DETOX SYMPTOMS

 

You may sail through your detox feeling awesome. However, depending on your regular lifestyle, you might experiences some detox symptoms.  Typically, these are short lived.  Below are some common symptoms and simple measures to help deal with them.  If your symptoms appear to be severe or unusual please contact your doctor or other health professional as soon as possible.

 

Bad Breath

The tongue is a fantastic diagnostic tool: a tongue coating indicates elimination of toxins (it will lessen over the week).  Buy a tongue scraper from a chemist or use an old toothbrush to gently scrape the coating off your tongue each morning.

 

Fatigue

Your body is using its energy to support the detox process. You may also be eating less than you are used to.  This is most likely to happen in the first few days so don't worry! Try not to do anything which places too many demands on your body. Keep exercise light and rest as much as possible and drink plenty of water.

 

Headaches or short lived nausea

Toxins which have been stored in cells are being released in to the bloodstream.  You may also be experiencing withdrawal from caffein or other stimulants.  Keep drinking lots of water and stick to the programme in order to help your body get rid of the toxins.  Try taking a bath with epsom salts.  If your headaches are becoming unbearable (usually due to sudden caffeine restriction) it will not hurt to make yourself a small cup of tea or coffee, as your poor wee blood vessels could dilate even more and cause harm. Please use your clever heads and if required email us realfood@squareonehealth.co.nz

 

Skin rash

The body is eliminating toxins, and the skin is an important organ of elimination.  This is unpleasant but try not to get upset as it will pass. Keep drinking lots of water, stick to organic skincare products that will not irritate the skin (like coconut oil) You could also look atcolonic hydrotherapy or a lymphatic drainage massage.