Yet another day when I look for questions to answer, I always see the same clueless people saying ‘detox is a scam, it doesn’t work, your liver and kidneys do it naturally.’
It’s almost like they all pull it from the same book called “I have no fucking idea, but I still like to give advice to people on things I have no experience with or knowledge on.”
Even worse is that other people are ‘upvoting’ these answers which misleads the people who really need help.
I’m starting to understand why this might be the case. One reason is that MLM companies have got on the bandwagon, and are selling ‘detox kits’ for ridiculous prices. They are also pushing the ‘Detox in 3 days’ (or however many days) thing, which isn’t beneficial and for somebody dealing with a chronic illness that needs extra help to detox it might actually be unsafe.
If you have alot of toxins in your body and you somehow could get them all coming out at once, it would mess you up!
Anyone aware of the healing response/herx reaction understands this. Usually when you take something new or increase the dosage you have this response, it can flare up old symptoms, or have new symptoms come up temporarily because the toxins are coming through your body as they are coming out.
At first I had to learn to take things gradually, this is even more so when you’re quite sick. But as i’ve got more healthy i’m able to do more at once, but it took some time.
Detoxing is not only real, while dealing with chronic illness in most cases it’s VITAL.
People always repeat that your liver and kidneys just detox naturally if you drink some water. Maybe in an ideal world where someone is very healthy, isn’t dealing with alot of toxins, or infections. These things impact the systems of the body including your organs and they won’t work optimally which is why you need extra help with detoxing.
I hope these people who spout this nonsense never have to deal with a chronic illness where they need to not only detox, but do it consistently over the long term to help recovery.
When I first got lyme I could barely think, was very fatigued, head fog, dizziness at times… and then I found out about hot epsom salt baths where you have the water as hot as you can handle so you can sweat it out.
I struggled at first to even do 10 minutes, it was intense because the infection at the time was pronounced. I just felt ‘antsy’ like I couldn’t sit there for very long.
But after it I felt much better, my head was clearer, I could think more clearly and felt refreshed.
I’ve learnt that while i’m dealing with my infection using anti-infectious treatments that it lets out toxins and I need help to minimize the healing response. It’s a part of recovery that you can’t ignore, and sometimes you need to START with detoxing before you can deal with the infections as because the toxins are impacting your body so much that trying to deal with the infections first might be overwhelming for your body.
For example if you’re dealing with alot of heavy metals then you will want to do a good amount of detoxing from them before dealing with any infections as the infection is made worse by them, and is likely why your body was more susceptible to it in the first place.
This has taught me that detox is not only REAL but when dealing with a chronic condition it’s an important part of your recovery that can’t be separated from the other things you’re doing.
So next time you read the same old crap saying “Detox doesn’t exist” “It’s a scam” “Your liver and kidneys will just do it if you drink water and eat healthily a little bit” then you can shake your head too, because these people have no idea or experience in this area.