Why Should I Detox?
In our bustling busy lives, we can sometimes forget about looking after ourselves and our bodies. We occasionally miss the signs that our bodies are overloaded with toxins. Toxins present themselves differently in everybody, but some common signs include bad skin, having problems with weight, and constantly lacking energy. Of course, our bodies are designed to detoxify naturally, but after constant exposure to toxins, the process can become compromised and our body can struggle to cleanse our organs and tissues properly. Furthermore, eating a diet that incorporates a lot of meat, dairy and processed or fatty foods can clog the system. Regardless of your diet choices, the state of your detoxification mechanisms, and your exposure to toxins (not just food, but chemicals too), just about everyone can benefit from the occasional detox. Think of it as a way to reboot your system, giving your body a fresh start.
How do I know if the Detox is Working?
Every body is different, and the effects of a detox will vary. A cleanse works by releasing and removing the toxins from your body. As they work their way out, they can cause a range of side-effects along the way. It is quite normal to feel worse before you feel the benefits of cleansing. Sometimes people experience headaches, fatigue, and nausea. Others may experience skin breakouts, stronger smelling sweat and urine, or a coating on their tongue that causes bad breath. While these kinds of symptoms are all signs that your body is detoxifying, they can be quite overwhelming. If any of these symptoms continue, you should consult your local gp or healthcare professional at your earliest convenience.
How often should I Detox?
This is a great question! If you detox for too long, or too often you can lose valuable nutrients along with the toxins, and leave your body depleted. We believe that you should always take notice of your body, and be guided by any indicators you feel within yourself.
There may be moments in life when detoxing is neither beneficial or should only be done under medical guidance. For instance, if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding, and need to have enough nutrition to support another little person. Alternatively, if you’re recovering from an injury or illness and need to build your body up. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you also need to be careful of detoxing because you require a steady supply of energy. If you are ill, it is advisable to seek medical supervision for any detoxification process.