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The Real Reason You’re Always Tired & How Detoxing Can Help

The Real Reason You’re Always Tired & How Detoxing Can Help
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Feeling tired after a long night out or an early morning can naturally make you sluggish throughout the day. But are you constantly feeling run down, no matter how much rest you get at night? There may be more going on with your body than needing some shut eye. Detoxing may be what you need to recharge your energy. Here are some cases where detoxing may benefit you.

Trouble sleeping?

When was the last time you thought about what you are drinking throughout the day? If you are having trouble sleeping or staying asleep, you may want to ditch your caffeinated beverages, like sodas and coffee. According to the FDA, about 80% of U.S. adults take some form of caffeine every day. But studies have shown that caffeine has more long term affects on your body, including headaches, irritability, heartburn and jitters as it stimulates your central nervous system. Swap the caffeine out with water or decaffeinated tea to get you through the day.

What happened to your skin?

You used to have glowing, smooth skin. Now, when you look in the mirror, your skin looks dull, you’re sporting more than a few breakouts and you have dark circles under your eyes. Don’t panic! Take a look at what you are eating. A diet full of processed foods, dairy and sugar can negatively impact your skin. Change up your diet, drink more water, get more sleep and turn to a toning serum that could give you skin the glow it’s been missing!

Inflammation

Walking around with random aches and pains in your joints? The Standard American Diet (SAD) has been shown to lead to inflammation, as this diet is full of processed, high-sugar and high-salt foods. Removing inflammatory foods and swapping them out with healthy fats, proteins and vegetables can help your body feel brand new.

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It’s not flu season… is it?

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is actually found in your gut? This means that having a healthy gut plays a MAJOR role in your immune health, helping you to stay health throughout the year (yes- even through flu season!)

When your gut isn’t happy, your body isn’t healthy. You may want to turn to Probiotics to balance the good bacteria in your gut. Bacteria is commonly thought of as negative. There are plenty of harmful bacteria that can lead to a number of risks when it comes to the bacteria inside of your body. But with harmful bacteria comes beneficial bacteria called Probiotics.

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that make up the microbiome in your gut or digestive tract and are the key to good health, especially to good digestion and regularity. Bacteria, though naturally present in the body, accounts for two pounds of bio-mass in your intestines, which need a balance of beneficial bacteria to promote good health.

Levels of probiotics decrease with age and can also be affected by other factors, including a poor diet and obesity. As the levels of probiotics decrease, problematic bacteria in the gut thrive, which can lead to digestive problems like bloating and gas.

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