10 Signs Your Body Needs a Detox

Nov 3, 2015 by Dr. Shelly Persad

Do-You-Need-DetoxDid you know that babies are born with 287 chemicals in their blood, and by adulthood there will be 700?

Chemicals, toxins, heavy metals… they all create unwanted symptoms in the body that may go unnoticed because people think they are symptoms that everyone experiences from time to time.

A detox isn’t a quick fix either – it is the perfect starting point towards a lifestyle change.

If you’ve noticed any of the 10 symptoms below, you’ll likely benefit from a detox.

1. Low Energy

Toxins in the body may be preventing you from feeling energetic and trying to boost your energy with caffeine only worsens the problem, leaving you with an energy crash and a burdened liver.

2. Constipated

If you’ve tried increasing your fiber intake, and you’re still not having 3+ bowel movements per day, your body is telling you that there is a larger, more pressing problem.

3. Brain Fog

Toxins in the form of fungus and heavy metals prevent your brain from firing on all cylinders – once they’re removed, clarity, focus, and concentration is restored.

4. Feeling Depressed

Your mood can change with the right or wrong meal, and eating foods that are low-quality or even toxic to the body over long periods of time can put you in a depressed state.

5. Trouble Losing Weight

Eating healthy foods to lose weight may not necessarily work if there is waste in the body that is preventing the absorption of vitamins and minerals these foods contain. Losing weight is often a side effect of detoxifying the body, but it also sets a stage for the adoption of a better diet and a more active lifestyle that is maintainable versus a quick-fix diet.

6. Trouble Sleeping

Melatonin signals the body for sleep, but an excessively toxic body can reduce the amount of melatonin that is released which diminishes your quality of sleep.

7. Sexual Dysfunction

Your sexual organs are the same as any other organ, and their proper function can be thrown off when there are too many toxins wreaking havoc on the body. Aging may not be to blame!

8. Headaches

Rather than treating the symptoms of pain, it’s best to see if your headaches are being caused by a toxic state.

9. Soreness/Stiffness

Many unhealthy foods and toxins cause inflammation, which is the root cause of pain and many diseases such as arthritis, colitis, gastritis, etc.

10. Skin Problems/Allergies

Your skin is breathable – meaning that toxins in lotions that you rub on your body seep in and toxins that are already in your cells seep out through the skin causing skin problems such as rashes, outbreaks, allergic reactions on the skin, as well as sneezing, coughing, and asthmatic conditions.

Eliminating your body of toxins can have many rewarding benefits…join me this month in a group detox before the holidays!

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