Even though our organs do a good job detoxifying the body, we need to detox once in a while. But most of us don’t know when we should detox. Gladly, there are some symptoms the body experiences when we need a detox.
It’s normal to experience these symptoms from time to time but if they happen frequently that’s a definite sign that you need to detox.
Here are 7 warning signs that you need a detox.
If you’re one of those people who is tired when you wake up, during the day, after work, and at bedtime, you need to detox. Most people drink coffee and other caffeinated beverages to make up for low energy but this doesn’t work long term. The fatigue will kick in again after the caffeine levels go down. Doing a detox is more effective pills or beverages.
2. Lack of sleep
If you have trouble sleeping that could be a sign that your body has excess toxins. Research shows that toxins like mercury disrupt the quality of sleep. Instead of taking drugs if you lack sleep, first detox and see if it’ll improve the quality of your sleep. Other things like keeping the bedroom dark and cold can help you sleep better.
3. Frequent headaches
It’s normal to experience headaches if you have a hectic day or you’ve overworked. But if you can’t identify the cause of your headaches, they could be triggered by toxins. Like I mentioned above, detox should always be the first option before exploring other options. But if your headaches are severe make sure you see a doctor immediately.
4. Inability to focus
Do you have mental fogs frequently? Or easily lose concentration when focusing on important things? Detoxing can help clear your mind and improve concentration. Exercise can also help you stay focused.
Toxins can also affect your digestive system. So you need a cleansing if you experience frequent constipation. Eating vegetables, chia seeds, and so on can help cleanse your digestive system. And make sure you drink enough water.
6. Weight loss resistance
Toxins hinder digestion, slow metabolism, and ultimately make it harder to lose weight. If you are already maintaining a calorie deficit, exercising, but not losing weight, do a detox. It’ll be easier for the body to absorb nutrients and digest food once you get rid of toxins.
If you frequently have unexplained skin rashes and allergies it could be due to toxins. But you need to be really keen because your allergies may be caused by daily habits without realizing. And note that some detoxes cause rashes and skin problems but they’re only temporary.