Do you find yourself getting enough sleep but still lacking in energy to perform?
It’s possible that you may need a detox to help get you back on track.
When your body is forced to continually process unhealthy foods, alcohol, pollution, and anxiety with no reprieve you can end up experiencing fatigue and a lack of focus while your organs grapple to deal with these stressors. To understand why, Vibrance Health shares that it’s helpful to think of your body like a car – it needs occasional tune ups to “improve organ function, blood flow, mental clarity, digestion and even skin appearance.”
Some organs that may need cleansing include your liver, kidneys, and colon.
However, it’s important to note that the verdict is still out on cleansing.
I personally have had success with detoxification programs for my own health – some parts of my body I cleanse and others I do not, you decide what is right for you. For example the Mayo Clinic is against colon cleansing while much of eastern medicine tends to be supportive of the procedure. There are also many different ways to take care of the problem which all have their proponents and opponents. These fixes include everything from using over-the-counter supplements to changing your diet and in-office procedures like colonic hydrotherapy.
If you decide a cleanse is what you need, you then have to figure out which part of your body is overtaxed.
Talk to a holistic health provider for insight and look at some of the symptoms relating to different parts of the body.
The Liver – Dr.Vegan says that fatty floating stools, the inability to lose weight and being tired all the time may signal that this organ needs a cleanse.
Kidneys – The Power of Positivity states 11 signs that your kidney is the culprit of your issues, the top three symptoms include “frequent urination or increased urine output, dark-colored urine or strong-smelling urine, and persistent fatigue or low energy levels.”
Colon – Nua Holistic lists constipation, bad breath and skin, body odor and abdominal gas, and fatigue as originating from an overtaxed colon.
Remember to do your research, consult with a doctor, and check in with your own belief system before embarking on any type of detox. The important thing is to never accept feeling tired and having brain fog as a normal state of your existence.
There’s always an answer if you’re willing to try new things and be openminded!
Alyssa Collins hails from Minnesota, where snowy days were the perfect excuse to stay warm inside and write. Over the years, she turned that joy into a career and has authored numerous articles for various publications (under pen names). Email Alyssa via firstname.lastname@example.org.