by Sam Tan, Nutritionist
An accumulation of toxins in the body can potentially contribute towards more serious, chronic and degenerative conditions. The good news however is that this toxin build-up happens over time, and we can take action to slow it down and even reverse it naturally.
Below are a few signs and symptoms to look out for that could be indicators that your body may be in need of a detox.
One of the common warning signs that your body could be suffering from an accumulation of toxins is constipation. Constipation is most often caused by not drinking enough water, not including enough fibre in your diet, and a sedentary lifestyle. Due to diets that are high in processed foods and refined starches, wastes can build up in the walls of the colon. These “encrustations” are a breeding ground for bacteria and toxic waste. If these are not eliminated efficiently, the body reabsorbs this waste back into your system resulting in auto-intoxication. How do you know if you are constipated? If you move your bowels infrequently (less than once per day), or they are hard to pass. A detox assists in cleaning out an impacted colon and thereby improving the health of your digestive system.
The feeling of unexplained tiredness and fatigue, when all other possible causes are ruled out, could be one of the signs that your body needs a detox. Unexplained lethargy may be caused by a combination of things such as a suppressed immune system, hormonal imbalance and a high level of toxicity in the body. A detox helps to eliminate the waste that is taxing your organs and slowing the metabolic process, causing you to feel sluggish throughout the day.
- Trouble Sleeping / Insomnia
A high level of toxicity in the body can cause a disruption of normal sleeping patterns by affecting the release of hormones that trigger sleep. If you have been having trouble falling asleep or feel you are not getting enough sleep, your body’s rhythm could be off due to some imbalance. A detox could help to restore balance within the body, helping you to sleep better and more consistently.
- Unexplained Soreness or Stiffness
The presence of chemicals or toxins within the body may cause a raised level of inflammation. Inflammation may attack not only the organs, but also joints and muscles. This could cause unexplained soreness and stiffness, causing you to feel weaker throughout the body. One of the goals of detoxification is to reduce chronic inflammation throughout the body, preventing many chronic and degenerative diseases that have links to inflammation and joint deterioration.
- Frequent Headaches
Regular and unexplained headaches are one of the most common signs that your body needs a detox. Research has shown that a major cause of both migraines and tension headaches is the accumulation of toxins in the central nervous system. These symptoms of toxicity can be further aggravated by other elements such as stress, insufficient rest, or dehydration. By reducing the amount of toxin build up in the system through a detox, the body will achieve its natural state of balance which works to prevent headaches or migraines.
- Feeling Depressed
Our emotions are closely linked to hormones within our body. Hormones that are produced during any state of high emotion needs to be detoxified by the liver after the function has been performed. If the liver is sluggish and elimination is impaired, it could result in excess hormones being stored in the body. This can cause chemical or hormonal imbalances, which may contribute to you feeling low or depressed for no reason at all. An effective detox helps to improve the health of the liver and its ability to detoxify and eliminate excess hormones from the body, resulting in you feeling happier and healthier.
- Skin Problems
When toxins in the body need to be eliminated and the detoxifying organs such as the liver and kidneys are overworked and under-performing, toxins could make their way through the skin causing breakouts or skin problems. Conditions such as severe acne, breakouts, rashes, and other reactions could be signs that your body needs a detox.
- Increased Belly or Visceral Fat
An accumulation of visceral fat; which is fat surrounding the organs, has been proven to contribute towards more serious health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Visceral fat is also known to both store and produce toxins that are harmful to health. Reducing your visceral fat levels can go a long way towards improving your overall health, and going on a detox is a great way to eliminate both toxins and “toxic fat” from your body at the same time improving your body’s ability to lose weight effectively.
- Bloating or Other Digestive Problems
A healthy digestive system is essential for maintaining optimum health throughout the body. Its functions of assimilating and eliminating ensures that waste is managed efficiently. Digestive problems such as bloating, flatulence, indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and others, are all signs that something is not in sync within the body, which could all lead to many other chronic and degenerative conditions. An effective detoxification programme will help restore health to the digestive system and to the whole body as a result.
- Regular Colds & Flus
If you tend to fall sick easily and have regular colds and flus, it might be time to consider doing something about your immune system. Our body’s immune system is its line of defence against illness, and a weak or suppressed immune system could be caused by an accumulation of toxins in the body because the body is under stress while dealing with poisons from both internal and external sources, resulting in a weakened immune response.
Why is detoxification important to our health? Our body is in a constant state of detoxification and under ideal conditions, our body is able to detoxify at an optimum level for most of its lifespan. However, we don’t live in an ideal world and are exposed on a daily basis to a variety of toxins that the body is not able to flush out effectively. Toxins can come from both external sources such as impure food and water, pollution, and exposure to chemicals; or from internal sources where toxins are produced as a by-product of digestion and other processes.
Although our body is equipped with detoxifying organs such as the liver, kidneys, and the skin, our detoxifying organs can be overworked resulting in an accumulation of toxins within the body. This causes a vicious cycle where the performance of our detoxifying organs are reduced, causing even more toxins to build up in our system.
Dr. Lynn’s Detoxification & Rejuvenation Programme (DRP), has proven to be one of the most effective detoxification regimes available. It restores the body’s ability to detoxify, self-heal, and self-repair by combining proven naturopathic detoxification methods with a nutritious diet plan and holistic nutritional supplements. Over more than 2 decades, thousands have benefited from this programme. The DRP helps in the prevention of premature aging and degenerative diseases, and is a great thing to do on a regular basis if you want to feel younger and more energetic, and enjoy better skin tone. Even if you don’t show any of the 10 signs above, detox on a regular basis and make it a part of your lifestyle to maintain a healthy, strong body. Prevention is better than cure!
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