Officially spring is here. When we are in touch with the seasons, we know when it is a great time to cleanse. The earth is providing the right plants for cleansing but how do you know if you need a cleanse?
Our body is very smart and offers symptoms to notify us. We can intuitively know as well when we are not full of vitality and not feeling 100%. Other times our body has to get our attention through symptoms.
Weight is a common symptom when the extra weight just doesn’t seem to want to shift. Our fat cells can collect toxins like dioxins, PCBs, and many pesticides and when they build up, we put on weight. Also, inflammation in the body can look like weight gain as well.
Bad body odour is another symptom. When we have any odour, this indicates that our liver is overloaded and that our kidneys and colon are having some difficulty eliminating toxins. This can show up as bad breath as well.
Breakouts on the skin indicate that our liver has too many toxins and the skin is helping out with the excess. This can show up as acne, skin rashes, or boils.
When we experience constipation, this can lead to an auto-toxicity in the body and the toxins are absorbed back into our bloodstream. Many symptoms listed in this blog will begin to appear in this case.
Some toxins stimulate pain receptors in the muscle leading to muscle spasms, knots, and general muscular aches and pains. These toxins could be from auto-toxicity or consumed toxins.
There are toxins such as aspartame and MSG (monosodium glutamate)called excitotoxins that directly affect our brain and nerve cells. So another indication that it’s time for a cleanse is fuzzy thinking.
Unexplained headaches could be another sign that our toxic load is too high. There are many toxins such as heavy metals, artificial colourings, artificial preservatives, MSG and aspartame that can cause headaches.
Xenoestrogens are another cause of toxicity. Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds (like PCBs, BPA, and phthalates) that act like estrogen in our body so this causes hormonal imbalances. It is important not to drink water from plastic water bottles if we want to reduce our xenoestrogen load. One of the symptoms of hormonal balances is mood swings, yet another indication that our body is out of balance.
Waking up exhausted after getting a good night’s sleep, could indicate toxic overload. A high toxic load can be challenging for our adrenal glands and this can lead to adrenal fatigue and unexplained exhaustion. Yet another symptom that it is time for a cleanse.
Insomnia is another symptom, indicating our cortisol levels could be out of whack. Cortisol is a hormone that is released in stressful situations. Normal and healthy cortisol levels are highest in the morning and lowest in the evening, so if it is out of balance, the levels can be too high in the evening.
These are just some of the many indicators that your body may be crying out for a cleanse. Obviously cleaning up your diet would help tremendously as well. To schedule a free assessment go to http://charleneday.com/contact/