12 Telling Signs You Might Be Toxic (and what to do about it!)
Are you toxic?
It's a loaded question isn't it?
Toxins are harmful and/or poisonous matters that hurt us physiologically and often psychologically and emotionally.
Nowadays, there are toxins infecting us on a daily basis. They enter us through our food in the forms of GMOs, they are in our environment through the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, and even in the cosmetics that we use!
So how can we tell if we are toxic? The truth of the matter is, we all carry toxins within us. It's impossible to completely avoid them.
But some of us carry a heavier load than others, and, toxins manifests itself in a variety of ways.
Here are 12 signs from our bodies that it's being overworked by loaded toxins:
3. Unexplained weight gain* / resistant weight loss*
4. Feeling low on energy* and chronically fatigued
5. Skin issues like acne*, eczema, and psoriasis
6. Excessive sweating, overheating and night sweats*
7. Anxiety* and moodiness*
8. Uncontrollable cravings*
9. Feeling emotionally unstable* (depression)
10. Headaches* and migraines
11. Digestive challenges* like loose stools, diarrhea, and/or constipation
The "*" indicates symptoms I experienced, and as you can see, I was very toxic, in spite of my perception that I was eating and exercising in a healthy way.
You might be experiencing some (or all?) of these symptoms in some form too. And you might think that it's normal for your body to experience these things.
But it's not.
The phrase "listening to my body" has become somewhat of a cliche. It's often used, but are people "really" listening to their bodies? Are you?
These symptoms are your body's way of telling you, "Hey! You're overloading me with toxins and I'm working in overdrive to protect you from it!"
These symptoms indicate that you probably have higher-than-you-should inflammation levels and your immune system is working in overdrive trying to regulate it.
So you might be wondering, "So what can I do about this?"
The answer is to remove the toxins.
In other words - detox.
Why Detox in the Spring
According to Chinese medicine, detoxing in the spring is the best way to honor and restore your liver and gallbladder, which are the organs that remove toxins from your body.
When these organs become flooded with toxins they become congested and cannot function properly. As a result, the toxins remain in your system and wreak havoc on your body. The liver is the workhorse of your body and you want it operating at optimal levels.
Also, according to Chinese medicine, the liver is related to anger. Therefore, as you cleanse your liver and eat liver-loving, high-alkaline green foods during a spring detox, you will notice a dramatic shift in your mindset.
What Is A Detox?
When I was first introduced to a detox, I was leery and adverse to it.
This is because all I knew of it is what I saw in the media and informercials. I thought it meant not eating, drinking only juices and taking powdered substances which for me translated to feeling hungry all of the time.
Oh, my friends, this is not true.
A detox simply means eliminating your body of toxins. De-tox.
How To Detox
Detoxing can be confusing, frustrating and scary. But it doesn't have to be.
I've created a program that walks you step-by-step through a detox in a way isn't confusing or scary.
Introducing Connect the Dots Detox
I've put myself through many elimination diets, working backward to try and figure out what the root cause of my poor health symptoms were.
And in doing so, I learned that I was highly intolerant of certain foods that were making me toxic. Those foods are common allergens that are consumed on a regular basis.
Those foods were causing an inflammatory reaction in my body that caused me to feel all of the symptoms I listed above.
In my new program, Connect the Dots Detox, we’re going to approach an elimination diet together. You will have my guidance and support, along with those of other fellow detoxers every step of the way.
You will discover if certain foods are indeed the cause of your chronic fatigue and weight loss resistance.
You will learn how to eliminate these foods, and what to look for when you reintroduce them.
You will understand what you can do to rid your body of toxins and how to continue to support it beyond the detox.
And you will do it all in a very healthy and beautiful way.
And most importantly, you will not starve, feel hungry or deprived! You will eat delicious foods from recipes created by a whole foods chef.
Investing in your health is the best thing you can do for yourself, your loved ones, and your future.
If you're tired of feeling tired all the time and are ready to release yourself of the heavy burdens weighing you down, join me for this beautiful and practical program now.
Hi, I'm Naomi
I help smart and savvy women who suffer from chronic stress, unexplained weight gain and burnout, breakthrough their healthy blind spots and relieve symptoms through natural healing with whole foods and by making lifestyle and environmental changes. Why feel tired when you can feel fired up and ready to go every single day?
I love running outdoors, connecting with like-minded people, and exploring the San Francisco Bay Area with my pup, Coco Pop.