Is it OK to use Ibuprofen and OTC Drugs while cleansing?
It's best to avoid all Over-the-Counter drugs while Cleansing if you can. They can add to the toxic burden and hinder the functions of vital organs that are already doing a lot of work Cleansing.
For aches and pains we recommend the following ideas:
- Try Eliminate - it helps ease minor aches and pain, reduce stress, digestive issues, sleep, and constipation.
- Take a hot bath. This is both relaxing, and eases muscle and joint pains. Add some fresh ginger to enhance detoxification (for 15 minutes max).
- Hot/Cold shower treatments can be beneficial for pains, and also help enhance detoxification.
- Rest a bit more than usual. Cleansing is a process that takes a lot of internal energy, so slim down your workouts and take time to pamper yourself and relax a bit.
If you are having severe pains, you can take something if you really need to. We want you to be comfortable while you cleanse. After all, stress is toxic too. However, if you have a serious injury, you might consider putting your cleanse on hold for a while and just sticking with the diet until you are healed. This way your body can focus it's energy on one process at a time and you can pick the Cleanse back up right where you left off.