Toxic Overload: 7 Signs your Body Shows

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Toxic Overload
Ananya Bhattacharjee
Writer. Musician. Mother. Reading, music and travelling are all time favourites. Been into ‘writing’ from the last 10 years and have become an everlasting love since I started.

Exposure to toxins from the environment around is a part of everyday life. Be it from pollution or toxins in the atmosphere, our body is continuously exposed and causes harm in one way or the other. Toxins are detrimental substances that mess with the DNA of humans and detriments cellular function. Toxin substances are found in various places, food, makeup, soaps or the environment. For example, the formaldehyde substance, which is used in cosmetic and makeup products, causes congenital disabilities. This is why pregnant women are recommended to avoid exposure to cosmetics as much as possible.

What is Toxic overload?

Toxic overload is when the body is exposed to a large number of harmful substances, and it causes sickness in humans. Too much exposure of the body to the toxin can also lead to diseases. Some of the signs that your body is exposed to a toxic overload are:

Brain Fog:

Confusion, substantial memory loss, and inability to remain focussed- these are signs of brain fog caused by toxicity or chemical exposure. Toxins lead to inflammation of the body and also shred the body of nutrients and hormones that regulate body function. When the body is filled with toxins, it fails to run appropriately and affects various body parts, including the brain.

Constipation:  

Processed foods contain chemicals like preservatives, colourants and flavourings, which are toxins to the body. These toxin substances lead to an upset stomach and conditions like constipation. Severe constipation is a sign of toxin overload and indicates the body to slow down. You should eat organic, limit alcohol and drink lots of water to avoid illness. These will regulate bowel movements and erase any toxicity.

Low Energy Levels:

Toxin exposure leads to chronic fatigue and low energy levels in the body. Toxic elements from pesticides, solvents as well as metals cause a little in energy. When the toxins get into the body, the kidneys and liver continuously work to get rid of the toxic waste. As a result, the organs get ‘backed up’ and cause a toxin accumulation in the body, which leads to fatigue.

Body Odour:

One of the notorious sign of toxin overload is body odour. Toxic overload causes the body to create gases and odours. Unusual smelling body smell, foul-smelling and coloured urine and bad breath are symptoms of toxic overload.

Chemical Sensitivities:

Toxicity in the body causes chemical sensitivities. Chemical sensitivity is produced by the body exposing to low levels of common contaminants present in the environment. Chemical sensitiveness leads to itching, fatigue, organ failure, as well as cognitive problems in the human body.

Physical Pains:

Processed and fast food contains chemicals, which are toxic elements. If a person resorts to fast food ever so often, there occurs a toxic build-up in the body which in turn causes physical pains and aches. The person may start feeling run down or have aches in joints and muscles because of the toxicity.

Skin Defects:

Products like shampoos, conditioners, soaps as well as lotions contain deterrent chemicals. Skin is the largest body organ and is continuously exposed to the atmosphere and elements. Exposure to toxins present in the environment as well as products causes skin issues like acne, rashes, teary and puffy eyes and eczema. Though sometimes the products are not to be blamed, there are often a thousand elements in the atmosphere which are absorbed by the skin and causes harm.

Toxic Overload

Solutions To Try

Some of the simple steps to follow for reducing toxicity in the body include: 

  • Avoid canned food.
  • Avoid using plastic water bottles.
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Refer to the ingredients of your make up products carefully.
  • Use naturally created household cleaners
  • Avoid eating toxic and processed foods
  • Avoid substance abuse including tobacco, alcohol or drugs
  • Reduce stress levels.
  • Lose excess body fat.
  • Avoid emotional toxin build-up. Practice forgiveness, mindfulness and meditation
  • Get the right amount of sleep 

One cannot avoid exposure to toxins, and the person will move out for work and regular activities. As such, he/she can best stay away from certain avoidable things that bring toxicity to the body.