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Detoxification is a process wherein the pollutants and toxins in your body are removed so that your body systems are cleansed. This action of detoxification causes corresponding reactions in the form of withdrawal symptoms and side effects. The intensity of the side effects vary from individual to individual and also the type of detox used. You could avoid serious complications by using natural methods of detoxification.
Natural methods of cleansing your body systems
There are many natural methods that are being followed to cleanse your body systems. Some of the commonly used methods are as follows.
- Cleansing Shakes
- Colon Cleansing
- Detoxification Baths
- Detox Diets
- Herbal Detoxification
- Ion Cleanse
- Liver Cleanse
- Juice Fasting
- Minimal Eating
- Water Fasting
The above mentioned methods of detoxification of your body systems have proved successful in various cases. When you cleanse or detox your body systems using the above methods you will suffer from certain withdrawal symptoms and detox side effects in the initial period of detoxification. These detox side effects could either be positive or negative. This is all the more true if you are new to detox or fasting.
Positive detox side effects
Most of the people undergoing the detoxification process normally feel rejuvenated; the results are better with body cleansing. It has been found that the major advantage in detoxification is that people notice that they have lost weight. If you were obese or overweight prior to starting your detox process you could expect to shed some kilograms of your body weight after detox. This weight loss takes place because of reduction in food consumption during detoxification.
Another major advantage that you tend to gain apart from weight loss is the increase in your energy level. During detox the toxins and pollutants are excreted from your body and this will make you lively and energetic.
Negative detox side effects
The main disadvantage of detoxification is that it also produces negative side effects in addition to the abovementioned positive side effects. These detox side effects are cranky moods, headaches, insomnia, muscle soreness and general weakness. During the first few days of detox process you will feel terribly weak physically. If you are used to drink coffee regularly you will feel stronger pull out effects since the PH balance has been altered.
Experts in the field opine that the withdrawal symptoms and side effects of detoxification process are normal reactions of the body for the changes effected on it. During detox you will be changing your daily routine thereby altering the activities of your body. You might be replacing your existing diet with fruits, vegetables and high fiber items thereby making the meal light. Since the meal you take is light you might feel dizzy at times and there is no need to get panicky because it takes time for your body to readjust to this new routine.
During the detox process you will also feel anxious and restless. Under these circumstances you might have insomnia and you will not be able to sleep well. There is no need to get alarmed by these side effects because these things occur when your body toxins and pollutants are removed from your body. If you are nervous and uneasy, you could calm yourself by practicing some yoga exercises.