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  • Warner Cooney posted an update 4 months ago

    These toxins and harmful bacteria enter your body through environmental toxins, poor diet, stress and worry.As you detox, your body struggles to realign and re-balance. This can cause you quite a few unpleasant sensations, such as headaches, diarrhea, dizziness and bad breath; you may feel extra tired, weak and irritable. These symptoms are totally natural and a sign that your body is in the process of detoxification.The way your body responds to a detox depends on your previous lifestyle habits, for example coffee drinkers usually experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms such as headaches and may feel dizzy and light headed.To help you cope with the more negative, unpleasant effects of a detox here are some tips you might like to try.Headaches – If your normal diet consists of drinking coffee, coke and energy drinks with a high caffeine content, chances are as you detox you will experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms, this includes a range of symptoms such as headaches, irritability, nervousness and even insomnia. These effects have a debilitating effect on your ability to stick to your resolve as you detox. Depending on the length of your detox, these symptoms can last for 1 – 3 days.To counteract these effects, you can dab a few drops of lavender oil on your temples, drink lots of water or herbal teas, especially nettle tea. Yoga poses such as seated forward bends or resting in the corpse pose will also help minimise these effects.Irritability – This is quite a common side effect when you detox. You can feel irritable and ratty with loved ones, especially if they do not support you as you undergo your detox. From a yogic perspective, it is best not to fight these feelings but to take time and utomhusbastu explore what these feelings mean for you – what is it you feel irritable about – is it your perceived lack of food, boredom or worry about whether you can complete your detox? Breathing exercises, such as single nostril breathing can help to calm and clear your mind, whilst gentle yoga poses such as the child pose can ease your discomfort.Physically weak – You may feel light headed and physically weak as you detox. To counteract this, make sure you detox during a period when you do not have too many work or social commitments. Standing yoga poses, for instance the mountain pose can help you ground your energy and help stabilise your emotions. Again, drink lots of water and herbal juices to keep your brain hydrated.Poor skin – As you eliminate toxins and bacteria from your body, your skin may erupt in rashes, pimples and spots. This can be quite disconcerting but remember, it’s all part of the cleansing process as the body flushes waste products through your skin. A detoxifying bath (such as adding baking soda and Epsom salts to your bath water) dry skin brushing and massage are wonderful aides in this process. You can also try spraying your face with rose water or make a natural face mask by blending a ripe avocado, teaspoon honey, 3 drops cider vinegar and sesame oil.As you go through your detox, you will experience negative sensations and unpleasant feelings; just remember this is all part of the healing process and your body’s way of letting you know it is cleansing and eliminating toxins and bacteria from your organs. Stick with the process.