5 Common Symptoms of a Full Body Cleanse.

Most people have thought once or twice about completing a full body detox cleanse, but never commit fully because of the fear wrapped around the whole cleanse process.

I like to think of cleansing and detoxifying your body like spring cleaning your home.  You end up with a huge mess in the midst of it all, feel like it is never going to be done and wonder why you started in the first place.  Then it all comes together and you are left with this beautiful space; free of dust, build-up and junk.  The same thing happens when you cleanse and detoxify your body.  The toxins are the dust, build-up and junk taking up space in your body.

“A toxin is a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation.”  ~Merriam-Webster~

Our bodies are exposed to toxins every minute of ever day both internally from a cellular level and from our environment.  Our bodies have an amazing self defending and self repairing system in place, therefore; are in a constant state of detox.  Just like the rest of life though our bodies have a limit and when they become overwhelmed with toxins the process slows down and may not work as efficiently as it should.

This is when we begin to feel the effects of the toxins building up in our body; insomnia, headaches, fatigue, weight gain, bad breath, achy muscles, skin reactions, and/or candida overgrowth.

During a cleanse the body has an opportunity to purge the material that does not belong inside of us by increasing the amount of stored toxins, pathogens & metabolic wastes that leave our cells.  Our bodies are equipped with organs that work independently as well as synergistically to eliminate these toxins from our bodies.

These organs are liver, colon, kidneys, lymphatics, blood, skin, & lungs and this is why when we are cleansing we could potentially feel a variety of symptoms throughout the whole body.

5 common symptoms that come with detoxifying your body:

  1. Fatigue.  Our body is an energy producing machine on a normal day, burning calories on a cellular level when we are standing still.  When we cleanse the extra energy that is needed to rid our bodies of the “junk” causes our to feel more fatigued.
  2. GI Upset.  This comes in many different forms; loose stools, nausea, gas, and/or bloating.  This is a common symptom and probably the one people fear the most.  This symptom occurs because our body rids the toxins through the intestines which ultimately leads to our stools.
  3. Headaches.  When detoxifying our body the cells release the toxins back into the bloodstream for them to be eliminated from the body; which leads to systemic symptoms like headaches.
  4. Skin Breakouts.  Our toxins can be eliminated from the body in numerous ways and the skin just happens to be one of of the outlets for this to take place. People may suffer from rashes or acne during a cleanse; which is caused by the toxins leaving the body through the largest organ…the skin.
  5. Irritability.  We may not notice this symptom as much as the people around us may notice it, but we need to be aware of it so we can be proactive in controlling it.  Our body is working overtime during a cleanse and due to the extra amount of toxins floating around in our blood stream for elimination we may feel the effects on our mood.

Although these symptoms seem daunting and no one really wants to suffer with them, the outcomes of the process is worth it.   You will feel re-energized, lighter and refreshed.

Give your body the spring cleaning it deserves.

Real Life. Real You.

Amy Bowers  xo 



Do You Suffer From Candida?

I talked on my Facebook video about how Valentus Breakthrough helps with weight management.  I also touched on the topic of Candida for a brief moment and how those suffering with Candida in their bodies have a difficult time shedding those extra pounds.

Breakthrough helps with weight management by detoxifying the body and ridding it of those unwanted toxins; like Candida, so your body can digest and absorb nutrients properly and begin to function at the optimal state.   Weight loss will be a result as your body systematically works together.

What is Candida?  For those women who have ever suffered with a yeast infection they are fully aware of what Candida is and what it can do to your body.  For those women who have been lucky enough not to suffer, or for all the men out there, Candida can cause havoc in many other ways in your body without you even knowing it.

Candida Albicans is a form of yeast that is a normal part of your gut flora and can co-habitat nicely with the other bacteria in your gut.  When your gut flora is functioning properly it will aid nicely with digestion and absorption of the nutrients in your food.   It is when we feed the Candida that it can take over your normal gut flora by overproducing quickly, taking over the normal balance of your gut.

According to the CDC,  “Candidiasis that develops in the mouth or throat is called thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis. Candidiasis in the vagina is commonly referred to as yeast infection. Invasive candidiasis occurs when Candida species enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body.”

When the normal gut flora is disturbed and the immune system becomes depressed your body becomes unable to heal itself and the Candida begins to break down the walls in your intestine.  This can lead to what researchers are calling “Leaky Gut”.  With the breakdown of the intestinal walls, toxins and partially digested foods are able to enter into the bloodstream, depress your immune system and wreak havoc on your body systematically.

Headaches, allergies, bloating/gas, sugar cravings…just to name a few.

Headaches, joint pain, mood swings, exhaustion, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, sinus infections, allergies, bloating/gas, a sweet tooth, weak immune system, decreased sex drive are just some of the common systems people can experience with a overpopulation of Candida in their bodies.  Candida will effect people in different ways and the signs and systems could be different for everyone.

The cause?  What has caused the overgrowth of the Candida in your body is also different for everyone.  Diets high in sugar, alcohol, carbohydrates are known to “feed” the candida.   Medications such as antibiotics and oral contraceptives.  Antibiotics will kill off all the bacteria in your body; even the healthy ones, leaving your body susceptible to candida overgrowth.  Too much stress in your life can also lead to overgrowth.

The question becomes “How to I get rid of the overgrowth and how do I stop it from happening again?”

I believe the answer not simple, but we all have to begin somewhere to get our bodies back working for itself, not against itself.   A holistic lifestyle is where to begin.

“If it were that easy everyone would be doing it right?”

The reality is your body is designed to run seamlessly for you and heal itself when you give it the tools it needs to do its job.  It is only when we do not cooperate with it and fill it with toxins and chemicals that our body gets confused and begins to break down.

We all have to begin somewhere in healing our bodies; especially our gut.  Our gut is the most underrated organ in our body, but I believe it is this most important.

My suggestion to you is to begin with a 12 day detoxifying cleanse using Valentus Breakthrough.  You will be given 12 Breakthrough AM and 12 Breakthrough PM to drink for 12 days.  Following the cleanse you will notice a difference in your energy levels, sugar cravings and overall mood just to name a few.

Here is a breakdown of what Breakthrough offers:

Breakthrough AM:

✔︎A gentle, daily probiotic drink that is a source of antioxidants and probiotics that temporarily modify gut flora.

✔︎Contains ProDURA® Bacillus coagulans; a spore-forming probiotic bacterium that has numerous health benefits that are superior to non-spore probiotics.

  • Helps lower total cholesterol and raise HDL levels while producing a positive impact by improving lipid status.

✔︎Helps to reduce lactose intolerance.

✔︎Proven to survive the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal environment demonstrating the durability and tolerance of Bacillus coagulans. ProDURA™ Bacillus coagulans is a registered trademark of Nebraska Cultures, Inc.

Breakthrough PM:

✔︎A wholefood, powerful nutrient drink designed to help detoxify and assist the body towards vital wellness.

✔︎Traditionally used in herbal medicine as a diuretic and laxative (aperient), and to help treat digestive disturbances.

✔︎May help the body with an overgrown Candida Yeast situation.

✔︎May help with increased nutrient absorption in the body.

  • May help with bolstering the metabolism of the body.

✔︎A quarterly regimen (every 90 days) designed for ease of use, only 12-days to assist in providing an optimal environment of digestion, detoxification and elimination.

Real Life. Real You.

Amy Bowers  xo