Detoxifying the body is of utmost importance these days! This is not surprising at all, since breathing in the polluted air and inhaling the emissions released by vehicles and the toxins given off by household cleaners is too much even for those who eat healthy most of the time. Besides the toxins outside the body, the body also creates toxic free radicals. For instance, stressful situations and emotional disturbances like anxiety are known to trigger the formation of free radicals which are toxic to the body.
Body`s way to get rid of these toxins is through urination, defecation, and sweating. However, these systems can often become backed up when the body gets overwhelmed with toxins.
If you fail to take care of this toxic overload, you may become very sick over a very short period of time. This is why detoxifying the body is very important. Keep reading to learn more about the warning signs which show that your body needs immediate detoxification.
1. White or Yellow Tongue
The body should look pale red or pink, so if you notice a yellow or white film on it, it is time for detoxification. Therefore, seeing a film on the tongue indicates that the body is detoxifying itself through the mouth by the tongue and breath.
2. Gallbladder Issues
Gallbladder has its own way of telling that it is overloaded, which is mainly through pain when you eat fats.
Body which is overloaded with toxins leads to release of bile in the gallbladder, which in turn clogs it and increases the risk of gallstones.
3. Congested Sinuses
Those who inhale high amounts of toxins at home or at work are prone to sinus issues.
Unexplained headaches are often sign that something is wrong. In case you experience frequent headaches, try a detox program to see if the pain stems from toxic overload.
5. Skin Issues
Chronic dry skin, itchy rashes, or acne are signs that the body needs help right away. Using a topical ointment doesn’t help since it is likely to contain even more toxins which may worsen the condition. To heal the skin, you need to eliminate the toxins which are the cause of these issues at the first place.
6. Belly Fat
Belly fat can be a sign of many different things, including that the body needs detoxification. Toxins which are stores in the fat cells disrupt the function of metabolism, which has an impact on body`s ability to keep cholesterol and glucose levels in check.
If the body is overloaded with toxins, it may affect the amount of melatonin being released by the body, which in turn causes restless sleep or insomnia. The good news is that a simple detox program may solve this issue.
Regular hot flashes, which are not associated with menopause, are often sign of toxic build-up which causes the heart to work more, leading to ‘overheating’. This is the body`s natural way of eliminating toxins through sweating.
9. Lack of Energy
Being tired and constant fatigue/ lack of energy are two different things which people often fail to differentiate. The latter is much more serious and it indicates that it is time to detox.
Ways to Detox the Body
- Dry skin brushing
- Lymphatic massage
- Jumping on a mini-trampoline