Toxins and chemicals in our environment can easily build up and wreak havoc on your hormones and every other system in your body. To add up, studies have shown that women with PCOS are even more susceptible than non-PCOS women. That is why detoxing or cleansing your body is important.
A gentle detox gives your liver a rest and helps it do its main job of cleaning those harmful contaminants from your body. Your doctor might not talk about this, but if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms below, it’s time to detox.
- You consistently feel fatigued, stressed and overwhelmed.
- You experience frequent headaches.
- You easily pick up colds, flus, bugs and viruses and are often on medication
- You are carrying excess body weight.
- You often have dull and luck-luster complexion or skin breakouts.
But, here’s the good news…
You can undo the damage. There are ways you can do to reduce the effects of environmental toxins and start feeling better.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
Excessive drinking can severely damage your liver function by causing fat buildup, inflammation, and scaring.
- Make sure to have enough sleep.
Ensuring adequate and quality sleep each night is a must to support your body’s health and natural detoxification system.
- Drink plenty of water.
Water does so much to your body aside from quenching thirst. It regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, aids in digestion and nutrient absorption and detoxifies the body by removing waste products.
- Reduce sugar intake.
Too much sugar intake can lead to chronic diseases which can affect your body’s ability to detoxify.
- Decrease your salt intake.
Excessive salt can cause your body to retain excess fluid which can affect your kidney or liver.
There you have it. So, why wait for you to experience those signs and symptoms before you detoxify your body? Detox your body now. As they say, prevention is always better than cure.