A real detox will stir up trapped acids in the lymph system that have sometimes been there for decades. They must come out for you to truly heal the body and it’s sometimes not fun. Here’s a little trick to help you out. You can use this all over the body. I bought one at the Dollar Store! Credit goes to V.c. Gino Di Serio for this tip.

Where’s All This Mucus Coming From?

I have had clients who just seem to expel lots of mucus through every orifice for days, weeks, months, and sometimes a year or longer. Where is all this coming from? You might think that it was all trapped in the lymph system but that would not explain the many gallons that come out of people week after week.

As you know the cause of most all of our physical suffering is acids that damage tissues (organs, glands, bones, joints, etc). When our lymph system (our sewer) gets clogged the lymph fluids can harden and become acidic. I call these “hot spots.” They can show up anywhere in the body and can stay there until we clean them out through detoxification. The body tries to protect us from these acidic areas by surrounding them thus forming cysts, boils, tumors, or just a layer of mucus.

By getting the lymph fluids moving we begin to uncover these “hot spots” again. The body has no choice but to create mucus to buffer these acids and this is why during a detox you can seem to create endless amounts of it depending how acidic you are.

Your only real choice is to keep detoxing as deeply as you can until it stops, which it eventually will.


Fruit and herbs are strong cleansers and they can stir up lot of toxins and mucus. You may feel some side-effects as the toxins leave the body. They can include: headache, body aches, fatigue, irritability, emotional releases, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, muscle cramps, high temperatures, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc. This usually lasts just a few days unless you are highly toxic. Please know that this is just toxins and acids leaving the body that may have been there for many years and that it’s ultimately for your great benefit. Don’t be afraid of a healing crisis, it’s a sign that you’re getting well. “Wear the robe” and hang in there!

Your “weak” days are the days when your body is detoxing heavily. Try to get lots of rest and stay away from stressful situations. You will also have strong days when your body is rebuilding.

Low energy from  detox or a fast is a sign of chronically weak adrenals and they need to be strengthened with herbs and possibly glandulars. They are being overtaxed and blood sugar and blood pressure can go low. Fruits are not adrenal stimulants, they are just pure energy.

You may have emotional releases. The theory is that emotions are trapped deep within the body and even the cells and will be released during a detox. This is for your highest benefit as you release unwanted baggage.

You may experience cold and flu-like symptoms during a detox. This is actually what you want! It’s a way that your body purges toxins. Let it happen and try not to suppress it with medications. It will eventually stop once it’s worked its way out of the body. A word of caution: If the throat starts closing up it may be sign of a severe allergic reaction and you may be going in to anaphylactic shock. Seek help immediately if you think this is happening.

If your really need to slow a detox, eat more salads. Steamed veggies and brown rice (or quinoa) will really slow it down. Start your detox slow by eating more salads and veggies and juicing less. Ease into it but push your limits–You have work to do.

Breaking a detox can also bring unpleasant effects. If you’ve been doing lots of fruit juices, start eating only fruit for a few days. if you’ve been eating lots of fruit, start eating only salads for a few days. if you want to return to some cooked foods, do it slowly. Start with steamed veggies and brown rice (or quinoa).

When you begin to detox your tongue will turn white, (or even yellow, green or brown). You should detox until your tongue turns pink again. The more toxic you are, the longer this will take. Have patience–it’s so worth it.

The body is incredible at self-healing if it’s keep free of obstructions. It can heal and regenerate any cell, from brain cells to toe cells. Focus on health and lose the concept of diseases–they’re just signs and symptoms that the body needs to clean and rebuild itself.

Always remember, love is alkalizing!

Good luck and God bless!

This is not a cure or treatment for any specific disease and is for educational purposes only. Consult a healthcare professional before starting any detox program, especially if you are pregnant, elderly, or have underlying health issues.