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10 Signs That Your Body Is Full of Toxins

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Toxins are, visibly or invisibly, present around us. They are in the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink. They are also in the things we touch, places we sit, people we hug. These toxins manifest themselves in different shades of bacteria that can cause serious illnesses in our body.

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Toxins get accumulated in our body system every day and it gets to a point where it makes you sick if not tackled immediately. If you notice you are falling ill, then it is a clear sign that your body is full of toxins.

To help you understand that your body is full of toxins and it is time to detoxify, healthtian has compiled a list of signs and symptoms that can shows toxin overflow in the body. There is also a bonus at the end of the article that teaches you how to detox.

1. Constipation

We consume a lot of chemicals that come with food when we eat. Chemicals like colorants, preservatives, and artificial flavors. Our intestine is left to deal with these chemicals as the food we eat undergo digestion. Over time, the toxins that are built up in the stomach can cause stomach upset and even constipation.

For a healthier alternative, you can eat organic food, drink lots of water and minimize your intake of alcohol. This should help you stay healthy and reduce your chances of having constipation.

2. Brain fog

Harmful toxins could be responsible if you are feeling confused, restless, dizzy and are unable to focus at anytime of the day. These toxins can cause a number of reactions that neutralize the body’s essential vitamins and minerals that it needs to function at optimal level. It can be liken to what goes on in a car that has bad oil in it.

3. Deodorants aren’t effective as they ought to

You can’t help but notice that even after a good shower and a well applied deodorant, people still get uncomfortable sitting close to you. This is probably because your body is battling with excess toxins that makes you stink bad.

When these toxins are digested, through food or drink, they give off bad gases which passes through the pores of your skin as sweat. These gases make you smell bad even though you never had any record of having body odor.

4. When your joints and muscles ache badly

Your body is full of toxins and this might explain why you feel really tired and having pains in your joints and muscles even though you haven’t done anything to warrant these feelings. Aches and pains in the body are a clear indication of unchecked body inflammation. You need detoxify as soon as you can.

5. Fresh blemishes appearing on the skin

The skin is the largest organ and is easily exposed to natural and artificial pollution. Products like soaps, creams, shampoos, and conditioners may contain dangerous chemicals that feed toxins to the body when exposed. Exposure to these chemicals can cause eczema, rashes, and acne.

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6. Difficulty falling asleep

Accumulation of toxins can make you experience fatigue, however, the tricky part is; it can also lead to insomnia. An increased amount of toxins in the body can cause the level of Cortisol (the hormone responsible for controlling sleep) to misbehave. This negatively affects your sleep which can also lead to severe health issues. It is vital that you consider detoxification immediately if you find it hard to sleep.

7. You are adding unnecessary weight

Something is definitely messing with your hormones if you still putting on extra pounds, after all the hours you spend at the gym. Toxins can adversely affect the level of some hormones in the body, especially those in charge of putting your weight in check. Adopting a healthy organic diet and detoxifying your body is the best option for staying healthy and watching your weight.

8. Bad breath (even to you)

One common sign of digestive issues is bad breath, and this happens when the digestive system finds it difficult to digest the food you consume. This can also occur when your liver is working overtime to rid the body of all accumulated toxins.

You need to quickly cleanse your body if you notice that despite how much you brush your teeth, your mouth still stinks.

9. Brittled and ugly toenails

Toxins go down to your legs due to the effect of gravity, and this can adversely affect your toenails. Because our legs spend more time in socks and shoes, making it eco friendly for fungus and bacteria. Although there are pharmaceutical remedies for fungal infections, it is advisable to detoxify as this helps you battle impurities from inside the body.

10. Rapid hair loss

Hair loss isn’t a common symptom of accumulation of toxins. It could, however, be a result of more artificial toxins such as lead, arsenic, and thallium (commonly found in cigarette smoke), and according to medical professionals, could be very lethal. It is critical that you take hair loss very personally and see a doctor as soon as you can.

Bonus: Ways to eliminate toxins overflow in the body;

If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, then detoxifying is simply the only logical response. While there are various detoxifying process available, some simple lifestyle adjustments might also help.

  • Drinking plenty of water daily helps to flush out the toxins in the body.
  • Toxins affect the liver negatively, so it is vital that you stay away or limit alcohol intake to a minimal.
  • Practice healthy living such as yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. This helps with oxygen and blood circulation in the body.
  • Plant trees around that help to purify the air you inhale.
  • After dinner at night, ensure you brush your teeth. Don’t forget to wash your tongue and floss also.
  • Eat clean, organic, and Whole Foods. You can also add probiotics to your meals.
  • Find natural alternatives to your cosmetics that are toxins and chemicals free.

Has any of your friend or member of your family confided in you about issues with toxins? What measures did you advice they take? Share with us in the comments.

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Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Oluwafemi Michael
Oluwafemi Michael is an online Mental Health Therapist, Advocate for Mental Health Awareness, a programmer, and also a content creator from Edo state, Akoko-Edo LG.
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