Detoxification is a process that deals with countless cells more complex than many modern supercomputers within a single body that is removing a hundred thousand antigens, each with unique molecular properties, from trillions of functioning cells is indeed a fascinating set of miracles that is hard to phantom. This automatic maintenance processes of trillion of the destruction of foreign microorganism and cells being repaired during the function of countless biochemical processes needed for life is a process of detoxification.
Often a “Juice Fast” is used to assist the body to detox – sometimes known and/or refer to as juice fasting diet.
Listed below is an overview of the detoxification during this process.
On Day 1 and Day 2- one will experience the first wave of cleansing which is usually the worst. The first signs of the first stage of cleansing are headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, glazed eyes and a heavily coated tongue. The initial bodily reaction will be the blood sugar level dropping below 70 mg/dl. At that time the liver glycogen is converted to glucose and released into the blood to restore the blood to the normal glucose level for half a day. The rate of internal chemical activity in resting tissue is lowered to conserve energy, the basal metabolic rate (BMR) is reduced, the heart slows, blood pressure is reduced and glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. Unless the enema is used by ending digestion in the colon, hunger can be the most intense in this period.
On Day 3 to Day 7- during this stage, one might temporary feel hungry – then the desire to eat will disappear for a period of time, whether you are on water or juice. The skin may become oily as rancid oils are purged from the body as fats, composed of transformed fatty acids, are broken down to release glycerol from the gliceride molecules and are converted to glucose. A pallid complexion is also a sign of waste in the blood. White blood cell and immune system activity increases as the body embraces the fast and the digestive system is able to take a much-needed rest to focus all of its energies on cleansing and healing. At this time, the cleansing organs and the lungs are in the process of being repaired. One might feel pain in your lungs, the lymphatic system will be expelling mucoid matter through the nose or throat, sinuses will eventually clear, the breath will still be foul and the tongue coated. Within the intestine, the colon is being repaired and impacted feces on the intestinal wall start to loosen.
Day 8 to Day 15- one will have enhanced energy and greater sense of clear-mindedness. The body’s healing process is at its optimum efficiency resulting in old injuries may become irritated and painful. This is the result of lymphocytes enter the older, damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells that irritate the nerves in the surrounding region to complete the healing process. Side effects could include soreness in the muscles, toxins accumulating in the legs and canker sores in the mouth.
Day 16 to Day 30- one is experiencing more energy and clarity of mind because the homeostatic balance is at optimum levels. The lymphatic system is clean except for a rare discharge of mucus through the nose or throat. With the healing of the organs being completed resulting in the detoxification mechanisms having removed the causative agent and replacing the damaged tissue. A short fast will reduce the symptoms, a longer fast can completely heal. Heightened clarity and emotional balance are felt at this time while memory and concentration are improved.
Day 31 and Beyond – the first meal will free the sticky, toxic and mucoid coating on the intestinal wall while toxins entering the blood through the colon. This will prompt instant bowel movement that results in the gallbladder dumping its waste in a discharge.