Detoxification is the process of eliminating the toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, and skin. Fasting starts this process because, when there is a small amount of food entering the body, the body will turn to its fat reserves for energy. When the fat reserves are used for energy during a fast, they release the stored chemicals from the fatty acids into the system and are then eliminated through the organs mentioned above.
Another benefit of fasting is the healing process it triggers. During a fast, energy is diverted away from the digestive system, since there is no or less food to mobilize it, towards the metabolism and immune system. This is one reason why we feel less hungry when we’re sick. And who doesn’t need to boost their metabolism and their immune system??
Detoxing is great for our bodies, but it is sometimes a temporarily uncomfortable experience, but these symptoms should be elevated by the 3rd day. Knowing what the symptoms are will help you to deal with them when they arise. Some of the things you can expect while detoxing are:
- Minor depression
- Lack of focus
- Increased body odor caused by elimination of toxins
- Negative emotional and mental patterns
Easing Symptoms of Detox
Drink lots of water. The first and foremost way to ease detox symptoms is by making sure you drink plenty of water. The rule of thumb is to drink half your weight in ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 120lbs, you would need to drink 60 ounces of water a day.
Get lots of rest. Your body needs plenty of rest during your fast. One reason is that you are taking in less calories for energy. Another reason is because your body needs lots of energy to detox and heal.
Use essential oils. Lemon Oil in your water will aid in the detoxing process and lessen the time. Peppermint is a very versatile oil for many of the detoxing symptoms. It is great for fatigue, nausea, tummy troubles, headaches and lack of focus. Peace & Calming Oil will take the edge off of the irritability, minor depression and negative emotions.
Use the Slique Kit. The Slique Kit is a great aid in helping detox and reduce hunger during a fast. The Balance Complete is a nutrient-dense meal replacement with tons of fiber. The other products in the kit help curb cravings and stave off hunger.