Your body is sending you signals about your health on a daily basis.
If you listen to the messages that your body is conveying to you, you’ll know when it’s time for a cleanse.
Sure, you’ve probably all experienced uncomfortable symptoms – but the real question is …
How often do you experience these symptoms?
Here’s a list of 10 symptoms …
And, if you struggle with any of these on a regular basis, it could mean that you’re overdue for a detox.
Although a detox may not fully resolve all of your health issues, it’s definitely a step in the right direction and is a key component of your healing journey.
1. Feeling exhausted and fatigued ALL THE TIME
If you’re reaching for caffeine, sugar, or other stimulants to keep you awake and energized throughout the day, you’re only masking the problem.
You may feel like you’re on a continuous roller coaster ride with highs and lows.
Perhaps it’s time to slow down and identify why you’re feeling so fatigued.
Your body may not be absorbing nutrients because of an unhealthy, sluggish digestive system or you may be so stressed/overworked that your body needs some serious self-love.
Whatever the case may be, identifying the root cause of your fatigue is the first step in resolving it.
2. Sluggish bowels, IBS, or poor digestion
Years of waste in your system can be adding an extra fifteen pounds of weight.
Not only that, if toxins aren’t being properly eliminated through important elimination routes, they will either force their way through your skin or they will simply re-circulate in your system.
3. Not being able to focus and/or concentrate
Brain fog sucks!
There’s nothing worse than staring at the same computer screen for 45 minutes without any progress.
This is a clear sign that you need to clear the toxins from your system and improve your diet.
Your body is crying for help, so rather than picking up a stimulant, perhaps it’s time for a cleanse.
4. Mood changes, feeling sad or depressed
A detox can inspire you, motivate you, and give you a new perspective on your life.
It forces you to slow down and it’s an opportunity to love yourself, feed yourself nourishing whole foods, and take care of your mental/emotional well-being.
The problem is that when you start to make changes to feel better and change your diet to include more life-giving foods, the toxins will block the nutrients from finding their way to your brain.
Toxins have a way of nestling into the body and can remain there unless acted upon by another force.
In this case a detox program can help to get your mind back in the right place.
If you believe you have clinical depression, please consult your family physician or Naturopathic Doctor.
5. Difficulty losing weight or keeping it off
Toxins are stored in fat cells and cause fat cells to swell.
If you are having difficulty losing weight, it’s time to reduce the toxins in your body with a gentle, effective cleansing program.
6. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep)
If you have too many toxins in your body, you may find yourself falling out of rhythm with nature.
This will have you staying up late and waking up later than you need to, or feeling like you need more sleep than you actually do.
During a cleanse, you are encouraged to slow down, get to bed early, and make time to relax and re-connect with yourself.
Getting back into rhythm with nature is not only good for your health overall, it’s great for your sleep patterns.
7. Low libido
More nutrients being absorbed translates into more sexual energy!
It’s no surprise that a detox can boost your sex drive and libido.
8. Migraines and/or headaches
Stop popping pills to mask the pain. Many people notice their headaches improve with a cleanse – it may be just what you need.
9. Inflammation (pain and soreness)
If you are eating a diet that is high in sugar or other inflammatory foods, doing a cleanse will help reduce inflammation naturally.
By reducing inflammation, you’ll likely see an improvement in uncomfortable symptoms of pain, stiffness, and soreness.
10. Skin rashes, acne, eczema
Rather than applying topical ointments to your skin, why not look deeper?
Skin conditions should be treated on the inside, not just the outside.
If you have high toxicity in your body, it will show on your skin.
Treat the root cause for true healing.
Topical treatments are another way of masking the underlying issue.
So there you have it – the top 10 reasons you may be due for a cleanse!