5 ways to enhance your body’s natural detoxification system

Updated: Nov 21

Did you know that our body constantly eliminates toxins from our body without us having to go on a detox? However, sometimes our detox systems need some extra love.


Signs that our body needs some love


Our body is constantly giving us signs. Following signs may indicate that our detox systems need support:

  • Fluid retention

  • Skin breakouts and congestion

  • Waking consistently between 2- 4am

  • Feeling extremely hungry

  • Digestive problems eg. constipation and IBS

  • Increase in body fat for no other reason

  • Cellulite

  • Poor energy

“Take care of you body. It's the only place you have to live.” - Jim Rohn

One of the many roles the liver plays in our body is detoxification. It changes harmful substances and breaks it down into less harmful substances that can then be excretes from your body. This is a process that goes on all the time but it is the lifestyle choices that affect the efficiency.


What interferes with our liver function?


Some of the most common substances that load our liver and interfere with the efficiency of the liver detoxification mechanism are:

  • Alcohol

  • Caffeine

  • Synthetic substances eg. medication, pesticides, cosmetics

  • Trans fats

  • Refined sugar

  • Infection; eg. viruses


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