There are many obvious signs that you need to detox and a few not so obvious signs. A brief and far from complete list of not-so-obvious indicators of a toxic body includes the following:
- Cold feet and/or hands
- Dandruff and/or itchy scalp
- Greasy and/or dry skin
- Greasy and/or dry hair
- Aches and pains Slow healing
- Zits, pimples, and/or blackheads
- Hair loss
- Attention deficit disorder hyperactivity
- Trouble sleeping
- Discolored teeth
- Vision deterioration
- Vision “floaters”
- Trouble urinating
- Body odor
- Bad breath
- Lower back pain
- difficulty concentrating
- Brittle and/or broken nails
- Dark cirlces under Eyes Chapped lips
- Having trouble staying warm
- Glasy or dull eyes
There are many who argue that a proper whole foods diet is all anyone needs to be healthy. OLM’s stance on this is that in today’s modern, toxic world, our bodies are constantly inundated with toxins. If you have eaten very well all your life, have avoided foods with toxins (like tuna with mercury and beef with hormones and antibiotics), have never taking drugs (prescription or otherwise), have never had vaccinations, and have never worked or lived in a heavily polluted environment, then you won’t need to detox. For that matter, you probably don’t need to supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals. If you are included in the other 99.9999% of the population, you need to detox, at least every few years. Dr Shillington recommends once or twice a year.When we talk about a ‘detox’ we mean detoxifying your body and ridding it of wastes and toxins. We do not mean “fasting” in a way that restricts your nutrition. While reducing your calories and eliminating certain foods may be fine under normal circumstances, we recommend you ingest vitamins, minerals, and enzymes during your detox. We do not feel that restricting nutrients is wise, especially when detoxifying.
This is especially true for anyone with a sign or symptom of any kind of ailment. For most people (and by most, we mean 97% or more) a proper detox, followed by a proper diet (and we mean an organic diet with 80% or more fresh, raw, fruits and vegetables), will rid your body of any and all problems. Very few people are too far gone to completely heal and get off of drugs. Some may need more supplemental support (in the form of high quality supplements) than others.
If you have cancer, diabetes, ADHD, migraines, Lupus, thyroid problems, or deteriorating eye sight, it’s time to quit blaming your genetics and take action.
A detox is a radical lifestyle change for a brief period of time. A proper detox will last a minimum of two weeks, and typically, much longer, depending on one’s health. If you have ailments but feel a “radical” detox is too inconvenient, consider the inconvenience of taking 5 to 15 prescription drugs. Consider the inconvenience of waking up stiff and sore with aches and pains every morning. Consider the inconvenience of headaches, fuzzy memory, or any of the chronic or “incurable” diseases that have become so common.
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