View Full Version : Detox? Flu? Bad Sprouts?
01-24-2005, 07:14 PM
I've been doing a 90-95 percent raw diet for a week, but I've been working up to it for months, starting my days with fruit, juicing every afternoon, and having a huge salad with or for dinner. I've felt okay until this afternoon, I'm suddenly feeling flu-ish.
Since I've eased into it all this time, it seems unlikely that I could be having detox symptoms all of a sudden . . . right?
Maybe I really am coming down with something? Or maybe something I ate is causing this? I've been using alfalfa sprouts I bought at the grocery store. I once read that you can get salmonella from sprouts. I wonder what the symptoms are for salmonella?
01-24-2005, 07:32 PM
it's very highly likely that it's detox...i'm having crazy flu like symptoms right now too...it's detox...even if you ease into it, there comes a point where your body flushes, and that's what it feels like...many rawfoodists believe there is no such thing as a cold or a flu...that it actually is always linked to toxidity in your body...just move through it...go for a steam every day or even better if you have access to a sauna, go there...that will speed up the process...remember, detox comes in waves...you could be feeling all nice and peachy for a couple of weeks and all of a sudden, boom, another detox wave...you'll get through it :)
01-24-2005, 07:37 PM
It could be detox, it could be a bug in your system, or a combo of the two. WHen you are weak from detox, you are more suseptible. Either way, continuing on the journey will only help you through whatever it is quicker and smoother.
Come to think of it, there was a similar thread to this a few weeks ago, I think Deb had posted about herself and her hubby... You can probably find it, if I remember right it had Detox in the title...
01-25-2005, 09:39 AM
Thanks, Cassy. I did find Deb's thread, and lots of other interesting discussions!
This isn't the first raw message board I've been to, but this is the first one where I've felt welcome and at home. Y'all are a really nice group.
My symptoms are pretty much gone, so I'm going to assume it was detox. That's good news because I think it's a hump I needed to get over before experiencing the benefits of eating this way.
01-25-2005, 09:46 AM
YEP...sounds like detox to me too! I had that once and it didn't even last a day and a half! Just the "feeling" of flu without any actual symptoms. That also happened to me the first time I'd ever had a colonic about 2 years ago. Glad you're feeling better!
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