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How a detox can affect your mental health

By Lucy Rose Clinic

August 30, 2020

Could a detox affect your mood?

Can it improve motivation, happiness and positivity?

Can it make you feel cranky, irritable and teary?

Today I want to join the dots between toxins, thyroid and mood. Be sure to check your hormonal MOOD TYPE below.

I am always surprised how often someone’s mood and attitude changes when their body starts to heal and feel better again.

This is not a new concept, healing therapies all over the world have connected mood to specific imbalances in the body, and take these signs just as seriously as other physical signs and symptoms. Chinese Herbal Medicine has followed this belief for over 2000 years, and now science is validating many practices and claims from that and other traditional therapies.

Lets look at what we know from a science based perspective.

First, check the following symptoms and see if you lean toward one of these endocrine system imbalance.


Emotions connected to a low functioning thyroid do differ between people, but they all share one thing in common. The feel tired and sluggish.

The thyroid is responsible for stimulating ATP – this is the energy currency in the cells of your body. If your thyroid hormones are low at the point of cell entry, then your energy will also be low. This will lead to dependence on adrenal hormones for energy, which eventually cause sugar imbalances, insulin resistance, sugar, carb or salt cravings, and a slowing down of every function in your body.

Thyroid types end up with toxin accumulation due to sluggish metabolism, and often end with imbalances in all the other systems as a result.

Depression and low motivation are common concerns, and medication often does nothing until the thyroid is helped to function better.


The adrenal type will either be the person who is doing everything, never stopping and juggling several things at once, OR they are adrenally depleted, have nervous system damage and brain fog. It will depend how long they have been out of balance, and to what extreme.

These types lean more toward neurotransmitter imbalances because they have been burning the candle at both ends too long.

This results in an activated sympathetic nervous system which throws out the chemical balance of the body resulting in possible mood “issues” such as depression, anxiety and a sense of doom.  

Once they start caring for themselves again, heal their adrenals, and manage stress properly, their depression naturally lifts.

The LIVER Type

The liver is responsible for so many functions in our body, it filters out all the chemicals we come into contact with, excretes excess hormones, converts many hormones, manages blood sugar levels through glycogenesis, and controls our digestive processes.

Many thyroid types also are also liver types due to their sluggish metabolism.

The liver naturally detoxes all day, but between 1-3 A.M., the liver reaches its peak, doing its work to cleanse the blood. If you are waking here – your liver is overloaded and you need a detox!

All these types will experience transient emotions when detoxing. This can present as feeling teary, angry, and even irrational. These emotions have been bottled up and sometimes they can seem to bubble up or explode when we do a detox – the main thing is that you allow them to come up, and you process them. Talking about it, journaling, or seeing a counselor are all wonderful ways to ensure that these emotions are fully cleansed, resulting in a clean body and a healthy mind.

Luckily, Spring is the time of year when the liver naturally can cleanse itself better, making now the perfect time to start your health reset goals.

CONTACT US if you would like a personalised detox program!

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