How do you know if you need to detox?

Jan

In the 21st century, more than at any other time in history, you are bombarded with toxins. In addition to environmental pollution, there are many toxins in the food you eat: including pesticides and even hormones in intensively farmed meats. Your body is dealing with substances for which it wasn’t designed. Add to that, your body also generates toxic waste through normal processes like digesting food and creating energy.

If you find you have allergies or food intolerances, frequent headaches, sensitivity to chemicals and environmental pollutants, chronic digestive problems, muscle aches and inflammatory conditions, you may have exceeded your body’s capacity to detoxify.

All kinds of additional problems as well as medical conditions can result from your body becoming too toxic, including but not limited to:

  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension and atherosclerosis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases like thyroid problems and lupus
  • Neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
  • Psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia

Some people are more susceptible than others to toxicity, and this largely depends on the levels of toxins you’ve been exposed to, the kinds of helpful (or otherwise) nutrients in the food you eat as well as your genetic disposition. Some people are simply better detoxifiers than others!

Is your body telling you that you need to give it some major TLC? If you want to know how to do a detox the right way, check out my brand-new programme – the 14-Day Detox. You can get all the details here. We start at the end of January. Will you be joining me?

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