No two people are alike. The frequency, severity of the symptoms you’ll encounter during a cleanse or detox will be completely different from anyone else’s. You can’t really compare yourself to others. Once you get through a cleanse you’ll be so happy knowing you gave your body, mind and spirit a wonderful gift…you’ve only got one body so take good care of it.
When anyone goes through any sort of a cleansing period or detox your body is going to go through some changes, some would go as far to call it a crises otherwise known as The Herxheimer Reaction (Herx). This reaction occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body due to detoxification.
The more toxins there are to eliminate the more severe the affects will be during the detox or cleansing process. No matter how mild or severe, the reaction is an indication that the process of cleansing and detoxification is working and that your body is cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances.
Cleanse or Detox Reactions to Body
Reactions may occur immediately others within several days or not till even several weeks later.
Once a detox has been started you may feel worse and therefore think that the treatment is not working but it’s quite the opposite, these reactions are signs that the treatment IS working. The faster it’s able to do that, the faster you’ll feel much better.
Some people will feel cold/flu or hangover like symptoms during the first few days of “housecleaning” because your body is purging toxins into the blood stream for elimination but usually pass in a few days. On rare occasions, they may last several weeks. This is the point at which many people stop a detox but know that these symptoms should be only temporary lasting only a few days to a week.
Side Affects of Detoxification
There’s a wide variety of reactions that could manifest during a cleanse/detox, the most common are:
Cold or flu-like symptoms
Arthritic flair up
Frequent urination and/or urinary tract discharges
Drop in blood pressure
Skin eruptions, including: boils, hives, and rashes.
The best way to get rid of these symptoms is to drink plenty of water, herbal teas, and no sugar added fruit juices to help the body eliminate released toxins. Avoid overeating during , eating only light meals that are easy digested.
You may notice while going through the cleansing process that it may bring about past conditions. People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during a cleanse, this is also very normal.
It’s important to be kind and really nurture yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically. Meditation and light exercise such as yoga can help to manage some of these symptoms. Massages, you may find to be also beneficial. Ultimately you are the best judge of your body, listen to it.
When the cleansing process is over, you’ll feel more energized, light and healthier than you have in a long, long time. Your body will thank you!
Always ensure your health by having a thorough medical check up, consult your healthcare provider BEFORE taking any course of action!