Does your head hurt a lot? Is your skin dull no matter what treatment you use? Are you having trouble concentrating? Do you suffer from edemas? Be careful because you could be poisoned. Find out a little more about this frequent enemy that few keep in mind in this article. Learn about how to know if your body is poisoned with the information below.
There are many chemical reactions that occur in the body for the purpose of keeping it balanced internally and healthy. However, this can be affected by different triggers that come from within like viruses, bacteria, environmental contamination, or sun radiation. It also has a lot to do with what you eat. So you can be your worst enemy and not realize it. Organs like your liver (as well as your lungs and kidneys) are in charge of filtering, neutralizing, or controlling the things that can damage your body. Unfortunately, with the kind of food that is available on the market, sometimes the tasks of those poor workers makes them get overworked. Your body does not know how to react from conservatives, artificial sweeteners, dyes, additives, or the so called “flavor savers”. All of that has letters and numbers or strange names on the packets that you buy everyday. Although they are processed like any other food, they leave behind some residue that poisons you as it accumulates.
How to Know If Your Body Is Poisoned
If you look at the actual definition of poisoning it would be: a disorder, change, or reaction caused by a harmful substance when ingested, breathed in, or touched. So it is an alteration in the body, an imbalance, that has symptoms. Sometimes we don’t pay attention to the signals from your body and think that it is due to other factors like a lack of sleep or too many responsibilities, for example. The signs that your body is poisoned are: frequent headaches, changes in sleep cycles (insomnia or fatigue), anxiety, apathy, irritability, lack of concentration, memory problems, eczema or skin dryness, cold sores, allergies, changes in hair or nails, weight gain, difficulty losing weight, and edemas.
Your first step should be knowing if these symptoms are really from poisoning or if another problem is causing them. A general check up will determine this. In most cases, the tests are found in the normal limits or there is nothing that concerns professionals, but nonetheless the patient continues feeling bad. The symptoms can be mild but also progressive until they become chronic.
How to Prevent Poisoning in the Body
We are not talking about being poisoned from spoiled food or that has been left out, but rather the residue that harmful food leaves behind. The good news is that you can do something about it, avoid poisoning yourself more, and enjoy perfect health.
Have a Balanced and Natural Diet
The quality of food that you eat has a lot to do with the amount of poisoning that you can experience. Try to eat organic food as much as possible, not the industrial kind, but the kind you find at small markets or farmers’ markets rather than supermarkets, etc. Leave behind the packaged, frozen, or microwaveable kind. Eat more fruits and vegetables that have not been sprayed and always the ones that are in season.
Do Physical Activity
This is also important because one of the ways your body eliminates toxins is through sweat via your pores. Exercise also makes organs like your lungs have more ability and work efficiently. Beyond the fatigue that this activity can cause, you will realize that many of the symptoms will disappear. You will see this in the state of your skin, weight loss, and that you will feel perfect in general.
Get Enough Sleep
At night, your body takes advantage of you being in bed to recover and regain energy. It is important to sleep between seven and eight hours a day. Respect the time that you go to bed and when you wake up. A lack of sleep will make the organs in charge of detoxifying get tired and have a large amount of cortisol, the so-called “stress hormone”. This is what causes or even worsens your amount of poison.
If you want to stay happy, smiling, relaxed, and learn to be grateful, you will also eliminate the negative out of your life. It may sound spiritual or holistic, however it has been proven that happiness keeps you away from bad habits like alcohol abuse, fast food, sweets, or salty snacks.
If you have confirmed that the symptoms are due to poisoning, you can do a special diet for a week:
- Breakfast: unsweetened green tea and two slices of wheat bread with sugar-free cranberry jam.
- Mid morning: an apple or pear if it is hot outside or a cup of green tea with gluten free toast and a few drops of olive oil if it is cold.
- Lunch: You can choose between steamed vegetables with grilled white fish, hamburger with amaranth and salad, brown rice with vegetables and grilled blue fish, or a lettuce, carrot, onion, olive oil, and a little bit of salt salad.
- Snack: The same as breakfast.
- Dinner: Some of the options are grilled vegetables with mushrooms, brown rice with olive oil and bay leaves.