I had promised to keep better notes for the remainder of my Mirena detox, but I failed to do so (life and all…) However, I did make observations that may be beneficial to others thinking of doing a detox, for whatever the reason. Here is what I learned while doing my first detox.
- A high quality detox is what your body deserves. Do research and planning, make broad as well as specific goals for yourself, and be willing to invest in the best possible plan for you. Mine was expensive, but overall I am happy with the results and plan to detox again.
- Don’t beat yourself up if something goes wrong during the detox process. Case in point: during mine, I spent a week with severe stomach flu and then ended up with bronchitis! Getting my body to simply accept Pedialyte and rice became the highest priority for several days, so I had to put detoxing on hold. Be flexible with the process; it is all about listening to your body.
- Get the most out of it. You are going to spend money (presumably) on this, so don’t counteract the positive effects by eating double bacon cheeseburgers and fried pickles the whole time. It doesn’t work that way! DO treat yourself to the best fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. Your body will respond.
- Get plenty of rest, drink a lot of water, stay active, and do things to reward yourself. I like to make homemade cinnamon rice tea and stir fried vegetables to treat myself after a long day.
- Listen to your body during the process! As toxins are released and the healing process accelerates, your body may begin to send more signals to indicate what it needs from you. Go with it. Take naps, go for gentle walks, start doing yoga, try new and healthy foods for dinner. Be open to the detox process and keep notes if you want to remember specific circumstances. Above all, be patient and accept the fact that detoxing can take time and effort.