Here's a list of common symptoms that people get during detoxication:
Mild cleansing effects
Cold and flu-like symptoms
Low grade fever and/or chills
Coughing with or without phlegm
Mucus – nose, sinus, stools, eyes, urine
Minor aches and pains
Emotions (crying, anger, laughter)
Nose bleed (minor)
Disease symptoms increasing temporarily
Moderate Cleansing Effects
Disease symptoms temporarily increasing
Bronchitis, pneumonia, deep cough trying to release mucus
Thick mucus and phlegm anywhere, oozing "stuff"
Pain in joints or headache, old injuries acting up
Urine very dark
Dizziness / vertigo
Depression, anxiety, heavy thoughts, no clarity
Emotional releasing (crying, angry, laughing)
Skin splitting or itching
When you stop ingesting stimulants (caffeine in the form of coffee, tea, or chocolate) this can cause fatigue. This is especially true if you have low adrenal and/or thyroid function – these are your energy glands that get weakened from toxicity and acids. Continuous use of stimulants weakens these glands but this weakness is often hidden by the use of the stimulants! Energy should be dynamic NOT stimulated!!! We recommend Vitamineral Greens and/or Adrenal Response during a fast, cleanse, or anytime - if you suffer with low energy and are coming off stimulants. You can also drink fresh carrot, spinach and celery juice. Rest is also necessary!
If you are not having regular bowel movements, you are reabsorbing waste from your gut, which slows your cleansing process and can aggravate symptoms. You need to have a bowel movement at least once a day, preferably 2-3 times a day! We can prescribe herbs to get you on this regular elimination schedule.
Drugs that block pain may also block the healing process, we don't recommend them. Pain often shows up where there is a weakness in the body and can last a few hours to a few days. After the healing event (when the pain subsides), that area will be stronger. Old injuries tend to show up during detox, it's a sign that that area of your body is working to regenerate. We recommend acupuncture to help open the blockages that cause pain during your cleanse.
Mucus production during a detox is your body’s way to clean the lymphatic system. Do not stop this natural process! This is the beginning of a process that leads to regeneration. Allow the body to clean itself out.