9 Often Overlooked Signs Your Body is Full of Toxins (Plus How to Naturally Detox)
Our fast-paced lives and modern way of living have taken a toll on our health, especially since we became so much exposed to various toxins and dangerous substances that can be found everywhere around us: in the air we breathe, the products we use, the food we eat, and so many other sources.
When you add cigarettes and drugs to this equation, you end up with a terrible formula that can seriously impair your health. That’s why it is vital to make sure you do everything you can to counteract the poisons that enter your body by detoxifying it every once in a while.
However, before you do, you first need to recognize whether your body is full of toxins.
Here’s how you can do that:
1. Skin Problems
If your body has a high toxin accumulation, you may experience certain skin problems like inflammations, itchiness and rosacea. Such skin conditions are usually the result of your body trying to flush out toxins via your skin.
2. Yellowish or White Tongue
If you notice your tongue has a white/yellow film on it, this means that your body’s toxin levels are high.
When you have high toxin concentrations in your body, the toxins will start irritating your central nervous system and trigger headaches.
4. Extra Stomach Fat
Toxins impair your organism’s ability to properly metabolize your cholesterol and regulate your glucose levels, leading to fat buildup in your stomach area.
When your body has high toxin levels, your liver will start working around the clock, so it can filter and flush out the poisons in your organism. Since it overworks, your liver will emit extra heat and cause you to feel hot all the time.
Too many toxins in the body force the liver to overwork. Therefore, the liver creates extra heat, and as a result, the whole body is overheating.
Too high a toxin concentration leads to poor circulation and insomnia.
7. Low Energy
Your organism will soon weaken and cause you to be chronically exhausted if your body is full of toxins.
8. Sinus Congestion
The toxins found in the air all-around us can lead to nose congestion as you breathe them in.
9. Gallbladder Problems
When toxins accumulate in your liver, they will cause your bile to harden and your gallbladder to become clogged.
How to Detoxify Your Body?
1. Green Tea
Green tea is full of antioxidants, which makes it a great solution for eliminating the free radicals in your body, but also preventing toxic liver damage, due to the EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) found in it.
You’ll need 2-3 cups a day on a regular level, or you can use green tea extract (100-750mg a day).
Lemon juice is a powerful natural detoxifier and alkalizer, and it can also stimulate bile production and mineral absorption.
Lemons contain high concentrations of vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which do wonders for your immunity. The lemon peel itself contains the d-limonene antioxidant which activates the liver enzymes that aid in the detoxification processes of your body.
That’s why you should regularly drink one glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice (1 lemon) just after you get out of bed. You can also spice up the recipe with a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
3.Epsom Salt Bath
Making your own Epsom salt baths is a fun, relaxing and effective way of getting rid of the toxins in your body. Epsom salt can increase your body’s magnesium levels, which is essential to the detoxification of your cells. Epsom salt baths can also help you eliminate the metals in your body and relieve any body aches.
If you want to use it, just fill up your bathtub with warm water, add 1-2 cups of salt in it, and soak yourself for about 15 minutes. You can do this up to three times a week. Doing it more than three times is not recommended, especially to people with high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.