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Should I Detox? Will it Cause Harm?

Detox- As we are getting settled into the new year there are always lots of talk about doing a cleanse or a detox. Getting rid of anything sluggish in your body. Wanting to feel good and have more energy.

There is a lot of conflicting advice on the web whether or not to do a cleanse  or a detox. We remind you to use caution when researching, and ensuring you get a reputable source. Not everyone in the “health” industry are educated in nutrition.

Yes, you have a liver and kidneys. It is their job to filter out all the bad crap floating around in your blood stream that you consume. But, just like any filter that we use it can get a build up. Our livers are getting exposed to far more crap than we ever use to. Sometimes it a little hard for our livers to catch up.

What are some Signs that my Liver is Sluggish?

  • Bloating and gas
  • Acid reflux and heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Skin and/or eyes that are yellowish (a symptom of jaundice)
  • Inability to lose weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Moodiness, anxiety or depression
  • Dark urine
  • Rosacea
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Excessive sweating
  • Bruise easily
  • Poor appetite
  • Source1 

So, I should Do a Detox?

Well, it isn’t as simple as you think. You shouldn’t just run out grab all these pills and detox formulas. There can be other underlining issues that need to be addressed. Also, when we are talking at a nutritional level. Detox is really something that should be done near the end. If not done properly you can release them from your liver and kidneys and then reabsorb them. This will cause you to feel much worse than before.  Always work with a professional.

What Can I do Instead?

We always recommend supporting your liver daily. You can do this through liver supporting foods and or herbs and teas.

Such as:

  • Dandelion root tea
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Turmeric
  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Beets

How Can We Help?

Jenna is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is able to work with you with your direct needs and wants. Taking proper slow steps getting you to your desired results. Nutrition plays a huge role in every aspect of your well-being. It can help with mood and hormone imbalances, energy levels, inflammation and so much more.

This is why we take a Holistic approach to Wellness Coaching. We have incorporated both Life and Nutrition Coaching to bring you the best possible results.

Book a Free Consultation with us, and see how we can help you!

Jenna

Jenna

I am Jenna, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Mindfulness Meditation Coach by day, and a Meditator, DIY Queen by night. Superhero mother of 4 boys (2 of which are my dog and husband). I love a good board game and some essential oils.

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