View Full Version : Is detox always bad, no matter what one's previous diet?
03-04-2008, 09:29 PM
Just curious about this, as it would seem that someone who had an overall healthier eating pattern before going raw would have less of a detox than someone coming to raw straight from the worst, fast-foody, SAD eating pattern. What do you all think?
At this point in time, I am not 100% raw, more like high-raw, as this kind of transition is what works right now for me. That will be subject to change as I move along though!
03-04-2008, 10:48 PM
Hmm.. I've been wondering the same thing myself!
My guess is that there isn't one definitive answer, though, as our bodies and their genetic compositions, immune and digestive systems etc. etc. vary significantly, and thus, just as two people might react completely different to an identicle meal plan, those two people would also most likely experience different detoxification symptoms... if at all.
Furthermore, through listening to some of Revvell's interviews with various long term raw foodists, I observed that while some raw foodists who had maintained a healthier diet PRIOR to being raw actually DID experience severe detoxification, some others who had switched from a SAD diet to raw, didn't recollect undergoing any serious/drastic detoxification phases....
03-07-2008, 12:05 AM
Detox reactions differ for everyone. Some people get more severe (usually short lasting and intermitent) reactions and some people never feel anything. Many people get pretty mild reactions like some headaches, some tiredness, a cold or two, etc...
Don't worry! It;s really nothing to fear! I promise!
03-07-2008, 03:52 AM
I think Detox is easier if you are not already clogged up with animal by-products. You are NOT craving the lost love of meat, your body does not have to get rid of the debree that it has clogged your pipes and organs with.
But again, we all do it different and in the end WE do it. Have a RAW Day.
03-07-2008, 07:01 AM
I don't think detox is ever "bad". If you appreciate that your body is doing what it's designed to do... then your whole attitude will change about detoxification.
Having said that, during all my interviews on my various shows, I've asked MANY people if they've gone through a detox period and, no matter what their food programs were before, each answer has been different. One would think that the amount of animal products and/or drugs would make a difference. Doesn't seem to be so. Some who've been relatively "clean" have gone through major detox while others who one would think would go through major detox have gone through mild ones.
03-07-2008, 07:56 AM
It really is a different experience for everyone. Many go through it just a little bit at a time and never go through dramatic symptoms. That's how I seem to handle it. When my body has the strength I cleanse a little bit and then stop to gain strength again. Alissa's book talks about this....it's very interesting.
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