Frequently Asked Questions
Here we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions;
Do you see children in your clinic?
No, unfortunately the equipment is calibrated for adults. Therefor I can only accept appointments for individuals over 16 years of age
Should i expect any reactions to the detox?
Yes you may experience reactions as your body tries to eliminate toxins. The more toxic your body system is, the more severe the detoxification. You may feel worse, and therefore conclude that the treatment is not working, but these reactions are instead signs that the treatment is working and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances.
Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately or within a few days of starting the detox. Symptoms usually pass within three days, but on rare occasions may last longer. If you are suffering from a major illness, the symptoms you experience during the healing crisis may be identical to the disease itself. Most people feel somewhat ill during the first few days of a cleanse because it is at this point that your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis. The most common are;
- Cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Fever and or chills
- Skin eruptions
- Frequent urination
- Aches and pains
Easing Your Way Through the Healing Crisis:
Drink plenty of fresh water, organic unsweetened juices, and herbal teas to flush the body of toxins. Some professionals recommend distilled water as the best. Drink from 2 to 3 litres per day. This will help flush the toxins out of your system and speed along the detoxification.
If you are feeling fatigued, or sleepy, your body is talking to you, and telling you to rest. Be kind to yourself, and get the rest that you need. Symptoms frequently disappear immediately after a good bowel movement.
Important: Always ensure your health by having a thorough medical check up: don't assume that if you have any of the above symptoms that you are in a healing crisis: you may not be in a healing process, you may have a medical health problem.
Who should not try a detox diet?
It is a good idea to consult your doctor prior to starting a detox. People who have health conditions, such as liver disease, kidney disease, cancer or eating disorders should only try a detox diet only under the supervision of their health practitioner. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not try the diet.
Should I continue taking my prescription medications and my supplements?
Don’t discontinue any prescription medications, even temporarily. It is also not necessary to discontinue supplements – if in doubt, talk with your health care provider. Medication should never be discontinued or reduced without consulting the prescribing doctor and/or your primary care provider.
What should I do if I get a headache?
If you have followed the guidelines on how to prepare for the detox but still get a headache, be sure to drink lots of water, massage the temples, try aromatherapy, or have a cup of green or white tea, which both contain less caffeine.
What should I do if I’m constipated or bloated?
Try eating four pears in a row with a glass of warm water. Soak psyllium seeds in a glass of hot water overnight, and drink the following day. Also ginger, peppermint and caraway teas will ease digestion problems.
What Do People Eat Afterward?
After the detox diet is over, alternative practitioners often suggest gradually easing back into a healthy, but less restrictive diet. Many people use a detox diet as a springboard for a healthier lifestyle and continue eating many of the vegetables and fruits they ate on the detox diet.
Many of the foods that were eliminated during this diet can be allergenic. A health practitioner can help to systematically reintroduce food groups (wheat, dairy, gluten, corn) and note reactions to identify the food groups that may be aggravating health conditions such as sinus congestion, fatigue, skin conditions, arthritis and bloating and constipation. Flare-ups can occur, so supervision is recommended.
How long should i follow the elimination diet for?
You should follow the elimination diet for approximately 4 to six weeks, and then slowly reintroduce one culprit food every three days, noting how you feel afterwards. If there are no adverse reactions, you can reintroduce three to four days a week. Moderation is the key. If there are adverse reactions, you should abstain from that food for another few weeks.