First Mirena Detox: Wrapping It Up

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My vibrant purple detox smoothie. Secret ingredient? Red cabbage!

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.

  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

— G

 

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2 thoughts on “First Mirena Detox: Wrapping It Up

    1. Georgeann Post author

      Hi Brenda,

      I used products from the Standard Process company. There are some pros and cons to this brand. For one thing, I was able to find a dairy free smoothie powder from SP, and the products are made from high quality vegetables, herbs, etc. The cons: first of all SP does not sell their products directly to consumers, so you would have to find a chiropractor/nutritionist who sells it. A full detox, or at least the one I did, is also extremely expensive, and I still found that I needed to use other products besides the SP smoothie powder and other supplements. I found the product to be helpful and worth the money at the time, but I also did research into foods that naturally heal and detoxify the body. Now that I feel better, my goal is to find less expensive ways to maintain my health and also improve — using food rather than food capsules and powders.

      Just off the top of my head, and to keep this relatively short, I also used supplemental foods and herbs such as sage, coconut milk, water and oil, almond milk, cruciferous vegetables, apples and berries,and something called shatavari root, which is part of the asparagus family. The foods listed above, particularly the shatavari and sage, helped me balance my hormones, strengthen my immune system, and generally feel better. If you like to shop on Amazon, many things like special herbs can be ordered and shipped to you.

      Also, in my personal experience, it took several months of hard work for me to start feeling genuinely better. I stuck to a diet very low in sugars, caffeine, and excess salt, ate the highest quality proteins that I could afford, and tried to eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits every day. I also started an exercise program, and I think that the more I move and sweat, the more toxins I wring out of my body. The best advice I can give you is to do some research and develop a plan that you can afford and commit to. And if you have more questions, please feel free to write! 🙂

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