10 Key signs that you need to detox your body
Every now and then, your body tries to communicate with you. If you don’t know what its communication signals are, then you might well miss them.
So while your body is screaming at you to “DETOX!!! DETOX!!!” you might be manicuring your nails, while listening to Taylor Swift without a care in the world.
Essentially, though, your body communicates with you via a series of symptoms, and your symptoms often read like the human condition itself. Symptoms sometimes come and then go fleetingly, and this is a sign that your body is okay – but not fantastic.
But when symptoms come and stay for a long time, your body is trying to tell you that it’s time for a detox. So let’s look at 10 key signs that you need to detox your body.
1. You’ve Got No Energy
In 2015, there are more energy drinks around than ever before. And when you factor in all the coffee drinkers out there, you’d think that we were a world of bouncing, hyper-energetic souls who don’t know how to sleep.
The problem is that energy drinks and coffee are temporary solutions to long-term problems. If you constantly drink caffeine for a pick-me-up, you simply won’t know how tired you really are. But if you keep waking up feeling sluggish and out of whack, it’s a surefire sign that you need to detox your body.
2. You’re Constipated
Nobody likes to admit to other people that they’re constipated. It’s just embarrassing.
But problems with your digestive system need to be addressed as quickly as possible. If you’ve tried to address it by increasing your fibre intake or altering your diet, only to find that nothing is getting better, it’s a sign that you need to detox your body.
You might not realise it but constipation could just be one symptom of a bigger problem that is often the rest of years of accumulated waste in your colon. Cleanse your body today to feel so much better.
3. You Get A Lot Of Headaches
If you’re suffering from an unusual amount of headaches of late and can’t pinpoint the cause, it’s probably your body’s not-so-subtle way of telling you that it needs a detox over here.
Headaches are not only tiresome, but they can also distract us from our everyday chores, including our work. The sooner you detox your body, the better.
4. You Can’t Focus
Isn’t brain fog horrendous? Especially in 2015 when more of us are under pressure at work to produce results quickly. A lack of focus can slow down productivity, and it can cost growth, and it can cost jobs.
If you’re suffering from a severe lack of concentration at work and just cannot complete your tasks with your usual speed, you might want to consider to detox your body. Loss of focus is often your body’s way of crying out for help, because it means that toxins have built up in your brain. Get rid of them today!
5. You’ve Been Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Many of us enjoy a few drinks at the weekend, especially on Friday night when work has finished for two whole days.
But there is a difference between a few drinks in moderation, and an all-out binge marathon that causes you to phone in sick on Monday morning.
If you’ve been drinking more alcohol than usual recently, it might be time for you to detox your body. Drinking binges, especially those we have while on vacation, can take their toll on our body and they can lead to all kinds of ailments, such as a broken down immune system, sore throats and mouth ulcers.
6. Your Skin Is Having Issues
Not only is your skin your largest organ, but it’s also one of your most visible organs. Everyone can see your face, from work colleges to that cute barista at the coffee shop. And if your face is smeared in acne, blemishes and rashes, you’re probably going to want to hide away for a year until it all blows over.
Or you could get a new skin.
Or you could detox your body. Your skin is your first line of defence against all kinds of toxins found in the air. When you’re overcome with skin conditions, it’s your body’s way of telling you that it’s time to detox your spots away.
7. You’re Smoking Too Much
Smoking can lead to all kinds of nasty diseases, including the Big C.
But it can also lead to a few short-term problems, such as a chesty tough, discoloured teeth and unhealthy looking hair.
If you’ve been smoking way too much recently and you know it, it’s probably time to try to give it up – and to fully detox your body to flush out all the nasty carcinogenic chemicals.
8. You Actually Rely On Caffeine To Function
Ever heard someone come up to you early in the morning and say, “Sorry, I literally cannot do anything until I’ve had my coffee”?
You might think there is nothing wrong with that, and you might even say the same thing yourself. After all, we all need a pick-me-up in the morning, right?
The problem is that caffeine is the wrong kind of pick-me-up. Addiction to caffeine means that your body will literally fall apart without it – and that is totally not a good thing. It’s time to switch to green tea and detox your body.
9. You Eat Lots Of Pre-Packaged Food
You might not think there is a lot wrong with eating pre-packaged food. It’s cheap and convenient, and it fills you up. So where is the problem?
Pre-packaged grub send lots of nasty stuff into your body that God never intended it to deal with. It leads to lots of bad hormones being triggered, and lots of weird chemicals running riot. In short, it just isn’t healthy at all!
So if you’ve been relying on pre-packaged badness recently, you probably need to detox your body more than anyone else.
10. You’re Getting Fat
If you’re putting on weight, you might well want to consider having a detox to ease the burden on your poor little body and get rid of all the toxins and nasty fats.
Although detoxifying your body certainly won’t banish the weight forever, it does help you to formulate better long-term eating habits.
Stay happy and healthy!