10 Signs Your Body Is Screaming at You for a Detox

How can you tell if you need a full body detox? Your body will tell you, you just have to know what to look for when it’s trying to communicate.

These are some good signs your body and mind is in need for a detox…


Many times a list of symptoms reads like the human condition, with things that almost everyone experiences from time to time. What we’re looking for here is how often it happens. Frequently feeling fatigued, frequently getting constipated or experiencing indigestion, etc. It’s the frequency that matters.

If you’ve noticed any of the following occurs on a regular basis, you’re likely overdue for a detox. It may not be the cure-all, but in many cases it can at least improve the situation, and is the perfect starting point towards fixing it for good.

1. Low Energy/Fatigued

With the meteoric rise of energy drinks and the steady popularity of caffeinated beverages you’d think there was an low energy epidemic in full swing.

Trying to make up for a lack of energy with stimulants like caffeine and taurine only worsen the problem in the long run. After the pick-me-up there is often an energy crash that leaves you feeling worse than when you started. Not only that but these beverages usually act to burden the liver, further exacerbating the problem and sending you into a low-energy spiral.

If you wake up in the morning feeling sluggish, and pretty much stay that way throughout the day with varying degrees of lethargy, you should definitely consider doing a detox. A colon cleanse in conjunction with a detoxification program can help you lose body waste, feel lighter, and release store up toxins.

How a Detox Helps: A detox can help you flush out the things that are preventing you from feeling energetic and having a pep in your step.

2. Constipated

Chronic constipation is a sign that something isn’t right in your digestive system. If you’ve tried increasing your fiber intake and adjusting your diet with limited results, it could be your body telling you that it needs a cleansing. Frequent Indigestion is also a common sign.

If you’ve accumulated years of waste in your bowels and colon, including impacted fecal matter and more, constipation could be just one symptom of a larger, more pressing problem.

In conjunction with a colon cleanse you introduce plenty of healthy foods like raw fruits and vegetables, and stop the intake of fried foods, and other unhealthy options so your body is getting a break, as well as getting the vitamins and minerals it so badly needs.

How a Detox Helps: A colon cleanse is the order of the day if you’ve been battling with bouts of constipation. An effective colon cleanse will not only clear your colon of any stored up fecal matter, but will cleanse your digestive tract as well, improving your digestive health along the way.

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3. Brain Fog/Unable to Focus

There’s one energy drink on the market that keeps promising to improve your focus. Perhaps that’s because there’s a serious need for many Americans to go on a detox program because of all the toxins they’re exposed to on a daily basis.

If you consistently find that in your natural state you lack the ability to focus and find yourself adrift in a mental fog, your body could be screaming at your to detoxify it, and this is its cry for help. Don’t misread it as a sign to use a stimulating drink or prescription drug.

Once you free yourself of toxins in the form of candida, heavy metals, and more, you’d be surprised how much better you’re able to focus, stay on task, and get things done.

How a Detox Helps: A detox helps get rid of the toxins that are preventing your brain from firing on all cylinders. A candida cleanse alone can restore clarity, focus, and concentration by ridding your body of excessive and damaging candida fungus.

4. Feeling Depressed

The way you feel is largely dependent on your ability to feed your body with nourishing foods. Your mood can change with the right or wrong meal, and eating foods that are low-quality or even toxic to the body over long periods of time can put you in a depressed state.

The problem is that when you start to make changes to feel better and change your diet to include more life-giving foods, the toxins will block the nutrients from finding their way to your brain. Toxins have a way of nestling into the body and can remain there unless acted upon by another force. In this case a detox program can help to get your mind back in the right place.

It’s important to make the distinction between feeling down and depressed and having clinical depression. If you believe that you may be clinically depressed it’s important to consult with your doctor for the best help.

How a Detox Helps: A detox may not be the cure for clinical depression, you’ll want to see your doctor for that. But as far as helping to avoid depressing thoughts, a detox can work wonders. It frees your body of stored up toxins that can keep you in patterns of negative thinking, and can inspire a new outlook on life.

5. Overweight/Trouble Losing Weight

If you’re not at your ideal weight even after several earnest attempts at weight loss, it could be that you were fighting an uphill battle thanks to all of the toxins in your body.

Turning over a new leaf and introducing the body to healthy foods doesn’t work as well as you’d think it does if there is waste in the body that is preventing the absorption of the vitamins and minerals these foods contain.

When you detox the body you are bringing things back to square one rather than starting at a disadvantage. It not only helps the body shed body waste and lose weight as a byproduct of doing the detox, it sets the stage for healthy weight loss with the adoption of a better diet and a more active lifestyle.

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.

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8 Comments

  1. Danny says:

    HELL YESS! THANKS!!

  2. Loidiana says:

    Hi there,

    Very good and useful.

  3. Trish says:

    How long would I have to do a cleanse when I haven’t been regular most of my life. When I eat like crap I am regular, when I eat healthy, I can go days without going. There’s a tea colon cleanse I want to do, it’s for 4 months. I take it every other night. Will that be enough? the 4 months? or will I need to take another round? I’d like your opinion. I do not have a doctor or anything like that but I just want to make sure I’ll have all the waste that’s built up and undigested food and all the processed foods and such out of my colon. I know that if you got a lot of junk in there then you won’t be able to absorb proper nutrients and I’d like to do that, such as protein shakes and supplements for when I start my resistance training work out to build lean muscle mass and burn fat. But it’d be a ton of money wasted if most of the nutrients aren’t being absorbed because I need a cleanse. Please feel free to email me. thanks so much.

  4. Criss says:

    Convinced me WHY to cleanse, I missed where it explained WHAT is it,WHEN to do it,HOW long does it take,, Where at home at work?

  5. Kali says:

    Trish and Criss,

    All cleanses are different! Just look into which one works effectively. I did one that I LOVED, it worked so well and you can do it once a week (and still eat during ????????)! Just find one that is right for how you want to cleanse!

  6. D.M says:

    Right now I am taking off brand miralax. Some days it works and other days it don’t. How long do I have to detox to get rid of a long term problem?

  7. Heather says:

    I was a alcaholic for ten years now stopped but I’m addicted to energy drinks do I need a detox

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