Well, we’ve made it through our first week of our Family Natural Detox. And we’re all fine. Hubby is doing a much more intense detox than the kids and I are and he’ll have to speak for himself-maybe he’ll write a post of his own–but the rest of us are well. Our 6 year old (the one who was recently in the hospital with pneumonia) was the only one who seems to have experienced detox-related symptoms. The first night, he started with a stuffy nose, the next day a cough, and by that second night he was up wheezing and all croupy. His cough was strong and continued like that for 2 days (steam really helped him), and then it began to let up. I know he has some weakness in his lungs, and I am hopeful that the detox is helping that work itself out.
Although I had planned to serve cooked dinners during the first week, I managed to avoid that and we have stayed raw until today. I know that we will get more out of the detox by doing that. However, the kids need more calories and fat; although I’m trying to give them lots of nuts, I can tell it’s not enough. So, I’ll begin the first week’s meal plan now. Of course, I’m still including plenty of raw and focusing on good food combining.