It was only a matter of time, however, before I became curious and wanted to see if the detoxification diets would work. You see, I have had a lot of chronic health problems over the years, and nothing has really worked to treat them. Detoxification, in fact, was practically the only thing that I hadn’t tried. I figured that I might as well give it a shot – I felt like I had nothing to lose. I talked to a friend who is a naturopath and dietitian, described some of my symptoms, and asked for help. He told me that I couldn’t necessarily look for a miracle cure, but he gave me a detoxification diet that he thought might work. It actually worked wonders!
There are all kinds of detoxification diets, and I am sure that some are better than others. As a matter of fact, there are even colon cleanse diets that I’ve heard are dangerous and that put a lot of stress and discomfort on the digestive system. The detoxification diet that I tried was rather simple. Mostly, it consisted of water, fruit juice, and various herbs. The herbs were to help your body flush out any damaging toxins, as was the large quantity of water I was supposed to drink. Fruit juice was there to give me energy while not clogging my system with new toxins. It was meant as a 1-2 punch against bodily toxins, and it worked like a knockout.
When you first start a detox diet, you usually feel a little bit strange. For the first couple days, as my body acclimated to the detoxification diets, I felt alternately jittery and groggy. I have read that this is a sign that detoxification diets are working. I gave it a few more days, and sure enough I felt better. I was very hungry, and I knew I wasn’t going to stand the detoxification diet for very long. One week was just enough to clean out my body and make me feel better.