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4 Signs You Need A Detox And What You Can Do About It

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We are exposed to many harmful substances in our daily lives. These toxins can come from the food we eat, the water we drink, as well as other environmental sources such as pollution and dust. Even though our bodies can cleanse themselves, they also occasionally send signals to let us know when extra help is needed. 

Our immune system, kidneys, and liver work together to remove toxins from our bodies. However, these days with a diet of too much animal protein, saturated and trans fats, sugar, as well as alcohol, our bodies have a harder time removing the toxins. As such, these toxins accumulate inside the body until they are removed completely through detoxification.

Signs you need a detox

With an accumulation of toxins in the body, the liver becomes more sluggish and results in certain toxins retaining in the system for longer periods. Not only does this slow down the rate of metabolism, but it also causes fluid retention, bloating, and puffiness. Here are 4 signs to know you need a detox:

1. Weight Gain

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If you have noticed a persistent and significant weight gain despite exercising regularly and counting calories, then it could be a sign of toxic overload. Most toxins are lipophilic and are stored in body fat. These lipophilic toxins often contain pesticides, which trigger your body to produce more fat cells for toxin storage - making it very difficult for you to lose weight. 

To purge unwanted toxins, you can consider going for a detox treatment in Singapore such as our Signature Royal Body Flush Treatment. Not only does this treatment remove toxins from your body, but it also helps the body to burn off fats and speed up metabolism.

2. Insomnia and Stress

In healthy individuals, cortisol levels tend to be high in the morning and drop progressively throughout the day. Elevated levels of cortisol in the evening indicate an imbalance, which can cause you to feel more energetic and increase your chances of insomnia. 

3. Constant fatigue

Besides insomnia, some people may experience constant fatigue despite getting more than enough hours of sleep and this can be a result of toxic overload. An excessive amount of toxins creates stress on your adrenal glands and eventually leads to fatigue. Another detox massage like our Lymphatic Drainage Tripolar Treatment aims to improve circulation in your lymphatic system, allowing you to feel cleansed and energised.

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4. Poor skin complexion

Our liver is responsible for removing toxins from the body. When the liver is unable to keep up with toxin elimination, other organs like the skin will flush out these toxins. The skin tends to react badly to the elimination process, thus resulting in acne, skin rashes, and eczema. 

Simple ways to detox your body 

If you are experiencing some, if not all of these symptoms, then we recommend taking a detox! Apart from going for detox massages in Singapore, here are some simple lifestyle changes that you can make to detox your body: 

  • Reduce your sugar intake
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One simple way to undergo a healthy detox is to decrease your sugar intake. Instead of giving in to your sugar cravings and reaching out for a cookie, you can swap it out for some dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) or a piece of fruit. The natural sugars in these foods will help to curb the cravings that you have. 

  • Hydrate 

Increasing your water intake is one of the best ways to detox healthily. A helpful tip is to start your day by drinking a tall glass of water infused with fresh lemon juice. Besides water, you can also drink tea. Detox tea is known to be rich in antioxidants, and drinking a herbal one can also help boost your metabolism. Cheryl W’s Ignite Morning Call Tea is packed with the goodness of green tea, pu-erh, and a blend of herbs to improve circulation and digestion.

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For a faster way to detox, you can also opt for detox drinks like our Clean D Drink. Detox drinks often contain ingredients to flush out the toxins which ultimately improve bloating as well as water retention. For instance, our Clean D Drink contains ingredients like dark plum powder, dragonfruit and red bean to cleanse the toxins from your body whilst aiding digestion. 

  • Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin regularly can help to remove the toxins from your skin, keeping it clean and clear whilst improving the overall circulation. Exfoliators like Cheryl W’s Matcha Latte Scrub remove impurities deep within the skin, cleanse your pores, and get rid of dead skin cells to bring  a smooth and radiant complexion. 

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  • Good night’s rest 

Having proper sleep hygiene is as important as a healthy diet and hydration. However, the fast-paced lifestyles that we lead today can compromise on our restful sleep, thus leading to poor health and bad skin.

Thus, it is best to eliminate caffeine and alcohol right before bedtime and start your detox journey by reducing your screen time at night. 

Whilst it’s alright to binge occasionally, leading a long-term sluggish and unhealthy lifestyle is often a choice. Instead of keeping things as is, you should take steps towards becoming a better version of yourself. Begin your detox journey with the simple tips mentioned above, or simply visit Cheryl W for our range of detox wellness treatments that will leave you glowing. 

A healthier you awaits. Cheryl W, a wellness centre in Singapore, aims to help you become your best self by offering a wide range of holistic treatments and products. 

Reach out to us today to find out more about our detox drinks and teas.

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