Detox programmes have become an essential short term activity for many people who want to alleviate the symptoms of a toxic build up by reducing the cause of the problems rather than hiding the effects. There are many symptoms of potential high levels of toxins, and a few examples include bloating, dark urine, constipation, headaches, heartburn, skin and eye discoloration, excess sweating, lack of concentration, low energy, anxiety, lack of sleep, edginess and mood swings.
Two types of body toxins can be identified and their levels reduced. First, externally sourced toxins taken in from modern atmospheres, workplaces, food and drink, cosmetics, medical operations and medications, and household products and processes. Second, natural toxins that are produced from internal body processes, can also be scientifically reduced in their production and storage, transformed into safer chemicals or removed quicker from the body.
Steve was awarded 'Detox Specialist' qualification by the Health Sciences Academy between 2014-6 following previous Nutritional Therapy qualifications specialising in Sport and Weight Loss between 2011-14. He will recommend a personalised holistic detox programme that includes a plan of activity and record of your progress, with ongoing support for the duration of your agreed programme, following a thorough consultation.
Your detox programme can last for a week or a month depending on your levels of toxicity, comfort and ability to change your lifestyle. A specified nutritional food intake usually constitutes the majority of your detox, but there are many other areas you may be recommended to make changes too, to minimise toxin levels in your body.