Our body is constantly working to flush out all the toxins and unwanted impurities from its various systems.
Over time, the body gets slow down and get overburdened from unhealthy food habits, excessive alcohol consumption, caffeine, stress, and environmental toxins, that are a part of our everyday’s life.
So, how do you know if you need a good detox?
Here we will look at signs and symptoms :
1) Constant Fatigue
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of liver dysfunction. Such people might wake up feeling tired or feeling like they haven’t had any sleep at all. When your body has an excess amount of toxins, it creates a lot of stress to your adrenal glands. A long-term toxic load makes you feel exhausted and sleepy.
Cortisol levels in healthy individuals are high in the morning and drop progressively throughout the day. When there is an imbalance in cortisol, that means when the cortisol levels in the evening become high, you feel more energetic and active in the evening than in the morning. Long-term insomnia generates serious health issues such as heart disease, so it’s important to detoxify if you feel that cortisol imbalance is the cause.
3) Skin breakouts
Your liver is your body’s detoxifying organ. When there is a build up of toxins, it needs to eliminate waste in other ways. Since your skin also eliminates toxins through your sweat, you may also experience issues with your skin. Breakouts, rashes, and dry skin are common side effects of the excess release of toxins.
4) Bad breath /white coating on the tongue
Having one or both of these symptoms might be a sign that you have a chemical toxin buildup in your body. There are numbers of different bacteria inside your mouth.
Although most of them are completely normal, there are some that can cause a thick coat of white or yellowish matter on the tongue that can contribute to chronic bad breath or halitosis. This type of bacteria is caused by poor gastrointestinal health or a diseased liver. Having a diet high in fat, simple carbs, alcohol, sugar, processed foods are the underlying cause of this.
When the liver is over-stressed, it is unable to remove toxins from the body. Our bodies have the ability to naturally fight against these toxins. But, when you experience toxins in excess, your body struggles to remove from the body.
5) Body aches and joint pain
Joint pains or muscle soreness that occur whether you work out or not, is a sign of lactic acid build-up and an increase in inflammation that occurs around your joints. A simple detox can flush out the toxins, helping you to get rid of these pains.
6) Bloating and Constipation
When your liver is burdened with the poor diet, medications or environmental toxins that enter the body, affects your digestion, and you will notice symptoms like bloating and constipation.
7) Struggle to lose weight
When your body doesn’t have enough good bacteria, bad bacteria takes over and leads to inflammation and slowed down metabolism.
Start healing your gut with proper diet and your weight loss will be a by-product of optimal health.
8) Other symptoms
- Poor memory and lack of concentration
- Body odour
- You suffer from mood swings often
- You fall sick often
- Food cravings amplify
- You experience headaches more frequently.
So, it can be anything from fatigue to weight-loss resistance to irregular periods. Each of these health problems can lead to chronic inflammation due to poor diet and toxins.
If you have noticed the above-mentioned signs and symptoms, then you really need a good detox!