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5 Signs You Need A Detox

written by: Lauren - Digital Marketingpublished on 4 Jun, 2024

Blog Credit: The Beauty Chef

There’s no question that the state of our gut can have a profound impact on our overall health, beauty and wellbeing. But often, it isn’t until we feel a little under the weather, or struggle to make sense of our somewhat mismatched symptoms, that we’re forced to stop and pay attention.

The truth is, when functioning optimally, our body is a powerhouse detoxifier—able to cleanse and realign itself naturally. But sometimes, simply due to the nature of modern life and being exposed to the vast array of chemicals, pollutants and pesticides we come into contact with—be it through the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the cleaning products we use—we can experience toxin overload. And if we don’t periodically give our body the support it needs to detoxify, we can experience a myriad of unpleasant symptoms, weakened immunity and even fall victim to more long-term health problems.

So, how do you know if your body is struggling to detox itself naturally? Below we explore five common signs that indicate your body may need a little extra support—and given winter is right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to cleanse your gut, bolster your immune defenses and give your body the extra TLC its been craving...

You have digestive issues

Experiencing the odd bout of digestive discomfort is nothing to be concerned about—but if you regularly feel bloated, nauseas or suffer from constipation and/or diarrhoea, it’s likely your digestive system isn’t functioning as well as it could be.

Digestive issues could also signify an imbalance of bacteria in the gut—known as dysbiosis—meaning your hardworking microbes are unable to perform to the best of their ability. Ongoing digestive issues may also indicate more chronic conditions like leaky gut, IBS or SIBO—so determining the source of your digestive issues is essential in order to feel healthy and well.

You’re feeling fatigued

As one of your body’s key elimination organs, your liver is responsible for neutralising wastes and toxins. But when it becomes overburdened—not only does your skin step in to pick up the slack—but you can also be left feeling lethargic, lackluster and exhausted.

You get sick all the time

Always got a cold? It’s likely your gut is in a state of dysbiosis. And given that 70 percent of your immune system is housed in your gut, your ability to fend off and recover from illness is dependent on the state of your inner ecosystem.

Your skin is looking lacklustre

Glowing skin begins in the gut, so if you’re dealing with an unhappy complexion, it’s likely you need to give your gut some love. Your liver could also be feeling the pressure as when your liver is struggling to eliminate toxins effectively, it’s your skin that begins to step in and help to expel waste through your skin cells.

You struggle with headaches

Brain fog or unexplained headaches could also signify your body needs a detox as toxin overload can be linked to conditions like leaky gut—which can sometimes manifest in symptoms like headaches.

So, how can you detox & boost your immunity naturally?

Feeling healthy, well and vital begins with the gut—so focusing on a nutrient-dense wholefoods diet that’s packed with antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables is the easiest way to have a profound impact on our microbial health. This provides our microbes with all the essential nutrients they need to thrive—and subsequently deal with all the toxins we encounter daily.

But for a little extra support, adding a supplement like The Beauty Chef’s DAILY SUPERGREENS to your inner beauty routine can be just the helping hand your gut’s been searching for. This bio-fermented supergreens powder has been specifically formulated to help your body realign and support its natural cleansing processes. Not only is it a good source of fibre—containing green banana starch, broccoli sprout, barley grass, spinach, kale, spirulina and milk thistle—to keep your microbes happy and you feeling regular, it also supports a healthy and diverse microbiome with digestive enzymes and The Beauty Chef’s exclusive probiotic strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosis GUT5Y™, to supercharge digestive wellbeing.

And all this in just one teaspoon a day...