raster wrote: Would you describe it as a racing heart or heart palpitations? I had heart palpitations frequently during the die-off period and before starting the diet, but in time it went away or reduced. I sometimes had a racing heart as well which is very similar.
I’d describe it as a racing heart, which reduced within 3-4 seconds. Thankfully, it’s gone away now. Perhaps, there is a link with the fact I came off molybdenum for a day, because of stomach issues?
Javizy wrote: Did the colonic do anything to help? This is one reason I’d avoid them. Didn’t they give you any kind of electrolyte supplement or recommend drinking something with magnesium, potassium and calcium and sodium? You might already be low on sodium, since you need to add salt to your food to get any without processed junk in your diet. If you’re eating low-carb, you’re not able to hold onto much water or electrolytes (this is what people lose at the start of Atkins), so you need to replace them regularly.
I think it’s too early to say how helpful the colonic was. The therapist noted that candida was being expelled during treatment, so that must be a good thing. However, it’s a little more risky than I thought. I wasn’t given an electrolyte drink, and this may increase the chances of electrolyte imbalance. In my case, I had blood test done yesterday, and the results showed electrolytes were normal (more evidence for die-off). I hope that this will remain the case through the high green veggie content of the diet (all the drinks I’ve come across contain glucose or dextrose!) It’s also worth saying that I’ve had a little blood, evident during first wipe. It’s not enough that I’m overly concerned, but it’s clear that the procedure can cause some minor tearing.