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Detox or a Wicked Flu?

I missed three days of work last week, due to what I thought was a flu/cold. If you’ve been reading my reports on my 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse, you’ll know about my complaints:

-no energy

-headaches (most of the time with some brief relief now and again)

-achy body, all over

-congested chest: this has been tough, with lots of coughing and bringing up phlegm. I will say though, that normally if I had congestion in my chest during a flu, the colour of the phlegm would be almost green. Not the case now. My phlegm is more of a neutral colour.

I know that there are a lot of different viruses out there, and there can be many different versions of how people symptomize, but this stuff happening to me doesn’t feel like anything else I have experienced before.

It is because of this that I decided to do some quick research, and see if other people have experienced the same symptoms as me, in relation to a detox.

I found an article with a title that caught my eye: 7 Ways to Avoid Detox Symptoms on a Cleanse from The Healthy Home Economist. I found some answers. Yes, other people who have gone through a cleanse have experienced flu like symptoms! Now, is this absolute proof that I do not have the flu, but am experiencing similar symptoms? No.

It does show me that it’s possible and reassures me that I have been listening to my body and that I am in tune with my body. Very powerful stuff!

I found another group of articles from Raw Food Explained. This one, What to Expect when you Improve your Diet, was quite helpful.

After readinng these articles, I am reminded of a book that I’ve read and found very helpful. I posted my review of Eating Alive in February, 2014, if you want to learn more.

I think I will have to give it a quick go-over or reread it to remind me about how the body deals with toxins.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

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