1. Time to detox
What a good detox session does is purify the body from any infections, impurities. Our natural detox system is in place but sometimes, when facing stress, the system can slow down and that is when you need to take small steps to slow down, eat healthily and indulge in yoga to cleanse your body.
2. You feel tired always
Are you sick of feeling tired and down in the dumps every single day? It can be an alarming sign of your body under stress. The main reason you are tired so often is your adrenaline glands, which supplies essential hormones to keep up with the stress. When pressured, it tends to get overwhelmed and you suffer from fatigue. It is a good sign that you take a step back and detoxify.
3.If you fall sick often
If you fall sick too often, it is a sign that your immune system is weakened. When that goes for a spin, you are vulnerable to catch viruses and bacteria more easily than the people around you. Treat this as an option to cut back on processed food and junk. When you do not eat healthily, it reflects badly on your gut and ultimately on your immunity, making you sick.
4. If you suffer from mood swings
There are days when we are extremely irritable and stressed. If you have been through a spin of mood swings, you know how bad it can get. When we get overworked, our body and mind to feel the stress first. To cope up with the stress, our body produces dopamine and other chemicals but when there is too much negativity in the system, it can block dopamine production, which is the “happy hormone”. If not controlled or repaired, it can even lead to depression and anxiety, which can be harder to treat.
5. Poor memory and concentration
It’s easy to say that memory retention and concentration power slows down as we grow older. That is not the case always. When you face too much toxicity, it affects the liver, which causes a buildup in the bloodstream going up to the brain. When this happens, it can block the neurotransmitters from functioning properly and cause your brain to slow down.
6. Trouble falling asleep
Another grave sign of a badly needed detox is when you can’t fall asleep. Yes, it’s not always the late night parties responsible for this. When the body has a lot of toxins inside, it can affect our circadian rhythm and make it harder to fall asleep. Worse, it can also wake you up in the middle of the night, disturb your REM sleep cycle and lead to bigger problems at hand.
7. Skin infections
One of the most common signs that you need to go for a detox session is when you see skin infections, allergies and problems come up. Even a simple pimple can be tough to get rid of in such a case. In the lack of a healthy diet, you can go overboard with carbs and fats which are not so good for the body. Take it as a sign to adopt mindful eating!
8. Food cravings amplify
When you are craving for something, it’s a little more twisted than just hunger. A food craving is a signal from your brain to eat some more but that is not actually solving your hunger crisis. If you have been facing cravings too often, your diet and body might be demanding a good detox.
9. You smell!
Yes, believe it or not, when you have too much of toxins inside you, you can smell! Body odour is a way the system takes out any form of impurity but when there are too many toxins inside, you can actually experience sweating in excess and that is not pleasant.