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THE great fall detox series: 10 signs you may need to detox, part 1



Our bodies have a natural ability to detoxify themselves, but in today’s toxic world, this natural ability can be severely compromised. Overexposure to toxins and high stress levels result in weakened digestive, detox and coping abilities and functions, allowing toxins to find their way into our cells and tissues…into our life in general.

How can you tell if you are in need of a detox? Your body will tell you, you just have to know what to look for when it’s trying to communicate. Below are just a few of the tell-tale signs that your body may need assistance through a cleanse:

CONSTANT FATIGUE

Sluggishness Chronic Fatigue Lack of Energy Trouble Getting or Staying Asleep Insomnia

When our bodies need a re-set, all systems and processes suffer greatly, and a lack of energy and sleep disorders are at the top of the list. If you wake up in the morning feeling sluggish, and you


carry that feeling throughout the day with varying levels of lethargy, a gentle detox will help you get your energy and vitality back quickly. If your problem begins at bedtime, a detox will help your body re-calibrate, getting you back into nature's cycles in no time. Melatonin, which usually signals the body that it's time to sleep can be drastically reduced when we our bodies are excessively toxic or stressed. This can start a domino effect when it comes to getting natural, restful sleep.

MOOD SWINGS

Depression Irritability Sadness Low Mood "Stuck" Emotions


The way you feel is largely dependent on your ability to feed your body with nourishing foods and nurturing activities.A detox may not be the cure for clinical depression, you’ll want to consult your doctor for that. But a detox can work wonders to help you to avoid depressing thoughts and/or feelings. It frees your mind, body and spirit of stored up toxins and negative practices that can keep you in patterns of negative thinking, and can start to inspire a new outlook on life.

DIGESTIVE ISSUES

Constipation Diarrhea Gas Bloating Indigestion Food Allergies or Sensitives

Experiencing any of the above symptoms on a frequent basis is a sure sign that something isn’t


right in your digestive system. If you’ve tried increasing your fiber intake and adjusting your diet with limited results, it could be your body telling you that it needs a deeper cleansing. Frequent indigestion is also a common sign.


ACHES AND PAINS

Frequent Headaches Joint Pain Muscle Aches Stiffness Arthritis

The source of some headaches, aches and pains are easy to identify; you had a stressful day or performed a strenuous activity. But when you have toxins in the body that need to come out you are more likely to suffer from inflammation which can cause symptoms such as headaches, stiffness,muscle or joint pain.Also holding tension within the body from stress over long periods of time can cause an onslaught of chronic problems.

SKIN CONDITIONS

Acne Psoriasis Eczema Dull Looking Skin Premature Aging


Your skin represents all that's going on inside your body, think of it as the bodies YOU-ion spokesperson. When your skin is speaking to you through acne, rashes or premature aging, consider giving it the much needed vacation its asking for. Not only should you be concerned with what goes into your body nutritionally, but an emotional detox will greatly benefit the skin and all its "members" as.

Of course, we all experience these symptoms from time to time. It’s when the signs happen on a frequent or chronic basis that should have you considering a detox. Unfortunately, all of the great modern advances we have access too have caused a greater percentage of the population the need to aide its body in detoxification.

Next time, we’ll outline a few more signs that you your body, mind or spirit may be signaling to you. In the meantime, contact us and learn more about our very own 2 week great fall detox challenge!


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