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Juicing Headaches

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Posted by Jadonis on 6 years ago I tried a 3 day juicing fast (with intentions of a 10). I began to get horrible headaches after drinking the juice (mean green+ 1 carrot). I thought the headaches would go away after the second day, but they didn't. I couldn't make it. I had to take migraine medication and with that eat soup. I am disappointed. I am supplementing a whole foods diet with the mean green but am still continuing to get horrible headaches/migraines. What could be causing this? I read somewhere that it could be the toxins in the bloodstream. How long does it take to detox? I also read somewhere else that it could be I am allergic to ginger. Could this be true?

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Replies To Juicing Headaches

  • freemjoa

    6 years ago
    Are you drinking plenty of water along with your juice. You might need to do a guided juice fast. Does sound like detox symptoms.
  • Jadonis

    6 years ago
    I was drinking at least 128 oz. of water a day. I started on Friday. Saturday morning I had carrots and apples. About an hour later it came back up. Drank water, later a mean green and got a severe headache that continued through Sunday. It would seem to get better. I would drink more juice and would get a headache again. By Sunday afternoon the headache had become so severe I had to take migraine meds to get relief.
  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    6 years ago
    Dear Jadonis, I would suggest that you may need to reduce the dark green vegetable quantity down as this can increase your detoxification processes and if you have alot to process then this could be stimulating you too much! It also can be your liver's ability to re-process these toxins in addition, so if the liver is alittle weak the detox symptoms can be tougher. Here is more on migraines - http://www.jointhereboot.com/the-mighty-migraine/ Incase this was an issue - caffiene - http://www.jointhereboot.com/why-is-caffeine-a-no-no-during-the-reboot/ Consuming extra electrolytes can also help - http://www.jointhereboot.com/electrify-your-reboot/

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