If someone I know is about to detox for the first time, after the first question is "Are you sure this will work?" It always seems that "this will feel bad?" It followed closely by "I need to work?"
My straight answer to all three is "It depends."
And it depends.
There are no two people are alike, and we do not live the same lifestyle or an equivalent level of toxicity in our bodies when beginning an internal detox program.
But there are some facts we all shared.
During the detoxification body all the time. The liver, kidney, skin and lymph continuous process toxic waste and eliminate them in the urine and feces of sweat. If this happens the amount of toxins is greater than the rate at which the body can eliminate them, a cleansing reaction or "healing crisis". The healing crisis is fancy language catching a cold or the flu. Most of us do not usually choose to catch a cold. In fact, we & # 39; ll do anything to avoid getting sick. However, if you decide to detonate a cleanse kit, you voluntarily start a healing crisis and your body will react in kind.
Here & # 39; and what to expect, and also how to go faster.
Headache – The most common cleansing reaction. Caffeine withdrawal particular the increase due to the release of toxins from the muscles to constrict and tighten around the neck, shoulders and temples.
Solution: Drink more water. Soak in a hot pot. Easy task. A cup of chamomile or mint tea, each have a soothing, settling effect on muscles and tension.
Backache – Since your intestines and colon reside in the lower abdomen, increased dietary fiber form larger bowel movements.
Full of toxins, stools are highly acidic and can cause temporary lower back pain, it is eliminated from the body.
Remedy: Stretching to loosen muscles, fruit juices laxative effect and accelerate the defecation. Lower back pain associated with colon cleansing usually goes away after a day 3 or 4.
stupor – Dizziness is a common cleansing reaction at the beginning of detoxification as the body adapts to the flood of toxins into the bloodstream.
Solution: Increase water consumption. Eat fruits such as grapes, apples and / or pineapple. Take a break and do not move until the dizziness passes. If the problem persists, cut back on the cleanse kit dosages and / or contact your healthcare provider.
Nausea – Stomach problems can cause the liver is overloaded processing toxic waste. Maybe it's just something I ate, but when you & # 39; cleaning, all the organs of detoxification fired a high speed.
Remedy: Carrot juice diluted with water, coffee enemas, and or mint tea.
Colds and flu symptoms – runny nose, mild fever, torokkaparás, muscle pain and general fatigue.
Two or more of these symptoms at the same time it could also mean you have to switch to detox lower gear to let your body process the toxic overload.
Remedy: Get plenty of rest. Drink plenty of fluids. It extends the cleaning by a few days less fiber and / or herbs, such as the kit recommends. You can still get the same benefits, but with more comfort.
Bad Breath / Smelly Odor- Each person joins the anus word of a continuous tube.
The old saying goes "you are what you eat", but if what you eat is unusable, the body or get rid of it or hide it in a place where it causes damage to the lease amount.
a detox those hiding places are destroyed. Putrid waste that turns festering in the dark light, and does not smell too good. The breath and sweat may become a little fragrant.
Remedy: Brush your teeth often. Tongue scraping also helps. Suck on citrus fruit wedges (lemons, oranges), gargle with salt water or baking soda and water.
Emotional Changes – Depression is one of the first symptoms of sugar withdrawal. Cravings for sugar and complex carbs like pastries, bagels or cookies and the denial of those cravings can cause frustration, anger and hyper-sensitivity.
Solution: Remove the offending item (s) from view. Throw or give your favorite sweets and carbs to a trustworthy neighbor to hold before you begin a cleanse, so you will not be tempted.
If it & # 39; s not possible, eat a piece of dried fruit or drink a cup of tea sweetened with maple syrup (grade B, if possible).
If you & # 39; feeling particularly down, walk, pet your cat or dog, or watch a funny movie.
Do not remembering why you choose to cleanse and think of all the wonderful improvements in your health that you will be able to see, feel and smell after only a short period of time.