Symptoms of Toxins Leaving the Body
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Symptoms of Toxins Leaving the Body
I talk a lot about what the symptoms of having things like viruses, heavy metals parasites, toxins, clogged drainage systems, mold toxicity all the things, but what about the symptoms of these things leaving your body?
How do you know it's working?
Today we are talking about just that:
- What are the symptoms of toxins leaving your body?
- Do they leave quietly?
- Do they cause a ruckus of symptoms?
- Is it possible to even release toxins without symptoms?
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When Toxins Cause Symptoms
Have you ever started a diet and immediately felt like crap? Maybe it took a day or 3 but you have about 48 -72 hours of ick feeling. Sometimes we don’t make it thru that - but you get what I am saying...those are symptoms of toxins leaving your body.
It is a similar process as what happens when you use food, supplements, energy work, or a combination of those to detox things like heavy metals, viruses, chemicals, pesticides, plastics, parasites, molds, and all the other things that cause inflammation in your human suit.
You might think that it is a necessary or required step to feel like crap. I have news - it's not.
I have had many clients come to me, and when we get to their root causes, they say “oh hell no - I am not going through another detox, I did that once and gave up before we were done. Knocked me on my butt, I was so sick.”
It takes some talking through, it takes a custom plan, but it doesn’t have to be that way. (Or as expensive as your last detox either.)
I always cringe when I see other practitioners or worse the local juice bar selling detoxes and then laying out on a handout "these might be the symptoms you have when you detox" and they basically mean you will be calling in sick to work and laid up in bed.
It is really not hard to prevent these troubles and still get an effective detox - that doesn’t leave you in bed for days. I tend to find that a few mistakes are made when people have mega detox reactions...
Why You Are Having Symptoms of Toxins Leaving The Body
First, there is usually an issue with drainage pathways, meaning they haven’t been addressed at all. When your drainage pathways aren’t flowing freely then you CANNOT detox without symptoms because 50% or better of your toxins are re-circulating. Yep - if your drainage pathways aren’t open you will have mega symptoms of toxins leaving your body - and that is a BAD thing. Because if you are having severe symptoms, you are likely re-circulating those toxins not getting them out of your body.
Never, ever let someone talk you into a detox that isn’t just changing up your eating habits without taking you through your drainage pathways, ensuring they are open and ensuring they stay open throughout the entire process.
Now the second issue I tend to see, and this one is a little harder to fix because if your drainage pathways aren’t open - we can fix that mid detox protocol without starting over most of the time.
This second issue, usually means that we have to start all the way over. It's when what is often referred to as the “order of operations” isn’t followed. The order of operations for healing is just like it was in 5th-grade math...if you don’t follow the order of operations when healing you won’t have the right outcome. If you don’t follow the order of operations in a math problem - you don’t get the right outcome.
What that means is that if you have Lyme and you straightaway go after Lyme and start trying to detox it...you end up with lots of detox symptoms and a flare and likely still have the Lyme. Why? Well because you skipped all the steps to detox before Lyme, and just to give you one example - you skipped parasites and biofilms which can hide Lyme. So this ends up with you having major detox symptoms and then maybe feeling better for a bit, only to have it come back with a vengeance.
Symptoms of Toxins Leaving the Body (If they aren't really leaving!)
So what might these symptoms of toxins leaving the body be? Let’s look at what they should be - if you are following the order of operations vs what they are if you are willy-nilly rolling through this process.
If you are having worrisome signs of detox - it could look like:
- Mood swings
- Body Aches
- Joint Swelling and pain
- Extreme Fatigue
- Boils or other large skin irritations
- Flu-like symptoms
- Mucous or other discharge
- Anxiety/Panic attacks
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heart rate
Often you might hear these called Herx or Herxheimer reactions. Just know that it isn’t reasonable or necessary to suffer through them and it could be a sign that you are making your troubles worse.
But I am not telling you this so you will be afraid - it doesn’t have to be that way!
Actual Symptoms of Toxins Leaving the Body
If you do it right, if you follow the order of operations if you detox only after your drainage pathways are clear and your mitochondria are working, then the symptoms of toxins leaving the body feel more like:
- Regular bowel movements 1-2 per day
- Skin clearing up
- Sleep improving
- Energy level improving
- Brain fog lifting
- Gas and bloating going away
- PMS symptoms going away
Now, this isn’t to say that sometimes, especially for sensitive people, but sometimes just in general there can be a little reaction or a few mild symptoms. Even the best healing journeys aren’t linear, they do have bumps in the road - but when you understand how to find the root cause and how to detox in the proper order your symptoms of detoxing will be symptoms of relief and healing and not your body struggling to get rid of the toxins you stirring up.
If you have more questions about healing from chronic illness and healing from the root cause of what you are going through I would love to have join us in the Wellness Circle, my exclusive and free community to help women pursuing holistic wellness, body, mind, and spirit and discussions around the Root Cause Revolution Podcast and even some free office hours on fridays to get your private questions answered - friends chronic disease is a preventable and autoimmune disease is capable of being healed or put in remission (and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise you deserve to feel good!) You can get the direct link on the show notes page or at audreychristie.com/facebook
To wrap this up - symptoms of detoxing can actually be a dangerous trap for your health and can make your health and wellness goals even further away. I encourage you to get knowledgeable on the subject or find a practitioner who is so that you know the right questions to ask and the right steps to take. As they say, knowledge is power, my friend.
Remember that I am always rooting for you, friend and I am so grateful for you listening! See you next time!