Your body sends you signals and talks to you all day long. It can tell you when you are thirsty, tired or even ready to get toxins flushed from the body. The foods we eat, environmental factors as well as mental stresses can also cause toxins to build up in the body. Here are a few signs which may suggest you are ready for a detox.
Digestive distress can be one of the most obvious signs you need to change your diet and remove toxins from the body. Constipation, gas, bloating and diarrhea can be signs you give your gut an overhaul. When your body is functioning properly these are the last things you should be experiencing. Craving sugar can also be a sign you are ready for a detox. A diet that consists of processed foods and refined sugars can put your leptin hormones and blood sugar on high and low peaks, which can cause you to crave more junk. Having toxins in your body can also affect your mental state and may cause you to feel stressed out all the time, fatigue and feeling foggy or groggy. It can also cause anxiety and depression and make you feel on edge and unhappy. Joint pain can also be another sign you are in need of a detox. When the body is experiencing ongoing inflammation (and you are not pushing yourself physically) it can be big warning sign.
If you have questions about different types of detox and what is best for you I would recommend talking to your local dietician or nutritionist like San Diego Chiropractor, Dr. Henry Wong. Unlike many other San Diego Chiropractors, Dr. Wong also provides nutritional counseling for his patients and offers detox cleansing kits at his office for purchase. Remember you are what you eat and preventative measures are always the best. Be aware of the food you consume and how you feel after you eat it. You can also keep a food journal and record your meals and how you feel after eating. Most important, listen to your body! Take the warning signs seriously and make changes when necessary.