Detoxification, healing, and health
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body, or transforming them into harmless compounds and then excreting them. Starting anew with a clean slate frees your body up for the important functions of repair, healing, recovery, vitality and the sheer joy of being alive!
When you eat raw fruits and vegetables and drink their juice, your body will start the detoxification process! It may entail some uncomfortable side effects. As the body cleans itself, toxins stored in the fat cells are released into the system. Usually when people start getting well, it looks like they are getting worse temporarily. Every time the body gets stronger, the first thing it does is push out the toxins somewhere else in the body. You can reduce your toxic burden by simply drinking more water, increasing your intake of high-fiber foods, and decreasing your consumption of animal products and "junk" foods and beverages!
While detoxifying, you may experience headaches during the first 48 hours. Acupressure or self-massage can relieve the pain. You may also feel nauseous, especially if you're fasting. You can relieve a queasy stomach by drinking chamomile tea. Other temporary side effects include loss of body heat, inability to concentrate, constipation due to decreased food intake, rashes and blemishes, and depletion of amino acids. As the weeks pass, your skin will become clearer, your eyes will become clearer, your brain sharper, digestion more efficient, energy levels high, an you may well regain a sense of youthful clarity. After people have completed a successful detoxification program, they look 10 to 15 years younger than their age. They have more enthusiasm, need less sleep and even arthritis symptoms disappear.