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

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

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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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