Do You Need To Detox? The Checklist

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Skin problems, fatigue, frequent attacks of headaches or migraines are all early warning signs of ill health and that your system could do with a detox.

I want to share with you the detox checklist I used for my clients to find if they need a detox.

Are You Suffering from Toxin Overload?

Print out this checklist below and tick off questions that are true. The more “yes” answers, the more and longer you need to go on a detox program. If you answer “yes” to at least 5 questions, you are likely to benefit from a detox.

Do you need to detox – the toxin overload Checklist

1Do you have difficulty sleeping?______
2Do you have difficulty waking up in the morning?______
3Do you have a weight problem?______
4Do you usually feel tired and lethargic?______
5Do you frequently suffer from headaches and migraine attacks?______
6Do you suffer from bloating or gas in the stomach?______
7Do you suffer from clenched muscles and muscle cramps in the calves?______
8Do you have difficulty concentrating and maintaining concentration?______
9Do you suffer from sinus or nasal congestion?______
10Do you suffer from chronic constipation or diarrhea?______
11Do you suffer from frequent mood swings, anxiety, bouts of depression or a sense of hopelessness?______
12Do you frequently feel stressed and irritable?______
13Do you have aches and pains in your joints that are constant or that keep recurring?______
14Does your skin look dull; or do you suffer from skin problems such as acne, eczema or psoriasis?______
15Do you catch a cold or fall sick easily?______
16Do you smoke, live with a smoker, or work in a polluted/toxic environment?______
17Do you drink more than one serving of coffee, soft drinks or alcohol daily?______
18Do you have amalgam/mercury fillings in your teeth?______
19Do you have any food sensitivities/allergies/intolerance?______
20Do you eat microwaved foods frequently?______
21Do your foods consist of mostly meat and very little fruits and vegetables?______
22Have you done any surgery before; or are you on any long-term medication?______


This is by no means a comprehensive checklist and is not diagnostic, but will help you understand if you need a detox. Always check with your doctor before you go on any detox program, especially if you are suffering from any health conditions or are on some kind of medication.

Before I start health coaching my clients, I take them through a very thorough questionnaire that will tell me exactly what is wrong with their health, the nutrients they are deficient in, and what foods are suitable for them.

Test: Use this chart to determine where you are with your health.

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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  1. Susanne Zaki Zervas

    Thank you for a fantastic and very very informative site! I am interested to start the colon detox. The one where you drink the fiber drink before each meal. Do i eat normally those days? I mean, do i continue my normal eating habits those days and “just” add the drink before each meal? We eat healthy in general and a diet with lots of veggies and fruit. I just started juicing(!!!) everyday and i love it!! Very much appreciate your time to inform us and taking the time to answer.
    Warmest, Susanne Zaki

    1. Hi Susanne, thank you for your kind words. The gastrointestinal cleanse … yes, as long as you are generally eating a healthy diet with lots of veges and fruits, definitely “just” add the fiber drink and the recommended supplements. Juicing, while being on the gastro cleanse is great too! Keep it up! (Reference:

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