Bariatric surgery candidates are anxious to lose as much weight as possible as a result of the surgery. Few of them realize the implications of the toxic burden caused from adipose tissue reduction. Modern lifestyles and lack of laboratory testing have not provided insight into the importance of detoxification, but organ systems beyond the imbalanced intestinal flora can all function more efficiently from a toxic clean-up. The awareness and functioning of interconnectiveness of the gut, brain, liver, and immune systems can provide better weight loss potential for all bariatric surgery patients.
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