Your metabolism is a complex system that refers to the chemical processes that take place in the body to maintain life. These processes range anywhere from converting food into energy to the elimination of nitrogenous wastes. The chemical processes that take place in the body can often sound at once delicate and nebulous. How can someone boost his or her metabolism and have a seen and felt effect on a system that is so nebulous?
At the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM), we take a holistic approach to biological medicine. We have several resident naturopathic doctors who specialize in ailments ranging from chronic fatigue to Lyme disease. At our local clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer a number of treatments that can help boost your metabolism. Let’s take a closer look.
Electron Foot Baths
Electron foot baths cannot only boost your metabolism, but they can also be beneficial for a variety of conditions, such as: cancer support, chronic disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and fibromyalgia.
An electron foot bath is a 30-45 minute treatment that uses conduction and a specific frequency to drive and shift electrons through the body while the patient sits comfortably with his or her feet in a warm foot bath. Electromagnetic energy controls our chemistry. When there is a disruption in this energy, cellular functioning is compromised and metabolism is impaired. By restoring the electromagnetic balance of the cell, the tissue is able to repair and heal, thus supporting immune, endocrine, and nervous system health.
Exercise with Oxygen Therapy (EWOT)
Like Electron Foot Baths, EWOT also helps with various conditions in addition to boosting your metabolism, such as: aging, cancer, cardiac conditions, emphysema, and stress.
EWOT is an altitude-contrast training system. During EWOT, a patient will breathe in four times as much oxygen than is present in normal air. This increase in oxygen triggers an anti-inflammatory response within two minutes. The effects of the increased oxygen are cumulative and increases in metabolic energy are notable within one week. Increases in oxygen levels last three days and anti-inflammatory effects last up to one year. Breathing concentrated oxygen while exercising can provide immediate increase in strength, endurance, and energy by increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, plasma, and tissues.
At the ACBM, we offer a variety of IV therapy treatments, including:
- Hydration IV
- Detox IV
- Immunity and Wellness IV
- Athletic Performance and Recovery
- Amino Acid IV
- High Dose Vitamin C IV
- Travel and Jetlag IV
- Brain Boost IV
- Migraine IV
- Healthy Gut IV
- IV NAD+
Among these various IV therapies, the Hydration IV, Immunity and Wellness IV, and the Healthy Gut IV are beneficial to boosting your metabolism.
The Hydration IV infusion takes 30 minutes and is used to completely rehydrate the body. The Immunity and Wellness IV is a comprehensive infusion of key cellular ingredients needed for optimal energy and a healthy immune system. Lastly, the Healthy Gut IV includes zinc and L-glutamine, which reduce intestinal permeability, a.k.a. “leaky gut.”
Whole-Body Low-Level Hyperthermia
Finally, there is whole-body low-level hyperthermia, which can boost your metabolism and help treat: anxiety/mood disorders, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cancer, chronic infections, chronic pain, skin disorders, and weight issues.
Hyperthermia is a therapy that increases the core body temperature. This results in an increase in your immune system, circulation, and metabolism. In addition, hyperthermia will enhance glandular (endocrine) function while decreasing lactic acid in cells. Hyperthermia also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the cells while facilitating cellular waste removal. This treatment option can reduce blood pressure and shifts metabolism to positively decrease body fat mass.