You may have read about detoxification programs in a magazine or on the Web or saw a segment about it on TV – the buzz about detoxification program is literally everywhere. However, while you may be curious, you may also be reluctant to try it or wonder if it is right for you. Below are ten signs and symptoms that you may be having if your body is trying to tell you it’s time for a detox.
Trouble Losing Weight
If you are exercising and watching your diet but still can’t seem to lose weight, the problem might be a build-up of toxins. Many toxins, like pesticides, dioxins and PCB’s are lipophilic, which means they are stored in body fat and you need to detox to lose them.
Fatigue with no apparent reason is another sign of a toxic load, as this can put your body under stress and strain the adrenal glands, leading to lower energy levels.
High toxic levels can cause stress, which in turn increases your levels of cortisol and makes it harder to relax and get to sleep. Chronic problems with getting to sleep or waking up before yous should can thus also indicate stress.
If you are having problems with concentrating or other cognitive functions, this could be because you have a build-up of toxins like aspartame or MSG which have been shown to have neurological effects.
Headaches that are regular in frequency and come without an apparent cause could also be a sign that you have a toxic build-up in your system.
Some toxins can effect your hormonal balance, and this in turn can cause your mood to become more unstable: irritability, and feelings of anger or sadness without apparent reason can result.
Abnormally bad breath, body odor or stools are also an indication that you may have a toxic build-up in your system as it can indicate stress in the liver or colon that is effecting the entire digestive system.
Irregular bowels or bowels that are difficult to pass can indicate that toxins in the stool are likely be absorbed back into your body and that a good cleanse with a detox program can help remove those and restore bowel regularity.
If you feel achy or sore all the time or without apparent cause, this could also indicate that you have a high toxic load, as some of these substances can stimulate pain receptors throughout the body.
If the liver has too heavy workload upon it, the skin will also try to rid the body of toxins through sweat and this can lead to skin irritations like boils, acne or rashes.
If you have any of the symptoms above, you should definitely consider a detox program to help your body get rid of the build-up of toxins. This can boost your energy levels and immunity, improve digestion and basically support overall better health and well-being.
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