Ray Ilg, ND
Raynette Ilg, N.D., is the owner of Olive Branch Wellness Center in South Elgin, IL. A Naturopath who earned a Bachelors of Science in Biological Medicine and then a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences, she employs Nutritional Guidance, Herbal Medicine, Hydrotherapy, and Homeopathy in her clinic. Dr. Ray can be contacted
via her website,
Olive Branch Wellness Center
Was your New Year's Resolution to get to the gym, lose weight, stop nagging, stop procrastinating, call your Mom more, eat less junk food, eat more healthy food, do a detox? Any of these sound familiar? If I haven't hit on what it is that you "promised yourself you would do" just add it to my list!
I hear so many people talking this time of the year about doing a detoxification process. Sometimes a detox is the best thing in the world, and then sometimes no. One of the questions I get all of the time is "Should I do a detox?" My answer never ever changes, and it's this, "Why do you want to do a detox?" Most people believe that it's the best way to lose weight, or get rid of the evidence of their holiday fun. Well I consider those the wrong answer! Let's take a look at your overall health first.
A detox will help in a lot of areas, but if your system is really down or not functioning properly a detox can, and usually will make things worse!
I thought doing a detox was a good thing! Yes it is a good thing but it also can put some stress on the system so you better make sure all of your vitamins and minerals are in line before you start.
Now, will you lose some weight? Well yes, but don't count on a detox to do what you really should be doing the right way!! Some people will lose 3-5 pounds but that's not the way to lose weight.
The actual purpose of a detox is to help your body, ONCE IT IS RUNNING EFFICIENTLY, to get rid of excess things that are getting in the way of normal function. Yes, you will lose inches because toxins sit in fat cells and make them larger, but again, you need to first of all get everything running smoothly and make sure that nutritional deficiencies are corrected. If you are running around with nutritional deficiencies you can and probably will have the need for a detox, but a supervised detox.
Please don't run to the nearest health food store and buy a box! You need to have someone who knows your body, what you are lacking and what kind of detox will best suit you when it's time to do one.
Make a promise to yourself this year to get yourself balanced nutritionally with a Naturopath and you really won't believe the difference it makes.
We can help you with your nutritional needs and detox here at Olive Branch Wellness Center! Give us a call today and get on the right road.
Call today, 630-370-7290.