Some people do everything to try to be healthy. They work out. They drink the recommended amount of water. But somehow, they still feel that something’s off. Energy levels are low. Mood swings, stomach problems and headaches continue to plague them. There is an explanation for this. They may not notice it, but toxins might just be making their way into their system.
There are some things that you have, which may contain toxins that could enter your body. Things like toothpastes, skin care products, water that wasn’t purified, clothes and fabrics, processed meats, cleaning products and deodorants can harbor toxins that you certainly won’t notice.
These are just some of the things. There are a lot more though. Never forget to read labels and create products for yourself when you can. This can help you know what’s happening inside you.
Are there ways to know when toxins and overrunning your body? Yes. Several signs can point to areas that are being overrun. But to be on the safer side, see you physician or a health expert so you can be sure it’s not other kinds of conditions.
1. Experiencing exhaustion…always
When you feel exhausted, it’s a sign that you may have used up a lot energy or you may not be getting enough shut-eye. However, if it seems like your body is very heavy the entire day, there is a possibility it’s working too hard internally to expel the toxins you took in. Consuming more cups of coffee won’t be as effective.
It’s also possible that toxins are causing disruption in your hormones, which in turn are giving problems to your immune system. All this leads to unstable energy levels. Most of the time, LOW energy levels.
2. Weight changes
When you work out right, eat all the healthy food, and you have yet to see results, it could be toxins’ fault, and hormone disruption to be exact.
Try detoxifying the food you eat. Also try being extra careful with personal care rituals. It might just make the difference.
3. Foul breath
You may brush your teeth or chew a mint, but your breath would still stink. Do you know why? Foul breath can be a symptom of something more serious. It might be an issue found in the digestive system. Or something might be wrong with your liver.
You really don’t want to be constipated. It leads to stomach problems, headache, aches or pains in other parts of the body and exhausting. Sometimes, when your digestive tract is working double time to deal with toxins, it malfunctions. It backs up and stores the toxins. And since they’re not expelled, they continue to do us harm.
Stay away from processed food loaded with harmful chemicals.
sensitivity Not to be confused to what pregnant women experience, this type of sensitivity happens when your body says it becoming very sensitive to chemicals. When you feel nauseous and experience a headache because of a certain smell, it most probably is because of toxins.
6. Muscle and joint pains
If you haven’t been working out intensely (or working out at all) and you regularly experience aches and pains in your muscles and joints, toxins are the most likely culprit. Toxins eat at your muscles and joints.
7. Skin problems
Acne, a rash, puffy eyes, eczema or psoriasis – these are all signs of toxins doing their dirty job. Be careful with your diet, or products you use on your skin.
Remedies you can try
Do you think you’re experiencing toxin overload? Here are some solutions you might want to check out.
- Natural detox food and drinks such as dandelion tea, parsley and cilantro are great against toxins.
- Drink the recommended amount of water to help is expelling toxins.
- Work out at least half an hour daily to promote good circulation. This gets the toxins moving, on their way out of the body. Exercise also makes you healthier.
- Kefir, yoghurt, miso soup and kimchi are all good probiotics that aid digestion.
- Don’t just brush your teeth. Also brush your tongue. A lot of toxins reside there. We also suggest investing in a tongue scraper.
- Since some toxins are airborne, to breathe in and out deeply moves the toxins from your lungs out of your body.
- Avoid skin care products with a lot of chemicals. Read the labels. Or better yet, as we mentioned above, try making your own.
- Organic food is the best kind of food.