Hormone imbalances are at an all-time high, in men as well as women. The liver and other endocrine organs lose efficiency when toxins build up faster than your ability to metabolize them. This results in further depletion of your body’s ability to keep hormones in balance.

The cycle is clear, but thankfully, it can be easy to remedy. Detoxifying can play a crucial role in restoring a natural, youthful balance of hormones in your body. What are the signs you may need a detox to recover your hormonal equilibrium?

  1. Diminished Sex Drive.
    Not just a symptom of low testosterone, although that is a significant factor, reduced sex drive in men can result from a complex imbalance of hormones in the body.
  2. Fatigue.
    Frequent or chronic fatigue, particularly after a full night’s sleep, can be a sign of poor hormone balance. Fatigue is generally a result of thyroid and adrenal imbalance, although insulin and insulin resistance can play a role here as well.
  3. “Brain Fog.”
    Many of the same hormones that regulate energy levels can, when out of balance, cause memory problems and an overall feeling of mental fogginess.
  4. Stubborn Belly Fat.
    An imbalance of hormones like insulin, thyroid and adrenal hormone can lead to inability to lose belly flab, even in the face of a diet and exercise regimen that results in overall weight loss. Cortisol, the pesky so-called “stress hormone,” can play a role here as well.
  5. Out-of-Control Appetite.
    Leptin, a hormone secreted by your fat cells, regulates appetite. When the body is unable to utilize this hormone properly, it falls out of balance, resulting in a ravenous appetite. If you find yourself hungry soon after a full meal, a leptin imbalance may be the culprit.

Detox can play a critical role in restoring hormonal balance and improving continued proper hormonal regulation. This, in turn, often results in increased energy and overall wellness.