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I'm a newbee and on day 15 of my juicing. When I first started the juices were delicious!! I had very few cravings that only lasted a couple of days. I have been drinking plenty of water and 4 or 5 - 16 oz juices per day. I would actually wake up craving the green juice over the sweet fruit juice. I was never nauseated or had headaches or any other side effects of detox. I don't smoke, eat red meat, drink caffeine or alcohol so I think my detox has possibly been a bit easier for me than for some - At least in the beginning.....
Here's my problem.. a couple days ago I introduced a new juice with with Chard. I have never had it before and it went down alright. About 3 hours later I could not stop vomiting. I thought I was going to die. I came to the conclusion that I am either allergic to it or it may have been contaminated. Either way, I don't think it will be on my grocery list anytime soon. Since then, I have been so nauseated. Yesterday, I could only drink water with ginger root and some chicken broth. Ever since then, I have been sick to my stomach.
Now, the thought of juicing makes me want to get sick. Today I managed to drink a 16 oz green juice but my stomach hurt so bad, I didn't think I could keep it down. I have the tenacity of a honey badger but frankly, I am feeling sick and discouraged. Should I back off a little bit and allow my tummy to settle? I am drinking plenty of water so there's no fear of dehydration.
I am saddened by the fact that I went from loving juicing to having to plug my nose to drink it. I have read some blogs where others mention the 15 day mark as being rough. Is this normal? How long does detox take?
Can anyone out there give me some advice? I sure could use it.