Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you — and many things that you do yourself — put stress on your body. You can experience good or bad forms of stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts.”
When our body suffers an excess of toxins, it tries to purify them through several channels and sends us signals that we can help to detoxify it.
Good nutrition and healthy habits can reduce levels of toxins in the body, but we are all exposed in one way or another to their effects.
The environment in which we live is full of these particles, which can enter our body through the air, water, food and many other sources with which we are in direct contact.
If we have excretory organs that take care of eliminating them in the great majority, we sometimes overload them and we diminish their capacity to carry out this process.
As a result, an accumulation that is far from being eliminated quickly leads to a series of reactions in terms of physical and emotional health.
Although it is sometimes difficult to know that we are suffering from this problem, there is a series of signals that can alert us before they turn into a more complicated situation.
When we are overstressed, we might not even feel the stress, as it masks itself under several symptoms.
HERE ARE 9 SIGNS THAT YOU ARE OVERSTRESSED AND DON’T EVEN KNOW IT:
- Constant fatigue
When the body works excessively to eliminate the toxins that accumulate in the tissues, it is common that the feeling of fatigue is increased tenfold even if one sleeps well.
Fatigue, difficulty concentrating and the desire to sleep at unusual times are sufficient reasons to consider that the body needs support to cope with waste overload.
- your body is in pain.
We don’t listen to the whispers of the body until pain starts to scream. Under high stress levels, your body will start to break down. You can experience stomach issues, diarrhea, ulcers, tense muscles, chest pains and palpitations. You will get aches all over, arthritis will flare up, and even headaches will be screaming for your attention. Whenever you have pain in your body, become aware of it. Do not ignore the symptoms. Address what’s going on. It isn’t just stress management that helps you heal. Acceptance and awareness that change is required is the first step to deal with stress management.
- you aren’t sleeping well.
Any fluctuation in sleep patterns, whether sleeping too much from exhaustion or insomnia, needs to be addressed. Meditation, exercise and a healthy, balanced diet help with sleep issues. But ultimately, you need to find a root to the problem. Are you worrying too much at night? When you are sleeping, are you having nightmares? Our daily events get played out in the subconscious. Sleep, or lack of it, gets affected. Stress impedes a peaceful state of mind. Sleeping patterns do change with age and environmental factors; however, when you are overstressed, sleep is one of the first things that gets affected.
- you have weight fluctuations.
Are you overeating or forgetting to eat? Stress will slow down your metabolism and you will gain weight. Change in appetite is a radar to our emotional and physical bodies and how we are being affected. If you are worrying and not addressing the issues, you might lose or gain weight rapidly. When we are overstressed, cells do not get enough oxygen. Food is energy, and what we put in the body is a sign of how we handle things. Are you eating too many sweets? Are you not eating enough? The body is a vehicle, and how we treat it is based on our mental capacity to deal with emotional issues.
- you can’t stop thinking about work or problems.
If you can’t shut down work, finances, and other challenges for a while to find balance, stress has a hold of your life. Mark Twain said, “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” You cannot find a solution until you detach from the problem. The excessive chit chat of worrying can escalate to cause psychological and physical problems. If you are constantly checking your phone, emails, and other forms of communication from work, it is time to really face what’s important in your life. Stress is suffocating you.
- Skin problems
The skin is one of the organs that most reflects the toxic overload in the blood and tissues.
The appearance of acne, rashes and allergic reactions indicate that the body does not reject toxins optimally.
It can also appear dark circles and bags under the eyes, outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis.
- Constant headaches
Toxins that accumulate in the blood directly affect the nervous system and trigger negative reactions such as continuous headaches.
The nervous tissue is hypersensitive to the waste and it is not strange that this type of pain appears.
- Bad breath
Halitosis or bad breath that does not resolve with good lifestyle can come from digestive problems and the accumulation of toxins in the liver.
They alter the environment of the digestive tract and facilitate the proliferation of bacteria in the mouth, teeth and gums.
On the other hand, in view of the excess of toxins in the blood, the tongue is covered with a yellow coating that causes bad smells and infections.
The appearance of gallstones can be caused by an excess of waste substances in the bile.
The liver can begin to release thick bile into the gall bladder, which causes obstruction and development of stones.
You have identified these symptoms? If this is the case, remove industrialized foods from your diet and increase the consumption of water, fruit and vegetables.