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7 Signs Your Body Needs A Cleanse

Our bodies work daily to process and expel harmful substances and toxic waste – but sometimes they need a helping hand! Thankfully, our bodies clearly communicate when they might be in need of a cleanse, so here are seven signs where that might be the case…

As we are constantly surrounded by chemicals and pesticides, it can be all too easy for the body to experience a toxin overload – especially when combined with a poor diet, lack of exercise, and further chemical exposure through things such as chemical-laden beauty goods and harmful household cleaning products. As a result, the body can sometimes struggle to effectively eliminate these substances and over time, this can lead to a myriad of unpleasant symptoms and even contribute to long-term health problems. 

If any of the following symptoms sound far too familiar, your body might be telling you that it’s time for a little spring cleaning. 

1. Digestive Issues

If you constantly feel bloated, gassy, or nauseous after eating, it could be a sign that your gut is out of balance. Potential causes could be a bacterial imbalance of the gut, food allergies or intolerances, chronic stress, a leaky gut, constipation, diarrhea, or even IBS. Substances such as antibiotics, alcohol, processed foods, medication, and environmental toxins can cause damage or inflammation to the gut lining resulting in an imbalance of bad bacteria or candida overgrowth. This causes fermentation to occur and may affect the transit time of removing waste products via the bowel. Cleansing your body and your gut specifically will help to wipe out the bad bacteria, repair your gut lining and reduce bloating and associated digestive complaints, like reflux or constipation, leaving you that good gut feeling!

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2. Fatigue

Do you struggle to get up in the mornings, or find that your energy dwindles throughout the day no matter how much sleep you’ve had? Tiredness or fatigue could be a sign that your body systems aren’t functioning optimally. Your liver is in charge of neutralizing wastes and plays a major role in the conversion of dietary carbohydrates into energy production. When the liver is sluggish and overburdened with toxins, fatigue can be a common by-product, causing energy levels to slow down. Equally, poor gut health can cause fatigue as a result of lowered nutrient absorption (which can lead to nutrient deficiencies) and toxic build-up causing damage to the cells of the body and affecting energy production within the mitochondria (think of these as energy warehouses of cells). A Cleanse will help to flush out the toxins and reset your system, giving you the energy boost you need!

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3. Poor Immune System

Are you that one unlucky person who always seems to have a cold? If so, it could be that your gut microbiome is out of whack - 70% of the immune system lies in the digestive tract, so your immune health is heavily reliant on your inner ecosystem being in tip-top shape! Your gut microbiome is essentially a city of thriving probiotic bacteria that helps strengthen your immune system and stop bad bacteria from taking control...Yikes! Doing a Cleanse will help to wipe out the bad bacteria, support good bacteria, reduce inflammation and acidity in your body, boost your antioxidant profile, plus improve your overall immune system – perfect for those winter months!

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4. Body Odor

Let’s face it, having bad body odor is as embarrassing as it is unpleasant. Whilst perspiring is normal, bad breath and noticeably bad B.O. are often signs that your body is struggling to expel toxins. The skin is the largest organ and is used to push-out toxins from the body in the form of sweat. The more toxic build-up you have in your body, the more toxins that need removing and the more prone you are to get body odor. As they say, you are what you eat – if your balance is off, your sweat will indicate this. If you’re eating a healthy balanced diet, exercising regularly, and generally non-toxic, your sweat shouldn’t really have a pungent smell. Constipation can also lead to B.O. This is due to the fact that the waste matter is sitting in the colon for too long, and the walls of the bowel start to reabsorb the toxins into your bloodstream. Doing a Cleanse will help to get your bowels moving, improve your liver detoxification pathways and decrease the likelihood of embarrassing B.O. 

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5. Weight

If you’ve noticed the pounds piling on despite your best efforts to shake them, you could be a classic case of someone in need of a detox! Fighting an uphill battle when it comes to weight loss could be due to the high level of toxins in your body, which are preventing you from losing those extra pounds. Your liver is the major fat-burning organ within your body. When your liver is overloaded with an abundance of toxins it can become inflamed, damaged and fatty – meaning it won’t work efficiently to remove fat but instead will start to store them - Yikes! It’s a slippery slope from there, further increasing the risk of a fatty liver and high cholesterol levels. Doing a cleanse will help re-boost your system whilst supporting and strengthening your liver function to optimize fat burning. 

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6. Problematic Skin

The state of the skin is often a good indication of what is going on inside the body. If you tend to have regular breakouts, inflammation, rashes, or suffer from eczema or rosacea you could be in major need of a cleanse. The skin is one of three channels that your liver uses to get rid of toxins from the body, with toxic build-up often appearing on the skin first, you’ll know pretty quickly that something is off! “When your digestion is out of balance, whether the cause is stress, poor diet, or a lack of sleep the gut becomes overrun with bad bacteria which can lead to skin-aggravating inflammation”, says Roshini Rajapaksa MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist and co-founder of TULA Skincare. Repairing the gut and restoring liver function through a daily probiotic can really help improve your skin’s health and restoring its natural barrier, leaving you with clear skin and a gorgeous glow! 

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7. Brain Fog

Unexplained headaches, migraines, or even that ‘brain fog’ can be a sign that you are in need of a cleanse, as this can sometimes be caused by an overload of toxins in the body which messes with our gut-brain connection. The gut contains millions of nerve cells, which secrete brain chemicals like serotonin – meaning your gut flora can affect your mental health. Candida overgrowth in the gut can lead to brain fog as it ferments the undigested food in the digestive tract and actually produces alcohol – yep, it makes you a little drunk! It is also a sign that your liver is not functioning effectively. Your liver is the major blood cleanser, removing toxins from your bloodstream. If your liver is not working efficiently, more toxins will float around in your bloodstream and can affect your brain function. A cleanse can give your liver a kick-start and remove the candida overgrowth in your gut so you feel brighter and more refreshed! 

Marie Reynolds

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