Do you want to live healthier, optimized, and more energetic than 99.9% of the rest of the world? I know this may sound like a marketing tag line, but it most certainly is not. Living in today’s world means you need to take purposeful, well intentioned, preventive measures in order to stay well ahead of the game of health. Here I will touch on a few key must do’s in order to maximize your health and potentiate your life!


I’m going to focus strictly on what you need to do to detoxify your physical body today. Yes, physical health certainly impacts ones emotional and spiritual wellbeing, however during this post I’m not going to address or lay out the mental, emotional, or spiritual detoxification process, but once again, simply the how to’s of physical detoxification.


Regardless of where you live, today’s world is unfortunately inundated with all sorts of toxins; chemicals, pesticides/herbicides, heavy metals, electro-radiation, and unhealthy particulates. Sadly, it’s impossible to avoid, as they are present in food, water, soil and air. Indoor environments can potentially present even worse as closed quarters and lack of air circulation can increase the risk. Thankfully, there’s a box full of tools that can be used to mitigate, reduce and eliminate toxins from the body.


Why even bother considering detoxifying the body? There are extreme correlations and cause and effect relationships between biological toxic load and the risk of health related issues. As I refer to ‘toxic load’ or ‘toxification’, I’m not suggesting acute toxicity or poisoning, but rather the slow, innocuous steady build up of low level toxins accumulated over the course of time.


Feeling tired? Can’t sleep? Lack focus? Have hormone related issues? Digestive unrest? Muscle soreness? Shall I go on? Literally any physical ill or complaint (from a sore joint to an aggressive cancer) can potentially be linked to an underlying toxicity build-up.


I certainly don’t want to create doom and gloom, so I must also firmly state that the body is innately resilient and responsive in keeping toxins out of the body. That being said, unless you are actively engaged in supporting the physical processes of detoxification and elimination, eventually low level toxic build up will catch up and wreak havoc in your life.


So what is the purpose behind undertaking an ongoing detoxification process? The first goal is to help pull toxins from both shallow and deep tissues in the body, as over the long term, the body will store toxins deep in fat, bone and other soft tissue to keep it ‘out of the way’ the best it can. Secondly, the detoxification process intends to bind the toxins it picks up along the way. And thirdly, the detox process helps support the elimination of these bound toxins out of the body.


Due to the fact that volumes can and have been written about physical detoxification, today I am going to simply list some of the most useful detoxification compounds proven to work without fail. A few critical points to keep in mind with any detoxification process are as follows: i) today’s focus is referring to day to day slow and steady detoxification and not focusing on short term, more intensive detox programs or processes, ii) in order to be successful, your digestion and bowels must be functioning healthfully (as in a minimum of at least 1 healthy poop per day or more), and iii) regardless of how fast or slow a detox process is implemented, experiences can vary person to person whereas some people feel great immediately, while others largely struggle with detoxification related symptoms immediately.


The following is not to be construed as medical advice, but rather as general detox information. Before undertaking any form of detoxification support/process, it is largely advised to seek professional medical guidance by a medical professional who is experienced and knowledgeable on the topic.


Here’s the list. It is non-exhaustive, however provides some of the most relevant, common, effective, oral natural detoxification compounds that can be used daily or on an ongoing cyclical basis:


  • Coconut Derived Activated charcoal

  • Fulvic & Humic Acid

  • Spirulina

  • Chlorella

  • Chlorophyll

  • 100% Pure Georgia Pine Gum Spirits

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Functional Mushrooms (such as Turkeytail, Chaga, Reishi, Tremella and others)

  • Dandelion

  • White Pine Needle

  • Turmeric

  • Butter Ghee

  • Filtered Water

  • Sea Salt

  • N-Acetyl-Cysteine

  • Shilajit & C60

  • Milk Thistle

  • Certified Organic Greens Formula Powders

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Digestive Bitter [Herbs]

  • Green Tea

  • Fresh Organic Masticated Juicing


Once again, this is a non exhaustive list, however I wanted to provide a resource and starting point for readers. Importantly, all listed compounds above should be sourced in pure form, certified organic where applicable, and with confirmation on purity, quality and traceability. In addition, keep in mind that some detox compounds can also pull useful vitamins, minerals, healthy compounds and trace elements from your body, so understanding and supporting that end is also critical to your success. Lastly, you may notice I did not reference any foods or spices (other than a couple ‘functional foods’), detox practices, non oral detox compounds, IV detoxifiers, or supports. Follow me regularly for more on those coming up!


When it comes to detoxing and staying ahead of the curve, diligent, consistent, slow, steady and subtle support is where it’s at. If you truly want to live as part of the zero-point-one percent of the human population by feeling your best, living preventatively and maximizing your human potential, activate your due diligence and begin your road to detoxification today!


Dr Jeremy Hayman, ND helps patients at Cornerstone Naturopathic Inc. feel better, live better, and achieve optimal wellness and health. Years of patient care coupled with dedication to personal life balance has helped Dr Jeremy employ the adage that “your approach to health should be simple”.