Detox Cleansing Reactions
The liver is the primary organ to filter out toxins. If the liver is unable to process the toxins being released by the cleansing process then the body is forced to remove the toxins in other ways. During a detox program you’re ridding yourself of toxins; if the body is releasing toxins faster than the liver can process them, you may experience somewhat uncomfortable “cleansing reactions.” These reactions occur as a way for the liver to expel toxins. Although these “cleansing reactions” aren’t comfortable, they are a healthy and completely normal part of the process. Some common symptoms of toxic imbalance are headaches, aching muscles or joints, fever, sweating, bloating, body odor, rashes, sleepiness, and weakness or exhaustion.
Additionally, cleansing reactions such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea occur when extreme toxins, pathogenic bacteria, yeast, parasites or acids are present in the stomach and intestines. These symptoms indicate that one’s diet and/or lifestyle has been disease producing, resulting in ineffective digestion, poor bowel function and liver weakness. These more severe symptoms indicate that your body was in desperate need of internal cleansing and is working hard to create a clean, healthy internal environment. Intense reactions may be an indication that cleansing needs to be continued to remove the symptom-causing toxins.
Many repeat detoxers discover that their cleansing reactions are less severe each time they repeat a detox. This is a sign that their internal environment is cleaner, therefore the body doesn’t have to work as hard to expel toxins.
Everyone’s body is different and reactions vary. Our staff has 12 years experience performing over 11,000 detoxes; we are prepared to handle a wide variety and severity of reactions. It’s important to rest and allow your body to heal itself. If you believe you should modify your detox to ease cleansing symptoms, please consult with our staff. We are here to help guide you through this process and will help you find the best solution for your body!