the dangers to our health from toxic bio-accumulation.

The daily toxins that assault us in today’s environment have so overloaded the body’s systems and organs that they are no longer capable of detoxifying us on their own. In short, these systems need help.

Symptoms like excess weight, dull skin, persistent bloating and gas, constipation, fatigue, brain fog, joint and muscle pain, unexplained headaches, allergies and chronic insomnia are some of the ways in which your body reacts to toxic overload.

Completing a detoxification program makes you feel like a “different person” – and in fact you are different, because you have expelled toxins, congestive wastes and excess fat deposits from your body.  Our world today is overflowing with chemical toxins – with no decrease in sight.  This accumulation of toxins is unavoidable in today’s world, so it is essential to have a system to eliminate them.

Dim

Estrogen imbalance is a major contributor to perimenopause, premenstrual syndrome, fibromyalgia, uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, and unhealthy prostate glands. In fact, changing estrogen levels are relevant both to women and men.
What exactly does Dim do?
DIM is a naturally occurring phytonutrient that is found in cruciferous vegetables. DIM stimulates more efficient estrogen metabolism. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increases the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial or “good” estrogen metabolites. These “good” estrogen metabolites are known as the 2-hydroxy estrogens. Many of the benefits that are attributed to estrogen, which include its ability to protect the heart and brain with its antioxidant activity, are now known to come from these “good” metabolites.
When DIM increases the “good” estrogen metabolites, there is a simultaneous reduction in the levels of undesirable or “bad” estrogen metabolites. These include the 16-hydroxy estrogens, which are not antioxidants and may actually cause cancer.
Greater production of these “bad” estrogen metabolites is promoted by obesity and exposure to a number of man-made environmental chemicals (xenoestrogens). These “bad” estrogen metabolites are responsible for many of estrogen’s undesirable actions in women and men, including further unwanted weight gain, breast and uterine cancer.
In addition, a slow metabolism of estrogen, which leaves too much unmetabolized active estrogen known as estradiol in the body, can also be a problem. Elevated estradiol can cause moodiness and breast pain in women and loss of sex drive in men.
By promoting a healthy estrogen metabolism, DIM adjusts the balance of estradiol to its “good” metabolites. This also can result in a more desirable action from testosterone. Testosterone supports energy and mood and helps sustain interest in sex in both men and women. When supplemental DIM is taken along with a program of regular exercise, it can help estrogen and testosterone contribute to good physical conditioning.
When you chew raw or lightly cooked cruciferous vegetables, plant enzymes are activated, which allows DIM to enter your body. But to get the most benefit from food, you would need to consume very large quantities of these vegetables each day. To overcome this problem, absorbable forms of pure DIM have been developed as dietary supplements that use special absorption-enhancing formulas.
Who would use this product?
Usage of DIM is indicated for both men and women with a predisposition to hormone reactive cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer, and for those who suffer from symptoms of estrogen imbalance.