How we fix deficiencies and toxicities

By Dr Kelly

June 27, 2023

 How to fix deficiencies and toxicities

Identify Deficiencies and Toxicities

Start by identifying deficiencies or toxicities through comprehensive evaluation, including laboratory tests, medical history review, and assessment of symptoms. This may involve testing blood levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Address Nutrient Deficiencies

If deficiencies are identified, work with a healthcare provider to develop a personalized plan to address them. This may involve dietary changes to increase intake of deficient nutrients, supplementation with vitamins or minerals, or other interventions to improve absorption or utilization of nutrients.

Optimize Diet

Focus on consuming a balanced diet rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods to support overall health and well-being. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats in your diet to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients. Learning to eat healthy is a skill, and we are here to help you. We offer several programs that will set you on a path to knowing how to eat healthy for the rest of your life.


In some cases, supplementation may be necessary to address deficiencies that cannot be adequately corrected through diet alone. At Discovery Health Healing center, we have our own custom made supplements, so we can give you exactly what you need.

Reduce Exposure to Toxins

Take steps to minimize exposure to environmental toxins that may contribute to toxicities. This may include avoiding exposure to pollutants, chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful substances in the environment, food, and personal care products.

Detoxification Support

Support the body's natural detoxification processes through lifestyle interventions such as regular exercise, adequate hydration, stress management, and sufficient sleep. Consider incorporating detoxification strategies such as sauna therapy or a foot detox.

Monitor Progress

Regularly monitor progress through follow-up testing and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of interventions and make adjustments as needed. Work closely with a healthcare provider to track changes in nutrient levels and overall health status over time.

Address Underlying Causes

Address any underlying factors that may be contributing to nutrient deficiencies or toxicities, such as digestive disorders, chronic stress, medication use, or genetic factors. By addressing the root causes of imbalances, you can support long-term health and wellness.


When you think about deficiencies or toxicities, I often explain it as a bucket. If everything in your body was a bucket, you're depleted. Your body's been beat up in every way imaginable, and that's what you feel. And so now you started taking this supplement, right? And people think, okay, I've been taking this supplement for a month. Why don't I feel better? Well, you're not always going to feel what it's doing inside your body, because your bucket is empty with ingredients, and now you spit in the bucket and you expected it to cure you. It's not going to happen. We need to start filling your bucket. But the other problem is people often have a hole in their bucket. So just as you start refilling, it's getting depleted even faster.I just don't want to imply that all you need todo is get an IV and you're going to be better. There's no problems. There's work that has to be done, and it does take time.

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About the author

Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.

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