5 Signs Your Body NEEDS A Detox
First, what is a DETOX?
A detox is natural way to eliminate accumulations of toxins in the body.
A holistic approach to detox often uses herbs, foods and natural products such as diatomaceous earth and activated charcoal to help pull out and remove toxins from the body. Optimal detox for health can be done daily, weekly or annually. Detoxing is a powerful tool to increase health and enhance vitality.
Toxins – The silent disruptors
No matter where you live in the world or how healthy you are, today we are exposed to over 77,000 different man-made chemicals. These chemicals are in everything from the food we eat (fillers, flavorings, preservatives, pesticides, etc.) the products we put on out body, the water we drink (chlorine, fluoride), to the air we breathe (pollution).
Now, more than ever, understanding the role detoxing plays in our body is incredibly important to maintaining health and vitality. Below are 5 signs your body could benefit from a detox; most of these signs are very common and therefore easily overlooked.
1.) Constipation/ Irregular bowel movements
Have irregular bowel movements become your norm? Are gas, bloating and constipation a frequent occurrence in your daily life? If this sounds like you, a detox is calling.
Our body’s main way of naturally detoxing is through sweating and excretory measures such as urine and feces. If you struggle to have daily bowel moments, toxins that are intended to be excreted through the stool are, instead, getting reabsorbed through the blood brain barrier and recirculated into your bloodstream.
Gas, bloating and indigestion are all signs your body is having a hard time breaking down and digesting food. This is often due to eating foods we are unknowingly sensitive to. Detoxing can decrease inflammation and the total load on the body thereby reducing sensitivities and digestive distress.
2.) Skin Issues (acne, dermatitis, eczema, etc.)
Your skin is the largest detox organ in your body. If you are experiencing any skin issues, this is an external cry that your body needs help. No matter how long you’ve struggled with your skin condition; no matter if you have tried every cream, over the counter drug or even antibiotics, still to no avail, getting to the ROOT cause is the key. A detox can help you get there.
Backacne is often a sign of parasitic infestation. Acne is often a hormonal imbalance which can be due to a number of issues from environmental toxins to food sensitivities to the effect of heavy metals. Eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are often due to intestinal permeability or ‘leaky gut’ and can often be cleared through detoxing the body and healing and sealing the gut wall.
If you are tired of dealing with your skin’s issues, detox is your new best friend.
3.) Chronic Fatigue
Tired has become the new normal. Coffee anyone? Many people don’t relate being chronically tired with the need to detox. Most people associate chronic fatigue with lack of sleep, high stress or poor nutrition. The truth is, if your body has a high toxic load, every other function of your body will take a hit. You will have a harder time sleeping, your organs will be stressed, your hormones disrupted and your body will simply be too busy fighting to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your food.
4.) Weight Gain (inability to lose weight)
Have you been trying to lose weight and no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to shake it? Maybe you’ve recently unexpectedly gained weight when not much else external has changed?
If weight has become an issue, detox can be an optimal resolve. Toxins are stored in our fat cells — the more fat we have, the more toxins we have. Toxins slow down our body’s processes and prevent us from operating at an optimal level. If you are eating healthy, working out and still can’t seem to reach your ideal weight, it’s time to hit the system reset and give your body a boost with a detox.
5.) Hormonal Imbalances (hypo/hyperthyroidism, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, low libido, low testosterone)
Hormones affect everything. From our stress and sleep cycles to our sex drive and moods, hormones play a crucial role in our body’s ability to regulate and operate at the most optimal level.
Have you been having issues with your hormones and regardless of who you turn to can’t seem to find the resolution? You are not alone. Today, many people who turn to conventional medicine for answers end up going home with a diagnosis, a pill, and a ray of hope that the medicine will actually work instead of creating more problems. Unfortunately, more often than not, medicine treats the symptoms instead of treating the underlying cause. What caused your body to become imbalanced in the first place? Was it diet, lifestyle, stress?
Detoxing your body can help take the pressure off some organs and organ systems so your body can begin to naturally find balance. Hormones are complex and there are often multiple factors involved when it comes to hormonal imbalance. Detoxing is one way to start to heal your body naturally from the inside out.
Are you ready to detox for ULITMATE health?
You can be the healthiest person in the world and eat all organic veggies, exercise daily and still be affected by the unavoidable chemicals that pervade our world. In order to maintain optimal health, detox is key.
Simple detox methods you can use in your daily routine include dry brushing, drinking lemon water or fasting, which will help ease your overall toxic load without too much effort. An annual or biannual detox can be of extreme benefit and is recommended to anyone interested in natural ways to increase energy and enhance vitality.
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