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Turkey Medicals member and JCI Istanbul hospital head of department Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. “Many factors, from the foods we eat and drink to the radiation we are exposed to, lead to the accumulation of toxins in our body. And this makes us sick over time,” she said, explaining the ways of their prevention.

There are so many toxins and toxic substances in our environment that we are usually vulnerable to this threat. So how do we know how much toxin our body is loaded with? How can we reduce this burden?

Istanbul Neurology Specialist Professor Doctor, she answered these questions as follows:


Toxins disrupt the hormonal system, interfere with the production of hormones and the functioning of the body in order. This can have negative effects on the reproductive, immune and neurological systems. They also tend to affect the body as carcinogens. They can lead to developmental problems and behavioral disorders in children.

Test yourself

You can test that your body is loaded with toxins. If your answer to at least 4 of the following questions is ‘Yes’, you have a high risk of exposure to toxins.

Do you have a microwave oven at home and use it more than 3 times a week?

Do you get throat infections more often than 3 crises a year?

Do you spend more than 2 hours a day on TV and the Internet?

Does your mobile phone stay on and at your bedside when you go to bed at night?

Do you often get an electric shock when touching things or shaking hands with a friend?

Do you often feel the electrification in your hair?

Is your house on a crowded street? Is there an electrical transformer base station around it?

Do you have a swollen belly or weight gain that you can’t explain the reason for?

Is your skin always pale with pimples and your under eyes are purple?

Is there mold around the bathroom bathtub or on your walls in your home?

Do you consume processed ready-made foods or eat out more than 3 times a week?

Keep your lymph system running healthy

Many of us are not aware of the lymphatic system, but you simply can’t live without your lymphatic system. There are 2 times as many lymph vessels as blood vessels in the body. This second circulatory system is important for removing nutrients and garbage in cleaning other body fluids.

For the lymph system to work well, do the following…

– Try to do a deep breathing exercise for 5-10 minutes at least 3 times a day.

– Another means of improving lymphatic function is skin scrubbing. Skin scrub removes dead skin and speeds up circulation, making it easier for the skin to breathe. I recommend brushing your skin before bathing.

– Sleep 7-8 hours every night and try to get to bed before 23.00.

– Sauna is the only way to get rid of toxins stored in fat in the body. The body tries to store all the toxins in fat to protect itself. When the sauna Tues up the body temperature, the fat cells release toxins. Regular sauna has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, neurological and respiratory system. To remove toxins that accumulate on the skin immediately after the sauna, drink plenty of water and take a cold shower.

Take care of your nutrition

Most of the toxins that you are regularly exposed to are in your food. When you make some changes to your diet, it makes it easier for you to get the right nutrients and eliminate your toxic load. For this, stay away from these foods and drinks:

– Refined foods

– Foods contained in plastic (BPA in plastic disrupts the hormone function.)

– Vegetable and trans fats

– Non-organic red meats

– Added sugar

– Alcohol

– Fish with a high mercury content

– Vegetables and fruits produced using pesticides

– Medications

Take precautions at home too

The most ideal ways to get rid of toxins in your home are:

– Do not use air fresheners. To create cleaner air, grow some plants in your home.

– Give preference to natural and organic hygiene and skin care products.

– Purify your water for cooking, cleaning and drinking.

– Get rid of all Teflon cooking utensils.

– Avoid using a microwave oven, as it can significantly reduce the antioxidants in your food.

– Reduce plastics wherever possible.

– Use an air purifier to reduce toxins in the air of the rooms.

Consume these

To protect against toxins;

– Be sure to eat one or several cloves of garlic every day.

– Drink decaffeinated green tea in the morning.

– Do not skimp on broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, curly lettuce, Brussels sprout, celery, parsley, onions, beets, ginger, turmeric, grapefruit and lemon from your table.


The liver is the body’s natural detoxification organ. But it also removes toxins to some extent. Toxins usually accumulate in fats in the body. Therefore, first make an effort to remove toxins from your body, then start slimming exercises on Turkey vacation.

Because as serious as a weight gain, losing weight also increases the risk of death by spreading the toxins in the melting fats throughout the body.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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