The modern life has its benefits, but also its flaws. Day in and day out we pollute our body with different toxins and harmful substances. We live in a world with contaminated air, eat genetically engineered food treated with pesticides and hormones.
Moreover, instead of trying to alleviate this situation, we aggravate it even more using different medications, drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco. All in all, we put our health at great risk consciously and unconsciously. Because of this, it is very important to restore the balance in our body, so that it can continue to function properly.
These are the symptoms that we should not ignore:
If the toxins are present in your body in excess, they can affect the central nervous system, thus causing headaches.
2. Increased abdominal fat
The presence of abdominal fat is one of the most obvious signs that your body is accumulating toxins. They hinder the ability of the body to regulate the glucose levels and cholesterol. They also alter the hormonal levels in our bodies.
3. Skin problems
The toxins in your body can also lead to skin problems. This comes as a result your body trying to get rid of them by using a natural process. Hence, the occurrence of inflammations, itching or facial redness.
When our body is full of toxins, the liver kicks in trying to eliminate them. Yet, too many toxins can overburden the liver, forcing it to work harder. This, in turn, results with the liver releases extra heat, thus overheating the body.
5. Low energy
When we have too many toxins in our system, we are always feeling exhausted and low in energy.
6. Congested sinuses
The contaminated air affects the sinuses, and as a result it can cause congestion of our sinuses.
High toxin levels in our tissues obstruct the blood circulation, which results in sleep difficulties and insomnia.
8. Gall bladder difficulties
Increased deposits of toxins in the liver trigger heavy production of bile, which results with a clogged gall bladder.
9. White or yellow tongue
If you notice white or yellow coating on your tongue, then your bloodstream is probably flooded with toxins.
Methods of detoxification
After covering the basic symptoms, we can turn to explaining some of the most efficient methods of detoxification.
Epsom Salt Bath
As a matter of fact, Epsom Salt is not salt. It is a compound of magnesium and sulfate, naturally occurring as a pure mineral in the bitter saline spring at Epsom in England. Hence its name. Both magnesium and sulfate are easily absorbed by the skin, which makes Epsom salt baths extremely efficient as detoxifiers, with the added bonus of pure enjoyment and relaxation.
Sulfates help in detoxification of the cells by improving the absorption of nutrients and eliminating the metals. Magnesium, on the other hand, plays many different roles in our body. It regulates the enzymes activity, helps the function of muscles and nerves, and prevents artery hardening.
Fill your bathtub with warm water, and add a few cups of Epsom salt. Soak for 15 minutes, three days a week. It does wanders for eliminating the toxins, and alleviating headaches. However, you should have in mind that Epsom salt baths are not recommendable for individuals suffering of heart problems and/or high blood pressure.
Green tea’s reputation for being one of the most powerful plants when it comes to eliminating free radical is not accidental. It abounds in antioxidants, most notably epigallocatechin-3-gallate(EGCG), which prevent toxic damage of the liver.
The heath benefits of lemons are numerous. It is a trigger of bile production in the liver and stimulate minerals intake as well as absorption. Their high concentration of vitamin C, makes them ideal for boosting the immune system.
Furthermore, lemons are rich in antioxidants, particularly the antioxidant called d-limonene, which is most present in the peal. It activates the liver enzyme that helps in eliminating many toxic compounds.
For more than obvious reasons, it is advisable to regularly drink lemon juice mixed in warm water every day as soon as you wake up.
As an alternative, mix half cup of lemon juice with one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon cayenne pepper. Add half a cup of warm water. Consume one cup daily for a period of one month.