HIP Detox: Day 2, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Today’s salt-water flush lesson was proportions. I mixed all the salt in with a little bit of water then drank the rest of the water separate. Good in theory, but I had to wait over an hour before anything happened and it was not as effective as the first day. The tea was getting a little bitter so I added some ice and a lemon and that seemed to help the taste.

I felt very heavy lacked energy. I was pretty emotional too. I did a little mat Pilates and yoga, but my mind wandered. I wasn’t focused at all. I had aches, especially in my mid-back. I felt gross, with lots of ear wax, extra bats in the cave (nose), and for some reason, I swear, I smelled funny. I discussed this with Jayne. She explained that the body detoxes from the head down, which is why we experience headaches as one of the first symptoms. The ache in my back was a good thing, I was moving right along. The stench, that was the toxins leaving through sweat. Which makes sense, there are only a few marked exits in the body.

My will was tested by my cravings. Bowls of cereal, trail mix, tomato bisque, carrots and hummus danced like sugarplums in my daydreams. “Don’t you dare,” I thought, “It’s only day 2!” I made it through and filled up on celery and my trusty Tahini mixture. I passed this test, I can do tomorrow. 

Food: Orange, Green smoothie (kale) with protein x2, apple, hard boiled egg, celery with lemon tahini, Veggie Power Bowl with quinoa red onions, peppers, kale, spinach + tea elixir, water with lemon, detox tea.

Symptoms: Mood swings, fatigue, dull headache, excess ear wax, nose gunk, mid back aches, elevated body temperature, body odor.

Disclaimer: This experience is typical of the HIP Detox, yet everyone is different. This account is only a representation of the effects of the cleanse. Please consult with a nutritionist or doctor before attempting any sort of cleanse or drastic change in diet.