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Detox Specialist

Quantum Functional Medicine

Juergen Winkler, MD, ABIHM, ABOIM

Integrative Functional Medical Clinic located in Carlsbad, CA

Toxins come from many sources, including poor air quality, mold, and heavy metals. Those toxins can build up within your body, causing serious health issues — and that’s where detox treatments at Quantum Functional Medicine in Carlsbad, California, can help. Experienced integrative health specialist Juergen Winkler, MD, provides a range of detox treatments in the office and for at-home use. Book your consultation online or call the office to make an appointment.

Detox Q&A

What is detox treatment?

Detoxification treatment (detox) is a group of treatments that seek to undo the damage of harmful substances within your body. 

Your liver normally breaks down toxins, and then your lungs, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and lymphatic system all help to eliminate those remnants from your body. 

If your liver or any other organ involved in the natural detox process doesn't work properly, however, the toxins accumulate and you can grow quite ill. Detox can get your body back on track by boosting your ability to remove those harmful toxins.

When might I need detox treatments?

Dr. Winkler may recommend detox treatment if you’re struggling with poor health due to:

  • Poor air quality
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Mold toxicity
  • Alcohol or drug dependency or abuse

If you’re struggling with toxin-related health problems of any type, whether physical, mental, or both, don’t hesitate to speak frankly about your concerns or issues with Dr. Winkler. He’s here to help you improve your health with natural, gentle, and highly effective detox methods. 

What does detox treatment involve?

At Quantum Functional Medicine, detox can take several different paths, based on your needs. Some options include:


Chelation is a type of intravenous (IV) infusion. The chelating medicine has special ingredients that bond to heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury, and chromium — all of which you can absorb from the environment. 

Then, the chelating medicine flushes those toxins out of your body through normal bodily elimination processes. 

Patricia Kane (PK) protocol

The PK Protocol is a detoxification treatment in which you receive IV infusions of phospholipids and methylation factors while taking special supplements and modifying your diet in specific ways. 

The protocol can detoxify cell membranes, which then improves cellular function and prevents neurodegeneration. This treatment may help with neurotoxicity diseases such as Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer's,  Lyme disease, and multiple sclerosis. 

Homotoxicology detox

Homotoxicology detox uses natural remedies like supplements and botanicals to gently stimulate your body's own natural detoxification processes. 

Sauna detox

Sauna detox is a program in which Dr. Winkler prescribes an individualized plan to essentially use heat to sweat your toxins out in the privacy of your own home. 

NAD + amino acid IV

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and amino acid IV therapy regenerate and power up your cells, and help you maintain your neurotransmitter levels. 

This type of IV can safely reduce cravings during alcohol and drug detox, improving cognitive function, boosting metabolism, and more. 

Dr. Winkler can recommend the right treatment, or combination of approaches, based on your specific detox needs.

Call Quantum Functional Medicine or book a consultation online to learn more about how detox can help you.