Let’s talk Detox

Toxins love to hide out in my body, I think some may have super glue molecules! A wholesome raw diet shakes the digestive system up and I had a rude awakening from my honeymoon with VEGAN.

First, the two biggies I gave up cold turkey were caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine was simply not appealing to me after starting my morning with warm lemon water and I did not want to use dairy or soy, so there went my creamy lattes and hello headaches! I brewed some white tea, which has a small amount of caffeine and when I really needed help, I poured a cup of green tea. It took about two weeks to overcome caffeine addiction, but it was worth it.

Putting the cork in it was harder. I never considered myself a problem drinker, but I polished off a bottle of wine in one evening.  After I started my vegan and Beauty Detox, I found out my wine drinking days are limited!

When I started the Beauty Detox I chose not to drink wine for several days, then I discovered organic wine with only trace sulfites so I had to have it!  The next day withdrawal was a little scary. I developed a nervous tick in my thumb and Googled the symptom and number one on the list was alcohol withdrawal. Other symptoms included chest pressure and rapid heart beat. I did not realize how alcohol was impacting my blood sugar level and nervous system.

I found the best foods to eat for blood sugar balance were seeded fruits like strawberries and blackberries; the seeds regulate the fruit’s sugars , releasing sugar gradually throughout the day.  Otherwise, I just had a crappy day and waited to detox.  DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU ARE UNDERGOING WITHDRAWALS FROM HEAVY DRINKING!  Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening, so seek professional help; I am sure a few berries will not be the solution!

Detox also impacted my system in other ways not related to these addictive drugs. I was suddenly tired and sluggish and I was bloated. UGH!

Fortunately, I knew I was detoxing and it would pass and I knew I did not transition slowly, which is recommended. I did purchase Probiotics and MAG07 by Aerobic Life (recommended by Kimberly Snyder). Trouble was, I did not get them until about my sixth day of detox! The symptoms left and now I know changing my diet was long past due.

I wanted to share these seemingly negative experiences not to discourage, but to forewarn and to encourage you should the same symptoms manifest in your journey to be your best self. Maybe you will transition instead of jumping in with both feet! I do not think giving up all alcohol or caffeine is required, but moderation is always the key.

Let me know if this insight helps you or if you have other solutions to share!