There are lots of theories and opinions on detoxing. Lots.
I approach detoxing like I approach a lot of shit in my life, one small step at a time.
What does that mean? Garbage in, garbage out. Detoxing should be a daily practice.
Keeping up with the toxins on a regular basis rather than forcing the body to go thru a huge and stressful detox is much more gentle on the system. Letting them build up over time won’t play out well for you in the long run. Really…it wont. I have done “event type” cleanses in the past. I did a huge one when I started on this initial health journey and because I have got to CHEW, I chose to do a raw food cleanse, not a liquid one. For the life of me I’ll never understand how anyone can go for days without eating food. Gah. I love to eat. I love me some smoothies but I really like to chew, too.
When we actively participate a big detox, we can generally count of feeling crappy for a few days. Flu like symptoms, headaches and exhaustion reign supreme. Why? Because the body is dumping a bunch of toxic garbage into the blood stream and that stuff doesn’t just disappear, the body has to clean it up and move it out. The toxins make you feel run down and the process is WORK for the body, hence the exhaustion.
When I began my autoimmune diet I also started a huge candida protocol to kill of candida that had reared its ugly head in my system…again. To achieve this my doctor gave me a prescription drug called diflucan and I took it for 60 days. In hindsight, bad call. Really bad.