You quickly become aware of the hundreds of different ways to cleanse your body if you immerse yourself in the wellness world.
With our world growing increasingly toxic, the question is not if you should do a detox; it’s when.
You should start listening to your body if you are experiencing one of these signs and maybe it’s time to start a detox method of your choice.
You Have Digestive Distress
This condition is an obvious sign that you really need a complete diet overhaul. Aside from being uncomfortable, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and gas are the last things that should be happening if everything is functioning the way it should be. Give your gut a break and hit the reset button with detox.
You Crave Sugar Often
Insatiable cravings are a sign that something is off. A diet filled with processed foods can leave you begging for more junk as it can put your blood sugar and leptin hormones on a roller-coaster ride. To get these hormones back, you should do a detox and focus on whole and clean food sources as these will provide you with the nutrients that are currently lacking.
Body odor is just one sign that your body is trying to cleanse itself. Excessive BO, as well as bad breath, is a sign that toxins have reached an unhealthy level. Maybe it’s time for you to pick up some green juice.
Your Skin Isn’t Clear
When it comes to the health and appearance of our skin, toxin and chemical buildup doesn’t do us any favors. An overload of toxins can hinder the function of your liver (which is your body’s main detoxifying organ) and lead to buildup. Since your skin is also responsible for eliminating waste through sweat, all those problems can creep up to the surface in the form of acne, rashes, and inflammation.
You Are Experiencing Regular Joint Pain
Your muscles and joints can really be affected by a chronic ongoing inflammation. If you are constantly sore, stiff, and achy—especially if you aren’t pushing yourself at the gym—it’s a big red flag for inflammation.
You Are Constantly Fatigued
Adrenal fatigue occurs when your brain and adrenal glands are not communicating well due to elevated cortisol levels because of stress, inflammation, toxin buildup, or microbiome imbalances.
“Seasonal” Allergies Are A Regular Occurrence
You’ll also have a weak immune system if you have a weak gut microbiome. It makes sense that gut health and chronic allergies would go hand in hand since your sinuses are just an extension of your digestive system.
Your Sleep Patterns Are Messed Up
Underlying hormonal issues like leptin resistance and adrenal fatigue can be the reasons for your irregular circadian rhythms. Once you’ve started to bring your inflammation and toxin levels down, you’ll be getting your full eight hours in no time.
You’re Constantly Stressed
Stress is a huge contributing factor to all sorts of health issues. It can even trigger autoimmune conditions and cause bigger mental health problems like depression. You can relieve the physical contributors to stress by having a food-related cleanse or just by putting outside stimuli on mute and recharge your mental state.
You Are Struggling With Your Weight
Your microbiome is a collection of all different strains of bacteria. Bad bacteria start to take over when there is no proper balance of good bacteria, thereby leading to big problems like inflammation and a slowed metabolism. Take a time-out and start healing your gut.