If you are new to the program, you may experience some detoxing effects that are very normal, especially on a Cleanse Day.
Most likely, this is NOT an allergy to the products but rather your body responding to the detox cleanse. In other words, these are all normal symptoms indicating that your body is eliminating TOXINS.
- We suggest that everyone start with 2-5 successful “Shake Days” prior to starting your first Cleanse Day. This will nourish your body and prepare it for your cleanse. In other words, you will not go into your cleanse depleted of the foundational elements that you need.
- There may be some minor discomforts as the toxins are being released from the cells and finding their way into the colon to be eliminated. Most cleansing symptoms are short-lived and are directly due to the toxic load accumulated by habits we have developed over our lifetimes, i.e., excessive sugar, caffeine, alcohol, overeating, sedentary lifestyle, insufficient sleep, etc.
- As uncomfortable as the detoxing symptoms can be, it’s a lot more “comfortable” than if they were to stay in your body, prolonging damage.
- It is suggested that you do not engage in heavy physical exercise on your initial cleansing days. Your body is working extremely hard on the inside — don’t overexert so that the inner work can be done.
- Drink plenty of water! (½ your body weight in ounces.) Water flushes the toxins out of the cells and dilutes their impact as they leave your system. If any cleansing symptoms occur, always consult your Cleanse Coach, as they are experienced with helping people cleanse safely and efficiently.
Cleanse Symptoms & Possible Remedies
- HEADACHE Drink 16 ounces of water right away (sometimes this is all that’s needed)) Pink Himalayan Sea Salt-place a little under the tongue. Take a walk and breathe deeply. Go to bed — it will pass. A headache is a detoxifying symptom usually associated with caffeine withdrawal from coffee (the most heavily sprayed crop in the world) or soda pop (pure chemicals) Take Epsom salt bath.
- NAUSEA/UPSET STOMACH Drink a glass of water mixed with ½ teaspoon baking soda. If nausea persists, it could be an indicator that you are very toxic; Try changing how you consume the Cleanse: Instead of taking 4 ounces of Cleanse For Life Drink in 8 ounces of water 4 times per day, shift to smaller portions more frequently such as … 2 ounces of CFL in 8 ounces of water 8 times per day. Remember to stick to the schedule for drinking water and taking your IsaSnacks and IsaDelights.
- RASHES / SKIN PROBLEMS (continue to drink lots of water to help facilitate the removal of toxins) Your skin is the largest organ on your body. Dry skin brushing can be helpful — use a soft bristled brush, stroke in one direction from the fingertips towards the shoulders towards the heart and from the feet toward the heart. *Always toward the heart Help the lymph system carry the toxins out of the cells by shaking vigorously for a few minutes or jumping on a mini-trampoline. Your lymph system has no pump and body movement is the only way to get it moving (lymph delivers the toxins from the cells back to the colon to be eliminated.
- DARK BOWEL MOVEMENT (this is a good sign ~ the toxins are coming out) Frequent urination is very common — you are drinking a lot of water and the kidneys are doing their job in moving out the toxins from the blood stream. Good news: The weight you lose is NOT water weight… it’s fat. The fat is being carried away by the water.
- IRRITABLITY Usually goes away within a short time. Double your Ionix Supreme.
- BODY ODOR Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins. Skin brush per above. Bathe in Epsom Salts and essential oils.
- FATIGUE Your body is working very hard to flush out the toxins. Relax. Go to bed. Take a bath. Don’t push yourself. Your body is working vigorously. Your fatigue is usually experienced in the beginning of the Isagenix system, and then you start feeling incredible energy!
- CONSTIPATION Take IsaFlush capsules — 1 or 2 at bedtime. Start on warm-up days. The magnesium in them moisturizes the colon (not a laxative), is good for the heart and short-term memory.
- GAS / BLOATING Subsides as digestion improves from the enzymes in the Isagenix products. Use IsaFlush to help toxins slide out more efficiently. Add in Isagenix’s IsaBiome.