Self-Test : How toxic are you?

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The signs and symptoms of toxic build-up (called ama in ayurveda) are common.

Here are a few:

  • you have a hard time getting up in the morning, even after a good night’s sleep
  • you feel sluggish, lazy, tired and/or rely on stimulants (such as sugar or caffeine) for energy
  • have generalized aches and pains in your body
  • you frequently catch colds or have infections
  • your skin has acne, blemishes, rashes, psoriasis, eczema or other inflammations
  • you frequently have gas and/or bloating
  • your tongue has a strange white coating
  • you have body odour and/or bad breath
  • you lack mental energy or a hard time concentrating

It’s normal to feel a rise in these signs and symptoms of toxins in the spring.

Check out the following self-test to know your level of toxic build-up. A great resource if you are considering a spring cleanse or trying to introduce healthier habits for the coming season.

Cleansing is not recommended for those who are pregnant, nursing or have health complications. Please consult with a trusted health care professional before undertaking any major lifestyle or dietary changes.

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