How do you know if you need to detox?
The body is well designed and tends to cure itself in a natural way. However, there are times when it becomes overloaded due to poor diet, bad habits, contamination, negative emotions, etc. These factors are becoming more and more common and make it difficult for the body to function in a balanced way.
In this article we will explain the most common signals that our body gives so we can know if we are overloaded with toxins and need to detox in order to avoid more serious and chronic health problems.
There are some people who can eat whatever they want and it appears to have no negative effect on their health. However, it is common that once they reach a certain age, after exceeding their limit, the body reacts with problems such as flatulence, acid reflux, difficult digestion, constipation or diarrhea, etc.
If we pay attention to our digestion, it can signal us when something is not right; we must not ignore it and continue eating in way that is detrimental to our health.
When we feel that our digestion is a little weaker than normal we should give it a temporary break by eating less heavy foods and smaller portions. Also remember to chew each bite well.
Your state of mind
When we experience a few days or a short period of time with a very negative state of mind, we don’t usually think that it has any relation to our body being overloaded with toxins. However, in many of our articles we have already explained that recurring negative emotions usually have an effect on the liver and other organs, making their job of detoxing more difficult.
If you have noticed that someone in your family, a friend or even yourself has been especially irritable, in a bad mood, sad or discouraged, you should trying doing a detox.
Surely a cleansing of the toxins will help restore your overall health; you will feel in a much better mood, with more energy and desire to do things.
The appearance of your face
They say that the face is the mirror of the soul. We can hide emotions behind a smiling mask but it is much more difficult to hide dark circles, puffy eyelids, skin impurities or even wrinkles which are more visible than usual.
A detox diet will not change your face, but it will help you have a younger looking face – one with cleaner and firmer skin and a more luminous and healthy appearance.
It is important to take note if you look in the mirror and observe that your skin looks more yellow than normal. This could confirm that your liver needs a little help in order to purify the blood.
This yellow color can also sometimes be seen in the sclera or white part of the eye.
It is very common for people to suffer from allergies to a lesser or greater degree during the periods between seasons. Although conventional medicine has treatments based on antihistamines and other drugs, we should keep in mind that allergies are also a sign of an excess of toxins in the body.
In addition, these are the best times to do a body detox since they will be much more effective.
In the same way that our face can show impurities, if skin problems show up suddenly in another part of your body, it’s possible that your body is trying to eliminate the excess toxins through the skins pores. Despite the discomfort and aesthetic considerations, this is a sign that your body is functioning adequately, but it does not mean that you cannot eliminate these temporary skin problems with a good detox.
And which detox should you do?
There are many different options to clean toxins out of the body but it is fundamental to find the one that is best adapted to your needs. It is ideal to do it under the supervision of a therapist or nutritionist, especially if you suffer from some type of health problem or you take medication.
We will highlight some healthy and effective cleansing cures that you can do, as a minimum, one time a year:
- The ancient Tibetan garlic cure.
- Vegetable smoothies, soups and juices with detoxing properties.
- Infusions of medicinal and curative plants.
- Cleansing cures with lemon.
- Precise and controlled fasts or partial-fasts.
- Supplements based on spirulina, chlorella, etc.
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