January is nearly done—are you still adhering to your New Year’s resolution? For many of us, January is a time to detox our bodies to fix the damage we did back in December. Too much food, too much alcohol, and way too many late nights. That can really take a toll on the body, which is why by the time January rolls around, many of us are looking to get healthy again.
When it comes to detoxing, there is an on-going debate as to whether or not we really need to do it. For starters, our bodies are equipped with their own detox system, which derives from the liver. Anything we take in goes through the liver to be filtered through and expelled properly. Others believe that when we overdo it during the holidays, our livers can’t handle the stress, so we need to help it out.
As long as you have a healthy liver without illness or disease, it is enough to support proper detoxification, but that doesn’t mean you can’t clean up your diet to help things along.
But how do you know if you should even detox or not? Are you just detoxing because it’s the start of the New Year and you feel you should? To make sure you are detoxing for the right reasons, here are some symptoms to pay attention to that are signs you need to clean up your act.
Symptoms to recognize if you need to detox and to perform a detox
Some symptoms related to your body crying out for a detox include brain fog, dark circles beneath your eyes, acne, bloating, fatigue, nausea, and general malaise.
While many people rush out to buy juice cleanses and other products to cleanse their liver, it’s actually much simpler than that. All you need to do is make easy lifestyle changes to improve your health.
To start, you will want to slowly cut back on your intake of tea, coffee,…