Feeling sluggish? Have headaches, aching muscles or joints? Is it difficult for you to lose weight? These are just a few symptoms, or reasons, you may want to consider doing a healthy cleanse. Our world is constantly bombarding our body with harsh chemicals and environmental toxins; our food, the air we breathe, the cosmetics and household products we use and even our homes harbor thousands of harmful substances. Our bodies constantly try to eliminate the bad stuff, but often need extra help.

It is not normal or healthy to live with these symptoms, yet many of us (even physical therapists!) Do so for years. I was one of them, blaming not feeling good on getting older or not getting enough sleep. Detoxification was life changing for me. Up until my first 14 day detox cleanse, I had experienced at least six of the following symptoms for several years; I had debilitating headaches, joint pain, weight loss resistance, rashes, fatigue, and sinus problems. Now, many of these symptoms are completely or nearly gone. I have been able to resume vigorous land exercise for the first time in 12 years! It has allowed me to strengthen my body and keep off the 10-15 pounds of resistant fat that had been glued to my hips and thighs, that I've lost during detoxes. Every few months I begin to feel a couple of those ugly symptoms, like knee pain or afternoon fatigue, creeping back in, so I do another detox and, “voila”, they disappear again! By performing the detox cleanse every season I have been able to eliminate most symptoms, feel better and look better than I have in years. It has been an amazing journey to reclaim an active, healthy lifestyle. I started sharing my detox experiences with family, friends, and patients, and shifted the focus of my practice to include nutrition, realizing I could help many others.

Here are the ten most common symptoms that can indicate toxic overload:

  • Weight loss resistance
  • Insomnia
  • Achy muscles and joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Allergies or food intolerance
  • Mental confusion or difficult concentrating
  • Lack of energy or fatigue
  • Constipation or bloating
  • Skin rashes, acne, eczema or rosacea
  • Runny nose or sinusitis

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, check out what I believe is the best detox program available. If you have a serious medical condition, such as diabetes or cancer, are pregnant or nursing, or are under 18 years of age, please check with your doctor or healthcare practitioner before doing any detox cleanse.