Optimum Nutrition Therapy
Food as Medicine – Food as Pleasure


Many cultures around the world have long believed that toxins accumulate in the body and can be an underlying cause of a variety of health problems. For centuries, different therapies have been used to ‘cleanse’ or detoxify, from simple water fast to sometimes elaborate regimens of bowel cleansing, steams and saunas. Western medicine ignored or criticized these techniques for years, but has finally started to recognize detoxification as a vital body process.

Research has substantiated that an individual’s ability to detoxify substances to which they are exposed varies tremendously, and the body’s capacity to detoxify these substances is of critical importance to overall health. Thus, our program is based on the use of nutritional support products to optimize maximum detoxification.

In our industrialized world, we produce more and more potentially toxic compounds that find their way into the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. The body must rid itself of these dangerous substances by transforming them and then excreting them through the lungs, skin, kidneys and bowels. Unfortunately, not all of them get excreted efficiently – some are circulated back into the blood stream and others are stored in various body tissues such as fat tissue. This is in part due to the increasing levels of toxins we are exposed to, and may be exacerbated by a lack of nutrients needed to fuel the detoxification process. Over the years, toxins can build up in fat, joints, the brain and various other tissues, potentially leading to a variety of health issues.

See the link below to an article with additional, detailed and technical information.


Optimum Nutrition Therapy offers 14 day and 28 day detoxification classes or one-on-one consultations. We use high-quality products with a healthy eating program to support you in your detoxification program. Clients who have completed the program have felt more energetic and cleansed, with such benefits as reduced PMS symptoms, allergies, and pain. 

For a more technical article on this subject:

The Role of Detoxification in the Prevention of Chronic Degenerative Diseases: A Summary
by DeAnn J. Liska, Ph.D. and Robert Rountree, M.D.