How do you know you are in need for a detox?

Updated: Mar 14

Depending where you live, what you eat or drink, what you put onto your body, your body could be burdened with high or low level or toxicity. A three day water cleanses and juice cleanses don't get you to the result your body needs. We all need some level of bodily detox on a regular basis and the best time to look into this is when we're entering into spring.


Here are some of the common signs and symptoms your body could be showing if it's in need for a detox:

  • chronic infections and illnesses (cold, sinus infections)

  • trouble concentrating or brain fog

  • skin breakouts, eczema, dry skin, rashes as it's typically the first organ to reveal that something is not right with your detox pathways and your gut

  • gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation

  • headaches and migraines (due to sluggish liver, hormonal issues)

  • sugar cravings, which could be a result of candida, chronic stress or insulin resistance

  • chronic fatigue caused by mitochondrial disfunction

  • nutrient deficiencies (A, B, C, D vitamins, magnesium, zinc, selenium)

  • feeling anxious and depressed

  • PMS or irregular periods

  • difficulty loosing weight, especially around the belly



Why you should detox your body and hormone pathways?

Your body needs a reset before it can start healing itself. We can't expect the body to do what it's meant to be doing if it if has to fight different toxins. Below are some of the key reasons you should detox:


  • your energy gets restored. No more afternoon energy slumps. With detox you restore your energy powerhouse- your mitochondria. If you didn't know there is around 3000 mitochondria in every single cell of our body and they create the energy we need to do anything in our daily lives. But they can be easily damaged by constant viruses, parasites, medication, oxidative stress etc. Mitochondria need proper fuel to function. Focusing how to fuel yourself properly and getting adequate sleep is paramount.

  • your liver gets unclogged. Its main function is to clean our body from toxins, but if it's sluggish, it can't perform the 500 and more functions it's supposed to do inside the body. To keep your body clean and functioning your liver needs to function. If your liver is functioning, your skin clears and your bowel movements get more regular.

  • dangerous belly fat disappears. Rather than depriving yourself from food, support and reset your hormones. Food deprivation increases our hungry hormone ghrelin and tells the body it's still hungry. When doing a detox, we are resetting metabolic hormones- insulin, ghrelin, leptin. After proper detox, you will not have the sugar and salty food cravings.


Healing your body is a matter of self-care not self-control. There are great detox solutions out there that really work and provide longer-lasting result (provided that you don't fall back to your old bad habits). A good detox should supply you with all of the important nutrients that your body normally needs and at the same time cutting out any junk food and chemicals.


Simple steps to detox

Following easy steps and incorporating a few detox foods into your detox diet is the best way to improve your built-in bodily detox system and supply your liver with the tools it needs to clear out toxins efficiently as it should.


  • Add more natural detoxifying foods to your diet- bone broth, grapefruit, rucola, dandelion greens, beetroot, Brussels sprouts, berries, chia seeds, nuts and seeds.

  • Add more vegetables, fruits and high quality protein to your diet.

  • Become more creative with your food seasonings, by using more fresh and dried herbs and spices, like basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cumin, as they all provide many powerful health benefits.

  • Ditch sugar-sweetened beverages (sodas, sweetened coffee and tea, sports drinks) and instead drink water, unsweetened tea (best are herbal teas)

  • Avoid products with sugar (cakes, cookies, candies). Read product labels.

  • Limit or avoid foods containing gluten and lactose

  • Avoid alcoholic drinks

  • Instead of processed meats like sausages, viennas, bacon, hot dogs consume organic chicken, wild-caught fish like salmon, grass-fed beef.

  • Cut out all refined and heavily processed foods.

  • Get an adequate amount of sleep (at least 7-8 hours per night)

  • Exercise regularly as this improves your detoxifying pathways- your lungs, your skin and your lymphatic system

  • Try and minimise your stress levels by incorporating meditation, yoga and essential oils in your daily routine


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