7 reasons your body needs a detox!
Would you like to know why you may need a detox? Here we have chosen 7 best reasons for cleansing your body and mind!
1. You are no longer feeling great – so you want to restore balance in the body, mind and spirit and improve the quality of your life.
You wake up in the morning and don’t feel happy, energetic and rested. You still feel exhausted. Add to it symptoms of being toxic like fatigue, brain fog, aches all over the body, digestive issues, allergies, headaches – the detox can help to heal you.
Every system in the human body is interconnected and they are designed to work together in perfect harmony. Detox restores the physical, emotional and mental balance! Cleansing the body gives you the freedom to break free of destructive addictions and helps you regain control over your body and your food choices. Amazing things happen when you cleanse, you can get rid of pain, lower blood pressure, reduce skin problems, reverse chronic diseases, improve energy and concentration and generally quality of your life.
2. You go to gym, you eat a little, but you struggle to lose weight and especially keep it off.
The media and adverts have convinced us that losing weight is just a matter of calories in/calories out, that it’s about eating less and exercising more. Is it working out for you? Maybe not…
Excess body weight and obesity has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and many other problems. A good detox programme will help to eliminate toxins from the cells, flush the system of impurities and reduce stress hormone’s levels. Cortisol is name of a stress hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland when we feel stressed. Its presence can actually increase body fat, especially abdominal fat. Other things that elevate Cortisol levels are: caffeine, alcohol, sleep deprivation, trauma, exhaustion and burnout. Something to think about…
3. You want to remove toxicity from your body.
The organ systems of the body are designed to handle some naturally occurring metabolic and environmental toxins. The body however, is not prepared to handle the excess toxins that are present in today’s world. The need to support and encourage removal of toxins on an ongoing basis is necessary due to the increased number of toxins that each person is now exposed to in food, water, personal care products and our environment. For example, chronic exposure to airborne toxins can overburden the lungs and impede breathing causing increased mucus production from the nasal cavity. Chronic nasal discharge over time disrupts the ability of the nose to capture and eliminate inhaled toxins on an ongoing basis, thus decreasing the integrity and protective functioning of the mucous membranes.
In addition to physical toxins, it is important to cleanse the mind of toxic thoughts, emotions and negative feelings that no longer serve you. Yoga, meditation, massage, holistic spa treatments and alternative therapies can assist this process by relaxing the mind and clearing the body of imbalances.
4. You are tired of being sick and you want to strengthen your immune system
The main problem of modern day living is a weakened immune system, which is usually related to stress, nutritional deficiencies, digestion problems, hormone imbalance, burnout or a combination of all of these. The starting point has to be to remove the toxicity and imbalance and then focus on rebuilding and strengthening the immune system and alkalising the entire body. A good detox programme supervised by a professional naturopath can help to cleanse all major organs of toxic substances and strengthen your immune system, so you will forget what it is like being sick! Be kind to yourself as it takes time but take comfort in knowing that everyday that you eat right, exercise and take time to distress you will be one step closer to a healthier, happier, more energised you. If the immune system is strong enough then the disease will not be able to develop in your body, therefore strengthening immune system should be the first step in prevention.
5. You can’t control your sugar cravings and you want to stop it!
The fact is that sugar is very addictive. The science behind it is clear and absolutely conclusive. It’s not your fault. Your biology has been compromised by the food industry. They took over your taste buds, brain chemistry, hormones and metabolism. Sugar is the new nicotine. Actually sugar is much more addictive than nicotine and even cocaine!
6. You simply need a rest before you completely burn out!
All of us live our life in the fast lane: too little sleep, too little exercise, too much bad food, too much stress, not enough time for ourselves. This much faster paced living has generated greater demands on our physiological and psychological health. The first step of the road to wellness is to give your body a 7-10 days break from everything toxic; this includes processed foods, food additives, stimulants, stress, negative people, radiated foods, chemicals and other environmental toxins. Self-loving practices: deep breathing, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, a little exercise, maybe some meditation and yoga. All this will get your body and mind reset back to their original factory settings—and fast!
7. You would like to prevent diseases and illnesses.
Some symptoms of a toxic digestive system are bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas (flatulence), bad
breath, heartburn, hiccups, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), nausea, stomach cramps, leaky gut
syndrome, various skin problems, weight problems, gallstones, liver failure, food allergies,
headaches, sinus issues, body odour, fibromyalgia, lack of energy, brain fog/lack of
concentration, cancer, inflammation and more are the first warning signs of diseases which you need to know. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your digestive system could be impaired. You don’t need to worry but you do need to be proactive, starting now.
The best form of treatment is prevention so you need to become aware of what’s happening inside your body and reconnect with how you feel to really enhance your physical health. To restore your internal environment in combination with strengthening the immune system can certainly prevent the development of disease or illnesses in the future.