A lot of people venture in detoxification for different reasons. They wish to lose weight. They want to revitalize themselves, while others simply wish to improve their health. However, detoxification is not really for everyone, and it comes with very real risks. Weight loss can be experienced during this special kind of diet primarily because there has been a loss in fluid. When the fluid loss occurs in excess, it leads to electrolyte imbalance, irritability, mood swings, headache, fatigue, dehydration and ultimately cardiac arrest.
Detoxification also deprives the body from getting the necessary nutrients as it restricts the intake of calories and requires only the consumption of liquids. The body doesn’t get the minerals and vitamins it needs. Therefore, immune system is compromised as well as its ability to combat inflammation and infections. Detoxification slows down the body’s metabolism and makes it more difficult to lose weight. This can lead to a weight regain, especially after a completed cleansing when the normal eating pattern resumes. Other disadvantages of a detoxified diet can include binge eating, frequent diarrhea, vomiting and nausea as well as blood sugar problems.
Even with all the risks, the detoxification process can still be safe and effective if it has all-natural nutrients and herbs. The implementation of the program should be gentle and gradual. You have to make sure that it works with your body’s own ability to detoxify. It’s important that you drink at least 64 ounces of filter or bottled water every day, and you should also avoid alcohol and caffeine.