It is no doubt that are bodies are exposed to many chemicals on a daily basis. What’s more, as written in an article by The Hearty Soul, the average individual is exposed to 2, 5 billion pounds of toxins yearly. With time, the toxins accumulated in our bodies reach a level which can cause serious symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, etc.
Nonetheless, we shouldn’t sit by and do nothing. Instead, we should detoxify and eliminate the waste from our bodies. Take a look at the symptoms showing that your body needs to be cleansed and several methods to accomplish this.
Headaches can occur due to several reasons, like low hydration or stress. Moreover, according to Healthy Food House, headaches can be a result of toxins in the body that irritate the nervous system.
- Yellow teeth and bad breath
These symptoms could indicate that there is a waste deposit in your body. As written in an article by The Hearty Soul, the body can naturally detoxify chemicals, however, as every person is unique, some bodies are able to detoxify quickly and thoroughly, others aren’t.
- Fluid retention
According to Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD, when toxins pile up in your body, the proper functioning of the body is disrupted. Namely, if your body is swollen or you have congested sinuses, you probably have too many toxins in your body.
- Muscle ache
If you feel chronic ache and you ruled out the potential problems, you could be experiencing muscle pain due to the fact that the body is trying to cope with too many toxins.
- Low energy
Extreme exhaustion which doesn’t go away with sleep or rest could be potential sign of overload of toxins.
If you have trouble falling asleep easily, it means that your body is in need of detoxification. As seen on Healthy Food House, the toxins in the body influence the circulation which results in insomnia.
- Abdominal fat
This is a sign that your liver is affected. What’s more, according to Save Our Bones, your belly might be swollen or hold on to fat if the liver is dysfunctional. A sure sign of toxic buildup is fat in the upper stomach.
This could be a sign from your liver that your hormones are off kilter because there are too many toxins in your body, as seen on Save Our Bones.
- Chemical sensitivity
Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD claims that if you are sensitive to alcohol consumption and if certain scents make you anxious, your body is in need of detoxification.
How to detoxify
- Epsom salt soak
The Healthy Food House writes that increased levels of magnesium in Epsom salt can influence the body’s ability to detox. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your warm bath and soak for 15 minutes three times per week. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, avoid this method.
- Eat veggies
According to Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts can be excellent foods for detoxification.
- Green tea
According to Healthy Food House, thanks to the antioxidants in this tea, the free radicals won’t attack the body.
Exercising at least 5 times per week will improve your cardiovascular health and remove the toxins through sweating.
Going to the sauna three times per week is excellent for removing toxins from the body, according to The Hearty Soul.