While our bodies have the ability to cleanse themselves from time to time, it also gives us indications that additional help is needed. The immune system, kidneys, and liver work simultaneously to remove toxins from the body when they enter the body.
However, when these toxins exceed the body’s ability to eliminate them, they are stored within us for long periods of time until we take steps to eliminate them completely.
We have done some research on the origin of toxins and the signals that the body uses to indicate that we should detoxify.
What Do We Know About Toxins?
As we all know, a toxin is a foreign and harmful substance that enters the body. If the immune system doesn’t clear it, it can be stored in the body for years without showing any signs of being there.
It is only when toxin levels rise to the point where the body cannot keep up with them that you begin to experience various symptoms, indicating the need for a detox.
Where Toxins Come From
Environmental toxins: These toxins generally come from industrial sites where there are automobiles, water, and air pollution, radiation, pesticides, and herbicides; or in household cleaning products, hair spray, perfumes, and makeup.
Lifestyle toxins: Lifestyle toxins generally come from chemicals that we put into our bodies, such as sugar, medications, processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.
Metabolic Reactions: When our bodies begin to break down proteins, sugars, and fats, they naturally begin to produce toxic waste. When a diet does not contain enough nutrients, toxins build up in the body.
Intestinal microbes: The gastrointestinal tract is full of yeast and bacteria that help the body digest food. When there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestinal tract, toxins enter the bloodstream and lead to various health problems.
Emotional toxins: Stress, fear, or traumatic events can affect the nervous and hormonal systems, affecting the body’s ability to detoxify.
How to Tell If Your Body Is Suffering from Toxin
Have you noticed a persistent increase in your weight even though you are counting calories and exercising? Perhaps the fault is a toxic overload. Many toxins are lipophilic, which indicates that they are stored in body fat.
Lipophilic toxins contain pesticides and dioxins that cause the body to produce more fat cells to store more toxins. This makes it almost impossible to lose weight until you get rid of toxins from your body.
Do you get more than enough sleep but still feel tired all the time? A toxic overload could be the reason. When your body has an excessive amount of toxins, it creates too much stress on your adrenal glands.
A long-term toxic load can lead to adrenal fatigue, leaving you feeling drained and sleepy.
Additionally, some toxins, such as caffeine, can disrupt adrenal functions in negative ways, forcing the body to stay alert as it struggles to eliminate toxins.
If you feel like your body is constantly alert and stressed, there may be an imbalance in your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that the body releases (especially at night) to relieve stress.
Elevated cortisol levels in healthy individuals are elevated in the morning and progressively fall throughout the day.
When there is an imbalance in cortisol, nighttime cortisol levels rise. This means that you feel more energetic and active at night than in the morning.
Long-term insomnia creates serious health problems, like heart disease, so it’s important to detox if you think a cortisol imbalance is a cause.
Toxins can directly affect the brain. This includes monosodium glutamate (MSG) and/or aspartame. If you are constantly wandering during the day for no particular reason, the cause may be high intoxication. Both aspartame and MSG have the ability to kill brain cells and prevent brain oxidation.
Monosodium glutamate is commonly found in highly processed foods and meats, while aspartame is found in sugar-free drinks, chewing gum, and toothpaste. It is important to eliminate these excitotoxins from your diet.
If you constantly suffer from unexplained headaches, it could be a sign that your toxicity levels are higher than normal. Toxins that can affect the brain, such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate, can also cause persistent headaches after consuming foods that contain them, as mentioned above.
However, there are additional toxins that can cause headaches, such as food coloring, preservatives, and heavy metals.
If you think that your body is rich in toxins and you experience any of the things mentioned above, it is important that you try a detox diet to eliminate them from your system.
A healthy organic food diet with lots of antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits can really help your body and overall well-being. Remember to stay hydrated and exercise regularly.