Most Natural Practitioners warn their patients that it is normal to feel a bit under the weather during the first few days of any good detox program. Detoxing the body does not have to be problematic if handled correctly. A basic understanding of the cleansing process will prevent or quickly end any toxic issues.
What is a Cleansing Crisis?
A cleansing crisis will occur anytime the immune system is unable to properly deal with the toxins ready for elimination. A Cleansing Crisis can leave you feeling like you have been run over by a Mac Truck. The body can feel achy from head to toe, congested, nauseated, very much like the flu.
These symptoms let us know the immune system needs some support. Internally the body has been using the alkaline foods and herbs consumed to clear waste from the tissues and organs. This waste must now be moved up and out, where it will need to be neutralized by the immune cells. Once the immune system has done its job the liver and kidneys can filter the waste for elimination from the body.
Toxins the immune cells are unable to neutralize will not be released into the blood. This waste will be reabsorbed back into the tissue or organ. Our internal body chemistry functions in an alkaline environment. Our blood must maintain a pH of 7.4. If it drops below that to 7.2 we die.
The cells of the body in health are alkaline. In disease the cell pH is below 7.0. The more acid the cells become, the sicker we are and feel. Reabsorbing of the toxic “die-off” created during the cleansing process causes the body to feel toxic.
Prevention is the answer: Before beginning any cleansing program make it a habit to boost your immune system. Echinacea is the most effective immune stimulator in nature. Echinacea works by sending a chemical command to the immune system to produce more immune cells. With ample immune cells to deal with the detoxing waste the body will not feel any effects from the cleansing process.