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Why is detoxing necessary?

strawberryIf you’ve been living on a deserted island for your entire life, where there is no air pollution, no fast food or GMO crops, and where you’ve been growing your own organic food, you probably don’t need to detox.

But if you’re anything like the vast majority of people in the world, you’ve probably been exposed to more chemicals than you imagine: fluoride in your water (depending on which country and city you live in) pesticide residues on your fruits and vegetables, MSG in restaurant meals, high fructose corn syrup in supposedly ‘healthy’ foods from apple sauce to yogurt – the list is endless.

Your body and brain are exposed to the harmful substances described above on a regular basis. Your brain, your kidneys and your liver have not evolved to handle MSG, hydrogenated fat, or aspartame (the artificial sweetener found in diet sodas, chewing gum, and a range of other products).

They are totally alien to the body.

But if you feed your body what it isn’t meant to handle over a long period of time, it will stop working properly. For example, if you feed it too much sugar, it will stop producing insulin effectively. You’ll develop pre-diabetes or full-blown diabetes.

You might not have this particular problem or any disease, but if you frequently feel stressed out and tired, a detox diet could lay the foundation for a new phase in your life. One that’s based on balance and vitality.

Symptoms of a Body that’s Out of Balance

Low energy

Weight gain

Swollen

ankles

Craving sweet or salty/fatty foods Poor digestion/gas/bloating Insomnia Cellulite

Problems in concentrating

Dry mouth

The symptoms above are just the beginning, and there are many more, but these are very common. The good news is that they can be totally reversed. All it takes is a simple detox diet

that will flush out harmful toxins and then, step two is replenishing your body with the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it’s crying out for.