Our expert says:
I don't think it is the so-called 'toxins' that are making you feel weak and exhausted. I really don't know where this strange idea of toxins originated. Toxins are chemical compounds that are produced by harmful microorganisms (pathogens), animals (snake venom), fish (puffer fish), etc. How and why this word has been linked to slimming and dieting, I have no idea. Soaking in a bath of epsom salts, may soften the skin, but it won't draw fat out of your body. If you are eating a diet that is very low in energy and/or carbohydrates, then I reckon this is what is making you feel so exhausted. On the other hand, you may be developing flu which could also account for the symptoms? If you don't have flu and continue to feel so weak and exhausted, then please consider changing your diet to a balanced, low-fat, high-fibre diet, or consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help you with a well balanced slimming diet.
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