Release of toxins?

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everybuddy (as Patti likes to say!)

So, on the advice of my old Dr. before she left, I have been slowly increasing my treadmill time over the past several months. I started off with 5 minutes, worked my way up to 10, then to 15, then 20, then 20 twice a day and so on. Dr. wanted me to get to an hour of low impact exercise per day as she said I would experience the most health benefits from that. Well, I have finally gotten to the point where I am doing the 1 hr. per day (in two 30 minute intervals, though, so as not to wear myself out) and have been doing this for a week and half. Mostly, this is making me feel great! My mood is better, my fatigue is less, and I'm sleeping better, all very good things. However, since going to the full 1 hr a day, I've been having a lot of yucky flu like feelings, too-flushed feeling, scratchy throat, general yuckiness-and it almost feels like the toxins in my body are breaking up and floating around the way they do after a massage. So, my question is-has anyone else experienced this? Can exercise release toxins this way? Other than drinking lots of water (which I have been doing) is there anything else I can do to help my body flush this junk out?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful, low pain day :-)
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

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pattipanda
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sweetie!!

Nope, I don't think there's anything aside from lots of water that will help.  I know there's lots of detox stuff out there.. but I think drinking water is the best and safest thing to do.  Why don't you try to avoid fats for a couple of weeks and see if that helps.  High fiber and protien is a good way to go.  Try to avoid the gluten stuff, too.

Are you taking any vitamins???  You'll need to if you're drinking extra water .. and take potasium.  When you drink a lot of water you'll lose potasium quickly and it can cause lots of cramping in your muscles.

I'm so proud of you .. 1 hour a day!!! yeah   Wow!!!  I wish I could get a treadmill.  Maybe we'll look on Craig's List or something.

Hugs 4 now..


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
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Grailhunter
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Excess toxins are stored in fat. Burning fat releases them. Excess toxin release causes a number of symptoms, some of which you mentioned. Usually its flu-like symptoms, skin break outs, headaches. The toxins are trying to get out any way they can. Besides drinking allot of water to flush what toxins are moving through the kidneys, you want to make sure what the liver is processing into bile, which is going out in the colon doesn't get reabsorbed, so increase your fiber intake so the toxins have something to bind to.

Allot of sweating utilizes the pours to get rid of it, like a steam sauna. If you don't have cardiac problems and If you try useing one, start off very slow, only 5 minutes to start. People that haven't sweated much for a long time tend to lose the ability to sweat and it even takes a sauna to clear the pores and get the sweat glands working well again, so you can sweat easily again, then when you workout, your releasing toxins as you work out, if its vigorous enough to cause sweating.

Strange as it might seem, some toxins will only clear the body by sweating

Allot of Vitamin C neutralizes many toxin release symptoms.

If all else fails and the symptoms are to much to handle, slow your exercise pace down and give your body a chance to catch up. The answer to excess toxin release is not to increase the release, it is to set a pace that the symptoms are not overly annoying. You may even have to stop for a day or two if it gets to bad, then start again. Over time the symptoms reduce and you will be able to maintain your 1 hour per day without the symptoms.

Editors note: I need to write a book on how much #@$%$# I have put into my head over the years, and am so horrible at following my own advice and being really effective at it. Someone hand me my sleeping pill. I am tired.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, IBS, Diverticulitis, Costocondritis, Thorasic Degeneration, Mild Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mild Hilar Lymphodenopathy, Depression, Anxiety. Dyspnea. Disequilibrium.

Klonopin, Percocet, Baclofen, Ibuprofen, Valerian, Greens Plus, Magnesium, Vitamin C, COQ 10, B Complex, Niacinamide, Glucosomine, Condrotin, MSM, L-Carnitine, D-Ribose.

Post Edited (Grailhunter) : 4/10/2009 6:48:51 PM (GMT-6)


lucysgd
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Grailhunter - you provided valuable info and great advice - and then you made me giggle yeah

The best kind of post!  Thanks -

Lucy


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MT Lady
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   Posted 4/10/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Grailhunter...WOW...tell me, where does your information come from??? I know, your head...but...do you do research for yourself, or are you in the medical field? Yes, I am curious and also very impressed that you can store that much information and then be able to spit it back at us! I do a lot of reading, lots of research, but my head has turned into a semi sieve, so not much gets stored. In any case, I found your post extremely interesting. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
be well
Miriam

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donnaeil
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   Posted 4/10/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Green tea and parsley tea might help. I did not even sweat when I was a child (even if I am in a sauna for 30 minutes).

Donnaeil

SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/11/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Grailhunter! You are so knowledgeable! Thank you so much for all the info! I've been taking fiber three times a day to help with my IBS, so hopefully that will help with the toxin release as well. I am feeling less yucky today, so maybe things are starting to be flushed out of my system. I've also been taking extra vitamin C.

Patti-Thanks! My dad bought us our treadmill for Christmas two years ago and at first I was like-gee-here we go (my dad is convinced that all I've ever needed was more exercise) but now I love it! It hasn't cured me-sorry dad lol-but it has made a positive difference. As for the potassium, should I take supplements or just eat bananas?
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


pattipanda
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   Posted 4/11/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Bug..

I would do both... suppliments and through food.  There's lots of potasium in lots of foods aside from bananas.  Believe it or not, canned tomatoes have a lot of potasium and so do potatoes.  Potasium really helps with muscle cramps.

LOL, if you hear the treadmill turn on by itself.. it's only me.. sneaking in and using it. JK .. I'm gonna get me one one of these days.  I really think it would help.  I'd love to go for walks at the State Park (you know the one near me..) but I'm deathly afraid of ticks.. gee I wonder why.. LOL!!  So I think indoor walking might be my best bet.

Keep up the good work, Girlfriend.. again.. I'm REALLY proud of YOU!!

Hugs..


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown

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