Detox Stage 1: ‘Tough love’
Your body adjusts to the drop in calories by converting reserves in the liver into glucose, the basic sugar. As you continue with the detox, the basal metabolic rate will also drop as your body tries to conserve energy. At this point, you may experience temporary bouts of weakness or other adverse effects, like headache, coated tongue and strong hunger urges. These are usually signs of your body’s attempt to purge accumulated toxins – an essential and beneficial stage of the detox, lasting no more than 48 hours.
Detox Stage 2: ‘Noble retreat’
The digestive systems become inactive and start to rest, which is extremely beneficial for the body’s healing process. Your desire to eat should subside by now. Toxic matter and undigested food start to loosen within the lower digestive tract. It’s a good idea at this stage to have a colonic hydrotherapy session to help facilitate the removal of toxins, undigested food particles and faecal matter. Your body is now becoming accustomed to the detox process, so symptoms are less noticeable.
Detox Stage 3: ‘Your body loves you’
Your colon has been cleansed, and other eliminative organs (such as the liver and kidney) have had a much-needed rest. Your energy levels will be high. You’ll have a greater sense of mental clarity and stronger powers of concentration. Your body is now working more efficiently. This is a great new start for your wellbeing, so try to continue with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.
Life after detox
Another colonic hydrotherapy session is needed to complete the full detox process. You might consider a maintenance programme of these treatments in the future. Your first foods should be light, high in fibre and high in nutritional value. Please contact us for more information about your ideal post-detox diet