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Signs that your body needs a detox

Signs that your body needs a detox

9 signs that your body needs a detox 

Even though the body has the ability to self-cleanse itself from toxins, it often gives us indications that extra help is needed. Toxins are any harmful foreign substances that enter the body. Your immune system, kidneys and liver work simultaneously to remove toxins from your body as soon as they enter it. However, if they do not get removed by the immune system and other body organs, toxins can be stored in the body for years and cause gradual damage! Research shows that toxins enter the blood stream via food, water supply and the atmosphere, and this can cause levels of toxins to build up in the body. These toxins affect body functioning, especially the functioning of the liver!

The liver is the second largest organ in the body and is often seen as the most important one. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, a healthy liver is seen as the most critical element in the body's ability to fight disease and function optimally. Among other important functions, the liver is responsible for eliminating and detoxifying the poisons and impurities that enter our blood stream. It also produces bile which is essential in the breakdown of fats and is the organ which stores Vitamins A, D, E and K.

Environmental pollution, fast foods, drugs, alcohol and sedentary lifestyles all contribute to sluggish and diseased livers. The result? Health problems! Here are 9 common symptoms telling you that your body is in desperate need of a detox.

Weight gain

Signs that your body needs a detox

If you have been struggling to shed the pounds despite exercising and counting your calories, maybe a toxin overload is to blame! Many toxins are lipophilic (tending to combine with or dissolve in lipids or fats), and are stored in body fat. Often, these toxins cause the body to produce more fat cells, making it difficult to reach your weight goal!

Tip: EcoSlim and Detox Drops are frequently used together to cleanse the system and assist with weight loss efforts. EcoSlim helps you to slim down, boosts metabolism & reduces appetite, while Detox Drops help to cleanse the system, and support your weight loss efforts. Save 10% when you purchase the EcoSlim + Detox Drops Combo Pack!

Fatigue

Signs that your body needs a detox 

When your body has an excess of toxins, your adrenal glands are put under a lot of stress. This causes adrenal fatigue, which then causes exhaustion and lethargy! If you're getting sufficient sleep yet you still feel constantly tired, your body might be telling you that it's time for a detox!

Tip: Fatigue Fighter and Detox Drops can be used together to rid your body of unwanted toxins and increase energy levels and feelings of well-being! Fatigue Fighter helps beat lethargy caused by high stress levels, environmental pollution, unhealthy diets and fast foods. 

Insomnia

Signs that your body needs a detox

Cortisol is a hormone that the body releases to relieve stress (as well as for various other reasons). In healthy individuals, cortisol levels are high in the morning and drop throughout the day. If you feel like you're constantly alert, stressed and struggle to fall asleep, there may be an imbalance in your cortisol levels caused by toxin buildup. It's important to ensure your cortisol levels are not too far out of balance, as you could be facing health consequences such as heart disease further down the line!

Tip: Silicea tissue salts help to treat adrenal fatigue and remove excess cortisol from the system. Use silicea alongside Serenite Plus, a herbal remedy that quickly induces a state of drowsiness and deep relaxation, and assists in the treatment of chronic insomnia and sleep maintenance problems. Don't forget to use Detox Drops to eliminate the root cause of your insomnia!

Inability to concentrate

Signs that your body needs a detox

Exposure to toxins such as aspartame and MSG (monosodium glutamate) affects the brain and brain functioning. Eating foods that contain these types of toxins may leave one with mental fog and difficulty concentrating! These toxins can potentially kill brain cells and prevent oxidation of the brain, leading to lower brain functioning and poor brain health. You may notice a dwindle in your work performance and thinking processes.

Tip: Make sure you read the ingredients before eating foods! Avoid foods with unhealthy additives. BrainShine is a herbal remedy that boosts brain health and functioning, increases mental alertness, concentration and the ability to stay focused, and reduces forgetfulness. Triple Complex Brain Tonic is a blend of tissue salts which improves nutrition and oxygen flow to the brain, assists with concentration and memory and improves healthy brain functioning.

Headaches

Signs that your body needs a detox 

Toxins and chemicals that enter your body can trigger headaches or migraines. Toxins that can affect the brain such as aspartame, MSG, metals, preservatives and food colourings are major causes of both tension headaches and migraines. This is because these toxins cause irritations within the nervous system which can cause an over-sensitivity of nerve tissue. 

Tip: The most important thing to do is to stop consuming foods/drinks with toxic ingredients. Detox Drops will help cleanse your system of these toxins and in turn, your headaches or migraines should disappear!

Mood swings

Signs that your body needs a detox

Toxin buildup in the body can induce poor coping skills, personality changes (e.g. irritability) and even depression! Toxins like xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic oestrogens) cause hormonal imbalances and are mainly found in industrial compounds like plastic. Xenoestrogen causes hormonal imbalance in both men and women, which often leads to personality changes as well as emotional instability, not to mention infertility!

Tip: Avoiding the use of plastic with your food/drink can reduce the xenoestrogen levels in your body. Detox Drops will help cleanse your system of these toxins and give your body a chance to regulate itself once again.

Bad breath / body odour

Signs that your body needs a detox

Bad breath, smelly gas, unpleasant underarms, bad-smelling stools and stinky feet may be a strong indicator that your liver is suffering from toxin overload. Bad breath and body odour are often caused by a poorly functioning liver and a body system that needs a good detox!

Tip: Drinking plenty of water will assist your liver in flushing out toxins. Make sure to use Detox Drops for a full systemic cleanse. You may want to consider using Liver Thrive to support liver health and functioning, or HaliTonic to help naturally treat halitosis (bad breath).

Muscle tension

Signs that your body needs a detox

Muscle tension, knots and cramps could be a sign that you have a toxic load in your body. Toxins stimulate the pain receptors located in the muscles which then lead to discomfort or pain (similar to the way toxins can cause headaches)! 

Tip: Remember that the root cause always needs to be addressed first! Use Detox Drops for a full systemic cleanse. Try a Transdermal Magnesium Spray with MSM & Kalahari Crystal Salts on your painful or tense muscles for fast relief!

Breakouts

Signs that your body needs a detox

When the body is congested with toxins, the liver can’t keep up and other organs try to purge those toxins in other ways, such as through the skin. This leads to whiteheads, acne, rashes, eczema, boils etc.

Tip: Water, water, water! Aim to drink about 8 glasses of water every day to help your body flush out unwanted toxins. Use Detox Drops for a full systemic cleanse. Remember that our skin absorbs whatever is applied to the surface, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream. It's important to use skin care products with natural, safe ingredients - so as not to add anymore unhealthy substances into your system!

If you have any questions, please contact our team or leave a comment below for FREE health advice. We always love hearing from you!

Saskia Michele holistic natural health blog

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