Detox Symptoms – Signs Your Body is Detoxing

If you are doing a juice or smoothie fast or changing out your diet to vegetarian or vegan, MOST of you will experience detox symptoms.  When you start putting all the good, whole foods into your body, your body is then able to start releasing old toxins, fats and junk it’s been holding on to.  When it starts releasing of if this accumulated crud, you end up feeling a lot of different symptoms.  THIS IS NORMAL since the toxins need to be released and passed through your body again to be eliminated.  STAY STRONG through this people!  Symptoms can last a few days and upwards of 2-3 weeks depending on your toxicity level.

Common Detox Symptoms:

  • Smelly gas
  • Bloating
  • Pooping a lot or a little (drink lots of water too!)
  • Excessive zits or acne
  • Headaches
  • Food cravings
  • Trouble sleeping, nightmares
  • Fatigue, drowsiness, low energy levels
  • Irritability
  • Congestion or excess Mucus that feels like a cold
  • Aches and pain
  • Brain fog
  • Changes in menstraul cycle
  • Nausea
  • Sinus drainage
  • Bad breath
  • Smelliness – armpits etc.
  • Tiredness
  • Emotional mood swings
  • Frequent peeing (and or pooping)

Listen to your body however, if something just isn’t feeling right or a symptom is taking excessively long, you could unearthed an issue that you couldn’t see before.  It is wise to then have a chat with you Naturopath (or Doctor).
If you need to spend a day in bed, DO IT!  But keep drinking those juices, blog about the experience and let us know!