As you enter this phase you will have become accustomed to a new way of eating and drinking and discovered you can survive quite happily without those habits and crutches that were much-needed before.
This is a very interesting phase as we start the process of eliminating previously stored up heavy metals and chemicals.
Think of it this way, you have got a huge pile of paperwork that you never seem to get time to sort out. It sits in the corner of your office gathering dust and looks to onerous a task. A change in circumstances has stopped you constantly adding to the pile so day by day you can begin to take things off the pile and sort out what needs to happen to it. As you process each piece of paper you find most of it needs to be recycled or thrown away.
If we can equate this analogy to our body we can see that a lifetime of breathing in chemicals from our environment, consuming them on the foods we eat and the array of household and personal care products we use has meant that the body has had to put these toxins somewhere.
For most of us, it is in our fat cells. The body considers these useful cells to keep chemicals and metals out of harm’s way until such time as it can be processed.
The foods you are eating during this phase are not adding to the pile. The supplements you are taking are kick starting the body to begin the process of eliminating these harmful substances.
As well as releasing chemicals, you will also be releasing heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Inside your gut are negative gram bacteria that can cause havoc and damage to the gut wall. We will be releasing a good portion of these too.
For the next 7 days we will rev up the bodies natural detoxification engine and start the Release process.
During the program many people can suffer from detox effects. Reported symptoms have been mild to strong. If this happens to you, discuss your symptoms with your mentor.
The most common is a headache for 1-3 days. Other, less frequent symptoms are:
- Bowel changes
- Aches/pains resurfacing for a short period
- Skin eruptions
- Flu-like symptoms
In the meantime, we thought that it might be helpful to understand why you may be experiencing some discomfort.
When any treatment or detox causes the organs of the body to release their stored poisons and toxins, a cleansing reaction may occur (especially the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues). Any detox program may cause a rapid breakdown of fat cells (which are a storehouse for toxins) this may cause various detox reactions.
The body’s natural healing process will often bring about past conditions in whatever order the body is capable of handling at that time. People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during this time.
You may think that you feel worse or that the Program is not working at all during your detox. Do not despair! These are all signs that your microbiome is resetting and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances.
Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately, or within several days, or even several weeks, of a treatment program. Symptoms usually pass within 1-3 days, but on rare occasions can last several weeks.
It is very important that throughout the program you drink plenty of water, as that will help with any detox symptoms you may experience.