Juice Fasting Healing Crisis
The most challenging part of any cleanse is the symptoms that accompany going off food—the “detox symptoms" or "healing crisis". Everyone is affected differently: they can be mild, heavy, or nonexistent… but most people experience at least a couple.
They’re usually felt strongest within the first 48-36 hours of the cleanse/ juice fast.
Symptoms can include:
Don't worry! you won’t experience them all, but these make up some of the possible reactions you may encounter.
Your reaction depends largely on your metabolism, genetics, pre-cleanse regime, and the amount of toxins digested in your past and present lifestyle. Different metabolisms react differently to the cleanse protocol: while you’re detoxing, your body focuses on ridding itself of stored toxins. With all the rubbish dislodged and traveling through your body to be released, you may feel some discomfort and even slightly nauseous.
A very small percentage of people may start feeling these symptoms only later in the cleanse. It’s just the body's system being flooded with long-suppressed toxins – you need time to adjust. Hang in there, and remember to hydrate! Plenty of water will help move these toxins out of your system so much quicker.