Your body is an amazing system. It was designed to thrive and protect you from disease. Unfortunately, modern factors like unhealthy habits, chronic stress, and toxins in our food and air can bog down your natural detox system.
Following a body cleanse (detox) diet can help you reset and support your body in fighting for you. Sometimes it can be hard to know when the time is right, so here are some key signs you need to detox as soon as possible.
Anyone can benefit from a body cleanse, but these signs are especially big red flags.
You might notice it’s been harder to lose weight or keep it off. Maybe you have uncontrollable food cravings that make it hard to eat healthy or lose weight.
So many foods today are full of chemicals, preservatives, sugars, toxic oils, and other processed junk. This chemical load on the body can cause it to hold onto weight longer—even if you’ve been eating “clean” sometimes.
Detoxing with a body cleanse diet can help remove the toxic load, release water retention, and prepare your body for quick weight loss and long-term fat-burning.
Trouble concentrating or remembering important details? Maybe your brain feels like it’s in a fog more than usual or you can’t focus on the things you want/need to.
A body cleanse that replaces any junk in your diet with whole foods nutrition can help you clear out the fog. Your body and mind are all one system, and detoxification help bring back the mental clarity and productivity you’ve been lacking.
The health of your gut is tied to your immunity. So when the immune system is compromised, it’s hard to withstand the daily attack of viruses, pesticides, herbicides, and free radicals in our environment. This is why getting sick often is another sign you need to detox for your gut’s sake.
A whole foods cleanse can help build your immune system back up get you back on track.
Having trouble getting out of bed in the morning or exercising? Maybe you feel overly irritable or cranky. These are signs your system may need a reset.
A cleanse diet can help restore you back to the energetic, youthful state we all experience in our younger years.
Stress can take a tremendous toll on your health, weight, and emotional state. And when your body isn’t in the healthiest condition, it’s not prepared to handle the stress life throws at you.
The combination of stress and poor health is a fantastic sign you could benefit from a detox.
By cutting out toxins and stimulants (like sugars, preservatives, caffeine, and alcohol) and following a cleanse diet, you can reduce the physical stress on your body. And in turn, that makes any emotionally taxing events easier to work through.
Stress also makes sleep hard for many of us. And trouble sleeping is a sign something needs addressing.
A detox can remove physical factors that may be interfering with a good night’s sleep.
A cleanse diet can not only cleanse your physical body, it can provide a spiritual “cleanse” when you’re seeking a breakthrough or deeper connection with God.
In the Bible, we’re often called to detox our:
A detoxification diet can work in the same way, removing temptation through foods that would otherwise interfere with your holy walk. The 21-Day Divine Health Detox is set up just for this.
Although these are the biggest reasons, other signs it’s time to cleanse might include:
Our bodies need time to reset, rejuvenate, and restore. If you’ve been feeling like you need a reset button on your health or mental state, a body cleanse regime can bring you a sense of renewal.
This is exactly why I created a 100% natural body cleanse: the 21 Day Detox diet. For three weeks, you’ll reset and cleanse your system with clean, whole foods foods and none of the junk.
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