10 Signs Your Body Is Screaming at You for a Detox

10 Signs Your Body Is Screaming at You for a Detox

The way things are right now it’s either autumn, closing in on winter, or spring nearly summer, and practically everyone is feeling sluggish and doughy. With the winter holidays closing in promising an abundance of carbs and sugar, quite a few people are going to need to detox even before this chemical onslaught begins.

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How can you tell if your body may be suffering from toxicity? Here’s a few symptoms:

• Chronic constipation/indigestion, heartburn, bloating
• Excess weight – including water weight
• Poor stress management
• Frequent fatigue
• Being sick – colds and the flu – more often than your peers
• Headaches and joint pain
• Ennui/apathy
• Sleeping more or less than usual
• Depression
• Reduced libido and/or reduced satisfaction in bed
• Mood swings

Now what? Well, experts say that the autumnal cleanse should be focused on the lungs and large intestine. Both alternative and conventional medicine say that these organs are linked to breathing problems and skin problems like eczema, rashes, asthma, and dry skin; all of which plague us during the winter months. We’re trapped indoors with forced heat much of the time, while dry cold weather beats us down when we actually venture outdoors.

If your allergies are really bad, try using local bee pollen to reduce the symptoms. Start with a small amount, only a granule or two, in the morning before breakfast and gradually increase to around half a teaspoon twice a day. This will naturally desensitize your body to the local flora.