Can You Benefit From a Cleanse? Take this quiz.

Our 21st Century lifestyles are tipped heavily in favor of work, stress, processed “convenience” foods, and staying indoors. These factors can combine to create a buildup of toxins in the body. Normally, the liver, skin, lungs, colon and kidneys function to eliminate waste from the body. But these days, we tend to absorb more than these systems can handle. In other words, your body already detoxifies itself – every day. It has everything it needs to cleanse itself and heal any issues that stem from toxic buildup. It just needs a little help from you.


Do you have headaches more than occasionally?

Do you tend to get colds or viruses each year?

Do you have bowel movements less frequently than after every meal?

Do you have diarrhea more than very rarely?

Do you get itchy eyes or watery eyes and nose at certain times of the year?

Do you have allergies or hay fever?

Do you often get congested or mucusy?

Do you get bloated after eating?

Do you have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise?

Do you have puffiness in areas of your face or body?

Do you have dark circles under your eyes?

Do you get heartburn?

You you have gas more than occasionally?

Do you have bad breath or body odor?

Is there a thin white coat on the back of your tongue when you wake up?

Do you get cravings for certain kinds of food, especially sugary, starchy, or dairy foods?

Do you have a tendency toward restless sleep?

Do you have itchy skin, pimples, or any other troubling skin condition?

Do you get pain or stiffness in your joints or muscles?

Do you have low moods or a foggy mind?

Do you find that you are forgetful, have difficulty concentrating, or can’t find words?

Do you feel apathetic and tired?

Do you feel anger or bursts of irrational frustration?

Do you have higher than average sensitivity to odors?

Have you noticed an increasing sensitivity to toxins in everyday life, such as feeling more nauseated when you smell dry-cleaning fluid or fill up your car’s tank with gas, noticing stronger effects of certain food additives, or havivng reactions to cleaning or personal-care products?

Do you use multiple prescription medications?

Do you use many potentially toxic chemicals in your home or work environment?

Do you have musculoskeletal aches and pains or symptoms suggestive of fibromyalgia?

Do you have tingling or numbness on one side?

Do you have strange reactions to medications or supplements?

Do you have recent edema?

Have you noticed a worsening of any troublesome symptoms after anesthesia or pregnancy?

If you answered ‘yes’ to ANY of these questions, you might be suffering from toxin overload. And believe it or not, you can relieve (or eliminate) most of these issues through a few weeks of dietary adjustments.

To find out how, come to a special information session on Wednesday, March 27th at 6:45pm. I’ll be talking all about cleanses and detox diets, and providing details about my upcoming April Cleanse.

For more information about the Spring Cleanse, visit my website.

You can also contact me directly.


Sam, Asheville Family Fitness Holistic Health Coach & Fitness Trainer

It will be easy, I promise.










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