In our last post we talked about what toxins are and how you can get rid of them through detoxification. In today’s post, we’ll look at some of the signs that you may be experiencing a toxin overload. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we understand the importance of detoxification in today’s modern world in which we are constantly being bombarded with various toxins. This is why we offer ionic foot baths — to help balance your body’s pH and remove harmful metals and chemicals. Here are seven physical signs you may need a little help detoxifying:
The intestines are one of the ways our bodies naturally detoxify. So, when we’re constipated, the toxins are just sitting in our body, causing additional problems like an upset stomach, headaches, aches and pains, and tiredness. Constipation can be a sign of toxin overload especially if you’re consuming a lot of processed foods filled with chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives.
Research has shown there is a connection between chronic fatigue and toxin exposure in the environment from things like pesticides, solvents, and metals. Many of our clients are surprised to see black flakes in the detox water. This is a sign of heavy metal toxicity. This can come from everyday products such as deodorant, makeup, and sunscreen, as well as public drinking water, pesticides in food, and air pollution.
Your body has to work extra hard to get rid of these toxins, causing fatigue and low energy. If you’re coping with this problem by consuming coffee or sweets, you’re probably compounding the issue, because these items are generally full of toxins.
3. Stubborn weight gain
Many of us struggle with weight loss from time to time, but if you’re exercising daily and cutting back on calories and finding it impossible to shed pounds, it could be due to toxin overload. Many toxins are endocrine disruptors, which means that they can interfere with our hormone function. Hormones play an important role in our metabolism, so if they get out of whack it’s common to experience stubborn weight gain.
4. Chemical sensitivity
If your liver is not detoxing effectively you can become more sensitive to different scents like perfumes, paint, cleaning products, new carpet, smoke, and more. This sensitivity can lead to headaches and nausea. Multiple chemical sensitivity is a debilitating condition that is thought to be caused by exposure to pesticides and solvents.
5. Aches and pains
Joint pain and muscle aches that can’t be connected to a recent workout can indicate your body isn’t able to properly flush out acidic toxins.
6. Skin issues
Because your skin is a major organ of detoxification, skin changes are an important indication of toxicity. When your body is overloaded with toxins, they can build up in your skin, causing irritation and inflammation. This leads to acne, rashes, eczema, and other skin problems.
7. Brain fog
The brain and the gut are connected. When things go wrong in the gut, it can often affect brain function—confusion, memory loss, and an inability to stay focused are all signs of brain fog. Additionally, certain toxins, like heavy metals, can build up in the brain, disrupting normal function, memory, and mood.
Detoxify at Avanti Body
The good news is that you can reverse toxin overload through detoxification processes. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be time to try our ionic foot baths. And for that stubborn weight, we also offer red light therapy, Lipo Wrap, and Lipo-Light. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we can’t wait to help you look and feel your best.