During the course of the Organic Detox, you may start to see and feel various strange things going on inside your body. Don’t panic. This is totally normal! Don’t think that just because you’re temporarily feeling worse, it means the detox program is not working for you. This is not the time to panic and give up! The opposite is actually true. These reactions are actually signs that your treatment is working (yay!) and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances. This is the time to stick to your commitment to improving your health and your appearance by going through this difficult but rewarding process. “No pain no gain” right?

When you experience bizarre physical or even emotional changes during your detox, we call this the period of “Healing Crisis”, or the “Herxheimer Reaction”. This reaction occurs when the body is trying to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than they can be properly disposed of. This means that for a short period of time, your bloodstream is filled with bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals and all other types of toxic material that is making you feel sick. The more ill you were to begin with, or the more damage your body has experienced, the more intense these symptoms are.

But don’t worry. After a few hours or a couple of days, once these toxins have been slowly eliminated from your body, you will feel like a weight has been lifted off from your body. You will literally look and feel like an upgraded version of yourself. Think of it as regularly updating the Operating System of your iPhone. Each time you do it, it works better and faster. The same concept applies to detoxing and your body.

So, the more toxic your body systems are, the more intense the detoxification process is! The severity of symptoms vary between individuals, as it all depends on your current health situation, your DNA, your lifestyle and your environment. Your healing crisis can happen immediately after starting the Organic Detox, or they can happen a week into it. In general from experience, we have noticed that healing crisis symptoms are strongest during our fasting or liquid days.

So what do some of these symptoms include?

  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue and/or its opposite, restlessness
  • Cramps
  • Headache
  • Aches, Pains
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sinus congestion
  • Fever and/or chills
  • Frequent urination and/or urinary tract discharges
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Skin eruptions: boils, hives, and rashes
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Change in emotions

And remember-relax. Try to picture your body dumping garbage into your bloodstream, then flushed out through your elimination channels. It’s a deep cleaning process, which though uncomfortable, produces miraculous results. You will feel like a million dollars once it’s all over!

Please refer to our detox tips to find out ways to alleviate the symptoms of the Healing Crisis to help you enjoy a more comfortable experience.