View Full Version : Detox?
06-14-2006, 11:37 AM
Is there anytime when detoxing can bring up weird emotions? For about 4 days now...I have been really angry. :rolleyes: Snippy...stupid angry. I've felt impatient doing things I love. Just down right irritable. My acne is raging right now! I have never had it so bad. I have been 100% raw for...today is day 12. (High raw for months before) Could I be having some type of detox that I am unaware of? Or just a moody crazy woman!?!??!! :p Any one have some suggestions?
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
That is very normal in my experience. When I first started fasting I got so crabby and cranky and emotional on my fasting days. As I got used to it, everything was better, but even now when I do longer fasts, I experience emotions in a stronger way. I definitely think it's a part of detox. When you're not numbing yourself with comfort foods, you have to face emotions rather than "stuffing" them with food and in a way supressing them.
06-14-2006, 05:05 PM
Yep, emotional detox. One reason could be that previously you were numbing your emotions with food. I don't mean by over eating per say, but just the cooked food itself and the chemical reaction it has. Without the crutch of the cooked food you'll have to finally deal with these emotinos.
06-14-2006, 05:08 PM
Oh yeah, I'm still going through that. What we eat does affect our emotions a great deal and all those toxins coming out in our physical body can stir up all kinds of unpleasant emotions. Honestly, I've been finding that watching movies that will make me cry has been helping because then I can get it all out a little faster. Oh and journaling helps a lot too. I have still been more testy than usual though. It will go away, just let it take its course. Emotional detox is very real.
I too am feeling some weird stuff since going raw. Anger is definitely one of my main emotions right now as well. I feel bad because I have very little patience with my four year old son. I'm going to a homeopathic doctor next week to hopefully help with my depression and anger... antidepressants only masked everything. He's supposed to be amazing- the best of the best. My good friend went to him and she said he helped change her life. Hopefully I will be able to say the same thing soon.
06-14-2006, 06:19 PM
Thanks you guys. For a few days I thought I was going to go nuts! It's getting better, but still there. I totally understand what you are saying...I was told this on another thread when I mentioned emotional eating. I was told to feel the emotion and deal with it. WOW makes me wonder what emotions I have been covering over with food. Ok...today is a new day and I'm going to discover where all this anger and snipping is coming from. ;) Then I'm going to learn to deal with it in a more productive manner! Thanks you guys! RAW (((HUGS))) :)
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