Detox Diet Question for those of you that have tried one?

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KO-LD
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   Posted 8/25/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I just started a detox diet on Monday.  You fast for the first 2 days, nothing but lemon water or herbal tea.  On Tuesday night (2nd day) I started to run a fever.   Today I woke up with a fever and feel like cr*p.  Does anyone know if a detox diet can cause a fever?  The next 12 days I can have fruits, veggies, brown rice with some seasonings.  No meat or dairy or fats other than olive oil.  Thanks, KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

madrivergirl30
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   Posted 8/25/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I think anyone would feel like crap after two days of nothing but lemon juice and herbal tea!!! YUK! Why are you doing that to yourself? I understand the concept of detoxing, but some of these just sound way too extreme to me...more trauma than benefit to the mind and body.

Hope you're feeling better...get some nutritious FOOD in your tummy!!! :)

Mamyou
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   Posted 8/25/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with madrivergirl30. If you are acutely ill, it is not the time to try a big time detox. But short answer, yes, you can run a fever when you detox...a good sign actually. If you want to detox, try something a bit kinder to your worn down system. My advice is to start slow...eliminate white sugar, white flour and all wheat products. The diet you're on sounds like a liver detox one. Surely there's an easier way....

diaba
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   Posted 8/25/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Please be careful, I went on a clean diet for a few days which included 2 juiced/smoothie meals a day and one solid meal(after a 3 day warm-up of no dairy, wheat, sugar). I read the entire book, and it seemed safe to me, but my body was took fragile to handle it.

I got very weak and developed heart rhythm changes which are still(months later)not completely back to normal. I've had heart palpitation before, but this is different, much more prolonged.

I have had this illness for 15 years(properly diagnosed 1 1/2 years)so maybe I'm just really fragile. But do be careful...

Take care, diana

OneWearyChick
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   Posted 8/25/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
KO-LD
 
what type of herbal tea were you drinking?
 
Although I agree with detoxing, I think this one may be too much for most, especially those with chronic illness'.
 
Now that you can add in fruits, veggies and rice, make sure you include dietary superfoods like cantaloupe, blueberries, spinach, etc - get that potassium up!
 
Hope you feel better and it was worth it! And yes, the fever can be a detox symptom, but typically that is a sign of infection (got lyme ? idea ) ha, ha, just kidding!

KO-LD
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   Posted 8/30/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Everyone for your response!
 
The first 2 days were a little rough, mostly because of the headaches which are to be expected.  I started on Monday (Monday and Tuesday are my 2 busiest days and I thought it would be a good distractions from the hunger) it was. 
Mamyou, It is a liver detox.
 
The tea I used was a Roobios tea from The Republic of Tea called Get Clean.
 
If you are feeling weak, or ill you can skip the fast part or supplement with smoothies.
 
What I have noticed is that my congestion has really improved, I was getting really bad congestion during the day and when I tried to sleep.  Where it felt like my nose had completely colapsed.  This is worse and different than I have ever had before.  I am thinking it might be a gluten allergy, I had a piece of cake last night (my first cheat) and I was really congested, and woke up with alot of joint pain all over.  My joint pain has also been much better. 
 
So far I am glad I did it.
 
KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

Traveler
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   Posted 8/30/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi KO
I did a liver detox just a little it ago, I got the 'recipe' from my acupuncture doc & it was quite easy on my body & quite effective. I could post the recipe here in this thread, if you would like to try it.
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Mamyou
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   Posted 8/30/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Traveler...please post the recipe. With this abx, my liver needs all the help it can get....

Traveler
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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It's pretty simple actually, but as others pointed out it does contain a lot of fruit juice.
I was not told to change anything in my diet while doing this 'cleanse', other than to be sure to drink this 30 minutes before ANY food, but I could take a few pills I have to have as soon as I wake. Also she wants me to do this at the beginning of every season, so that would be March 21st - June 21st - September 21st - and December 21st. I will be going to get some more oranges & lemons real soon to start on my Fall cleanse.

Each day, for ten days in a row mix together;
a little over 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
fill cup the rest of the way with another citrus juice (I used lemon, but you can use lime, or grapefruit as well)
1 - 2 cloves of freshly "squeezed" garlic
freshly "squeezed" ginger root - about the equivalent to 1 clove of garlic or a little bit less
1 Tablespoon of good olive oil

Now, I discovered that the best way to mix this all together (it is a lot of garlic in orange juice!!) was to take my cup, put in the olive oil first, then the garlic & then the ginger & stir it together - that way the garlic is well coated with oil so that you won't taste it so much. then add the juices & drink quickly.

I never did experience any real discomfort of any kind. When I went in the next time to see my acu doc (only 9 days into this) & explained what I had seen in the toilet that am, she told me "Your done!!" I was originally told to drink this for ten days, take a three day break & do another 10 days, but my acu doc told me I was done done!! She didn't even want me to do the second round as she had first told me.

Sooooo, here is what I saw in my toilet that fateful morning - it quite literally looked like I had gone into the pasture across the street from my house with a shovel, picked up a fresh cow patty & brought it back to my house only to put it into my toilet & call it mine!!! Not just that color of green, but that texture as well.
I do hope that you have seen a cow patty up close, as I don't wish to explain it in that kind of detail here on HW. If you haven't seen one up close (& who would unless you grew up around cattle), you would please email me directly & we can communicate that way?

I do hope this helps, please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have. If I don't know the answers, I could at least help to find them!!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Mamyou
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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, Traveler, I grew up on a dairy farm so I know EXACTLY what a cow patty looks like...I'm assuming you're talking about a good spring one????!!!!! I may have to try this...Thanks for sharing....

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a comment about the congestion - I think that can be caused by toxins, like the headache. It seems to help me to take enzymes for biofilm. I keep experimenting to find out if there is a correlation. So far, when I'm on the enzymes I don't get the awful sinus congestion. If I get off of the enzymes for awhile, the sinus congestion comes back. I'm a sample of one, so this could be coincidence, but it might be worth a try.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

Mamyou
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   Posted 8/30/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rose....I never thought about enzymes for biofilm. I'm wondering what the biofilm is then...is it a protein, fat or carbohydrate?

I watched the movie Under Our Skin twice today. I also ordered/received/now taking Green Vibrance. I'm determined to get healthier despite these d*** critters...

Trav...Somehow I think the garlic is going to be the challenge.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/31/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Mamyou!!! Funny how knowing what a fresh springtime cow patty looks could be so helpful!!!!

The garlic was a pretty big challenge to get the garlic & OJ down for me!!!! That's why I started putting the olive oil in my glass 1st, followed by the rest of the ingredients, as the garlic gets well coated that way.

Best of luck to you!!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav
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