When you think about detoxing you may be thinking of the removal of built up toxins in your body. You would be right to one degree. However, Holistic Health takes detoxing to another level. It’s not just about the waste from your body that needs to be eliminated.
The Mind, Body & Soul Approach To Detoxing Means Eliminating:
- negative thoughts you have going through your mind
- negative emotions that weigh you down
- relationships that have become toxic
- stress from your work life
- getting rid of debt
- eliminating clutter around your home
- your connection to others and so much more
Holistic Health focuses on the mind, body and soul. So, when it comes to detoxing we want to detox everything that no longer serves you or anything that is not making you shine. If you tap into the messages your body is giving you, you will know when it’s time for detoxing.
6 Ways Your Body’s Telling You It Needs a Detox:
Headaches are a feeling of overwhelm. You’ve taken on too much and you feel the pressure. A headache will make you feel tired, grumpy and will mess up your concentration levels. Headaches can be a sign of stress and it can also mean you have unfinished business and your mind is working overtime analyzing things from the past.
If your headaches have no real cause it’s a good sign that a detox will help you “take out the trash” and make you feel better. When you start the detox process your headache may get a bit worse as the toxins are stirring but once they have been eliminated you will feel amazing.
2. Trouble Sleeping
Built up toxins in the body make your mind work overtime and stirs feelings in your body. This affects your natural sleep patterns, as it’s difficult to feel relaxed and switch your mind off. When you feel agitated you will find it difficult to lie down and relax and will end up staying awake longer. The more you go against your natural sleep rhythm and patterns the less quality sleep you will have. Insomnia makes you feel more tired, irritable and can cause you to feel depressed.
Detoxing will help rid your body of the stress and pressure and you will feel lighter and more calm and relaxed. You can get back to a restful nights sleep and recharge yourself ready for your next awesome day.
When your body is overloaded with toxins it affects the major systems in your body including your digestive system. This causes all sorts of problems from constipation to IBS. It’s important to be eating the right foods for your body, to help your body with its natural cycle of eliminating waste.
If you already have a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and you’re still experiencing constipation then a detox will help you clean your colon and your digestive track so you can get rid of constipation. You might want to seek medical advice to make sure there is no bigger underlying issue.
4. Aches and Pains In the Body
An overload of toxins in your body can cause inflammation in your body. It affects your circulation system and can create soreness and stiffness in different parts of your body. If you don’t have a good reason for aches and pains in your body then it could be due to the increased toxins that have accumulated which is impacting your bodies natural healing abilities.
5. Low Energy
When your body has been storing toxins it puts a lot more pressure on your body to perform it’s usual functions. It can be draining and exhausting and you wouldn’t even be aware of it. Low energy can also be a result of poor nutrition. Whatever you eat will fuel your body and if you’re eating the right foods for you, you will have good energy to draw from.
If you’re eating processed foods, the nutrient levels will be low and you will experience highs and extreme lows from the sugar rush that generally is packed into the processed foods.
If you’re feeling tired most of the time and your energy reserve is low then it’s a good idea to detox your body of the built up toxins, detox your mind and let go of any unwanted feelings.
6. Feeling Down in The Dumps
The food you eat impacts the way you feel. The food you eat provides energy and nutrition so your body can function to its best capacity. If you have been putting in the wrong fuel you will feel the effects through your skin, your energy levels, your ability to concentrate and focus and how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
If your body is accumulating toxins over a long period of time it can weigh you down, your thoughts become negative and your emotional state can be up and down. You may feel like you’re on a roller coaster of feeling good for a bit and then miserable and depressed. This can happen based on what you’re eating daily over time but it will largely come down to the toxins effecting how you feel.
Detoxing can help you let go of all emotional baggage, negative feelings and thoughts so you feel lighter, free releasing what is no longer serving you.
Tips To Detox Your Life Daily
As always the best way to be healthy and live an awesome life is to prevent as much negativity as possible. Be aware of the signs your body is speaking to you so you can take action and live with optimum health and vitality.
Be mindful and present in the moment so you can learn when your thoughts change and your emotions are triggered. Mindfulness is the key to learning more about yourself so you can protect your mind, body and soul from anything that doesn’t work for you.
Mindfulness will help you learn what foods are good for your body and which are not. Everyone is different and it’s not necessary to follow someone else’s eating plan as long as you are listening to your body you will know which foods agree with you and which don’t and which foods make you feel low in energy or recharged.
Keep up with your self care to ensure you are looking after your health in a holistic way. Be kind and respectful to yourself – always.
I find that taking time for meditation, yoga, grounding myself and using inspired affirmations from my e book help to keep me positive.
Find what works for you! Kisses!
Love and Light XO