Detoxification – Toxin Overload and Fatigue

Is your body overloaded with toxins?

Do you frequently suffer from diarrhoea, constipation, bloating or gut pain?

Within your digestive system, you have trillions of helpful bacteria (and other organisms), together referred to as your “microbiome”.  In a healthy digestive system, these bacteria coexist in balance with each other.  However, they may be disrupted by infectious organisms such as certain food-borne bacteria (e.g. salmonella), or parasites (e.g. threadworm).  Some people may develop an excess of bacteria in the small intestine known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or “SIBO”.  In this case, all infections may potentially lead to symptoms of gas, bloating, diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain.  If it is left untreated, a gut infection causes damage to the lining of the digestive tract, leading to “leaky gut”.  This condition causes inflammation and further microbiome imbalance, resulting in ongoing and/or worsening of symptoms.

As mentioned in the previous blog, toxins may act as chronic stressors to the body.  They are usually processed by the immune system and/or liver.  The objectives of herbal and nutritional treatment are to support the detoxifying mechanisms of the body and/or reduce the toxin load by:

  1. Removing toxin exposure through dietary and lifestyle changes;
  2. Removing bad bacteria and waste from your digestive system;
  3. Renewing your digestive lining and the healthy bacteria to improve your digestive function; and
  4. Releasing your body toxins so they may be eliminated.


Firstly, detoxification treats the digestive system and acts to remove bad bacteria and waste from your digestive system.  This ensures your body has effective elimination.  These bad bacteria may directly produce toxins that are absorbed into the bloodstream, and may also damage the lining of the digestive system.

Secondly, it is important to focus on your digestive system and kidneys, alkalising your body to support detoxification and elimination.  In addition, restoring a healthy balance of flora and nutrients for a healthy gut have numerous beneficial actions.  Not only do they help control the growth of bad bacteria, but they may also reduce inflammation and assist you in absorbing nutrients more efficiently.

Finally, providing the body with nutrients for a successful liver detoxification whilst protecting the body throughout the elimination process to release toxins more effectively.  Hence, it is important to protect the liver itself from the toxins that it must process, and to repair any damage to the liver.

In the liver, there are two phases to the detoxification process before the toxic molecule is excreted via bile into the bowel, or via the kidney into the urine.  If either of these phases is overloaded or inefficient, the toxic load may actually increase.  Conditions associated with poor liver detoxification may include nausea, headaches, allergies, skin disorders, fatigue, food intolerances and constipation or diarrhoea, among others.

There are specific herbs and nutrients which may be used individually, or in combination to enhance liver detoxification.  Incorporating Colon Hydrotherapy treatment into any detoxification program may expedite detox effectiveness and energy recovery.

Every person is unique and therefore, many “off the shelf” detox products are unlikely to produce the best results, if any.  This wastes both your time and your money.  Speak to one of our dedicated Naturopaths who may recommend an individualised gut detoxification program that targets your specific symptoms for a long-term solution.  We will aim to help relieve your digestive symptoms by:

  • Improving overall digestive function along with neutralising any gut toxins;
  • Removing unhealthy bacteria and parasites;
  • Restoring balance to your microbiome; and
  • Providing the ingredients to help soothe and repair your gut lining.

With your Naturopath’s support, following a detoxification program may be one of the most effective strategies for rapidly improving your health, especially if you are suffering from any of the following:

  • Fatigue, lethargy, lack of energy
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Headaches
  • Lack of concentration
  • Mood swings, hormone imbalances, PCOS, infertility, thyroid imbalances
  • Eczema, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, rosacea
  • Indigestion, bloating
  • Allergies or intolerances
  • Recurring infections
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis

It is vitally important for optimal detoxification and rapid improvement in restoration of your health that each key organ and body system is addressed in a systematic way to ensure you achieve the best results.

Disclaimer:  The advice on this website is of a general nature only and Nurtura Health expressly disclaims all liability arising out of the improper use of the information provided.  Nurtura Health actively discourages any self-diagnosis or self-medication.  Please consult your health practitioner regarding these important health issues.  All rights reserved.