Following a detox plan offers many benefits, it does wonders for your body and mind for starters. It helps reinvigorate your entire system and boosts your energy levels so that you are at your best. However, what you must know that the ride is not always pleasant, your body could react in many ways, the key is to hang on just for a while so that you can exploit the benefits in the long run.

Here’s how you can deal with some of the side-effects

Disrupted Sleep patterns and fatigue
When following a detox plan, you will note that you feel sleepier than usual. Coping with wanting to sleep when you want to get healthy can be tough. To deal with this common side effect, eat an energizing breakfast, get out, get some fresh air and vitamin D, even if it is just for 10 minutes, turn off all your devices before bedtime, this will help you unwind and sleep better, so you rested for the day ahead.

When you are detoxing, it means that you have let go off substances such as alcohol, caffeine or smoking – this could cause withdrawal symptoms that materialize in the form of nagging headaches, especially in the later afternoon or evenings. Stretch a little – you back, neck and chest can help release the stress. Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water; this helps remove the toxins that have been built up in your body.

Too many trips to the toilet
Your body is eliminating unwanted junk, so you have to make your way to the bathroom slightly more than usual. Help your system by including foods like psyllium husk that helps soak up excess fluid and also include foods like sauerkraut and kimchi to increase gut bacteria and keep your digestion healthy.

You may experience some nausea when undertaking a detox plan. You may feel a little off, but that is ok. However, if you do experience vomiting along with it, you should consult a health professional. A few ways in which you can find relief include sipping on warm ginger tea as it is excellent for dealing with an upset tummy. Rub peppermint oil into your gums with the help of a cotton swab.

If you can wait these out, you will surely achieve great health soon.

Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can achieve good health with the right detox plan.