If you don't feel as vibrant as you think you should, you may have too many toxins in your life.
If you think you are healthy but suffer from minor ailments such as low energy, stomach upsets or headaches it may be worth looking at your lifestyle to see if toxins are to blame. While we aren't always going to feel full of energy and on top of the world, if most days you feel as if you're struggling without copious amounts of coffee - it is important to see if you can make any changes.
The following signs could be telling you there are too many toxins in your life:
Note: You should always check symptoms with your doctor to eliminate any possible medical causes.
1. Ongoing fatigue
Sometimes we feel as if we've had a great night's sleep but still struggle to get through the day. This could be a sign that your body is working too hard to eliminate the toxins you're pouring into it. If you cope with low energy levels with sugary snacks and coffee, you may well be making the problem worse.
2. Bad breath
If you suffer from bad breath despite looking after your teeth (brushing, flossing and using mouthwash) it may be a sign that your liver is struggling to expel toxins. Bad breath is often related to digestive problems, and toxin overload may be at the root of your pong-y breath.
Our intestines are responsible for getting rid of a lot of toxins in our daily lives. This means that when we're constipated we end up storing all of those toxins in our body, allowing them to negatively affect the rest of our body. If you're consuming a lot of processed foods, this could be affecting your digestive system.
4. Aches and pains
If you can't attribute muscle aches with yesterday's workout, toxins working away at your muscles and joints may be the culprit. This is even more likely if you suffer from muscle aches on a regular basis.
5. Skin issues
Skin issues such as acne and rashes may be symptoms of toxin overload. This could be due to the food you're eating or even the products you are using on your skin.
What to do about it
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- Support your liver with herbal remedies such as milk thistle and/or dandelion tea.
- Drink more water to help your body flush out toxins.
- Practice deep breathing - a lot of toxins are removed via our lungs, so give them a helping hand with some deep breaths.
- Use natural skin care products that are free of parabens and other toxins.
- Look to eat whole, organic foods as often as possible.
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