10 Signs You Need to Detox
The word ‘detox’ is rather over-used and perhaps a little misunderstood. Our bodies are constantly working to free us from toxins and unwanted matter using its systems of detoxification. However, for thousands of years people across many cultures and religions have recognised that periods of fasting or limiting food intake can improve physical, mental and spiritual health.
Add to this the toxic load of life in the modern world where, no matter how healthily we eat and how virtuous our lifestyles, we are exposed to toxins from food, drinks, environmental pollution, cleaning products, make up and skin creams. And don’t forget that stress also creates toxins. Doing a detox is a time to reduce the input into the body thus allowing space for cleansing to take place. The result can be more energy, clearer skin, better digestion and mental clarity. It can also be a time to re-evaluate your relationship with food.
On the 20th March this year it is the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. This is when night and day are of equal length. The spring equinox is a great time to do a detox in preparation for the season ahead.
Here are 10 signs and symptoms that may indicate you could benefit from a detox:
1. Fatigue and lethargy
2. Frequent headaches
3. Brain fog
4. Skin problems
5. Susceptibility to colds and bugs
6. Digestive problems
7. Weight problems
8. Frequently feeling low
9. Bad body odour
10. Bad breath
Even if you don’t have these symptoms you may want to take a day or two to cleanse and nurture your body. See blog posts on Top Tips for Successful Detoxing and One Day Detox Diet for info on how to get started with your detox.