Happy New Year friends!!! It's January, a new month and a new year! This is a great time to do a cleanse or detox. Some people may feel like they may have overindulged over the holidays, have been struggling with health issues or simply want to do an annual cleanse. The start to a new year is an excellent time for a new and improved you!

If you are feeling guilty about food or drinks you may have consumed over the holiday season, you are a great candidate for doing a cleanse or detox. Click here to read a previous post regarding feelings of guilt around food and how to escape it.

Some people like to do cleanses every season, so here in Canada that’s four times per year. Others like to cleanse annually and that is great too! In today’s society we encounter numerous toxic chemicals on a daily basis, from the air we breathe, our food, conventional cosmetics and skin care products, furniture, technology, cleaning products and so much more. Anything we eat, breathe or put on our skin containing chemicals gets directly absorbed into our body! So needless to say we encounter a heck of a lot of chemicals on a daily basis.

Your liver is the organ that processes all the toxins in your body so it is especially important to make sure it is functioning optimally. The liver can be overburdened by excess alcohol consumption and many other toxins.

12 Signs Your Body is Telling You it is Time for a Cleanse...

  • Bad breath

  • Foggy brain

  • Depression/Mood Swings

  • Sleep Issues, Insomnia

  • Fatigue or Lethargy

  • Hormonal Imbalances- Bad PMS, infertility, low libido

  • Excess Stress

  • Digestive Disturbances-gas, bloating, constipation

  • Difficulty loosing weight, unexplained weight gain or excess abdominal fat

  • Poor Body Odour

  • Pain or discomfort over the liver – Right upper abdominal area under the rib cage

  • Skin Issues- Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis

These are just the main symptoms of your body needing a cleanse but there are many, many more. Although cleansing offers wonderful benefits, there are certain times when a person should not cleanse. It is always best to seek professional assistance for this reason and to guide you towards a proper cleanse for your body as we are all different. If you would like help along your health journey, please do not hesitate to ask.

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