As chewing is the first stage of the process of digestion, it stimulates our bodies to begin digestive processes and to excrete hormones and other chemicals that prepare the digestive tract to receive and process solid food. Because of this, it is advised to avoid food altogether during your detox in order to allow your digestive system to take a complete break. Despite the “no food” advisement, you should consume large quantities of fluids and make sure that you continue to supply your body with the vitamins and minerals that it needs to rebuild and replenish itself.
As you move through your detox, you will experience a wide range of physical and psychological effects stemming from the flushing of toxins and the release of energy blockages. The release of emotions can be negative, positive, or a mix of both, and should be accepted as it comes, since this release is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind. Focus on yourself, accept and embrace yourself in all of your states, and make sure to sleep and rest as often as you need.