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.
Today I want to share with you the detox checklist I used for my clients to find understand 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.
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.