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02-07-2005, 02:29 PM
OKay, now this is pretty much the opposite of what I thought I'd be writing about now....but....how do I speed up my detox?
I mean, I haven't gone through very much at all. It's all beey REALLY mild. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, trust me!!! But, shouldn't I be feeling worse?
Hmm...I wonder if it's gona slam me now just cuz I think it's NOT coming.
I'd love to get the sinus drips like everyone else does. That stuff has to come outa there somehow???!!! Anything but the migraines, not the migraines. I'm happy to say I haven't had a single one since going raw.
Today's day 14 and I'm down another 3 pounds, so that makes 12 pounds in 14 days. I'm so happy! I know it will slow down, but I needed a jump start and got it. Woo hooooooo!
I'll post pictures on the 25th, that'll be 30 days and I'm pretty much halfway there. Yay!
Anyhow, back to the point, how can I detox a little faster, shouldn't I be feeling crappy more often? I occasionally have a little muscle weakness and lethargy, sometimes a wee little headache and spacy feeling...but that's it.
Hmm. Go figure. I shouldn't complain! I'm just curious, cuz I expected more. Maybe I'm not detoxing???
02-07-2005, 03:12 PM
Fasting will speed it up! I noticed in Sweetlips' juice fast thread, you mentioned your body not being ready for it, but if there was ever a sure-fire way to get detox underway, it'd be a juice, water, or MC fast/cleanse!
02-07-2005, 03:40 PM
if you dont feel up to fasting you can eat very, very simply. eat mostly juicy fruits and greens (no oils, no nuts, no spices) for awhile and it will be very cleansing, i'm sure you'd get some stronger cleansing that way. be careful though, dont do it if you have a busy schedule. :-)
02-07-2005, 04:03 PM
You may be losing the mucous through your bowels. Not everyone has real deep deep symptoms - they can also be emotional, and in my case, you could just be stank from the various orifices ( I know I am).
You are doing really well, but don't make this about weight loss right now, make it about the great benefits and blessing you are receiving - now, don't stop being excited about weight loss, but don't get sad if and notice I said if, it slows down.
02-07-2005, 09:21 PM
another good way to speed up detox is to do skin hydrotherapy:
shower very hot (as hot as you can stand) for 5 minutes or until you can't stand it any longer...do this with the detachable showerhead, moving the water from the feet up and then from the hands up to your shoulders, then from your face to your chest, and then from the top of your head to the middle of your back...the goal is to move everything (the lymph) to your stomach, where it will get filtered out through your system...
then repeat the same thing but with ice cold water...but only for like 30 breaths...not for 5 minutes...
then repeat hot and cold twice more finishing off with cold...
towel off fast and brisk repeating the same motions that you did with the shower aka. starting with the feet upwards and so on...
then lie down in bed...make sure your warm (lots of blankets and your hair in a towel) and breathe deeply for 30 minutes, or go to sleep
it helps if you drink a big glass of water b4 doing this
another thing you can do is to go steaming at a steamroom or sauna at a gym...and do the same hot, cold thing
aloe juice is also good (although it tastes like crap:)
02-07-2005, 09:27 PM
could someone please point me in the direction of detox symptoms?? besides the ones listed above, what else happens to people??
02-07-2005, 09:42 PM
it really depends on your body and what your bodys weak spots are...like for me...i've been coughing like crazy for the past three weeks now...everyone around me thinks i have pneumonia, but i know it's detox...i mean i smoked for 10 years and also had asthma and worked with birds for two years (breathing in their parasites and contracting a very bad parasite that lodged itself onto the side of my lungs and my heart) so for me...i'm having lots of lung stuff going on...it really depends on the person, but detox can range from headaches, dizzyness, fatigue, being spaced out, lack of motivation, not being able to get up, insomnia, shortness of breath, nausia, diarrhea, constipation, skin breakouts/rashes, coldness, hot flashes, coughs and flu/cold like symptoms....there also many emotional detox symptoms, like sudden bursts of depression or anxiety to name a few...
the many joys of detox...it's so funny, my mom keeps saying "what the hell are you doing this weird diet for, when you feel like shit the whole time and get sick from it"
when i say it's detox, she asks "what from drugs or what?" she doesn't get it :)
02-07-2005, 09:55 PM
thanks for the quick reply. what wonderful things we have to look forward to...lol...and what wonderful things we have to look forward to AFTER THE DOTOX :D
02-07-2005, 10:04 PM
no problem :)
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