Body toxins are accumulated in a lot of ways: through the food we eat, products we use on our skin, medicines we take, and even our hormones have by-products. Normally, excretory parts such as the skin, lungs, gut, kidneys and liver are the ones responsible for flushing toxins out of the body. But due to our unhealthy lifestyle and polluted environment, our body may come to a point that toxicity has become too to handle. But how do you know?
1. Unexplainable fatigue
You’ve always had complete sleep and yet, you feel less energetic to make it through a normal day. I could be a sign that your body is working hard to purge the toxins that you had been taking in. The main trouble here is how do you respond to the fatigue. If you often find yourself grabbing a mug of coffee or munching a chocolate bar, then you are just making the problems worse. The sluggish feeling can also be a result of disrupted hormones reacting to the toxins and attacking your immune system too.
2. Endless battle with weight gain
Losing weight is not easy to achieve. However, if you have been having an active lifestyle with a proper diet and still putting on weight, then it is more like is a hormonal factor. Inside the body, toxins like glucose and caffeine hampers with our ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. In time, this situation can lead to insulin resistance. One way to find out is to have a safe and complete detox of the chemicals and food we eat. This gives your body a chance to go back to its normal hormonal activity and get on with burning cholesterol as it should be.
3. Foul breath
You had an excellent oral hygiene routine; however the smell of your breath does not improve. This leads us to point out digestive problems. It may mean that your gut needs a lot of flushing of toxins trapped there. You also mean that your liver is having a hard time functioning properly. Again, a temporary cleansing diet might just solve the problem.
The intestines are working hard to get rid of toxins from the food we eat. As you get constipated, the toxins got built-up causing colon-related problems in the future. Aside from stomach pains, constipation can bring in headaches, irritability, loss of appetite and sluggishness.
5. Enhanced sensitivity to odours
It is normal for people to react to strong smells. But if it causes adverse reactions such as headaches, nausea or irritation than it ever was before, then it might be that the body is suffering from toxicity.
6. Muscle and joint pains
If you have not been exercising and still have recurring muscle and joint pains, it will be likely that the toxins accumulated are clogged around muscle and joint areas, like the knees, calves and feet.
7. Skin allergies
If you suddenly have allergic reactions on your skin on things you are not allergic before, then you are into some toxin menace. Acne for instance can be a reaction from toxic skin care products you use, or chemicals polluting the air. Puffy eyes and eczema or psoriasis outbreaks is a great sign that your body cannot hold on such toxicity in your body.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you also try the following suggestions:
- Drink more water.
- Exercise at least 30 mins daily.
- Take probiotics such as yogurt, miso soup or kimchi
- Brush your tongue as it is laden with microbes and toxins
- Practice deep breathing to flush out toxins from the lungs.
You will need to ask your doctor for recommendations for a more natural detox procedure. Just remember that undergoing detox does not mean starving yourself with a single smoothie or water treatment. Fresh and naturally grown foods can provide your with the nutrients you need while doing a cleanse.