The Clean Cleanse Diet- Part 2: Body Reactions to the Diet. Long Term Advantages of the Clean Cleanse Diet
The Clean Cleanse Program created by Dr. Alejandro Junger is a complete guide for body detox. Following the diet and lifestyle recommendations from the Cleanse Clean Program, you can give your body a chance to clean out the toxins, which will improve your health.
If you decide to try Dr’s Junger Cleanse Diet, you may observe some of the following body reactions to the diet:
- Cold-like symptoms: A lot of people experience some cold-like symptoms during the Cleanse: headaches, upset stomach, constipation, dizziness etc. These symptoms are the signal that your body begins to clean itself, so they should be rather your friends, than a reason to worry. They mean that the clean program is really working. Whatever the symptom, a breakdown can very quickly lead to a breakthrough. For example, if you feel light headed this is usually the way your body tells you that you need some extra hydration, constipation can be a sign that the body is heavily detoxifying and you need to help your bowels release. If heavier symptoms than those mentioned above occur, contact your health care practitioner right away.
- Weight loss: During the Clean Cleanse program, some people lose weight. But the weight-loss is not the focus of this program. The Clean Cleanse helps the body re-balance itself and helps repair the damage done by years of poor habits. The extra weight will be released only after the body will find its balance through the cleansing process. In the meantime, you will see positive effects on your energy level, sleep patterns, digestion, elimination, mood, and clarity of thought. The success of the program is reflected by the way you feel and not necessarily by what your scale says.
- Exacerbated emotions: During the Cleanse, people can feel more emotional than usual, because the cleansing process releases not just the toxins from your body, but from your spirit, too. You might experience fear, stress and anxiety. So, when you will feel a craving or an emotional release happening, don’t make it about the food. Find which are the true reasons for your hunger, fear, anxiety and fight them back. Control your emotional eating impulses.
The benefits of following the Clean Cleanse Program
In Dr’s Junger opinion, the Cleanse Diet reduces the risks for: allergies and seasonal allergies / hay fever, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, bad breath, bloating, body odor, bowel irregularities, cancer, cardiovascular disease, colds and flu, congestion, constipation, cysts, depression, diabetes, diarrhea, edema, low energy, fatty liver, fibromyalgia, food cravings, forgetfulness, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, leaky gut syndrome, overweight/obesity, puffiness, sinus infections, skin problems, sleep problems etc.
The Cleanse Diet is not recommended for: pregnant or breastfeeding women; people with type 1 diabetes, people with advanced cancer and losing weight rapidly, taking a medication that needs a stable blood concentration, people who have low blood pressure.