If you’re reading this, it is safe to assume you are interested and likely making an effort to get healthy. Unfortunately, reading articles and all the best intention in the world won’t help you feel better. 🙂 There are many indications of poor health and some can be fixed with simple adjustments to our daily activities and intake. Here are a few symptoms you might be experiencing that indicate a higher level of toxins in your body and a few suggestions to keep them at bay and have you feeling your best in a few weeks.
If you are struggling to keep the weight off and are confident you are doing all the right things, it could be a hormone problem. Our natural hormone function can be significantly affected by toxins in our system. A detox of your diet and personal care routine can be a great first step to balancing those levels and giving your body a chance to work WITH you to shed those last few pounds.
Are you always tired? Even with enough sleep, you’re still feeling fatigued and fighting off that afternoon slump? This is often a sign that your body is working overtime to fight off the toxins you are introducing to your body on a regular basis. If the answer to the fatigue is a cup of coffee or a sweet treat, you are likely making the problem worse. The same treatment above will work here. Those toxins are messing with your hormones and impacting your energy levels. Cleaning out your fridge and medicine cabinet will be a great start.
Muscle aches and bad breath, believe it or not, go hand in hand with the presence of too many toxins. The liver is working hard to rid the body of toxins and this can lead to a sour mouth. Those same toxins can actually eat away at your muscles and joints causing aching that is not directly tied to yesterday’s workout. Dandelion tea, parsley, cilantro and milk thistle all work well to support the liver and give it the fuel it needs to detox your system. Of course we always preach more water and this area is no different. Make sure you’re hydrating throughout the day.
Exercise is going to be one of the best ways to get the toxins out of the body and keep things working well. Even just 30 minutes a day can get your circulation moving better and get those toxins moving along. Digestion supporting probiotics can be found in kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, tempeh and kim chi. These will keep the bowels moving and fend off constipation and other stomach related irritations.
Last, but not least, breath. Our lungs are a great source for toxin elimination and long, deep breaths can keep that system functioning at its peak.