Detoxing your body is a good way to to find out how good you can feel.
Do you wake up naturally in the morning after a good sound sleep?
Do you feel fully refreshed and full of energy?
Do you feel hungry and ready to eat?
Do you have regular and normal bowel movement after meals?
Do you look forward to your day and not consider your job a burden?
If not you may need a detox.
Although doctors give names to a certain set of symptoms the underlying cause of all disease is considered to be toxicity. Dr John Tilden the eminent American physician who wrote the book Toxemia states: “Without toxemia there can be no disease”.
So how do you know if you are toxic?
Some common symptoms of toxicity are:
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Excess weight gain
- Stomach bloating and gas
- Bad breath, coated tongue
- Body odor
- Skin problems
- Aching muscles and joints
- Depression, poor memory and concentration
- Weakened immune system, frequent colds
- Food intolerance, environmental sensitivity
- Headache and migraine
Benefits to Expect from a Detox
- More energy
- Clearer skin
- Better digestion
- Weight loss
- Clearer mind
- Better mood
- Better sleep
- Less joint and muscle problems
- Better immune system function
While a short detox may refresh, renew and invigorate you it is not a cure-all. It can help you make food and lifestyle changes that will bring better health in the longterm. Further periods of detox are often needed to bring about true changes of health if you have chronic symptoms.
You should not attempt to detox if you are pregnant, breast feeding. If you have any serious illness or are taking any medication you should get the advice of a doctor, naturopath or other qualified practitioner who is experienced in detox.