Is Your Body Detoxing?
Let’s talk Detox
Is your body detoxing????
5 Signs You Are Detoxing:
#1Headache - This is the most common symptom people get from detoxing. When you support your body through a cleanse, those cells have the opportunity to release more stored toxins, pathogens and waste thus causing a headache. It can also be the result of the die off of sugar, yeast or caffeine. Don’t reach for the Excedrin - use some Peppermint Essential Oil for your headache, and drinks lots of water to hydrate.
#2Fatigue - Feel like you’ve been hit by a bus? You’re not alone! Your body is working overtime to rid your body of those unwanted toxins. You may feel like you are a space cadet and feel very light headed even nauseous. Plus, chances are you are going to feel exhausted, and require a little extra sleep. Allow your body to do what it knows to do, and try to create the space to take it easy for the first 5-7 days of a cleanse.
#3Diarrhea - Yep, that’s right. Stay close to the toilet. Our bodies natural way of eliminating waste will get to really shine during a cleanse. All that unwanted junk will be coming out. It’s not pretty, but it is necessary. Again, allow your body to do what it knows to do and help to literally release.
#4Cold/Flu - If you begin to experience constipation while detoxing, you may develop flu symptoms like swollen lymph glands, stuffy or runny nose, a sore throat, or perhaps a cough or lung congestion. Jitters too but they will go away. Consider taking some activated charcoal to help your body get rid of the waste. And even consider a coffee enema. Jess Ainscough, The Wellness Warrior has a GREAT video on this.
#5Skin - If our liver is really backed up with toxins, you may start to detox through your skin. You may get a rash or have some lovely little pimples pop up. This is normal, your skin is the largest organ of the body and helps us detox on a daily basis. Hello sweat! Don’t be alarmed if you develop a little rash, as your body is eliminating those toxins through your pores.
Tips to Help Your Body Naturally Detox:
Drink lots of Water: Especially during a juice cleanse we forget to drink enough water. This helps us move everything through the body. Coconut water is extra hydrating, so drink plenty of that.
Take Renu .. It gently moves the toxins out of your body . Works to bring your bodily functions to normal.
Use Essential Oils: Citrus oils like lemon, lime, grapefruit or wild orange are fantastic for helping the liver naturally detox. I add them to my water*. Lemongrass is a powerful emotional cleanser. I put 1-2 drops on the bottoms of my feet in the morning or diffuse.
Peppermint helps alleviate headaches. The Digestive Blend will help calm any nausea or major diarrhea cramping.
Epsom Salt Baths: Soak for at least 30 minutes and use about 2-4 cups per bath. This will help draw those toxins out and support the body while helping to soothe and relax.
Good Fats: Make sure you are taking an extra amount of good fats such as your omegas and coconut oil.