Everyone needs to detoxify on occasion

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BENEFICIAL: The act of detoxing is practised around the world.

WHETHER you’ve been burning the candle at both ends or just feeling sluggish and out of sync there are many reasons to take a detox. 

It can help with skin problems, aches and pains, digestive problems, losing weight or maybe just to feel on top form again. 

For centuries, different cultures around the world have understood the benefits of cleansing your body for a  short period of time. 

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Indian ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine are a couple of ancient medicinal practices that include detoxing; according to them it is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out.

By removing and eliminating toxins from the liver, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

Detoxing is about cleansing the blood by removing impurities in the liver where they are usually processed for elimination. The body also removes toxins through other organs and systems such as the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphs and skin.

Detoxing should be carried out at least once a year although please consult a doctor if you are pregnant, or have any underlying illnesses you are worried about. 

Some tell-tale signs your body is craving a detox can be: unexplained fatigue, constipation or diarrhoea, irritated skin, lowered immune system leading to frequent colds, puffy eyes or bags under the eyes, bloating, menstrual issues or feeling out of sorts.  

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