5 Warning Signs You May Benefit from a Detox Diet

You should never get to a point where you are comfortable if you don’t feel well. A contributing factor to poor health is stress; however, there is an upside. You can feel much better if you detoxify your body – the right way.

If you are considering a detox diet, you need to consider you follow a healthy one that meets your nutritional needs, which is why it is best to work with the professionals to determine what you should and should not do.

Some tell-tale signs that you may notice indicating it is time to consider a detox can be found here.

Adrenal Fatigue

If you feel tired all the time, have issues losing weight, find it hard to focus and have issues in the bedroom, then the culprit may be adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are the ones that interact with the reproductive system, brain function, digestive system, liver and thyroid. If the liver and other cleansing organs are not able to do what they are supposed to because of excessive toxins, then fatigue may occur.

Cravings

You probably think cravings are something natural that you should expect. While there are emotional triggers that can cause these, physical cravings can actually occur because of highly processed and concentrated foods that start to artificially stimulate dopamine, which is the pleasure neurotransmitter and that plays a role in addiction. This results in you “feeling good,” and as a result you will want more of the food that makes you feel good. By adding fermented foods to your diet, you can teach your body what to crave and what will make you feel well. Once you follow a detox diet, you can eliminate cravings.

Depression

Anxiety, depression and even eating disorders have been directly linked to an excess of certain, toxic substances in the body. If your body has a harmful build-up of chemicals, it can block the absorption and the release of beneficial chemicals. This can lead to an imbalance that result in negative emotional, psychological and physical effects.

Food Allergies

A food allergy is a sign that you don’t have the beneficial microflora present to assimilate and absorb the nutrients from your food. This can happen when toxins such as Candida yeast begin to proliferate, resulting in leaky gut. One of the best ways to overcome food sensitivities and allergies is to detoxify your body and restore the microflora by following a balanced probiotic-rich diet.

Heart Disease

When toxins accumulate in your body, it is going to increase the risk of heart disease. If your diet doesn’t include plenty of fermented foods, then it may lead to the malabsorption of nutrients. This can result in a domino effect of nutrient deficiency’s, issues with high cholesterol, stroke and even a heart attack.

As you can see, if your body has any of these issues, then it is trying to tell you to make a change. In many cases, a detox diet, specially created and monitored by a professional can be quite beneficial and help you restore your good health.