Detox Reactions During Dietary Change or Supplementation

This is something that is very important to remember if making a dramatic dietary change or beginning a powerful supplementation program.  If what you’re doing is working, you will have detox reactions as your body dumps all the stuff that’s keeping your body from working right.

 

However, you don’t want to make yourself too sick to stand either.  So if you have a very strong detox reaction that you can’t live with, cut back on what you’re doing and build back up gradually.

 

Also, it is important to know you may have a detox reaction every time you have significant cell regeneration.  As toxic cells die, that toxicity is released into your system so it can be removed.  What this means is that even after you have established a balance and are moving along nicely, you may have days or even a week or two here and there when you feel worse and think nothing is working or that you are regressing.  This will happen more often at first and gradually diminish over time.  But dealing with very serious health issue, you can bet it will happen. 

 

 

Here is more information.  This is a brief excerpt.  The entire article can be found at http://chetday.com/spencedetox.html

 

Herxheimer Reaction

 

…The Herxheimer Reaction occurs when the body is detoxifying too rapidly and toxins are being released faster than the body can eliminate them.[v] When this occurs, one will suffer from headaches, nausea, vomiting, and malaise. Even though this is but a short period of the health program, it can be severe and deter one from reaching their intended goals.  Also, the person may not know what they are experiencing and think that they are regressing…

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