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Body Detox Side Effects: How Your Body Reacts To Detoxification

In every action, there is a corresponding reaction. If you try to rid your body of pollutants, you can expect both negative and positive side effects. Depending on the type of detoxification process that you are using, the side effects could range from simple to complex reactions. To avoid some serious side effects of detoxification, it is best to stick with the natural methods of detoxification.

There are a number of natural methods of cleaning out your system. The most common methods of cleansing are:

  • Water Fasting
  • Juice Fasting
  • Minimal Eating
  • Detox Diets
  • Herbal Detoxification
  • Detoxification Baths
  • Cleansing Shakes
  • Ion Cleanse
  • Colon Cleansing
  • Liver Cleanse

If you use any of these types of detoxification, you may experience some positive and negative side effects especially during the first few days of your detoxification process. Mostly if you are not used to fasting or if you are a detox virgin.

Positive side effects of detoxification

Most people who undergo the detoxification process will have general feeling of well being especially after a body cleanse. In most cases, the most noticeable positive effects of detoxification are loss of weight. If you have been a bit over weight before you started the detoxification process, you can expect to shed off a few pounds after the process. The loss in weight is usually attributed to your reduced intake of food during detoxification.

Aside from loss of weight, you may also experience an increase in your energy level. As your body gets rid of all those pollutants and toxins, you will begin to feel more alive and energetic. There are a number of people who claims that they have never felt so highly charged until they went through the detoxification process. You can feel some tingeling in the body, and a "clearer" sight.

Negative side effects of detoxification

The downside of detoxification is that during the detoxification process, you may begin to feel some negative side effects. Headaches, sore muscles, cranky moods, insomnia and the general feeling of being physically weak are common during the first few days of the detoxification process. People who are coffee addicted may have stronger "pull out" effects, as usualy their PH Balance is not the best.

According to experts, these detoxification symptoms are but the normal reaction of the body to change. Note that when you undergo a detoxification process, you change your daily routine thus your body’s daily activities are altered. For instance, instead of eating a full western meal, you switch to some light meal with plenty of fibers. Your body will need to get used to lesser amount of food intakes that is why there are some people who are undergoing the detoxification process who feels lightheaded or a bit dizzy at times. If you start feeling dizzy and lightheaded, do not be alarmed. Give your body time to adjust to the changes. In a few days, you will start feeling a lot better.

Another common reaction to detoxification is anxiety and restlessness. In most cases, this condition could lead to insomnia or inability to sleep soundly. If you start feeling restless and cranky, don’t be alarmed. Contrary to what you might be thinking at the moment, you are not about to lose your mind or something. You must remember that the detoxification process has disturbed your system by extracting all pollutants in your body and this could have some temporary side effects. If you feel nervous and cranky, try taking a walk or doing some yoga exercises to calm yourself. 

As you could a get a little bit moody, try to be alone during long detoxification treatments. Clean your mind and not only your body

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