Are you in need of a detox? Do you constantly feel tired, have mental sluggishness, or suffer from frequent illnesses, infections, and even allergies? A buildup of toxins can cause gastrointestinal issues such as slow elimination and bloating. Skin irritations and puffy eyes can accompany these symptoms, and women often report menstrual irregularities as well. We often contribute to the burden placed on our body through overindulgence in cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, saturated fats and refined sugars. Additional chemicals, such as artificial food additives, beauty products, household cleaners, and environmental pesticides can also contribute to your toxin load. Soon, the body develops an accumulation of these toxins, particularly if its natural defenses are compromised by stress, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise. In this way, our busy schedules can be a significant contributor to the buildup of toxins and free radicals.
There are some easy steps you can take to enhance your body’s natural detox defenses. Most of us probably can’t control many of the stressors in our lives, but:
- Getting enough sleep and finding time for exercise and relaxation will improve your ability to deal with these problems. Your body will produce less of the “stress hormones” which can slow down the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
- Drinking plenty of water and eating foods rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants will help to neutralize free radicals and flush out accumulated toxins.
- You can also add additional detoxifying ingredients to your diet through the use of dietary supplements such as ThyroLife Optima, ThyroLife Probiotic 7-7, and ThyroLife Omega.